Happy Throw-Back Thursday Friends!
Today we are excited to share with you one of our most fun and playful weddings of 2014. Jenny & Blane got married on the real, live movie set of Paramount Ranch! Many a John Wayne western-type films were shot at this venue. Both Jenny & Blane had always wanted a laid-back wedding, so taking their setting in mind, they chose to have a celebration with a cinema & old west theme! How fun.
This was a super DIY affair, with the couple’s family members and friends pitching in at every corner to put together this party! Jenny was super organized and had a firm idea of what they wanted and exactly how it was going to be executed (which is the only way to successfully pull off a fully DIY wedding my friends – organization and efficiency is key!). We worked with the couple to help formulate and execute their look and feel. About a dozen of us were on-site before 8AM, stringing bistro lights, hanging chandeliers and planted items, moving tables, tablescaping with potted arrangements, and doing all sorts of manual and design labor to make the couple’s dream a reality. It is rare that we get to do a wedding with such a firm theme, so we had a blast in the freedom that comes with completely surrendering to a style and going all the way with it!
When I think of this wedding, the word “personal” comes to mind because not only did the couple’s friends and family work their booties off to make their day happen (in a number of capacities), but because Jenny & Blane chose to infuse so much of themselves into their day. They gave us a ton of photos of their families to display (super sweet and never gets old!). They collected a number of cutesy decor items for our team to style and place around the celebration- all items that either supported the theme or gave a nod to who they are as a couple. Love it!
Jenny & Blane both live for yummy food. We ditched the formal plated meal for a legit home-town bbq, complete with a live cooking smoker and all. My mouth is still watering thinking about the deliciousness of the Texas-style bbq we feasted on that night! A close friend of the couple baked up a storm and the guests enjoyed an array of mini-treats for dessert. The party ate, drank and were merry! Thankfully my hubs was there to capture each and every personal and spectacularly fun moment.