JAC Photographers sent me the beautiful, relaxed backyard wedding of Megan + Simon. The wedding was at Megan’s parent’s home in Palos Verde, CA – and their backyard looks over the ocean! Lucky them :)
Megan let each of her girls pick out their dresses in the blue color family – turned out perfect!
Stationary was all done by Megan + Simon. They came up with the orange swirly icon and incorporated it into all of their print materials, including a hand carved and hand painted sign that the groom made himself! (the arrow wedding sign)
The ceremony was held in the backyard, when it was finished, the caterers transformed the same area to the dining area for the reception. The guests were to go to the front of the house for cocktail hour. It worked out so well! The bride and groom also collected succulents all year from the farmer’s market and the mother of the bride planted them all until she had enough for all the centerpieces throughout the wedding!
I’m also including photos of a handmade gift that we include for our brides. I premake the folio and attach polaroids that we take polaroids from a medium format camera. We present them to the couple so that they can take actual photos with them from their day to their honeymoon!
What a great idea! I love this as I remember on our honeymoon, I often thought about our photos wondering how they turned out :)
Bride’s dress: Nicole Miller
Bride’s shoes: JCrew
Jewelry: Bride’s mom handmade the pearl necklace that bride is wearing and groom sent Tiffany&Co.; earrings over the morning of the wedding.
Groom’s suit: Hugo Boss, groom’s shoes: John Varvatos.
Florals: La Fleur, Torrance
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
DJ was Ace of Hearts Entertainment
Guitarist Ashanti Dykes
Make up: Makeup by ronann
Hair: Harmony at Hush Hush Salon
Catering all done by: New York Food Company, they set up large outdoor grills and grilled the shrimp, veggies and beef all right there. During cocktail hour, everyone could smell the food and it was glorious!
Thanks again to JAC photographers for sending over this sweet wedding! Check out their blog for more of their work.