Real Wedding: Barbie + Ken’s Backyard Wedding

barbie and ken wedding wreath

I love that this couple is named Barbie + Ken! How cute is that? A bit about the couple and wedding from Paige of Bash, Please:

Barbie and Ken found love again in their 60’s!  It was two small worlds colliding when Ken’s former Stanford fraternity brother knew Barbara’s late husband and brought them together through a blind date. Just like in the world of Barbie and Ken the plastic icons, these two immediately fell head over heels and knew they were soul mates. Ken was a former UCLA professor but the couple now live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Avid food, music and outdoor lovers, they enjoy golf and wine tastings. They travelled out to Los Angeles for a backyard affair at Ken’s daughter Rachel’s home in West LA.  They brought on bash, please to create their wedding celebration from start to finish. It was an emotional, yet laid back affair with dancing on the deck well into the night. The fabulous Bonnie Tsang was there to capture it all. The day was such a fun throwback wedding, mixed with modern day love and family care.

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Kelly re-created the retro Barbie and Ken logo that we used on all signage and as the photo booth icon.  Of course, we had to pull in the actual Barbie and Ken (Adam and Eve version) for the sign in table, which became quite the talk of the wedding. Barbie wanted yellows and greens for her florals, so Kellyused her signature succulents mixed with pops of yellow to complement the California native plants in Rachel’s backyard.

wedding boutonniere and flower girl basket

wedding bearer ring and bouquet

wedding bride yellow bouquet

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Paige hand stamped and crafted pink heart and logo stir sticks and sewed a yellow backdrop for a DIY photo booth that hung in front of the garage.

barbie ken photo booth

backyard wedding centerpiece

succulents wedding

Byron Thames brought the backyard to a full on dance party with beats from the 60’s to modern day favorites. Local, seasonal fare was prepared by Rasa Foods and Bittersweet Treats created the perfect rustic lemon cake.

wedding cake backyard

Thanks so much Bonnie, Kelly, and Paige for sharing this super sweet wedding with us today and congrats to Barbie + Ken! We wish you lots more love + happiness :)