When you’re a super talented graphic artist, it basically goes without saying that your wedding is going to be a beautifully handcrafted day filled with tons of personality. We’re talking about pretty vintage props, lots of delicate lace and an invitation suite that will have you wishing this bride were your best friend. JAC Photography captured this wonderfully unique day to perfection and you can see so much more right here in the full gallery.
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From Jenn Yamauchi Weddings & Events… We were completely enamored by Gigi and Andrew from the beginning, when they described their vision for their wedding day as woodsy and nature-y with a touch of vintage romance. They choose a dreamy color palette of cream, beige, soft peach and hints of country blue. What evolved over the course of the planning was a whimsical and wonderfully-handcrafted wedding day with fun vintage props, delicate lace, playful tabletop elements and a bevy of crafty details. The Heritage Square Museum, which provided the most perfect outdoor space for the celebration, is fashioned after a Victorian-era town with an amazing collection of salvaged homes and buildings from the 19th century. The cocktail hour took place in the open clearing flanked by the old church and the barn, while the dinner reception took place on the lawn next the general store where a red boxcar provided an awesome backdrop for the sweetheart table.
The bride, being a graphic artist, naturally took on the task of designing the invitation suite, from the adorable vintage bird monogram to the floral lace paper sleeve. Chiffon flower corsages for the ladies and bow ties for the gents were individually sewn and served as escort cards. Gigi happens to work in-house for a popular clothing retailer and had the unique opportunity to borrow from the visual merchandising department’s amazing collection of vintage props. She was able to score an amazing vintage sewing machine and a dress form that we used to create the escort card display. They also spent hours sifting through thrift shops to round up the rest of their décor elements, which included vintage teacups, saucers and milk glass. The bride and groom also hand-made their own fabric pennant table numbers with gold lettering, as well as the heart-shaped reception programs. A fun element at the dinner tables were the kissing sticks with its miniature bells and ribbon streamers. But just in case the little bells weren’t loud enough, they also provided larger cowbells at each table as well!
As guests arrived for cocktail hour, they were greeted with a custom tea station provided by Cha For Tea, which was a big hit, and the gorgeous dessert spread provided by Sweet & Saucy Shop was the perfect cap to a sweet and relaxed wedding day. The most special thing about their day was that despite a 200-person guest list, the wedding felt wonderfully intimate and personal. Aside from their obvious style and talents, Gigi and Andrew have hearts of gold, and it was pure joy to witness the warmth and love that embraced them that day.
Wedding Photography: JAC Photography / Ceremony: Iglesia Ni Cristo in Long Beach, California / Reception: Heritage Square Museum in Los Angeles, California / Wedding Design: The Bride + Jenn Yamauchi Weddings & Events (firstname.lastname@example.org) / Wedding Planning: Jenn Yamauchi Weddings & Events (email@example.com) / Floral Design: Twig & Blossom / Wedding Cinematography: Our Digital Studio / Catering: Kensington Caterers / Wedding Cake + Dessert Table: Sweet & Saucy Shop / Drink Station: Cha for Tea / DJ: Steppin’ Out — In Style Entertainment Services / Photo Booth: Justin Element Photography / Rentals: Atlas Party Rentals / Canopy: Happy Chuppah / Favors, Table Numbers, Invitations + Paper Goods: Gigibyte (The Bride & Groom) / Wedding Dress + Wrap: BHLDN / Hair + Makeup: Kelly Zhang