Good morning, lovelies!
This month, we wish a very happy one year anniversary to Victoria & John! Today, we are super excited to share their quirky, science styled wedding, filled with tons of color and DIY projects. We were in need of a backdrop with vibrant hues and lots of character, which made The Fig House was the perfect venue for this cutie couple’s celebration! We worked together with these love-birds to weave texture and variety into each and every detail. One of the great things about this couple is that weren’t really concerned about doing what was on-trend or replicating looks they saw online, but instead wanted to collaborate to design a wedding that was a true extension of their worlds (both individually and as a couple).
Victoria & John’s wedding truly expressed how the couple marches to the beat of their own drum. The designs were all angular and had a minimalist, organic feel, with each floral placement popping with colors and complemented by greenery. From Victoria’s personalized herb favors to John’s music selection and from a plethora of scientific paraphernalia to the countless hand-crafted DIY details, this wedding was full of personality.
From Victoria (the blushing bride)
John and I were introduced by friends and living in different cities at the beginning of our relationship. Through many hours on the phone, we discovered shared loves for: faith; food and cooking; science fiction (we bonded over the TV shows Fringe and Futurama.); and J.Crew. Our visits to each other were composed of exploring restaurants in the SF Bay Area and LA, hiking, and visiting museums. When it came time to plan our wedding, we ultimately wanted to have a great celebration with our loved ones.
We made sure to have tasty food, good drinks, and fun music. As for décor, we went for “mad naturalist” – science-themed, but with lots of nature and metallics. We tried to reflect this in the floral arrangements (which were amazing!) and DIY projects. We created the octagon backdrop from copper pipe, and John made the himmeli ornaments. Victoria loves gardening, so she planted all the herb favors herself from seeds; she also made the wedding signs and wrote the place cards.
We went a little geeky with the wooden dinosaur models, John’s rock collection, and famous scientists as table names, but it was a lot of fun! John loves music and created the playlists for the different parts of the wedding. Yes, our recessional was the Futurama theme song!