So, this might be a fun GWS first! Alyssa + Roy’s inspiration for their wedding day actually came from their honeymoon! And while that might sound a bit backwards, they had decided they wanted to go on an African Safari long before they decided on anything wedding related. So incorporating details that reflected their secret love of Animal Planet shows, their separate stints of time living in Africa, and their excitement about their incredible upcoming trip seemed like the only way to go. From the golden leopards + elephants scattered throughout, to the punchy florals by Sweet Marie Design, to the (seriously) best ever phoobooth backdrop, we’re loving how A + R’s day is full of whimsy, personality, and most of all fun!
From the bride, We wanted to incorporate fun things about us into our wedding day. For example, the nerds deep down inside of us love doing puzzles together, so our favors for all of our wedding guests were zebra puzzles. Our favorite song is “Till Kingdom Come” by Coldplay, so we had little signs everywhere that said “For you I’d wait till kingdom come.” And, finally, the bridesmaids each had a King Protea flower, which is native to South Africa (where we went on our honeymoon).
Guests lined up to “Join the Stampdede” at the fun dessert table which featured milk + cookies; one of Roy’s favorite treats!
And we weren’t kidding about this super fun Photo Booth backdrop, crafted by Amorology. Such a perfect addition to Alyssa + Roy’s day!
We both agree that the most memorable moment of the day was our exit from the reception. Seeing all of our friends and family lined up as we ran under the sparklers was unbelievably magical.
Start collecting addresses for those you are going to send invites to as soon as you can. I didn't take into account how long this would take us, and I wish I had started on this earlier. Also, don't stress about the small things. Just enjoy every minute of your wedding day!
photography: Tracy Hill // event design + coordination: Heather Balliet of Amorology Weddings // venue + catering: Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club Mission Viejo, California // florals: Sweet Marie Design //dj: Brendan Dahl (Family friend) // hair + makeup: Whitney Sumsion (Alyssa’s Friend) // videography: Hayley Aiono (Friend) // rentals: Town & Country Rentals // trunks + cameras: Archive Rentals // chairs: Chiavari Chair Rentals // cookies: Susie Cakes // paper goods: Peanut Press Creative // linens: La Tavola, Wildflower // cake: Hey There Cupcake // bridesmaids dresses: Anthropologie, Free People // wedding luncheon: Las Brisas in Laguna Beach // dress: Alta Moda, Augusta Jones
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