A Handmade Airplane Hangar Wedding: Kelly + Curtis – Part 2

In case you missed part one of Kelly + Curtis’ gorgeous handmade wedding, you can see it here. And now onto their ceremony among the planes at the Camarillo Airport in California…

airplane hangar wedding ceremony

airplane hangar wedding ceremony

airplane hangar wedding ceremony

bride walking down the aisle

Kelly made the two flower girl dresses and their hair bows. The ring bearer wore a bow tie from Divine Domestication on Etsy that matched the bow ties the father of the bride and father of the groom were wearing. He carried an embroidery hoop with “C+K” in a heart.

wedding ceremony with airplanes

wedding ceremony with airplanes

planting a tree at wedding ceremony

Kelly + Curtis came up with the idea for the plant ceremony instead of the typical unity candle. There was a potted miniature lemon tree, along with 2 small pots filled with soil from each of their parents’ gardens and a pitcher of water. The tree represented their new life together as husband and wife – they will grow together as their tree grows! The soil from each parents’ gardens represented combining their families. Kelly + Curtis poured both pots of soil in the main pot. Then their Pastor poured in the water, which represented their spirituality and the important role that their faith will play in their marriage and life together. Such a lovely idea!

wedding ceremony at airplane hangar

bride and groom married around planes

Your favorite moment of the day? Curtis and I agree that saying our vows to each other was a pretty special moment! We each wrote our own vows, and didn’t tell the other what we had written… so it was really cool to finally say them to each other up at the altar. We also cherished the 15 minutes we had together – just the 2 of us – before the reception and after the photos were finished. After that, the rest of the night was a whirlwind! A super fun whirlwind, of course :) Also, riding into the reception on our scooter (with me riding side saddle holding my dress!) was pretty cool too – definitely a crowd pleaser!! :)

wedding ceremony exit and kiss

bride and groom on a scooter

Kelly + Curtis rode into their reception on her 1981 Vespa PX200 which was repainted mint green (Kelly’s favorite color) by their scooter shop, Bar Italia Classics, for the wedding. Love it!! :)

bride and groom on a scooter

bride and groom on a scooter

bride and groom on scooter succulent bouquet

wedding entry on a scooter

wedding painting guestbook

So many sweet details Kelly DIY’d for the day! Kelly made the vintage fabric fringe wands for guests to wave once they were announced. She also illustrated a poster of her + Curtis (based off one of their engagement photos) for guests to sign as well as turned sharpies into feather pens by attaching colored ostrich feathers with tape and covering them in yarn. She also made the paper goods for the ceremony programs + seating cards! For the seating name cards, she covered a big cork board with a map of the US, painted the frame, and pinned the name cards to it.

wedding place cards for airplane wedding

photos at wedding

Each table had paper flowers (made by Kelly) with layered vellum paper + tiny braids. The succulent globe centerpieces were created by Kelly’s mom. She grew succulents in her backyard and then put the centerpieces together based off a mock-up Kelly created. Kelly’s mom also put together the succulents seen at the alter in the ceremony.

succulent centerpieces with airplane theme

wedding pie

Such a beautiful handmade wedding! Thanks so much Kelly + Curtis for sharing your amazing day with us and we wish you lots of happiness!

photography: Ashley Rose // venue: Commemorative Air Force hangar at the Camarillo Airport // wedding dress: designed and sewn by Kelly (the bride) // shoes: h&m (sparkly heart clips made by Kelly) // headpiece + gloves: both vintage found on Which Goose // floral design: Randi Tucker of Tucker Floral; flowers provided by our friend Gerald from Skyline Flowers // paper goods: Kelly designed and printed all the paper goods – check out her website  // coordination: Heather Hoesch of LVL Events // catering: Tender Greens – Heidi Wahl was our contact // desserts: Traditional Apple and Dutch Apple Pie from Julian Pie Company // espresso cart: Cafecito Organico of Los Angeles // photo booth: Photo Booth Moment // dj: Nicholas of Coastal Entertainment Group// string trio for ceremony + cocktail hour: International String Trio // groom suit: Hugo Boss, tie from Divine Domestication on Etsy, camper shoes // rings: both my engagement ring + wedding band are from the 1920s. We found the engagement ring in San Francisco and the band in West Hollywood at antique/estate jewelers. Curt’s ring was made by Bittersweets in New York.

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  1. Just saw you tweet this and jumped straight over…… I’m so glad I did. Man, that would be the best, combining a wedding and aircraft. The Vespa just finishes it all off. Fantastic!

  2. Her veil is ADORABLE. Their ceremony looks so unique- I bet their guests had a great time! Also, those are the most perfectly aligned chairs I’ve ever seen. Whoever set them up deserves an award.

  3. I’m not sure it gets any cuter than this. What a fab wedding and reception! I love all the details!

  4. i LOVE these details. so fun. :)

  5. very Bogie and Bacall- just love the crisp photography

  6. What an unique location!

  7. My father is a pilot and my whole family have special feelings for airplane. It is my father’s dream and we all love him. I may also choose such a place for my wedding, that is awesome, sure my family would love it!

  8. I’ve never seen anything like this before. This is incredible! So creative, unique, and meaningful! Such a special way to celebrate an extremely special day!

    Hilary {Bayside Bride}

  9. Heather Hoesch : LVL Weddings & Events on:

    Thank you so much Green Wedding Shoes for adoring Kelly + Curtis’ amazing wedding! I could not be more excited to have been a part of their special day and to share it with all of your readers =)

  10. How amazingly brilliant and creative! 100% original. I love the colour palette. Great choice and gorgeous photos! This wedding/post makes my week!!

    The French Bouquet: http://www.thefrenchbouquettulsa.com/blog

  11. That lemon tree idea is awesome!

  12. Looks like a really fun wedding and the photographer did a great job considering the bright sunshine.

  13. This is ridiculously amazing!! I can’t even pick which details I love the most because they are all insanely awesome!

  14. Oh my goodness! What an amazing wedding! I love the paper goods. I am trying to make my own menu cards and dont know where to start. Any suggestions? Im going for this same style!


  15. Hi,
    While surfing the web I just clicked on your page and really loved it. I’m an aviation artist/cartooinst as well associated with Flight Safety departments of P.A.F. and QEAF.
    I really enjoyed it more as I’m still not married and found this a unique idea of getting married with a background of Mustang and other commercial aircrafts. so cool and stunning. Good taste whoever introduced it .
    With best wishes.


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