February 9, 2011

Real Weddings: Heather and Dana

A backyard wedding with plenty of DIY elements, Heather and Dana created an absolutely enchanting and understated ceremony and reception in Newport Beach, California. With the bright sun, soft color palette, and a little post-processing magic, I felt transported back in time with photos that could have rolled from a 8mm camera film strip.

Heather's personal and customized touches were reflected in her bridal party. The bridesmaids wore mixed styles from Dessy's After Six line in the color Quartz with a Taupe sash. Since most of the styles did not actually come with the contrasting color option, they asked us if they could order extra sashes to create the two-tone look, which of course we happily obliged.

After Six Styles 6574, 6575, 6590, 6577, 6554

Having the wedding in a home allowed them to create separate areas like a photobooth room and... a french fry station!? Be still my heart!

The chill poolside setting was the perfect lounge area with strings of glass lanterns and floating candles.

Congrats Heather and Dana! May your marriage continue to be as homegrown and beautiful as your wedding day!

Photography credit: Jill Thomas Photography

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