Marisa is the cousin of a long-time good friend of mine, Jenna. When she heard Marisa and Erik were getting married, she called me up and asked if I was ready to fly out to California. And, honestly, who ever turns that down?The wedding would be at the family’s home, on some land, and I don’t think I could have been prepared for someone’s “backyard” to look quite that lovely.
I had no idea that the bride I was meeting would be so amazingly crafty. She did nearly all of her own decor, down to sewing her own wedding dress (with her mother). I loved the bright colors! They also did a first look, which is where the bride and groom see each other before the wedding so that they can capture photos of just the two of them before the craziness of the wedding reception happens. We did the photos in the yard, which has beautiful trees, and it’s unlike any location I have here in Savannah, so it was a real treat to be able to have such a beautiful first look location.
It was a lovely wedding, everything was in in two languages (though everyone spoke three or more!), and Marisa was even kind enough to comment on one of my Italy blog posts and help correct a bad translation for me!Enjoy some of my favorites from their wedding!