Great Gatsby Rustic Wedding: Erin + Parker – Part 2

bride and groom

In case you missed the first part of this wedding, you can see it all here. Erin + Parker (who live in NYC) wanted to throw a wedding inspired by the idea of what if the characters from The Great Gatsby took a train out west for an elegant picnic? :) Their wedding is a combination of the rustic beauty of old California, the classy elegance of old New York, infused with lots of personal + handmade touches from themselves and their friends + family. Big congrats to Erin + Parker and thanks so much to Hugh Forte for the gorgeous photos!

chalkboard wedding sign

mason jar isle holders

wooden door entrance

outdoor wedding

outdoor wedding

wooden branch arbor

So much love, joy, and magic, but one of the most special elements was having Parker’s father marry us!

wooden branch arbor

wooden branch arbor

wooden branch arbor

outdoor ceremony

How much do you love their happy dance after the ceremony?!! So cute you guys!! :)

outdoor ceremony

Processional: Peter Broderick – I Am Piano, Jonsi – We Bought A Zoo (tempo slowed)

Recessional: Rolling Stones – Street Fighting Man

First Dance: Delays – Hold Fire (After the intro)

outdoor reception

instragram wedding sign hash tag

Fun idea above to make sure you see all the photos your friends capture from the wedding!

hanging clock decor

chalkboard globe

wooden box centerpieces

homemade jam favors

Erin’s mom Tracy has a passion for repurposing so many of the decor + decoration projects reflect a ‘Make Due and Mend’ philosophy which will be featured in a book called Signature Weddings by Lark Crafts coming out early next year. So lucky they have such a talented mom!! The favors were jars of Parker’s Granny’s homemade jam.

babys breath centerpieces

bride and groom chalkboard chair signs

first dance

hanging globes reception

hanging string lights

hanging string lights

Their wedding film was shot on Super 16mm film by their friend Eric Hires.

Have a super Mother-of-the-Bride and a lot of amazing friends and family! :) We’re so thankful we hit jackpot on this. Also keep in mind: people are more important than things.

photography: Hugh Forte (see even more photos from the wedding here) // venue: Parker Ranch, Trabuco Canyon, CA // event design + planning: Tracy Schultz (MOB) // floral design: Morgan Schultz (Bride’s cousin) // wedding dress: Vintage // hairpieces: Golyester // shoes: Jean-Michelle Caszabat (NYC) // hair + makeup: Frank Harrison (Salon Adelante), Victoria Ducane (Arrojo Studio) // groom suit: Hugo Boss // cinematography: Eric Hires // invitations + paper goods: Tracy Schultz (MOB) // catering: Orange County Catering // cake: Carolyn Young (Groom’s sister) // music: Anthony Batista (NYC)

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  1. This is, by far, my favourite wedding I have ever seen! It is absolutely perfect, every single detail. Love love love!!

  2. O, my. I just had to comment. I was researching on how to make a rustic arbor for my backyard and stummbeled upon this wedding. It just happens to have a rustic arbor that i like. Hey, there’s one picture,’s a cute wedding. Scroll. Two photos, this wedding is adorable. Scroll. I’m hooked. Scroll. O, a video. Get the tissues, i’m watching the sweetest wedding video. I dont even know these two people but love radiates off of them and their friends. The videotographer and cameraman surely captured that love. *smile*

  3. I’ve been looking for outdoor Gatsby-esque wedding inspiration! This is so beautiful and simple. I also like how you can see the love between the couple! :D



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