Headlands Center for the Arts Wedding by Elle Jae Weddings
October 4, 2011
United States

Why, hello there pretty wedding photographed ever so beautifully by Elle Jae Weddings. You are looking mighty fine. And so too is each little artistic detail and every DIY infused element that all came together to showcase a wedding locally grown in the Marin Headlands. And you know I can't go a whole post without mentioning that gorgeous succulent infused bouquet crafted by Soulflower Design Studio. A great bouquet gets me each and every time. Sit back and take it all in right here.

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From the bride:

When Alex and I got engaged close to our home in San Francisco, we contemplated whether to go to city hall one casual Friday morning or to go all out. We decided to have our full blown wedding and I saw it as an opportunity to express my artistic side, which I don’t normally get to do in my day job. I started with letterpress classes and continued to put my personal touch on everything from painting the cake topper to hand picking rocks for our place cards.

When we started to fill in the details, we wanted to showcase the beautiful and natural surroundings of northern California. We set a date in the spring when the Headlands would be lush green and covered in beautiful wildflowers. To mirror the springtime wildflowers, our stationary featured the California poppy and homemade crepe paper California poppies adorned the tables and aisles. The fresh florals and menu ingredients were seasonal and locally sourced. And, our favors were jars of honey from a local Marin beekeeper. In some way, more than just words, we wanted to commemorate the family members who have passed. In symbolic memory of our grandparents, we had succulent centerpieces, locally sourced honey favors and yellow roses. The DIY projects were votives wrapped in beeswax sheets, crepe paper California poppies to match invitations, fabric panels for ceremony space, cake toppers painted & embellished.

Photographer: Elle Jae Weddings / Bride’s Dress: Lela Rose / Bride’s Veil: Priscilla of Boston / Bride’s Shoes: Rocket Dog / Groom’s Suit: Hickey Freeman / Groom’s Shoes: Mephisto / Matron of Honor + Mother of the Bride Dresses: Siri / Invitations + Save the Dates: San Francisco Center for the Book / Programs, Menus + Signs: Carré Designs / Place Card Rocks: Lyngso + Carré Designs / Venue : Headlands Center for the Arts / Cake : True Confections / Makeup : The Make Up Dolls / Flowers: Soulflower Design Studio / Band: The Gumbo Brothers / Caterer: Katie Powers Catering / Day-of-Wedding Coordination: Rebecca Pfiffner of Be Hitched, Event Planning & Design / Swings: Art Installation by Paolo Salvagione