This just might be the cutest, budget friendly wedding I’ve ever seen. The couple was going for a “Wonder Years backyard BBQ.” Jess and Christian wanted their guests to get a taste of the city they now call home, so they held their wedding in downtown LA at the Oviatt Penthouse. They hired the fabulous Courtney Toney of Joyful Weddings and Events and Kim Fox Photography to help them design their fabulous day!

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I mean, seriously!? Is this not the most adorable wedding you’ve ever seen?? Here are a few more fun details from Courtney…

The flowers were adorable- striped tulips & runnuculus in the bouquets & bouts & adorable wheat grass & daisy centerpieces. The food, by Thank Goodness, It’s Sophia (TGIS), was super fun & delicious. They had a burger bar & a salad bar. Instead of plates, red & white check paper hot dog trays were used. Jess had originally wanted to get the In-N-Out catering truck, but it is a bit difficult to find a site in downtown LA where you can pull a huge truck right up to the event.

My favorite touch of the entire night, though, was the dessert bar. One of my favorite dessert companies, Vanilla Bake Shop, made the most incredible mini-cupcake & icebox dessert display. Words cannot express how delicious these treats were & they looked completely adorable as well!

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What I loved most about this couple was that they were not afraid of taking a chance and doing something a bit different. The wedding was very intimate- only 40 guests, and was full of personal touches. Each table was a different food photo; Jessica takes incredible photos of food- she even has a blog where she posts them. It’s so fun! The programs & invitations featured a retro-style photo of the two of them sitting on a big hamburger. They gave each guest a pair of knock-off Ray Bans to wear during the ceremony and Jess found an amazing grass doormat to use for the escort cards.

Thank you so much Courtney Toney for sharing all of the fabulous details! I am in love! And of course, to the adorable Jess and Christian…I kind of want you to be my new best friends.