Love and dogs and spectacular oak trees. It don’t get much bettah!
Highlights/Keywords: eternal unicorn love • hand-dyed wedding dress • animators in love • family ranch • Joshua trees • National Forest • pies AND cake • photo booth • 2-dad processional • DIY • custom wedding logo
Sara and Greg found me at the Lovesick Expo, a wedding show for offbeat couples, so it shouldn’t be that surprising that they first met me in my underwear. I knew something special was happening when we started talking and their wedding turned out to be one of the most memorable of my career. It was a colorful, intimate wedding on a family ranch in the Pinon Hills at the edge of the Angeles National Forest. There’s a special comfort that comes from getting to know a couple that’s been together a long time – these two, it was about 6 years when we met up in LA. Their mutual respect of each other stood out immediately, and their smart way of cracking jokes to each other. They were so down to play with me and their wedding day did not disappoint. Sara’s dress was a Chrissy Wai-Ching, which are always colorful and custom-made. Greg wore a purple shirt with a pretty nifty vest. Succulents adorned the property, and the guests sat on hay bales. This was almost an entirely DIY affair and because Sara and Greg are illustrators and animators, they designed their own artful wedding “logo” that they put on stickers and wedding favors. I have mine on my laptop! When I found out that Greg worked on the TV show Avatar: The Last Airbender, arguably my favorite animated TV show of all time, I fan girled and then we worked in a nod to the show during their couple photos. The vibe was easy, breezy, and not cheesy. Lots of humor but heartfelt words, hanging out, eating barbecue, and goofing off in front of the photo booth. Please enjoy these lovelies; I know I did!
Wedding dress/maid of honor’s dress/ ties/bow ties/pocket handkerchiefs: Wai-Ching • Sara’s jewelry: Goddess Earth Designs • Sara’s rings: Danielle Miller Jewelry • Greg’s ring: The Ring Stop • Floral design/Lighting: Brier Rose Design • Table center pieces: Pam Troeger • Coordinating: Shawn Troeger • Hair/Makeup: Roni Munday • Officiant: Jesse Klausmeier
Venue: Artspace111 • Catering: Blue Mesa Grill • Cake: I Can’t Believe It’s Allergy Free! • Bridal salon: Lulu’s Bridal • Dress designer: Maggie Sottero • DJ: LeForce Entertainment • Hair/Makeup: Elan Makeup • Floral design: Mamalade Floral Etsy and West 7th Street Flower Market in Fort Worth • Officiant: Judge Mike Snipes
This was a really beautiful wedding with some fabulous folks at one of Austin’s most lovely nature centers. There’s this epic tree that everyone should visit. You’ll know it when you see it!
Venue: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center • Catering: Gourmet Gals • DJ: Greenbelt DJ • Hair/Makeup: Red Stella Salon • Floral design: Busy Li’l Bee Floral • Officiant: Spoken Heart Ceremonies • Coordination: In Her Shoes Coordination
The third and final wedding of the Three Sisters I Love. It was a bittersweet experience, but I know I’ll see them again because babies are happening 😀
Vendors: Venue, bartending, catering: Duchman Family Winery • Cake: Jackie Powers • DJ: Endless Entertainment • Floral design: Barbie Foerster • Makeup: Jacqueline Basset with Mistique Makeup • Hair: Louis’s mom • Officiant: Suneet Sing