Southern style California wedding: Karissa + Brian
After a short & sweet, six month engagement, and a grueling final semester of law school (like, literally the day after graduation), this gorgeous wedding took place. Before you swoon over all the details, like the custom cornhole boards & magnolia leaf escort cards, not to mention their venue, know this: they spent zero dollars on their venue by having the wedding at Karissa’s parent’s home. Being that K + B are aspiring attorneys, they admitted to having zero creative bones in their bodies. But Karissa had a vision and knew exactly what she wanted, but she could not be the one to carry out those visions to reality. So because their venue was free, they splurged on a rad wedding team to help execute that beautiful vision. Bash, Please, Our Labor of Love, Flower Wild, Pharmacie LA … just to name a few.
Bash, Please designed these adorable cornhole bean bags and boards and invitation suite.
Having the wedding at Karissa’s parent’s ranch in Westlake Village, California gave them the flexibility to add lots of fun touches, and was the perfect marriage of southern accents and beautiful, rustic California scenery.
How pretty are these magnolia leaf escort cards by Anne Robin Calligraphy?
Do we even have to tell you that there’s a whole lot more pretty inspiration from their wedding in the full gallery?
A few pieces of advice from Karissa… Your wedding day is going to go by in the blink of an eye…. it will all feel like a blur. I would tell other brides to SLOW DOWN and really enjoy their wedding day, pausing to reflect on all of the special moments! Also, if you have a vision, stick with it! Having a theme or story that is close to your heart will really make a special experience for all of your guests! For us, we loved celebrating Brian’s southern heritage as well as my California roots! It was so fun to combine those two themes into one BEAUTIFUL day!
Fabulous work by all the creative folks below! And congratulations to the beautiful couple!
Event Coordinator, Designer: Paige + Kelly of Bash, Please / Photographer: Jesse & Whitney of Our Labor of Love / Videographer: Son of Sharkpig / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Timber Ridge Ranch (Bride’s parent’s home) / Invitation Designer: Bash, Please / Calligraphy: Anne Robin / Hair: Symmetry Beauty by Nyrie (Caitlin) / Makeup: Jay and Rob from the Canyon Salon / Florist: Flower Wild / Desserts: Whoa Nelly / Ice Cream: Sweet Lucie’s / Catering: Whoa, Nelly / Cocktails, bartending: Pharmacie LA / Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals, Town & Country Rentals / Glassware and tabletop rentals: Casa de Perrin
Wedding dress: Rivini, with vintage belt made by Millie Icaro, purchased at Panache Bridal / Wedding shoes: Anthropologie (Miss Albright) / Veil: BHLDN / Bracelet: BHLDN / Earrings: J.Crew / Groom’s Suit: Theory / Bridesmaid dresses: Madewell / Flower girls: Maliposha Clothes on Etsy, Boots from Target