Real Wedding: Joann + Jon’s 1920’s Nestldown Wedding

Happy Monday everyone! I have such a gorgeous wedding to start the week of today sent over from the talented duo at Paco & Betty. It’s at one of my favorite venues, Nestldown in northern California. With a ceremony among the Redwoods, what’s not to love! And with such a gorgeous location, you don’t need much as far as decor, but I LOVE their 1920’s inspired fashion for the groomsmen and the gorgeous flowers + dresses all the ladies are wearing – especially those pretty succulents in her hair! Big Congrats to Joann + Jon!

succulents in bride's hair

groomsmen in vintage hats and bowties

bride in the woods

groomsmen having fun

LOVE those fun photos of the guys! And how cute is this below? They had these adorable boys dressed up as paper boys delivering programs to all the guests.

ring bear paper boy

wedding at nestledown

groomsmen in blue converse shoes

couple walking down the aisle cheering

1920's inspired wedding photos

bride and groom in field of red flowers

vintage bride and groom

menu written on wood

The theme for the day wasn’t originally a theme, but sort of a plethora of things we’ve always been drawn to. When everything came all together, it just made sense somehow. We have always been interested in DIY and antique/vintage things, whether it be art, music, or even old ways of doing things like typewriting or handwriting a letter. I guess you could say that our goal wasn’t to do anything that hasn’t been done before, but to try and create a timeless memory by gathering things that have always been inspiring to us.

wooden bark centerpieces

bride in lace wedding dress

Most memorable moment of your wedding day? The most memorable moment for us was probably seeing family and friends in one place. Everyone happy, laughing, and just having a good time realizing that something like that is very rare.

bride serving ice cream from truck at wedding

Any advice for those planning now? Put yourselves in the places of your guests. Be the guest. Serve food you would want to eat, play music you would want to hear, see things you’ve always wanted to see and make it happen. The most memorable moments aren’t only the things that are supposed to go perfectly, but the little things you do to show what you both are all about to create spontaneity.

LOVE your vendors because we absolutely loved each and every one of them. We made new GREAT friends and recruited our talented family to help carry out our vision. We couldn’t have asked for a better dream team. If you are surrounded with creative and artistic people, let their talents shine with you guys!

Venue: Nestldown
Photography: Paco & Betty – You can see more from their wedding here on their blog
Cinematography: Paco & Betty, Sam Crayne
Caterer: Melons Catering and Events (We chose family style comfort food dining)
Ice Cream Truck: Aunt Lali
Candy Shop Baker: Our talented cousin Bernard Boo
Ceremony Music: Our talented cousin Marcia Robles
Reception Band: Gaucho Gypsy Jazz Band
DJ: Risky Bizness Productions
Officiant: Father Josh Favaolora from White Robed Monks
Event Design: Jon + JoAnn, Justin Boo, Details by Design Events
Event Planning: Details by Design Events & Brooke Greene from Nestldown
Flowers/Plants: Joseph Figueras & Jon + JoAnn’s moms and aunts
Invitations, Newspapers and Graphics: Our talented brother Justin Boo
Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Bride’s Shoes: Ceremony: Bordello by Pleaser (Champagne Satin) / Reception: DKNYC Women’s Kiran Wedge (Yellow)
Hair: Kat Gregory from Wakshak Salon
Make-up: Joanna Tapang from M.A.C.
Bridesmaid’s Dress: Anthropologie, Therapy, & Trendy Tummy Maternity (For those who are expecting)
Groom’s Suit: Pinstripe Tommy Hilfiger Suit; Hat: Goorin; Shoes: Converse Chuck Taylor (Blue)

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  1. Gorgeous! Nestledown is gorgeous but with the way they decorated it’s just icing on the cake!
    I love the table numbers- anyone know where they’re from?

  2. i love how into the theme they got! it’s beautiful!

  3. I Love this wedding and I LOVE how the bride said it came together. The couple couldn’t be more beautiful together. Her dress, hair and makeup is so beautiful and timeless that when she shows her grandchildren her wedding photos she’ll be taken back to the day and still think she looked beautiful.

  4. This wedding is BEAUTIFUL, absolutely perfect vintage, her dress is stunning – and the hair is such a perfect compliment to the style!

  5. absolutely stunning!!! i loved EVERYTHING about this wedding!

  6. So incredibly beautiful!!!! Both the couple and the photography look amaaazing! <3

  7. I couldn’t have planned this better myself. I just feel in vintage detailed LOVE! Thanks for sharing this one ;-)

  8. her hairstyle is so ridiculously on point with that era. i love it!

  9. Beautiful, Vibrant, Inspiring! Thanks

  10. Beautiful! Love the fun reception pics, especially the bride handing out ice cream!

  11. Gorgeous! Love her dress and all the fantastic details.

  12. These photos and the wedding are absolutely stunning! I especially love the forest photos. Thank you for sharing!

  13. I cannot believe how beautiful this wedding is. The bride is simply STUNNING (the hair! the dress! the face! the back in that dress! ARGH. Must stop now). The pictures compliment her/their style so well, what a fantastic job. The groom and his boys are deliciously cheeky, love it. Amazing amazing.

  14. LOVE the style of this wedding!!! SUCH a beautiful wedding and totally full of personality.

  15. Absolutley LOVEEE that dress! Show stopper! The flowers are just as gorgeous and a bit unexpected – fabulous!

  16. Absolutely stunning! A beautiful 1920s wedding done right! I love the gorgeous photos, and the bride looks perfect. Great hair and makeup-MAC was the perfect way to go! Simply stunning! Love this wedding!

  17. The first photo of Joann is so “forties” And her hair is perfect. Wonderful photographs. I love outdoor weddings and perusing all the wedding blogs is ever so much fun. Even more so now that my son is engaged. Thanks for the sweet visual respite

  18. The first photo of Joann is so “forties” And her hair is perfect. Wonderful photographs. The news boys…what a great idea. This wedding looked like so much fun and so much love….

  19. i would love to have my official wedding like this! i love the dress and the whole idea.

  20. Can someone help me seach for this dress? Or similar style! :)

    So beautiful!

  21. Did anyone find this specific dress? On Monique Lhuillier’s site I saw two dresses that were similar, but not the exact one.

  22. OMG! I love this theme and dress! I canot find a similar dress anywhere for my vintage wedding! Any ideas on where to look? I checked the Monique Lhuillier site but nothing is like this at all right now. :/ Please let me know if someone finds it. ty!


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