Artistic Backyard Wedding: Brittney + David

paper flower

Brittney + David love movies. They met in film school and now both work together at Disney Animation! They have worked together on films like Tangled & Wreck it Ralph so it’s no surprise that their wedding was inspired by their favorite movies along with lots of handmade paper details! From their lovely handmade ceremony backdrop and paper flower bouquets to their Jaws themed Save the Dates and movie named cocktails, their wedding has so many fun + personal details! Here’s what Brittney had to say about their inspiration:

“David and I tried to do as much as we possibly could to make our wedding day unique to us! One of the first decisions we made was that our wedding would be held at my family’s home. The house I grew up in is a beautiful Victorian home that overlooks a lake in western Pennsylvania. With both of us being artists, it was also important that we infuse our personal styles in all of the little details that we possibly could! We designed (and engineered) our own save-the date cards and pop-up invitations. I particularly love working with paper, so I decided to make all of our centerpieces, bouquets, and boutonnieres (with the help of our bridesmaids and groomsmen) from scratch! Our favors were limited edition art prints of lovebirds that we set up at every place setting. We even made confetti for our guests to toss at the end of the ceremony from scrap paper that was left-over from our invitation construction!”

Thank so much to Sloan Photographers for the photos and congrats to Brittney + David!

shark save the dates


groomsmen mustaches

hot pink bridesmaids

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

From David: Standing at the altar, looking out at everyone we love, and thinking “Holy cow, these are my favorite people ever! This is the best day ever!”

From Brittney: This is tough, because while it was the most memorable day of our lives, it also went by in a blur. For me, it might have been our first look. When David turned around to look at me, he was wearing a ridiculous GIANT mustache. I had been following a lot of wedding blogs while planning our wedding, and was a little tired of the mustache trend. I told him that we would have no mustaches on our day and, well, that certainly backfired! There was even a mustache in the ring box to surprise me at the altar! It just serves me right for trying to limit his creative expression. But looking back, I wouldn't have it any other way!

first look

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

My dress was an Ines de Santo gown that was customized to have more of a 1950s starlet silhouette.

bride and groom

paper flower ceremony

wedding program fan

guest book


pink graphics

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World – Iz, performed by Sarah Ada

Recessional: Hey Ya – the Blanks, performed by Sarah Ada

First Dance: Kiss the Girl – The Little Mermaid





seating chart

seating chart


Our signature drinks were all based on some of our favorite movies – the “Ron Burgundy” (based on Anchorman), “Under the Sea Sangria” (The Little Mermaid), and “Muppets Take Malibu (Muppets Take Manhattan), which came complete with googly-eyed drink stirs!

paper fire centerpiece

paper fire centerpiece

drink sticks


bride and groom

And here is their wedding video from Landshark of Sharkpig:

We were just so overwhelmed by the love and support we received from everyone around us for our wedding! Planning a Pennsylvania wedding from Los Angeles was difficult, but so many people offered help in so many ways that everything turned out much better than we could have ever hoped! My bridesmaids stayed up with me until 2am the night before the wedding to make our bouquets, and David and his groomsmen designed and constructed their boutonnieres themselves! Some of our guests from Los Angeles flew in with emergency crafting supplies for us two days before the wedding! And our neighbors even surprised us with fireworks during our reception! It was the perfect end to a fabulous day, and we couldn’t be more thankful to have all of these wonderful people in our lives!

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Whatever you do, enjoy the process! For most of us, the planning time that leads up to a wedding is much longer than the wedding day itself, so have fun with it! Make the preparation feel more like part of the celebration, and less like work. And invest in memories (i.e. fabulous photographers and videographers) - you won’t regret it!

Finally, if things go wrong (and they probably will) don’t sweat it! Ultimately, your guests aren’t there for your details - they are there to love and support you!

photography: Sloan Photographers // venue name: Brittney's Family Home, Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvannia // event design: JPC Event Group // florals: Paper centerpieces and altar decorations by the bride, Bouquets and Boutonnieres by the Bride, Groom, and Bridal Party // wedding dress: Custom Ines di Santo gown from Lovella Bridal // bride's shoes: Feather Shoes by Something Bleu (from BHLDN // hair stylist: Hair by Claudia of Claudia's Salon and Spa // makeup artist: Hair by Claudia of Claudia's Salon and Spa // groom attire: Ralph Lauren Suit from Bloomingdale's // videography: Geoff Boothby of Sharkpig // paper goods: Brit Sketch // catering: JPC Event Group // cake: JPC Event Group // event planner: Allyson Veronesi of JPC Event Group