Deciding to exchange their vows somewhere in nature was one of the most important wedding necessities for Sara + Andy. So, they made a big effort to have their wedding in Big Sur, California – one of the most picturesque natural places on the planet! Both artists by trade, they infused their day with all the right DIYs and made the setting a stunning reflection of the two of them. And that incredible gold Proenza Schouler dress Sara wore only further set their day apart. There are lots of beautiful photos to come, but first Sara explains more about how they took the design of their wedding into their own hands, below:
We are both artists so it was natural that we poured so much of ourselves into creating our wedding. We made almost everything. We shibori-dyed our linens, made the vases for the flowers, designed and silkscreened our save-the-dates, invitations, menus and programs, made the wedding arch and a wall of paper flowers for photos, and most importantly we made our rings. As artists we recognize the importance and power of objects, and we poured our energy into creating things for our wedding.
Thanks so much to Feather Love Photography for the gorgeous images + congrats to the newlyweds on a truly beautiful day!
We can’t even get over that dress! Can you? To celebrate how much we love this number, we’re sharing a round up of some of our fave gold wedding (or could-be wedding) frocks below!
Processional: The Pattern, written and played live by couple's friend Taylor Holenbeck of Heartscape Landbreak.
Recessional: A song by couple's friend, Lucas Oswald (There is no name and no recording – it was entirely of the moment)
First Dance: They were planning on dancing to Something On Your Mind by Karen Dalton (but were enjoying the party and somehow it never happened…)
Sara, on the handmade tablescapes, We had some really good nights staying up late blasting music and silk-screening and some beautiful days getting super messy with huge vats of indigo out in the yard.
<center> I couldn’t possibly choose one. The entire weekend was full of unforgettable moments. <center>
Andy and I were initially debating whether to have a wedding or not, and I’m so grateful that we decided to go for it. It was a transformative, empowering experience to create an experience and ritual to share with everyone we love. My word of advice is to not forget about the importance of the ceremony. Often that gets overlooked in favor of the celebrating, but a wedding is a rite of passage (one of few that our Western culture performs) and the ceremony is an incredibly powerful part of that.
photography: Feather Love Photography // venue name: Ventana Inn // event design: Sara and Andy and Corina Beczner of Vibrant Events // planning: Sara and Andy and Corina Beczner of Vibrant Events // florals: Kate Healey, Big Sur Flowers // wedding dress: Proenza Schouler // bride's shoes: A Detacher // hair stylist: hair by Liliana // makeup artist: hair by Liliana // groom attire: Lanvin // paper goods: Sara and Andy // catering: Ventana Inn // cake: Edith Meyer Cakes // music: DJ Andy Maltz plus our friends // officiant: Jonathan Peck