This California couple was set on bringing some of the rustic Northwest to their balmy summer wedding shot by Aaron Shintaku. The groom made all of the wood elements that were incorporated into the day and the bride styled the tables with great vintage pieces. My favorite part? Their adorable Toms shoes!

eco-friendly wedding

From the bride. We were going for a rustic/barnwood feel for our wedding. My husband if from the Northwest, and he loves building, so the perfect combo was bringing the woods to us. :) We wanted to have colorful wild flowers, burlap, wood, and other rustic elements for our decor.

eco-friendly wedding
eco-friendly wedding
eco-friendly wedding

Our color scheme was different shades of purple, the girls could pick out their own shades of purple dresses, I chose this color to match my tanzanite wedding ring. :) The groomsmen, groom, and bride all wore Tom’s shoes.
eco-friendly wedding
eco-friendly wedding

My husband is an artist, he builds tables out of old barn wood, so he created all of the centerpieces, cake display, backdrops and the other various details. We used barn wood as the middle centerpiece on each table, with glass vases that I found at thrift stores. Each table had a candle with moss, a vase of flowers, and a vase of “rustic” items in it. Josh also created all of the table numbers out of barn wood and I painted the numbers on.

eco-friendly wedding
eco-friendly wedding
eco-friendly wedding

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? I think it is most important to stay organized, and then delegate the small tasks to family and friends who you can trust to help. I would first start with choosing your location, and after that everything seems to fall into place!

eco-friendly wedding

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Wedding Vendors (Los Angeles, CA):

Venue: Los Angeles River Center and Gardens/ Photographer: Aaron Shintaku / Day of Planner: friend, Misha Lee / Florist: friend, Beth Ann Young / Wedding Dress: Alfred Angel Bridal/ Hair: friend, Korrie Lukei / Makeup: friend, Cyndi Griffo/ Groom and groomsmen suits: H&M/ Bride, Groom and Groomsmen shoes: Toms / Music: Johnny Evangelista / Caterer: Melrose Catering / Dessert: Kelsey Richards from Kutie Pies / Invitation design: groom/ Videography: Dan Ford

14 comments
  • I just love the mismatching purple dresses!

  • Beautiful…love the purple!

  • Very colorful and spontaneous. So full of details. Love the purple. Unique and enjoyable. Beautiful photography.

  • Jen Rea

    This is gorgeous! The photography is stunning. Brings the colors to life. I love all the woodwork details; the table numbers are so impressive.

  • love the dessert table! :)

  • I love all the purple accents and the wood – reminds me of our wedding

  • Natalie

    love love love this wedding! stunning photos!!

  • Love the purple fabric and wood elements together. Feels good.

  • love the different shades of purple for the bridesmaid dresses.

  • Thanks Amanda!

  • Jill Guindon

    This truly was a spectacular wedding that was created in such an awesome way that brought out their uniqueness! Such talent, personality and creativity!! Gorgeous!!

  • Stunning setting for a wedding, and the tones for the wedding are pretty. Great photos!

  • Jen

    Oh this wedding looks so great! The purple shades are very pretty.

  • great portfolio, the colors are beautiful as well as black and white!