A Backyard Handmade Wedding in San Diego: Nicki + JP

Happy Monday everyone. I thought this fun + stylish wedding was a perfect way to kick off the week! JP is a mod/mid century inspired furniture designer and Nicki is a middle school teacher. They are also high school sweethearts and have been dating for over 10 years. Congrats to them on that! Since they’ve spent their life together thus far, they really wanted their wedding to represent their smooth transition into marriage. I love that their wedding is easy, fun, stylish + relaxed – just like them! :) Oh, and Nicki + JP designed everything for their day themselves! JP even built their ceremony site, right down to their sweet “love” logo. Congrats to Nicki + JP and thanks so much to the lovely Jill Thomas for letting me share her gorgeous film images!

lace wedding dress

lace wedding dress

coral  bridesmaid dresses

Love all the girl’s dresses – and especially Nicki’s BHLDN dress designed by Tracy Reese.

green and orange bouquet

groom getting ready


bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

wedding fan

tissue paper ball ceremony

bride and groom

bride and groom


bridal party

billy ball escort cards

chevron stripes table runner

chevron stripes table runner

kids wedding table

thank you chalboard sign

mans bar

blood orange cupcakes

bride and groom first dance

photography: Jill Thomas // wedding dress: Tracy Reese by BHLDN // bridesmaids dresses: BCBG and Anthropologie // bride’s jewelry: Katey Brunini // bride’s shoes: Michael Kors // grooms suit: JCrew // groom shoes: Steve Madden // caterer: On Fire Foods // venue: private home // makeup: Marqui Artistry

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  1. love the colors! i esp love when guys have facial hair for their wedding! clean shaven is over rated i didnt let my husband shave his!

  2. The bride looks just like Yasmine Bleeth! Beautiful wedding.

  3. What a beautiful wedding. I love her dress and choice in theme!

  4. I love that the name cards doubled as the guest favors AND as part of the table decorations! So clever.

  5. I love the easy feel of this wedding! The images (and couple) are both gorgeous!

  6. Love this wedding! Her dress is amazeballs!!! And I wanted to let you know that I love that you feature the BEST wedding photography! I read about 6 wedding blogs each day and GWS always has the most amazing photos. Thanks for the daily inspiration!!!

  7. Props to the bride for letting her bridesmaids wear whatever style dress they wanted. ;)

  8. Those mid-century inspired tablescapes are awesome! Love the black and white chevron, the succulents, and the pops of orange.

  9. i love the couple’s style. she’s gorgeous with that hair and the dress and his suit fits perfectly. i love it

  10. I love all the signage, and the vases to find your seat and decorate the table.

    They both look stunning too!

  11. such a beautiful wedding and photography too!

  12. I am a sucker for great fonts, and I ADORE the fonts used on the tags around each of the vases. Can anyone tell me what fonts those are??

  13. LOVE the bridal party! And that kid table – so cute! What a fun idea. Love the fonts too Rebecca!!

  14. i knew it was jill from the first image. this is INCREDIBLE. i love that they did it all at that house, it is amazing.

  15. Does anyone know where to find those vintage string lights used at their beautiful reception? I cant seem to find them anywhere!?

  16. Totally loving the brides bohemian look! She is gorgeous!

  17. amazing photography! love the sweet details.

  18. who did the floral design on this beautiful wedding?!


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