Real Wedding: Darren + Kayli’s Vintage Rustic Wedding

I really love the style of today’s real wedding – a vintage, rustic vibe – my favorite! This wedding was at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center in Huntington Beach, CA. Jesi Haack was the talent behind the design (including the florals – with my new fav billy buttons!) and coordination of the day. I love the classic gray suits for the guys, along with gray vans and colored socks. Kayli went with a handmade string of pearls made by her mom, and a vintage fabric flower for her hair with patent leather yellow heels to complete her look. Jesi added some of Kayli’s grandmother’s vintage buttons from her collection to the corsages and boutonnieres to bring in the vintage, personal touch. This wedding was photographed by the talented Aaron Shintaku with help from the equally talented Amy Hinden since Aaron was also a groomsman.

One of my other favorite things about this wedding is the amazing dessert bar created by Melody Brandon of Sweet & Saucy Shop. The intricate dessert bar showcased homemade cookies by the mother of the bride and fudge by the grandmother of the groom – and the cake is so so beautiful!! So many personal treasures were woven throughout the design of this event. The shredded vintage sheet backdrop with scrapbook page flags that hung behind the dessert display is so lovely! Oh, and there was a horse for some photos – love!

bride on horse

billy ball boutonniere

yellow bridesmaid dresses

yellow bridesmaid dresses

rustic wedding

rustic dessert bar

rustic dessert bar
{all photos shown here by Aaron, except the bridal party photos and the black & white horse photo by Amy}

The amazing vendors:

Photography: Aaron Shintaku and Amy Hinden, formerly AHS Photography
2nd shooter (so Aaron could be a legit groomsman :): Gabriel Ryan
Hair & Makeup: Carlie Renee
Dessert Display: Sweet and Saucy Shop
DJ: Johnny E
Officiant: Isaac Marcs
Floral Design: jesi haack weddings
Photobooth: Foto Cabina
Event Design + Coordination: jesi haack weddings

Thanks to Jesi, Aaron, and Melody for letting me share this beautiful wedding. Check out more photos on Aaron’s blog, Amy’s blog and Jesi’s blog. Congrats to Darren and Kayli! Hope you are enjoying your honeymoon!

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  1. Gracious! Totally in love with this wedding. I nearly missed the cake, and it might be the cutest thing of all. Love the paper banners.

  2. Thanks so much for the wonderful post Jen! I absolutely adore your blog and so happy to be featured on it!

  3. Where are the banners from?!?! And did you make
    your chalkboards or buy them? If bought from where?!? LOVE YOUR WEDDING!

  4. fab! all of it…man i love this stuff!

  5. LOVE jesi, amy/aaron and melody! and i love one of the bridesmaids ashley rose :) in LOVE with the wood stumps on the dessert buffet and the shredded sheets…killer!

  6. this is a gorgeous gorgeous wedding! : ) that dessert bar is freakin fantastic!

  7. This is such a gorgeous wedding! I love the idea for place cards and that dessert table looks amazing.

  8. I love it when brides come out riding on horses – it feels enchanted.

  9. Thanks so much for featuring us on your amazing blog!

  10. OMG! love this wedding. everything. thanks for sharing. those desserts look so yummy!!

  11. WOW! Am I honored! This is one of my all time FAVORITE wedding blogs and somehow my husband and I got blogged!?! It would NOT have happened at all without all the help from Jesi Haack. Almost ALL of our vendors are close friends and we are extremely blessed to have worked with such amazing people! ALSO! A shout out to a lovely lady who made my flowers for my hair :) You have all heard of her before for her lovely "oh my deer handmades"! Chelsea they were perfect!!

    P.S. The chalkboards were bought at Michaels, spray painted white by me and my mother and I wrote the lil sayings with white chalk ink! SUPER easy and inexpensive!

  12. Jen, Thank you so much for posting us! I loved this wedding from the bottom of my heart! And I am in LOVE with your blog :)
    Here is the answer to the banner question:
    I bought a bunch of old sheets from thrifts stores, ripped them into long strips and hung them from PVC pipe. I bought a ton of scrapbook paper from Michael's and had them cut into triangles from Kinkos, then hot glued them on to yarn and hung them! It was my favorite part of the wedding!

  13. As mother of the bride, I have to say the Jesi Haack is INCREDIBLE. She thought of every little detail, and we had so much fun. The desserts were amazing and the dessert bar ingenious. Jesi also did all the georgeous flower centerpieces and had small heirloom trinkets on all of the bridesmaid's bouquets. It was like a fairy tale come true – THANK YOU Jesi.

  14. One of the prettiest weddings I've seen in a long time. Truly.

  15. I love it all! The flowers are exquisite. Especially digging the lemon aisle decor and the banners. Amazing!

  16. Wow, I love everything about your wedding – from the billy buttons to the amazing dessert bar – I can't believe I didn't know about Sweet and Saucy Cake shop – I will have to make a visit. You look beautiful – stunning wedding, thanks for sharing

  17. One of the most amazing weddings I've ever seen! Love the rustic touches- the lemons on the aisle, the desserts and the clothing! Amazing!


  18. As the great-grandmother of the bride,at 98+, my mother was delighted with the entire wedding. She loved the uniqueness of the wedding and told me it also reminded her of the weddings she remembered going to as a child in Missouri, rustic, charming & with the feeling of family. Everyone involved should take a bow…you all helped to make it a very special moment in time. As Kayli's great-aunt I was delighted & amazed at the merging of simplicity & elegence…Well done!!!

  19. oh my gosh– i love everything about this wedding. it shows almost all of my ideas floating in my head really can be carried out. thanks for sharing!! i may repost some pictures!

  20. I love this wedding…all of it. I was looking at the first photo and I thought I would comment about it and then I kept scrolling and the pictures were all so fabulous. If I had to choose a favorite element of the wedding I would choose the cake table. I LOVE it!

  21. such fun and incredibly charming details! love the color palette too!

  22. wow. I love love love the presentation of all the desserts!

  23. Were can you buy those cute little chalkboards from? I love them!

  24. I LOVE the cake topper. Where did you get it???

  25. I realize this is an older post but I would love to know who made the suits. My fiance loves them and we would like to find them for our upcoming wedding. We got such inspiration from these pictures!


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