A wedding like this only comes along once in a great while. It’s one of those fabulous little numbers with style and whimsy coming out of its ears and more stripes than a design lover could possibly dream of. Jesse Leake Photography captured all the magic between these two love birds while April Flowers crafted some gorgeous displays of floral artistry as well as a whole bundle of kill-me-it’s-so-awesome decor crafted by the Bride, herself. It’s cool, it’s bursting with style and it’s all here for you to peruse!
From the Bride…After seven years together, Dominic proposed while we were on holiday in Malaysia. Soon after, we began discussing where the wedding should take place. With friends and family all over Europe and the US, we wanted to make sure as many people as possible could celebrate with us. We decided to have the wedding at my parent’s house in San Luis Obispo with a second reception two months later in Dominic’s home town in Germany. My parents live in a custom Victorian style home, which served as a really beautiful backdrop for our wedding. My mom, dad, and brother spent countless hours turning the space behind their house, which was a blank canvas just months before, into a lovely reception area and altar.
We very much wanted to incorporate German, British, and American style and tradition into the wedding. For the ceremony, Dominic’s family performed songs in German, I read a Shakespeare sonnet, and everyone sang “Amazing Grace”. We drank German beer, English gin, and California wine. Our guests enjoyed Ritter Sport, flying saucers, and personalised M&M’s among others in the candy buffet. Decorations included old American box cameras, vintage English playing cards, and a 1920s German spelling tablet served as our welcome sign. I absolutely love art deco design; so much of our wedding inspiration was taken from the period. We searched for vintage pieces all over, from flea markets in Vienna to car boot sales in London with many items purchased on eBay and Etsy. I had such an amazing time designing and creating the decorations and table settings for the wedding. So much so that I was inspired to set up my own etsy shop, Deco Revivalist.
The day itself was romantic, surreal, tearful, and lots of fun. We were very lucky that so many people travelled so far to be there for our wedding. What a pleasure it is to marry the one you love, accompanied by those who remind you that it shows.
Wedding Photography: Jesse Leake Photography / Wedding Videography: Fig Leaf Video / Floral Design: April Flowers / Decorations: The Bride + Deco Revivalist (her shop) / Invitations + Coasters: Go Go Snaps / Wedding Dress: Lilee at Selfridges / Bride’s Ceremony Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell / Bride’s Reception Shoes: Irregular Choice / Bride’s Perfume: Marry Me by Lanvin / Bride’s Wedding Ring: Cat Bird / Groom’s Suit: Steel & Jelly / Groom’s Shoes: Ted Baker / Groom’s Tie: Vivienne Westwood