There’s been a resurgence of 1970s fashion, styling and inspiration lately. Have you noticed? We certainly have + we don’t mind ONE bit. In fact, we’re welcoming it with open arms… Especially when it’s 1970s-inspiration from a certain place, like today’s wedding in San Juan Bautista, California, which was inspired by Mexico in the ‘70s. Angelina + Marc said their vows near a small town on the coast, which looks like it should’ve been from an Old Western movie set!
The ceremony and reception took place in at Jardines de San Juan, a Mexican restaurant which has been in Angelina’s family for 40 years. They brought in decorative elements that reflect Angelina’s Mexican heritage while also connecting to the Western theme of the town. We’re talking bolo ties, lucha libra masks for the guys, and even a colorful butterfly headpiece!
Just wait ’til you see what they told their guests to wear in all the colorful photos snapped by Jenn Emerling!
Yup, the surrounding town DEFINITELY looked like it belonged in an Old Western film.
How much fun are these embellished Jeffrey Campbell booties?!
Blue kicks + Marc’s blue suit = The Perfect Combo!
Marc + his groomsmen all donned the *coolest* bolo ties from 22 Toddities.
The Colorful Florals
When the rest of the wedding is just as colorful, you’ve got to have vibrant bouquets, right? That’s exactly what Mission de Flores created!
Um, how fun are these masks for the guys?!
Music played a really big part in our relationship. Keith Zarriello (The Shivers) was a favorite when we started dating. Not only super fans, we became friends with him while we lived in New York City, and we couldn’t have imagined the day without him. He performed some favorites of ours at the beginning of the ceremony and processional.
Processional: Beauty by The Shivers, played live by Keith Zarriello
Recessional: 20th Century Boy by T.Rex
First Dance: Skipped
The most memorable part of the day was the speeches. The wedding itself felt like a large gathering of all our family and friends we had made over the years, living in different places. Being able to have them all speak from different perspectives and from different times in our lives was really special. Most importantly, Angelina’s father’s best friend surprised us with his own speech and gifted a bottle of Mezcal from Oaxaca that he had saved for over a decade for a "very important occasion."
Changing up her look for the reception, Angelina rocked a stunning + bright gown, paired with this vibrant butterfly hairpiece.
The Hairpiece (+ A Change of Attire!)
A+M asked guests, “to come dressed if you were a Fleetwood Mac groupie, about to get turned away from Studio 54, maybe a Soul Train audition tape, or on a Baja California road trip in 1975.”
The Dinner Party
Angelina shares: The venue itself was a restaurant which was started by my parents in the 1970s, who have since passed. Getting married at the restaurant felt like a way to share the occasion with them, and I always knew I wanted to have our wedding here.
A Dia de los Muertos-inspired altar was set up to honor family members from the past who could not attend.
Don’t get caught up in the small details that people won’t remember. Also, stick to what you feel works for your own wedding and don’t feel pressured to by others to keep things traditional.
Felicitaciones, Angelina + Marc!!
photography: Jenn Emerling // venue name: Jardines de San Juan, San Juan Bautista, California, USA // florals: Mission de Flores // wedding dress: Daughters of Simone // wedding dress boutique: Loho Bride // hairpiece: Butterfly hat by FabHatters // bride's shoes: Jeffrey Campbell // hair stylist: Yvette Robin // makeup artist: Julie Dy // groom attire: The Havana Suit from Suit Supply and bolo tie from 22 Toddities // videography: Shark Pig // catering: Jardines de San Juan // cake: Gayles Bakery // tabletop rentals: tables from Chic Event Rentals // furniture rentals: One True Love Vintage // music: The Flashdance // leather jacket lettering: Veronica Leon