A Modern Take on the Backyard Wedding
March 24, 2016
California
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Take everything you think about your typical backyard wedding and kindly toss it out the window. Because this backyard celebration at the couple's own home features a fresh, modern approach by One Big Fish Events. We're pulling out all the heart eye emojiis for the feather-infused floral design (a trend we predicted for 2016) and that Vera Wang gown? Don't even get us started. Thanks to the incredible Lacie Hansen and IQ Videography for documenting this beauty of a day.
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From One Big Fish Events...Robert and Adela got married in the backyard of their modern Atherton home in the height of the summer. They wanted a simple wedding with great food and live music, so with the help of Hugh Groman Catering and the earthly sounds of the band, Goodnight, Texas they were off to a great start. Guests were invited to gather for pre ceremony cocktails on their back patio. His and hers signature drinks were offered, while the groom mingled and the band serenaded.

Once everyone had a drink in hand, the band paused while their event planner, Sadie Waddington of One Big Fish Events invited guest to gather under the shade of two gorgeous redwood trees for Robert and Adela’s exchange of vows. Guests stood, creating an aisle for Adela to walk down while Goodnight, Texas played their processional. The ceremony was framed by the amazing floral work of Ivanka Matsuba of Studio Mondine, who created a beautiful textured structure to back the couple.

The happy couple danced back down the aisle as newlyweds, Adela wearing a custom designed wedding band and Robert with a place holder drawn on by the bride with a sharpie during their ceremony. He had committed to tattooing his wedding band as a symbol of their permanent love at a later date..

Guest enjoyed Hog Island Oysters and Champagne, while they gave the couple a few moments to themselves. Guests were entertained by Magnolia Photobooth and watched Adela and Robert enjoy their first dance as a married couple. Only a few of the bride’s closest family were able to make the celebration, however, a touch of home was sent through a video of congratulations from Adela’s family, a wonderful and emotional surprise for the bride.

Guest dined under a fabric canopy with soft lighting bouncing from chandeliers, designed by Five Star Productions. Adela’s new last name is Stone, so the intimate gathering of guests were invited to find their names which were hand written by the bride on granite stones at each place setting. Menu cards were laid out at each setting and abundant, lush floral arrangements lined the table.

A few toasts were made post dinner, then it was time for cake and a collection of amazing trifles for dessert, all provided by Hugh Groman Catering. DJ Von at Sutherland Entertainment, brought the guests to the dance floor before heat lamps were set up around a cluster of patio lounge furniture for guests to relax into the evening. Guest went home with a CD of the band’s music generously shared by Goodnight, Texas, and the couple where given an autographed LP of their work.

Adela looked stunning in a Vera Wang dress and Robert wore a sharp grey suite with his signature converse low tops. Lacie Hansen captured the details of the day beautifully and IQ Videography produced a lovely recap of their special day!