This tiny backyard wedding in East Sooke, BC was a labor of love planned in a short period of time. Lauren and Cohen love ink, cats, plants, and great vegan food, so their wedding reflected them perfectly. Don’t miss the epic forest-filled backyard (who has a backyard like this?!), seriously gorgeous vegan food spread, reception space filled with lush textures, and the real star of this show, their cat Yoshi.
Bride Kayla loves the color black, glitter, bones, and science, so all of those things were incorporated into her and groom Josh’s wedding day. There were handmade bouquets, surprise readings at the ceremony from the wedding party, wedding pies, flowers in metal skulls, spine pens, and a record guest book. It was truly a darkly glam wedding for the ages.
When we got engaged, we knew we didn't want a typical wedding. Instead, we wanted to incorporate some of the wonderful things we enjoy together into an expression of our love. We picked black and burgundy as our colors to match our dark aesthetic. For my bridal look, I wanted to go high drama. I ditched the white dress and found an asymmetrical wine-colored dress and, with my bridesmaid Haley, built a one-of-a-kind elk antler headdress so I could look like a pagan forest goddess.
When choosing your wedding bands, there are a TON of choices, and you don’t at all have to choose something traditional. Whether you’re shopping for your partner, for all of your rings, or for yourself, there’s a wedding band to fit your personality.
We did some deep-diving and found three of our favorite types of rings and exactly who could ROCK them, pun intended…
We wanted a forest-themed wedding because of our shared love of nature and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in which we live. We also wanted to focus on our friends, family, and community. We sought out vendors we knew, the caterer used produce from the farm where Adrienne volunteers. The favors (goat’s milk soap) and the flowers both came from vendors at our farmer's market.
Liz and Steven planned a fairy and butterfly themed wedding at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum in Austin, Texas. Liz’s late mother was known as “the butterfly lady,” so when the pair did a butterfly release after their ceremony, it had a lot of meaning. This was especially so when Liz was covered in the butterflies all over her dress. The symbolism is so sweet.
Don’t miss the greenery-covered tables, adorable mini bites at the reception, typewriter guestbook, and Liz’s gorgeous tiara!