Sadie Alexandru’s Gorgeous California Barn Wedding

Scarlett from Mad Men Wedding

Sadie + Mike share a passion for adventure and travel as often as they can, so it only seemed natural that their gorgeous California barn wedding incorporated lots of fun vintage, travel-themed details! The wedding took place at The Dana Powers House in Nipomo, California, which is a beautiful, sprawling property with lovely gardens and architectural details everywhere you look. For their reception, they filled the barn with vintage china, burlap + lace table linens, and succulents planted in rusted goblets. I love that the bridesmaid’s dresses are so different, but cohesive with their varied shades of blue, and that Sadie + Mike cut their tiered cinnamon roll wedding cake with the groom’s Grandpa Fred’s navy sword!! How fun – and what a unique cake! Oh, and if any of you are fans of Mad Men like us, you may recognize Sadie, who plays Scarlett on the show! :)

Big thanks to the super talented Clayton Austin for the amazing photography and congrats to Sadie + Mike!

pink wedding dress

white and blue bouquet


pink wedding dress

Are you dying over this stunning dress like I am? Sadie personally designed it herself + her vision was brought to life by Karo at Karoza Bridal. Majorly love it!

Scarlett Mad Men Wedding

blue bridesmaids

blue flower girls


mad men ceremony

mad men ceremony

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Bridal Party: We are Young – Fun (acoustic); Bride: You're So Cool – Hans Zimmer

Recessional: Express Yourself – Charles Wright + the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

First Dance: Hazy – Rosi Golan featuring William Fitzsimmons

Scarlett Mad Men wedding

Scarlett Mad Men wedding

Scarlett Mad Men wedding

Such pretty portraits of Sadie + Mike!

Scarlett Mad Men wedding

Scarlett Mad Men wedding

wedding sign

lounge area

wedding party

escort cards

wedding sign

cocktail drink

tall skinny candles

vintage plate settings

drip frosted wedding cake

cutting the cake

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

I remember putting my head on Mike's shoulder and closing my eyes for a lot of the first dance and got completely lost in my happiness and closeness to felt like we were the only ones in the room.

first dance

wedding exit

And their lovely wedding film by Redmond Digital Media!

Congrats, again, to the happy couple + best wishes from GWS!

photography: Clayton Austin Love Stories // venue name: The Dana Powers House, Nipomo, California // hair stylist: Cat Elrod // makeup artist: Cat Elrod // groom attire: Prima Colleziono Uomo for Saks Fifth Avenue // videography: Redmond Digital Media // catering: Sea Shanty // cake: Old West Cinnamon Roll Company // music: Darren Wang from Kramer Events // officiant: Bride + Groom's dear friend, Anil Kumar Bhardwaj // event designer: the bride, Sadie Alexandru // coordination: the bride, Sadie Alexandru // day of coordinator: Judi Powers // dress designer: all designed by Sadie and made by Karo at Karoza Bridal // veil: all designed by Sadie and made by Karo at Karoza Bridal // accessories: all designed by Sadie and made by Karo at Karoza Bridal // flowers: Corinne Samu Smith from Panacea Event Floral Design // invitations: Original design by the Bride & April Christiansen // rentals: Embellish Vintage Rentals // photo booth: Bluebird Photobooth