Handcrafted Yellow-Inspired Wedding: Wendy + Adrian

yellow umbrella portrait

When we heard that Wendy has been an avid daily reader of GWS for years, we were crazy flattered to say the least. The ultimate fun for us is seeing a faithful reader create their dream celebration after finding all their inspiration right here. Totally the best + what it’s all about!

When it came to the look + feel of her big day, which was captured by the amazing Priscila Valentina, we were immediatley in love with everything Wendy + her main squeeze, Adrian, dreamt up.  Seriously inspired by the color yellow (too fun!), she told us how she + Adrian are far from traditional as a couple, so traditions that didn’t speak to them had absolutely no place in their celebration. A message we think is worth sharing time + time again. Let’s hear more from the sweet bride below:

When it came to wedding planning, anything went. I had been pinning for years, reading GWS daily, spent hours of crafting, building, gluing, sewing, and designing this wedding. I vetted vendors from GWS. And GWS gave me the ideas and encouragement to not only decorate the way we wanted but to design this wedding from the ground up with what we envisioned as a “best day ever”.

colorful floral invitation

wedding rings

colorful ribbon bouquets

A big, ‘ol YES to those ultra fun + colorful bouquets by Petal Floral!

floral bridal robes

yellow and pink peony bouquet

yellow and pink peony bouquet

flower girl and ring bearer kiss

We love that Wendy + Adrian made their day entirely about the them and their two adorable little ones!

lace crown flower girl

mustard yellow bridesmaids

mustard yellow bridal heels

billy ball fan boutonniere

yellow and pink bouquet

tan suit groom with bow tie

groomsmen on a couch

Loving all the pops of yellow!

groomsmen with yellow umbrellas

tan suit groomsmen


yellow inspired wedding

highland springs resort wedding

highland springs resort wedding

highland springs resort wedding

highland springs resort wedding

Seriously, Priscila Valentina can do no wrong! Such pretty + fun snaps of W + A!

bride and groom with animal mask

vintage yellow doors

floral illustration welcome sign

Love this ceremony set-up and, really, every single wedding detail – DIY by Wendy + Tasteful Tatters!

wooden direcitons

yellow ceremony program

ribbon toss

here comes the bride sign

colorful highland springs resort wedding

colorful highland springs resort wedding

colorful highland springs resort wedding

colorful highland springs resort wedding

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

A month before the wedding I got really ill, a couple hospital visits and a biopsy later, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I could not even have a bite of our own wedding cake. To add to the stress, when we choose our date we understood it “could” rain but this is southern California and We’re in a serious drought, the odds of it raining were slim. Ummm no, it forecasted rain all week, it poured the night before. I literally thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown.

My wedding planner, Emilee Hegg of Tasteful Tatters turned into my shrink that week. I will never be able to repay her. I scrambled, ordered umbrellas from Bella Umbrella, yellow wellies just in case, got the bridesmaids sweaters ,tired to get jackets for the guys at the last minute (hence why one doesn’t have one); Boots from Joyfolie for Gracie. Then the week got worse, my husband’s parents got sick and could not attend, and while Adrian was on the phone with his parents, my son cut off my daughter’s hair. I literally felt like I was holding my breath the entire time afraid it would down pour on our heads at any moment. It did rain that morning as we were setting up and even as I said I do, I was holding my breath. But as soon as we said I do, and not a drop was shed on anyone’s head, and they were all safe within the tent, I finally relaxed.

As I entered the tent, all the work was visible. It was majestic inside. The music played for our first dance and I swear in that moment everything was worth it. We had our first dance as husband and wife and then Van Morrison’s ‘into the mystic” played and we motioned for our babies to join us. I danced with our son and my husband with our daughter. It was sheer bliss. The entire world faded away and I knew this was what true happiness felt like.

colorful highland springs resort wedding

colorful highland springs resort wedding

colorful highland springs resort wedding

mustard yellow wedding party

colorful chevron reception

Such a stunning scene, right?! To get the look from Wendy + Adrian’s gorgeous day, shop with us below or shoot Wendy an email – thehomespuncollective {at} yahoo {dot} com – she will be taking on a few installation projects this year!

nail string art

vintage decor lounge

yellow chevron table runners

vintage fabric tag escort cards

vintage crates

embroidery hoop table numbers

vintage bottle bud vases

colorful sweetheart table

heart centerpiece decor

embroidery hoop table numbers

colorful chevron reception

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Bridal Party: Follow you into the dark – Death Cab for Cutie + Once Soundtrack – Falling Slowly; Bride: Thousand Years – Christina Perri

Recessional: Best day of my life – American Authors

First Dance: Bride + Groom: I won’t give up – Jason Mraz; With their Kids: Into the Mystic – Van Morrison

first dance

chalkboard bar sign

succulent favors

custom clay cake topper

colorful cake


Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Choose your vendors wisely. I still know without a doubt that I could not have pulled it all off without an amazing team of vendors that supported me when all indications were that this might not be the vision I had dreamt of. They went the extra mile to make it beautiful. Plan, Plan and Plan some more. Things can always go as expected but sometimes they don’t and if you have contingencies in place then you can fall back on those. Highland Springs Resort had a tent so even though it was not going to be side walled, when the weather kicked in we had that as a back up. We didn’t plan on having to get a Gluten Free cake or food but it all worked out because we prepared.

On that day, no matter what happens you will be husband and wife and that is truly all that matters. The people that show up are there to witness your love as a couple. They will not know that the umbrellas were last minute or that the escort card display was supposed to be outside. And don’t forget to have fun. It is your day, if you hire the best, then on that day you will be able to sit back, let them do what they do best and enjoy your wedding.

photography: Priscila Valentina // venue name: Highland Springs Resort, Cherry Valley, California // event design: Bride and Emilee Hegg // planning: Emilee Hegg of Tasteful Tatters // florals: Petal Floral // wedding dress: Demetrio's Bride // hairpiece: David's Bridal // bride's shoes: Lady Party Mary Jane from Ebay // hair stylist: 1011 Make up // makeup artist: 1011 Make up // groom attire: Mens Wearhouse // videography: Max and Molly Films // catering: Highland Springs Resort // cake: Highland Springs Resort // music: Alan Meade of 5 Star Mobile DJ // officiant: Rev. Judith L. DeMarco // DIY projects: Bride and Emilee Hegg // flower crown: Petal Floral // jewelry: David's Bridal // bridesmaid dresses: Weddington Way, Wtoo // flower girl dress: Pippy Lou // flower girl capelet: Made by friend of the bride // flower girl crown: Made by Bride // boutonniere: Made by Bride // flower girl boots: Joy Folie // bow ties: Tie Bar // suspenders: Suspender Store // paper goods: Chicks N' Hens, Minted // succulent favors: San Pedro Cactus // sweets: Martha Greens // gluten free cake: Muffin Top Bakery // cake topper: Lollipop Workshop // rentals: Circa Vintage Rentals // umbrellas: Bella Umbrella // bridesmaid's robes: Silk and More // vintage dishes: Collected by bride // jars: Collected by bride // tables: Collected by bride // antiques: Collected by bride // centerpiece boxes: Bride -- [email protected] // cake wall: Bride -- [email protected] // cake stands: Bride -- [email protected] // alter installation: Bride -- [email protected] // table numbers: Bride -- [email protected] // garlands: Bride -- [email protected] // other DIY items: Bride -- [email protected] // vintage handkerchiefs: Ebay // fabric: Fabric, Joanns