60’s-Inspired Backyard Wedding: Hayley + Gordon

bride and groom

Hayley + Gordon’s 60’s-inspired backyard wedding was almost entirely handmade by the two of them, with the help of their bridal party + family. The celebration took place on Hayley’s family compound in Camarillo, CA – where several generations of family have tied the knot! The day was filled with so many fun, DIY elements – like hundreds of paper tassels strung everywhere, homemade pie with a vintage cake topper, and a super rad ceremony backdrop made from ribbons + words from one of their favorite songs – wait until you see it! Here’s even more about the day from the beautiful bride:

How did we make our wedding about the two of us? Two things: Tacos and pie. We both have an unrelenting appetite for tacos, so we made sure that that’s what we would be eating on the most wonderful day of our lives. We also both love pie beyond all reason, and for that reason, we decided to forego the standard wedding cake and have pie instead. The best day ever needs to be full of the best food ever; am I right? All the mini pies that fed most of our guests were made by a bakery, but we made our actual “wedding pie” together. It was cherry, in case you were wondering!

Big thanks to Rad + In Love for the gorgeous photography + congrats to Hayley + Gordon!

antique house

wedding sign


How much do you love the bridesmaid’s adorable poofy buns complete with tiny gold bows?! The girls all did each others hair, which sounds like a lot of fun + it turned out so great!

mismatched lace bridesmaids

outdoor first look

60s bride

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom


Majorly in love with their ceremony altar, which was made with streamers and the words “La La Love You” – a line from their fave Pixies song!

la la love you sign

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

bows and buns

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

cigar bar

hanging escort cards

giant yellow balloons


I spray-painted all the terracotta pots that the succulents were in with some help from my mother-in-law and one of my bridesmaids. My sister + I potted a majority of the succulents with help from my mom, my wedding planner, my aunt, uncle, cousins — they were trimmings we got from my aunt’s backyard! The table runners were from fabric I bought in Downtown LA and were cut and hemmed by my officiant and his wife who have a school uniform company. 

succulent table decor

reception entrance

first dance

first dance

When most of our bridal party rushed onto the dance floor after the first dance and danced with us to "Just Like Heaven" by The Cure.

dancing

mini pies

tea length wedding dress

Don't get hung up on the little things because at the end of the day all that matters is that you are marrying your soulmate.

photography: Rad + In Love // venue: family home in Camarillo, California // wedding planning + design: Alexis Napier (friend) // bride’s dress + veil: Dolly Couture // shoes: LifeStride // bridesmaid dresses: One of the dresses was bought in a vintage shop in Venice. The rest were all from different stores or websites – Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, ModCloth, Ruche, Dorothy Perkins // hair: Bri Rice // bridesmaids’ hair: Bride did a few of the bridesmaids’ hair, and the rest were either done by other bridesmaids, family members // makeup: Melissa Murdick // flowers: Rose Hut Flowers // catering: Tlaquepaque Restaurant // pies: Gordon and I baked our actual big “wedding pie,” but all the mini pies were made by Marie Shannon Confections // table decor: DIY by bride // groom’s clothing: Suit from Jos. A. Bank, tie from The Tie Bar

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Comments

  1. Totally in love with this style and flair and details of this cute wedding! The girl´s hair look soooo good! and dancing on the roof <3.
    ~ Saluti.

  2. Wow! This is the look I wanted, but couldn’t describe. This is lovely !!! Congrats! Wow!

  3. So playful and fun – I love the short dress! Looks like they had a blast :)

  4. Wow wow! Love the pops of colour! LOVE the pom poms and bridesmaid dresses.

  5. Nice concept! Very inspirational.Love the cute way the bride and bridesmaids are dressed.

  6. that couple is adorable! i love her dress….

  7. Loved the unique and beautiful theme of the wedding. The infusion of bright beautiful and fun colors looks gorgeous.

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  1. […] We couldn’t possibly have been more psyched to shoot Hayley + Gordon’s wedding on their family compound in Camarillo, CA. Generations of Hayley’s family have been married there. It was a complete handmade affair and all of their friends and family pitched in to create the day. One of our faves was the altar read “La La Love You” after a Pixies song, one of our favorite bands too! Read the story in the bride’s own words over at Green Wedding Shoes today! […]

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