Being a display designer for Anthropologie naturally inspired our next bride, PJ, to design a wedding with handmade and whimsical details on a very reasonable budget.
Lucky for you, PJ now designs handmade weddings over at Going Lovely. Adorable name..right? Read on to hear more about this lovely wedding that was captured by Emily Blake Photography. There are ton more details to see in the full wedding gallery.
We chose to have our wedding at Strawberry Farms in Irvine because it’s in the city where we went to college and met. We created a spreadsheet of all the decorations we wanted to have at our wedding, followed by a completion date, a budget, and helpers. This really helped us stay organized and on track with making the decor without getting too stressed out! Andrew was the best DIY partner and our family and friends were so helpful throughout the planning process. They were happy to join us and help with making anything that had to be mass produced, like canning homemade jam for our favors, sewing the burlap table runners, and building wood planters for our centerpieces.
My favorite part of the day was when the doors of the barn were pulled back and we walked in for the first time as Mr. & Mrs. I loved seeing our guests excited and already having a good time! It was also wonderful to see our vision for the wedding come to life. My mom’s friend, EJ, did such an amazing job designing our floral centerpieces. They were gorgeous and she incorporated my love for succulents! Andrew’s favorite part of the day was the dance party, where he surprised everyone with a fun dance routine during the garter toss.
Words Of Advice:
Don’t hesitate to call in favors and ask for help. We reached out to our friends and family for things that we would normally have to hire a vendor for, and they were more than happy to help and be a part of our special day! Everyone did such an amazing job on their assigned tasks and were such a blessing to us. We couldn’t have made it happen without them.
Photographer: Emily Blake
Event Design: PJ Dunn
Venue: Strawberry Farms
Dress Designer: Bella Bridesmaids
Floral Design: California and Florist
Groom’s Attire: Nordstroms
Jewelry: David Yurman
Shoe Designer: JCrew
Hair: Christine Choi
Makeup: Jill Kobbervig
Desserts: Happy Bakery