Handmade Picnic Wedding + Super 8 Film: Lara + Scottie

bride and groom

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!

picnic wedding invitation

lace sleeved bride

picnic wedding bouquet


succulent wreath

picnic wedding ceremony

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.

picnic wedding ceremony

picnic wedding ceremony

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bride and groom

best day ever sign

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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picnic wedding

picnic wedding

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picnic wedding sweets

photos on a line

first dance

And their sweet Super 8 Film!

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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  1. Just love the yellow shoes and flowers

  2. LOVE the sweet flowers and how they coordinated with the table cloths!! Loved the bride’s hair and makeup! Loved how simple and sweet everthing looked! Beautiful!

  3. Love everything about this! Love all the yellow!

  4. Thank you so much for the feature Jen! I love reliving this day! Lara and Scottie are amazing!!!

  5. Thank you SO much for featuring our wedding – I am beyond thrilled to see our special day featured on Green Wedding Shoes! I spent so much time on your blog before the wedding and I feel so blessed to now have a small part in it! Thank You!

  6. I love the idea of picnic style eating! Very cute.

  7. I love this, the picnic theme is great.

  8. The theme of the wedding is so amazing and fun. Each and every detail of decoration is done so beautifully.

  9. Love, LOVE, LOVED this wedding and these two beautiful people! This was a day that will always be remembered fondly.

  10. can you tell me about your invites? did you make them yourself? i’d love to order them if possible.

  11. Hello, this wedding is gorgeous. I especially loved the film at the end. Does anyone know who the song is by? I just loved the lyrics


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