Real Wedding: Leah + Chris’s Succulent Filled Wedding

Thanks to the talented Linda Chaja for sharing these beautiful photos with us today. I LOVE the colors, Leah’s dress and of course the beautiful succulents + billy buttons! The couple wanted the wedding & details to be very casual and due to budget made most of the details themselves. It turned out so perfect don’t you think!?

halo diamond

succulent bouquet

The wedding took place at QAD Inc. in Summerland Ca. QAD is an international software company located on top of a mountain over looking the ocean. The location is not open to the public for events, but the bride’s father is a personal friend of the president of QAD and allowed them to host their wedding there for free!!!!

cupcake tower

billy ball

yellow bridal heels

succulent centerpieces

The couple did a lot of the details on their own:
• Drift wood arch made by the groom
• Made cones on aisle chairs & knitted the pom poms
• Programs designed & typed (by the bride)on a vintage typewriter and made photo copies & tied with yellow yarn
• Placed Burr fans on each seat for guest
• Seating cards rocks purchased at homedepot
• Label ties were all typed by the bride & wrapped to the rocks with yellow yarn
• Wooden table numbers painted yellow purchased at Michaels

Dress: Pronvias (“White 1” collection by Pronovias under “Gasas”)
Brides shoes: BCBG
Brides Hair: Michay Salon & Spa
Brides Make up: Done by the bride herself
Bridesmaids dresses: Alexis Adamour purchased at Bloomingdales (dresses originally cost $240 but received 40% off)
Bridesmaids Headbands: The bride made these herself as gifts
Flowers: Anna & Maggie La Play- family friend who doesn’t have a floral business but does do flower arrangements for friends & family.
Lighting: LPBS
Coordinator: Family friend starting her coordinating biz Ahnika Johnson (
Catering: Pure Joy
Cupcakes: Hennings Cake Boutique
Car: 1957 Porsche Speedster borrowed from a family friend

Thanks so much Linda for providing all the information and sharing your work. Check out more from the wedding on Linda’s Blog. Congrats Leah + Chris!!

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  1. The cones with the pom poms are so cute!

  2. Beautiful! I've seen succulents mixed with billy buttons everywhere. This combo seems to be the trendiest thing in weddings right now!

  3. ooh. love this. her dress is GORGEOUS! love the bouquet also.

  4. OH my GOSH! You were right when i read it on Twitter, I love this wedding! So cool, succulents. LOL, love this color combo too. Thanks for sharing.
    Misty Damico
    Luxe Event Productions

  5. oh yes! Very pretty. Love succulents and their centerpieces are "simply" gorgeous!

  6. I love the color scheme for their wedding! It's so soothing, love the Billy Buttons!

  7. i love the bride's hair! thanks for sharing! this is great!

  8. I love all the DIY special touches from the bride and groom, and lately I have become obsessed with succulents! What a fabulous wedding…and fabulous yellow shoes!!

  9. love this wedding. her ring looks a lot like mine. succulents are great and love her dress!

  10. Great photos! Such a creative wedding. I love the vibrant colors and the detail shots.

  11. This is one of the most beautiful weddings I've ever seen. Wow.

  12. Love the wedding theme, beautiful colors. So lovely!

  13. The bouquet, the simple but -oh my!- so elegant venue and the Polaroid details made this all look magical. The details put in this wedding and its photographs are just amazing!

  14. I LOVE this wedding… If and when my hubby and I renew our vows for our 10 year anniversary I would love to this idea… I love succulents and they did and amazing job.

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  16. Gorgeous!! But does anyone know the name of the bride's shoes? I love them but cant seem to find them on the BCBG site or anywhere else! thank you.

  17. Can anyone tell me where she got her wedding band from? My engagement ring is very similar and I can't find a wedding band that rests against it.


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