Wes Anderson Inspired Backyard Wedding: Sarah + Corbin

When it came to designing their wedding day, Sarah + Corbin knew they wanted to include personal touches throughout the entire setting + create a scene that melded together all of their favorite things. They dreamt up the idea to have the styling mimic that of a warm + cozy home, but wanted to incorporate their love of the outdoors, too. So the perfect compromise was a backyard wedding where they could create lots of fun ‘wall’ vignettes styled with the quirkiest finds they could imagine! And when Sarah told us, My favorite director is Wes Anderson and he definitely had some impact on the design and style, it all started to make perfect sense! More from her on the overall design plan below:

I first knew that I wanted the over-all design to reflect our quirkiness and also speak volumes about our history and who we are with an abundance of personal details. However, that’s really all we knew we wanted. I had such a hard time when people would ask about the colors or really anything about the style of our wedding. So it ended up being the most adorable, industrial, midcentury, Texan, lovely, eclectic, rustic, Fantastic Mr. Fox styled wedding that I could have never put to paper or into words. We couldn’t have made any of it happen with out our loving family and friends who helped with everything from DIY projects to officiating. The whole day my heart was almost exploding with positive energy and sentiments from everyone near and dear to us. This is what made us who we are and made that day the best of our lives so far.

Thanks so much to Sarah of The Foundry for the event design + Paige of Awake Photography for the gorgeous photos below!

How fun is Sarah’s bouquet, featuring a giant air plant, by Fawn Dellit Designs?!

Pretty, pretty bridesmaids in blue! And Sarah is wearing the ‘Eloquence’ gown by Claire Pettibone – one of our faves!

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

My favorite moments were seeing my mom tear up while I was getting the finishing touches getting my hair and makeup done. Sending love notes back and forth between Corbin and I. The prayer I had before I walked down the isle with all of our parents. Seeing Corbin under the tree when I started to walk (cliche I know). My best friend’s kind words about the way we look at each other. My brother and his girlfriend catching the bouquet and the garter. My uncle cracking open the straight-from-Arkansas-homebrewed moonshine which everyone had a swig of. Our last dance to our secret favorite song. Kissing my dad on the cheek good-bye.

We cannot get enough of the amazing walls these two created! Let’s hear a bit more about them from Sarah, I knew I wanted the wedding to have a very hand crafted feel, but I also didn’t want to bog myself down with project after project. So I picked things that would have a great impact but be relatively easy to execute. The biggest one (and my favorite) by far were the stand alone walls. Corbin and I discussed the design of them and I drew up a few rough plans and Corbs built and painted them. The styling of the walls was done by my aunt and uncle who have always been artists of home steading and making. The paintings on the walls were pieces done by my aunt.

Corbin’s grandfather, who has passed, collected electric line insulators and we incorporated those into our center pieces. Those stood on wooden blocks which my mom and stepdad burned our logo into. Corbin is a geologist with a super cool rock collection (which I still remember him showing me on our first date) and I knew I wanted to show case them in the terrariums I created. My mom and I had collected so many miscellaneous antiques and projects from our DIY Polaroid photo booth to me taking a whack at chalk calligraphy.

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Sweet Disposition – Vitamin String Quartet

Recessional: Hard Sun – Eddie Vedder

First Dance: The Story – Brandi Carlile

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Do what ever you and your groom want and can do no matter what other people think. Book a day of planner at least. Just remember that at the end of the day, all you need is for the officiant and your groom to show up with love in their hearts.

photography: Paige Budde of Awake Photography // venue name: Jim and Mona's 19th hole (Mother of the groom's back yard) // event design: Sarah Carsrud of The Foundry // planning: Mallory Ferreira of Two Be Wed // florals: Fawn Dellit Designs // wedding dress: 'Eloquence' Gown Claire Pettibone // hairpiece: Made by the bride // bride's shoes: Gianni Bini 2015 winter collection // bridesmaid dresses: Mod Cloth // hair stylist: Whitney Par and Tiffany Nelson of Splurge Salon // makeup artist: Rachel Hill // groom attire: Express // videography: Complete Weddings + Events // paper goods: Black Lab Studio // catering: Copper Chefs // cake: Jesi with Dulce Designs // music: Complete Weddings + Events // officiant: Friend of the Bride // rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals