Wedding Chicks

Outdoor Wedding with Bright Color Palette

bride and groom style

April and Matt learned that planning a wedding is a lot like having a blank canvas. Both the bride and groom are passionate artists, and both had an arsenal of suggestions and tips. Throwing aside idea after idea, they finally decided that themes just weren’t for them, so they opted for an anti-theme wedding.
Filled with bright, popping colors, vintage elegance, and whimsical details, their wedding was a seamless event. Delve into more ideas for how to have an anti-theme wedding in the full gallery here, captured by Life & Love Studio.

bridesmaid gift ideas

bright bridesmaid bouquet

bright pink and orange wedding bouquet

On Her Dress

From The Bride: My dress was Allure Bridals from their Couture Collection! I wanted a Pnina Tornai!! But they were cost prohibitive in my budget.. so when I found this Allure dress I was floored.. Originally it had a backing on the bodice so that it wasn't see through but I had it removed so that I could emulate Pnina Tornai a bit more! 

wedding directions sign

flower girls with flower wands

outdoor wedding ceremony

outdoor FL wedding

corset wedding gown

corset wedding dress

DIY Dinosaurs and Drinks

My husband and I wanted a light and relaxed feel to our wedding and chose my parent’s private estate in Jacksonville, Florida as both the ceremony and reception location. Nestled among mossy oaks spreading across twenty-five acres, our wedding was under the canopy of the property that I grew up in. Filled with colorful and sparkling DIY, my mother and I crafted whimsical details such as gold dinosaurs, sparkling pumpkins and gilded signage. Handmade wedding favors that I made and designed paired with Conservatorie Floral Design's beautiful bright centerpieces of cactus, succulent, and vibrant exotic flowers in varying antique glass jars. My mother also hand painted pumpkins for each table. During cocktail hour, guests enjoyed drinks and hors d'oeuvres in my family barn with my horse, Sir Prize Me – eager for the carrots left in a nearby bucket.

guest book ideas

colorful wedding ideas

gold dinosaurs for table decor

dinosaur with veil

Anti-theme Wedding Details

Between Lego inspired wedding favors, vintage elegance, colorful whimsy, and a very zombie cake topper, our wedding was all over the place in design – but through a very careful selection of excellent vendors, and a lot of DIY, our wedding proves that an anti-theme is not impossible to create and still have a seamless design for your wedding day.

wild wedding cake idea

Be sure to check out the film below to see it all up close and in real life.

https://vimeo.com/105865942

ServiceVendor
Bridal Dress HangerDeighan Design
Bridesmaids’ DressesAlfred Angelo
Bride’s DressAllure Bridals Couture Collection
Bride’s RingPeter Marco
Bride’s RingTacori
CakeCinotti’s Bakery
Cake SilverwareWoodenHive
CateringCatering by Liz
Ceremony & Reception Live FeedDropcam
CoordinatorMegan Martin
DJSkip Kelly Productions
FloristConservatorie Floral & Event Design
Groom/Groomsmen’s AttireJos. A Banks
Groom’s RingCarlex at Beard’s Jewelry
Guestbook TreeTotallySalinda
Make Up & HairPaulina Perez
PhotographyLife & Love Studio
RentalsLuxe Party Rentals
Signage, Card Mailbox, Wedding Favors, Bridesmaid Sash, Dinosaurs, Pumpkins, Barn Décor, Children’s Coloring Activity Books & GartersDIY | Shoes: Kathie Barrus | Cake Topper: Variable28
String DuoJax Strings