Pastel Kawaii Wonderland-Inspired Wedding: Chrissa + Jon – Part 1

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Have we got a treat for you… Inspired by all things candy-coated and sweet, the wedding of Chrissa + Jon is, without question, one of the most UNIQUE and sparkling events that we’ve ever shared. In fact, there was so much sweetness to go around, that we’re sharing this spectacular event in two parts!

Planner Holly Gray helped bring out the childhood nostalgia, pastel colors, and somewhat ‘nerdy’ elements to this couple’s special day, held at The Fig House in Los Angeles. The bride, Chrissa, had a distinct vision in mind, designing all the elements of the wedding – and photographer, Jenn Emerling, captured them perfectly! The bride’s dress and bridesmaid dresses were custom bedazzled beauties, while the groom + groomsmen wore ‘bit heart’ bowties (think old school video game graphics) + “Game Over” sneakers; and in lieu of traditional bouquets, the ladies walked down the aisle with Care Bears – yes, you read that right!! Every guest came dressed as their cutest, most pastel-self and when they weren’t busy taking selfies in the life-size Mattel Barbie packaging, they were playing on the custom arcade cabinet the groom made.

Chrissa, shares We’re a very unique pair – we love all things cute, colorful, and playful. We wanted a huge party that exploded into the #CutestWeddingEver. It was centered around the idea that we may grow old, but we’ll never grow up. We wanted elements of our childhood throughout the entire event; everything was a throwback – our centerpieces used carefully curated vintage toys that we’d previously owned, we played 80s and 90s throwback jams, and there was an abundance of gel pens and temporary tattoos.

Ready to step into the pastel-colored dream?

cute invitations

The adorable save the date illustrations + invitations were crafted by the couple!!

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giant bow dress

The wedding dress was co-designed by Chrissa + Diana Li, and was inspired by a multitude of 90s Barbie gowns, incorporating iridescent fabrics and glitter tulle to create a magical, feminine and one of a kind gown. The Mother of the Bride is QUEEN of rhinestones, and she placed thousands of glittering gems all over the gown + train.

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

whimsical nails

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

heart first look

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

So, so FUN! We love that they took the time to have a special photoshoot before the ceremony.

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

ADORABLE!!

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Cheeky, and oh so clever.

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

toy pocket square

The ‘bit-heart’ bowtie is so cute!

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

confetti

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland WeddingThe bridesmaid’s wigs are by Tanya Ramirez, styled by Miss Rockabilly Ruby by Powder Room D. All bridal party makeup was done by Erin Nakashima, and family makeup was done by Jill Fogel.

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

The bridesmaid dresses were heavily inspired by the 1995 Foam’n Color Barbie dolls, and co-designed by Chrissa + The Loveless Designs. Chrissa shares I wanted my girls to be able to utilize the dress after the wedding, whether it was for fun parties or as a costume. Thank goodness I have super stylish friends!

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

How CUTE are they?!

cutest wedding ever

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

pink hair bride

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

pom pom bouquet

Pastel PERFECTION in this pom pom bouquet created by Chrissa!! (pom poms in the bouquet by Messy Pink)

pastel bridesmaids

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

paper roses

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

wedding program

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Our Musical Choices

Processional: A mixture of video game themes + TV theme songs such as Pokémon and Duck Tales

Recessional: Ukulele version of I Want You Back by U-900

First Dance: The Greatest Love of All by Mike Metheny

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Jon: Making the grand entrance to our reception with our friend, Left Shark.

Chrissa: My father and I walk to the top of the aisle, and I took 10 seconds to scan all of the beautiful faces in the crowd. I cried and squealed as I saw friends and family who’ve impacted my life in one way or another - all together for our special day.

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

The candy-coated dream definitely does not stop there! Stop back in a bit for Part Two of this playful wedding to see more of the wedding details + fun festivities!!

photography: Jenn Emerling // venue name: The Fig House, Los Angeles, California, USA // event design: Chrissa Sparkles // planning: Events by Holly Gray // wedding dress: Co-designed by the Bride and Diana Li // bridesmaid dresses: Co-Designed by Bride and The Loveless Designs // hair stylist: Tanya Ramirez // makeup artist: Erin Nakashima (bridal party) // groom attire: Santee Alley // videography: Wade Koch // paper goods: Bride & Groom, Printing via Uprinting.com // catering: Mix N’ Munch // cake: Magnolia Bakery // music: The Carouselle // officiant: Eliot Schwartz

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