“Ashley is an artist in Los Angeles also known as James Wilde, she was the 2017 winner of Best Street Artist in La Weekly readers choice awards. She wanted to channel the same colorful and whimsical aesthetic of her work into her wedding.
Ashley and Alexander met in Los Angeles and as a couple they both love earthy and bohemian styling. They chose the venue because they offer natural clean healthy eating. The supersize peace wreath represents their outlook on life and the pursuit of love, peace and happiness. The hedge wall was decorated in honor of their two beautiful cats, known as Fuzzbuzz and Burger Bear that they adore. They both have and interest in succulents and desert plants. Ashley’s custom coat and pink velvet shoes were selected because they were so unique and totally her style.” –Trista Maja Photography
What is your favorite wedding day memory?
My favorite wedding day moment is when Alex and I first walking into the reception room with all decoration using my favorite elements, and seeing all my close friends and family being there, I was awestruck with colors and love.
What did you DIY for your wedding?
My mom and I actually planned and designed the whole wedding. She helped sourced all the linens, charger plates, water goblets, and made customized pillow covers for the lounge area. She knows I love cats, and bought kitty paper garland to hang on the selfie backdrop to add a little bit of me in the decor.
Alex is Greek, so we incorporated a mini version of the traditional plate smashing. We only smashed two plates, but it was great to incorporate his culture into the wedding. Besides the guests giving toasts and speeches, Alex and I told a story about what happened to our wedding rings the night before the wedding. I had tossed them into the trash bin accidentally and Alex took the trash out to the dumpster, usually he would jump through anything for me, but that week he had hurt his back, so I jumped into the dumpster with flashlight to search for the ring. Thankfully, I was able to recover it, but it was definitely a funny moment at the wedding.
Did you have a something old, new, borrowed and blue?
Yes! My something old was my mom’s old engagement ring that she designed. For my something new, I wore a necklace necklace I bought to match my dress and coat. I didn’t borrow anything. Lastly, my something blue was my nail color had shades of blue, and Alex’s suit was blue, too!
Any advice for brides currently in the planning process?
To not be afraid to break tradition and do their own thing to reflect their personal style. Appreciate family members for helping out and delegate the pre-wedding tasks so you can enjoy the process. Definitely worth it to have a wedding manager or coordinator to make sure everything is set up as you envisioned and keep the wedding on track. -Ashley, the Bride
Photography: Trista Maja Photography // Venue: True Food Kitchen // Wedding Planner: In the Clouds Events // Invitations: Minted // Florist: Florals by Isabelle // Dessert: Lavish Candy Sweetology // Hedge Backdrop Rental: XO Events // Bride's Attire: Nordstrom // Custom Made Coat: Lux Muse // Bride's Shoes: Sugar Thrillz // Bride's Jewelry: Forever 21 // Hair: Anna Silverstein // Groom's Attire: The Black Tux // Cotton Candy Cart: Love Swirls Cotton Candy // Balloon Arch Decoration: Star Above Balloons // Custom Wreath + Wedding Favors: Urban Event Decor