Handmade Picnic Wedding + Super 8 Film: Lara + Scottie

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Throughout the entire planning process, Scottie + Lara wanted to make sure that their day was truly a reflection of them + their love. They both love camping  + nature, so an outdoor wedding, amongst beautiful trees, was a given. Once they found Santiago Oaks Regional Park in Orange, CA, they were ready to begin crafting the handmade picnic wedding they had always wanted! More from Lara:

Scottie + I love thrifting together; all of our wedding decor was thrifted from all over California or from our personal stash. Everything from the music, to the giant oak trees, to the succulents in the floral arrangements, to the vintage sheets used as table cloths, to the carrot cake wedding cake my mom made, was all totally 100% us.

Thanks so much to The Why We Love for the beautiful photography and be sure to catch their sweet super 8 film at the end!

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Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

The entire day, from start to finish, was really really amazing! For me, there were two very special moments. The first would be my Dad and my son, Kingston, walking me down the aisle. Kingston was so very proud to walk me down the aisle, it was incredibly sweet and a memory I will treasure forever. The second would be reading the vows we wrote to each other. Scottie and I were in tears, most of our guests were in tears, it was incredibly beautiful sharing our love for each other in front of our closest family and friends.

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picnic wedding ceremony

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bride and groom

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Super in love with the vintage picnic baskets + mismatched blankets Lara + Scottie thrifted together. It’s all in the details, and these two did a great job bringing their picnic vision to life in a fun way!

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first dance


And their sweet Super 8 Film!

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Throughout your wedding planning process, remember that this very special day is about you as a couple and is a celebration of your love. Plan the wedding together, make the details unique to you as a couple and don’t feel pressured by others to compromise the details of your dream wedding.

photography + videography: The Why We Love // venue: Santiago Oaks Regional Park Orange, California // event planner: Daniel Voight of Little Deevas // floral design: Natalee Schoettler // wedding dress: Maryam Jalali // shoes: ShoeMint // hair: Annie Avery // makeup: Lauren Feist // vintage finds: Beard N’ Locks

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