We’ve seen wedding inspiration come from just about everything, but I do believe this is the very first SMP wedding inspired by a deck of UNO cards. And after taking a peek at this gallery from Studio Castillero, you’ll leave you never looking at the game of UNO the same. With stunning florals from The Little Branch, beautiful touches by Casa De Perrin and Found Vintage Rentals, and beautiful planning by Amber Events this is a theme wedding done right.
From the Bride…Planning a wedding is obviously a very daunting process. As we were planning ours, we wanted to make it as easy as possible. Being a marketer by trade, I’m always looking for the “big idea” that would guide the decision making process. In looking for that inspiration, we had a really easy answer – toys. Both my husband and I worked at Mattel, which is where we met.
Our main source of inspiration was UNO cards. We loved the idea of incorporating toys, but didn’t want to go overboard. The 40th Anniversary Edition of UNO felt like the right place to start. They had a vintage look and feel, perfect for table numbers, colors that we could work with for all aspects of venue, and of course, reflects so many emotions dating back to childhood. We wanted the entire wedding to feel light-hearted, colorful, and fun – just as we feel we are as a couple. For colors, we chose aspects of the primary colors of the UNO cards themselves. We took the idea of vintage childhood and incorporated other elements – classic coke bottles, craft pom poms, Dr. Seuss book as our guest sign in, baby pictures, and other childhood elements.
When thinking about your childhood, you also immediately think about the home you grew up in. We wanted as many of the environmental elements to convey home. Guests sat in couches with pillows and blankets. We walked down an aisle of layered rugs. The ceremony backdrop was a mantle with the added touch of the ceremony being led by my Husband’s father who wrote his own custom ceremony for us. We kept the ceremony short, with no wedding party, so everyone present could relax, enjoy the event, and have a great time.
Our vendors made the day seamless for us too. Nira from Amber Events, Rachel & Rico from Studio Castillero, the gals from Whoa Nelly and The Little Branch, brought the day to life in ways we didn’t even think was possible. We were able to fully enjoy every moment with our friends and family. Oh and the “Wild Card” table certainly lived up to their table assignment!
Photography: Studio Castillero | Florist: The Little Branch | Catering: Whoa Nelly | Hair and Makeup: Renee Loiz | Lighting: Stage Labs | DJ: RedShoe | Venue: SmogShoppe | Bar: Sunseri's | Carpets/rugs: Casa De Perrin | Desserts: Heirloom LA | Rentals: Town and Country | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Wedding Coordination: Nira DeLuna of Amber Events