Real Wedding: Dominique + Taylor’s Fun Wedding

As soon as photographer Joshua Caine sent over a peek at this whimsical wedding last week, I just couldn’t wait to share it with you guys. Dominique + Taylor were married in Parkfield, California and the whole day was inspired by one of their favorite songs Big Rock Candy Mountain. It was such a whimsical, thoughtfully quirky and wildly fun wedding. Thanks to Dominique + Taylor for providing us some insight into your super fun wedding.

Dominique walked down the isle to a Ava Marie, recorded by her late grandfather. How beautiful!

Our cake was made by my mom. It was made from an amazing, very exclusive recipe called, “funfetti” (yes, the boxed funfetti that has the little candies in it. It’s my favorite!) She decorated it with lace and our monogram. It was only a little cake for display so we had something to cut. Taylor’s mom made tiny felt bride and groom owls wearing a birdcage veil and suspenders. They sat on the top of the cake. Our guests were served a yummy peanut butter cheesecake that was provided by the Parkfield Cafe.

I think we both enjoyed the dance party that went well into the wee hours of the morning. We had so much fun dancing and enjoying a beautiful night with all of our favorite people to celebrate us as husband and wife. But the whole day was memorable so it's really hard to pick just one!

What was your favorite detail of the wedding? ALL of the little details! The 52 chevy used as a guest book … all of the unique trinkets collected for centerpieces … the unique setting of Parkfield … our HUGE toasting glasses .. .the photobooth … karaoke the list goes on. It would be impossible for us to pick just one detail because all of the time and thought we put in to EVERY detail is what made our day so special and unique.

And a few other fun things to note: Each guest had a mason jar with chalk board painted on it for them to write their name on. In the champagne glasses they put colored rock candy at the bottom so when the champagne hit it would turn different colors. They had a large popcorn maker with many toppings for guest to have as the evening went on. And the guests were all invited to camp over for the night! Such a fun fun wedding!

Photographer: Joshua Caine
Planner: Kristin Odenwald with Jour Parfait
Venues: Parkfield, Parkfield California
Florist: Lori Boe
Caterer: Parkfield Cafe
Bride’s Dress: vintage (timeless vixen) It was altered by Jennifer at “Something Blue”
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: all dresses were by Betsey Johnson. Lots of bows and ruffles
Accessories: All bride’s accessories were vintage pieces collected from different places. Bridesmaid’s accessories: handmade nameplate necklaces given as gifts by the bride. A mixture of hairpieces and earrings were also given as gifts by the bride from vendors off of Etsy.

Thanks so much Joshua for sharing your lovely work with us and congrats to Dominique + Taylor! Your looked way fun. :)

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  1. wow. love everything about this wedding!! i'm dying to know what did they do with the car after the wedding?

  2. So, so, so, so, so cool. So cool!

  3. What a fun and unique celebration. Definitely right up there with my idea of a dream wedding. Congrats to the happy couple!

  4. This is one of the most fabulous weddings I've EVER seen and I'm looking at the wedding web sites and blogs EVERYDAY!!!! It's SOOO adorable and yet chic and classy. The bride is beautiful and it looks like this wedding was a blast to attend!! Wish I had been there!

  5. after seeing the girl sitting with a pixie cut…i am very tempted to give up growing my hair out!

    also, this is a great idea for a wedding!

  6. Oh my gosh I LOVE this wedding! I love the chevy guest book idea, the bride's dress and birdcage veil, the idea for rock candy in the champagne glasses, and even the funfetti wedding cake! Congrats on a fabulous job, Dominique & Taylor!

  7. LOVE all of the details that set this wedding apart from most! Obsessed with the rock candy in the champagne flutes and the personalized mason jars!

  8. Again…amazed at the level of creativity! I'm so glad to be part of this new generation of visionaries. What next? I love it!

  9. Awesome.. Nice wedding!!
    I LOVE this wedding!

  10. Really really nice fotos! Greet from Poland!:)

  11. Just beautiful! I love the vintage wash on the photographs. So many fun and creative ideas here. it looks like an amazing day!

  12. Such a beautiful wedding!!! I would love to know more about the vintage hanky favor. Was this a DIY project or was there a vendor used?

  13. The owl cake toppers and the huge champagne glasses are pretty cute and amusing! Such awesome and beautiful pictures.This is a fun wedding!!!!

  14. I love this entire wedding. From Grandma's hankies to the guests themselves. This whole event screams style. Happy new married couple and all of your wedding guests, if you are reading this, would you like to be my new best friends?

  15. this is so inspirational! everything about it is fun & cute & I'm sensing some sort of rockabilly style? I dig.

  16. I must know, who did their programs? I didn't see anything listed in the Vendors at the end – they look really great!

  17. Makes me smile

  18. That's so beautiful! I'd love to know which Etsy vendor sold the birdcage veil/fascinator?

  19. this is really really cool. i am amazed how creative people can be. and completely jealous of the photographer's that get to capture all of these awesome weddings!

  20. I think I saw this on Rock N Roll Bride a while back… very different!

  21. what an amazing wedding and fabulous post! how fun to photograph this wonderful celebration, I'm a little jealous ;) !!!
    really fabulous! Congrats!!!

    xoxo | katee grace

  22. wow, they are so obviously cool!

    i ADORE location! SO antique and rustic! and wooden bleachers. oh my gosh. magical.

  23. I LOVE Dahlias in a wedding bouquet. Nice beer glass by the way ;)

  24. How many guests and where did they stay and how did they get to Parkfield. seems like a logistic problem for guests, unless it’s a daytime wedding. I would really appreciate a response, as my daughter is considering Parkfield for her wedding.

    thank you.


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