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October 19, 2016
Crushing on this stunning boho beach wedding!
In love with the stunning Bride and boho bridesmaids on her big day!
We're loving this boho Bride and her gorgeous sunflower wedding bouquet!
Sweet snap of the Bride and one of her Bridesmaids snapping a selfie before her first look!
In LOVE with this gorgeous colorful bouquet ring shot!
We're in LOVE with this Bride's stunning boho style and flower crown!
We're in LOVE with this Bride's stunning boho style and flower crown!
We're in LOVE with this Bride's stunning boho style and flower crown!
We're in LOVE with this Bride's stunning boho style and flower crown!
How darling is this snap of the Bride and her Bridesmaids with their super colorful bouquets?! LOVE!
We're in LOVE with this Bride's stunning boho style and headpiece!
In LOVE with this beachy ring shot!
Crushing on these stunning handmade boutonnieres made by the Bride!
Crushing on these stunning handmade boutonnieres made by the Bride!
Great shot of the Groom and Groomsmen at the beach before the ceremony!
Great shot of the Groom and Groomsmen at the beach before the ceremony!
Great shot of the Groom and Groomsmen at the beach before the ceremony!
We're swooning over this boho couple's darling first look. So sweet!
We're swooning over this boho couple's darling first look. So sweet!
We're swooning over this boho couple's darling first look. So sweet!
We're swooning over this boho couple's darling first look. So sweet!
Loving this handmade ceremony sign for this couple's darling beach ceremony!
We're in love with this super fun and boho beach ceremony!
We're in love with this super fun and boho beach ceremony!
We're in love with this super fun and boho beach ceremony!
We're in love with this super fun and boho beach ceremony!
We're in love with this super fun and boho beach ceremony!
How sweet! The Bride played her Husband-to-be a quick song during the ceremony. Swoon!
We're in love with this super fun and boho beach ceremony!
We're in love with this super fun and boho beach ceremony!
We're in love with this super fun and boho beach ceremony!
We're in love with this super fun and boho beach ceremony!
We're in love with this super fun and boho beach ceremony!
We are crushing on this gorgeous boho couple and their beachy wedding!
We're in love with the Mr. and Mrs. and their stunning boho beach wedding!
We're in love with the Mr. and Mrs. and their stunning boho beach wedding!
We're in love with the Mr. and Mrs. and their stunning boho beach wedding!
We're in love with the Mr. and Mrs. and their stunning boho beach wedding!
We're in love with the Mr. and Mrs. and their stunning boho beach wedding!
We're in love with the Mr. and Mrs. and their stunning boho beach wedding!
We're in love with the Mr. and Mrs. and their stunning boho beach wedding!
We're in love with the Mr. and Mrs. and their stunning boho beach wedding!
We're in love with the Mr. and Mrs. and their stunning boho beach wedding!
Darling details at this fun boho beach wedding!
This fun couple had face painting at their boho beach reception!
This fun couple had face painting at their boho beach reception!
We're in love with the Mr. and Mrs. and their stunning boho beach wedding!
We're in love with the Mr. and Mrs. and their stunning boho beach wedding!
We're in love with the Mr. and Mrs. and their stunning boho beach wedding!
We're in love with the Mr. and Mrs. and their stunning boho beach wedding!
We LOVE the handmade flamingo cake topper!
Cutting the cake as Mr. and Mrs!
So fun! Love this darling couple and their fun boho wedding!
We're in love with the Mr. and Mrs. and their stunning boho beach wedding!

What is your favorite wedding day memory?

This is such a hard question! There are so many wonderful memories from that day that it’s hard to choose. Off the top of my head, one moment that was captured absolutely perfectly by our photographer is the moment that Johnny and I realized we had both written about how I am the designated spider killer of the relationship due to Johnny’s {adorable} fear of spiders. I was half way through my vows, {which I had turned into a song and played for Johnny on the beautiful guitar he had gotten for me} and when I got to the part about spiders I had to stop to give a little half giggle/half sob and re-compose myself. At that moment Johnny also burst into laughter and tears and I looked around at our guests and saw that our whole tribe had joined in on our collective giggle/sob and it was just so beautiful to share that moment with everyone we love.

One other great memory would be the venue fiasco and complete turn around. It started 18 months before the day when we chose to get married at Windansea beach. We went to check a location we had identified at the very south end of the beach because there would be no way for strangers to walk behind our ceremony, which looks terrible in pictures in our opinion, so we really wanted an isolated beach location and this seemed perfect. We went and checked it out and it was perfect. What we didn’t realize is that during the winter, all the beach is at the south end as storms come from the north. So when we went to check in on the spot at the 1 year point there was zero sand and no way for us to get married there, but we already had out permits, so we decided to get married on the north end. We found a great little cove and all seemed to be okay. We check in again on the Tuesday before the wedding and all was still great. However, between Tuesday and Friday a large southern swell moved through and pushed all the sand away from the cove. When we showed up on Friday for the rehearsal there was literally zero sand on the beach where we were supposed to be married. I was devastated and no one really had a clue as to what to do. Luckily, a very nice, very elderly couple lived in the house right above the wedding venue and they had a very large lawn that went right up to the beach and they were nice enough to let us have our wedding on their lawn! So we set up a bunch of hand tiedyed blankets we had made for the guests, we even entered during the ceremony through their side gate. Everything turned out absolutely beautiful and our wedding was saved! In fact we even let them have all of the signs we had painted as well as our wedding arch that my dad made to use at the wedding they of their Granddaughter which they hosted a few months later. They were an amazing couple and our day would have been much different without their kindness.

What did you DIY for your wedding?

A better question might be what didn’t we DIY at our wedding! I love crafting, my Mom is an amazing seamstress, my Dad can build anything and Johnny’s Mom can garage sale like nobody I know! For the beach ceremony my Dad bought raw bamboo and built our ceremony arch from scratch, which my Mom draped with fabric and lace she had lying around the house. She also strung sand dollars along the back of it, which were all collected by Johnny’s Sister for us. I had collected old pieces of wood, painted them and turned them into cute little signs that the guests would see on their way to their seats. Instead of chairs we decided to have our guests sit on beach blankets which were actually just large pieces of fabric that we tie-dyed with a really pretty light teal color {my Mom has since made those blankets into quilts for me and my bridesmaids to keep}. We even made the Groomsmen’s jackets, Johnny and I custom made blazers out of really fun fabrics. Our company is called Beach Bum Blazers.

At the ceremony, the tables had teal lace table runners made by my Mom and floral arrangements were placed in mismatched silver teapots and goblets and sugar bowls all collected by Johnny’s Mom at garage sales over the last two years. My Dad turned some little wooden frames from the craft store into really fancy chalkboards for me, which I then wrote on for the bar, the sign in table and the face painting station. I covered wooden a “J & J” cut out in seashells and driftwood for the sign in table as well. We decided not to assign seats, so I painted “Please sit wherever your heart desires” onto some wood which my dad made into a stand alone sign we placed at the entrance to the dining area. One of my most challenging crafting projects was the cake topper. We really wanted two flamingos kissing on top of our cake, but we couldn’t find any that didn’t look really cheesy so I decided to make that too. I actually cut the feathers for the cake topper right off of the flamingo costumes Johnny and I wore from the previous Halloween. Johnny and I love to dress up, paint our faces, go to music festivals and just be silly most of the time, so we set up a little face painting station and brought hula hoops and our costume box for the guests to play with at the reception. Everyone joined in the fun, even my Grandma!

Did you have a something old, new, borrowed and blue?

Yes, of course! My something old and new was rolled into one. My Mom had taken a vintage white lace handkerchief and written an Irish blessing on it with a fabric pen. It says “May God be with you and bless you. May you see your children’s children. May you be poor in misfortunes and rich in blessings. May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.” I wrapped this hankie around my bouquet. My something borrowed was three delicate armbands set with white seashells that I wore on my left arm, borrowed from my bridesmaid Alexis. My something blue was a beautiful larimar ring my twin sister bought for me while on her honeymoon in the Dominican Republic.

Any advice for brides currently in the planning process?

My advice is to make sure that your wedding is a reflection of both of you and your unique love. I know that for me, wedding planning was so overwhelming especially with resources like Pinterest, there are just so many ideas and cute little projects to do, but the things that I remember most from our wedding day weren’t the signs, or the seashell covered trinkets, it was my Grandmother getting her face painted, or Johnny and I watching our friends try to hula hoop. As much as I’d like to say your wedding day is all about you, it’s really not. But what it is, is a celebration of the love you share with your partner, so make it personal, make it silly, make it a reflection of your unique selves that can be enjoyed by the ones you love. -Jessi, the bride

Event Credits

Photographer: Spotlight Studios // Ceremony Venue: Windansea Beach // Reception Venue: The Soledad Club // Florist: Flowers by Erin // Catering: Casa De Reyes // Cake: Twiggs Bakery // Invitations: VistaPrint // Bride's Attire: Grace Loves Lace // Make-up: Elizabeth Root // Groom's Attire: Beach Bum Blazers


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