Not only is this wedding full of lots of outdoor adventure, it features my most favorite cake table ever – inspired by a Thiebaud painting! Lisa + Drew love the outdoors and made sure that came across in their day along with culinary delights like paella and a roasted pig. Also, there is a family tradition of bringing homemade cookies to weddings so there were some neat creations inspired by Lisa’s job as a science teacher. The wedding took place at the gorgeous Nestldown in Northern California and was photographed by the talented Kate Harrison.
LOVE how happy they are during the ceremony!
A bit about the cake table from Lisa, I’ve always loved Thiebaud’s work (and Warhol) after taking art class in high school + college and seeing an exhibition at the SF MoMA. I love the way he depicted ordinary things to be really enticing. The way he painted cakes, for example, are vibrant and thick. When I look at his work, I want to take my finger to an edge of a cake and taste the sugary goodness. I also love that the cakes he painted were displays from mom & pop bakeries and/or diners. And everyone knows I love family-run bakeries. So having our wedding “cake” be a recreation of Thiebaud cakes was a simple choice. What’s the saying…”Art imitating life, imitating art”?? When I told my sister (my maid of honor) that we were going to have Thiebaud cakes, she said “That is so you.” which was great! We wanted to make our wedding as personal as possible. That little corner of the barn (the cakes and cookies) was our favorite “detail” of our wedding.
Gorgeous cakes! Congrats to Lisa + Drew and thanks for sharing your day with us.
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