A Whimsical Treehouse Wedding: Dolly + Andrew

Dolly + Andrew are really just big kids! They wanted their wedding to not only have a whimsical feel, but also be a relaxed day. They paid homage to their childhoods by choosing to do a “treehouse” theme – lots of toys, fun games and a big tree to celebrate under! Such a fun + beautiful day! Thanks so much to Mark Brooke Photography for the lovely photos.

lace flower heels

wedding invitation

ribbon tree wedding

What song did you walk down the aisle to? Instrumental version of “In My Life” by the Beatles. We exited to an instrumental version of “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles.

ribbon tree wedding

ribbon tree wedding

Most memorable moment of your wedding day?
Dolly: For me, it was when I finally got to look into Andrew’s eyes after my father walked me down the aisle. It’s hard to explain, but I could just feel the love radiating from the both of us at that moment. I couldn’t have been happier.
Andrew: It was right as our officiant was pronouncing us ‘husband and wife.’ Dolly was so excited, she started jumping up and down. I couldn’t help but think, ‘I don’t think any other bride can be as happy as she is…and she is mine.’ It was one of my happiest moments.

bride and groom

wedding party

bride and groom

bride and groom

escort cards

illustrated invite

vintage centerpieces

The pretty flowers are all by Honey & Poppies.

vintage centerpieces

vintage centerpieces

scrabble centerpiece

book centerpieces

scrabble centerpieces

chalboard menu

vintage cake topper

Any advice for those planning now?
Wedding planning is hard. It may seem easy and straightforward, but there are elements throughout the planning process that will surprise you, no matter how prepared you may be. But remember to not lose sight of why you are planning a wedding. Amidst the stresses and emotional turbulence of the planning process, know that the two of you are on the same team, working toward the same goal. Also, if you have a vision for your day, be firm with what it is that you want. It’s easy to let other people, especially loved ones, influence your decision-making by offering their opinions and ideas. Grateful as you may be for such wonderful advice, and even though you know that those offerings come from hearts filled with love, at the end of the day, it is your wedding day and what you’ve dreamt of.

A lot of our friends offered to help us put our wedding together because they knew how much we wanted them involved. It was amazing to have extra hands to help with putting details together! But when the wedding day comes, leave it to the professionals to take care of things. Hire at least a day-of coordinator so that your loved ones can enjoy the fruits of their labor. One more thing: your vendors are your best friends! Find vendors that you mesh well with and really get where you’re coming from. Our vendors totally made our wedding a dream come true!

photography: Mark Brooke Photography // venue: Secret Garden at Happy Trails Catering in Pasadena, California // event planner: (day-of coordinating) In The Clouds Events // floral design: Honey & Poppies // wedding dress: Augusta Jones // shoes: Baker’s // bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew // hair + makeup: Kelly Zhang Makeup & Hair Studio // groom suit: J.Crew // invitations+ paper goods: self designed; paper from Paper Source // catering: Happy Trails Catering // cake: Michelle’s Bakery // music: Mike Robles

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  1. I love this wedding…
    truly touched my heart!

  2. a) I love the bride’s name. Dolly? Adorable! 2) Every single piece of paper in this wedding is amazing. Mad crazy props to whomever designed everything! III) this is the cutest theme for a wedding that I’ve ever seen.

  3. Love the decor of this wedding! Too many great choices… So a fan of scrabble

  4. Thank you so much for the feature, Jen!

  5. This wedding is adorable, I love it!

  6. I love that tin can graphic. The stationary is so cute.

  7. the florals are absolutely amazing!

  8. Beautiful detail. Well done honey and poppies!

  9. Just divine – and those pretty escort cards are perfection!

  10. Beautiful photography! Looks like a really nice wedding, the venue looks great.

  11. I was very pleased to find this site. I definitely enjoyed reading every little bit of it and I have it bookmarked to check out new stuff posted regularly.

  12. This is so cute. I love that weddings seem to be getting simpler as time goes on. I’ve never understood over the top, expensive weddings.

  13. YES! :) :) :) thanks for the feature jen!! :) e

  14. That is one Unique Wedding Invitation you had there.

  15. what a beautiful wedding.. just gorgeous. And the attention to details is amazing. looks like such a relaxed and fun day. Congratulations!

  16. Great Wedding and cool couple! Congrats!

  17. Ingenious and beautiful table decor. The vintage game and book touches…the mason jars with crayons…all of the scrabble pieces for the “vintage game effect…” all brilliant and beautifully designed together. And LOVE those shoes!!

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  18. I really love the simplicity of the invitation!

  19. I LOVE your invitations!It says that you self designed, I would love to use your invitation design for my own wedding in Australia?!

  20. Thank you so much for the feature, Jen! And thanks to everyone for all the kind comments :) Our vendors really executed our vision perfectly. Megan from “Honey and Poppies” and Mark Brooke Photographers totally just blew everything out of the water! We highly recommend them!!

    @Sally: Please feel free to take inspiration from our invitations! :)

  21. Jacki from The Simplifiers: Event Planning loves this wedding. The classic games are such an interesting addition. Love!!


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