Pastel Kawaii Wonderland-Inspired Wedding – Part 2

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Earlier this morning, we shared Part One of the #CutestWeddingEver, and now we’re back with Part Two of Chrissa + Jon’s spectacular day (there was just too much cute stuff to share!!) From cocktails with gummy bears, bedazzled Barbie inspired gowns, an arcade game designed by the groom, to Care Bear ‘bouquets’ – the fun truly never ends! Photographer Jenn Emerling captured all the magic + wonder of the day… And we SERIOUSLY love this wedding because it stayed true to the personality of the couple.

Let’s dig in!

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Take time for each other throughout the entire process - from planning, to parties, all the way to the big day. Learn to let go of the smaller things, and remember that at the end of the day, it’s about the two of you. Think of your wedding as a fun party that celebrates your love for each other. Tradition, smaditions! There is no right or wrong way to do certain things - do what feels right for the both of you, representing your relationship as genuinely as possible. Whether you want a dinosaur to officiate your wedding, or having your cat walk you down the aisle - you do you!

pastel bridesmaids

Inspired by the Foam’n Color Barbie – how fun are these bridesmaid outfits?! Chrissa co-designed the dresses with the help of The Loveless Designs.

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

All the guests were invited to come in their most pastel-colored outfit and partake in temporary tattoos!

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

The incredible Barbie Box photobooth was made by the married couple in C+J’s bridal party, Maria and Aaron. They surprised Chrissa with the Barbie Box for her bridal shower, and she plans on using it to display her wedding dress and memoirs from their special day… It will look like a Wedding Barbie Accessories Pack!

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

C+J share We wanted our guests to feel as comfortable as possible, with the fattiest, most delicious foods ever! Our friends over at Mix n’ Munch created the perfect appetizers: grilled cheese sandwiches for meat lovers (Jon + his buddies), plus vegetarian and vegan options (Chrissa + her gals). 

seating chart

The little kitten drawing on the right is in honor of their beloved cat, Dottie Sparkles.

video game of the wedding couple created by the groom!!

The groom and his groomsmen custom-built an arcade machine that guests could play on at the event, called Super Kawaii Love Time Fighter. The groom spent eight months designing character art and programming a custom game where guests could play as Jon, Chrissa and their cat Dottie on the wedding day.

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Room Forty provided a super fun bar + other delicious bites throughout the evening.

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

The couple shares Much like how kids pull toys randomly out of a toy box, our centerpieces mashed together our favorite characters in cute scenes – from Rick Grimes riding on the back of Rex, to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man enjoying ice cream with Alf & Pee Wee Herman. We purchased numerous toys throughout our engagement at San Diego Comic Con, scoured eBay for Sky Dancers, and thrifted old Barbies in bulk.

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Chrissa shares We scheduled DIY parties with friends, family, and the bridal party to put together center pieces, assembling invitations, decor, etc. Scheduling these get togethers with our bridal party ahead of time helped keep us on track. We are blessed to have such artistic and creative people in our lives, so it was like one giant art project!

toy centerpieces

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

dance floor

Super cool lighting by Ambiance Lighting Pros lit up the dance floor.

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding
This beautiful confetti cake was made by Magnolia Bakery + topped with the most adorable cookies by Kaorin of Acorn Milk Sweets – all the way from Japan!

left shark

Jon’s favorite – an appearance by Left Shark from the Superbowl XLIX Halftime show!!!

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

Chrissa loves a good Playboy Bunny bodysuit, so she had Jennifer Newman create a reception dress inspired by just that!

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

heart donuts

They had a serious spread of desserts with donuts from California Donuts, churros from Ridges Churro Bar, ice cream from Cookies & Cream, and even vegan cupcakes from My Sweet Cupcake.

Kawaii Wonderland Wedding

 A huge congrats to the both of you! It truly was the #CutestWeddingEver!!

 

See more of their super fun wedding in this old school video by Wade Koch.

photography: Jenn Emerling // venue name: The Fig House, Los Angeles, CA, 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 // desserts: California Donuts // music: The Carouselle // officiant: Eliot Schwartz

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