11 Feb

Reem Acra wedding dress | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Like many of the weddings we share on the blog, Amanda + Matthew’s was beautiful. The moments, captured by Rebecca Fishman of Birds of a Feather, tell the story of a couple inspired by 1920′s New Orleans and their romantic wedding held at a private residence in Monterey, a graceful Spanish villa with lush grounds. The details, designed by Amanda herself, with help from Bash, Please, elegantly give a nod to the Art Deco period. But, Amanda is a real bride, and sometimes things go a little awry come the day of. So even though she left her wedding with smiles, alongside her best friend, there a few lessons she learned that could totally help you out as you begin your planning.

1920s vintage style wedding invite | Design Bash Please | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

1920s vintage style wedding invite | Design Bash Please | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Gray grooms suit | Design by Bash Please | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Reem Acra wedding dress | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Reem Acra wedding dress | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

That Reem Acra dress is heavenly!

Reem Acra wedding dress | ABS by Allan Schwartz bridesmaid dress | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Spanish villa ceremony | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Spanish villa ceremony | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Spanish villa ceremony | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Spanish villa ceremony | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Whimsical wedding program | Design Bash Please | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Reem Acra wedding dress | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Reem Acra wedding dress | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Vintage style outdoor wedding | Design by Bash Please | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Vintage style outdoor wedding | Design by Bash Please | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

1920s vintage style escort cards | Design Bash Please | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

My husband wrote a script inspired by a popular comic strip from the 1920’s called “Little Nemo”, and commissioned an artist to make it as our place cards. He wrote a beautiful story about our adventures getting to the place we are today, and it was so personal and sweet.

Vintage style outdoor wedding | Design by Bash Please | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Vintage style outdoor wedding | Design by Bash Please | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Vintage style outdoor wedding | Design by Bash Please | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Vintage style outdoor wedding | Design by Bash Please | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Vintage style outdoor wedding | Design by Bash Please | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Floral chair garland | Design by Bash Please | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Vintage style outdoor wedding | Design by Bash Please | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Vintage style outdoor wedding | Design by Bash Please | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Vintage style outdoor wedding | Design by Bash Please | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Wedding cake table | Design by Bash Please | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Wedding cake table | Design by Bash Please | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Wedding cake table | Design by Bash Please | Photo by Birds Of a Feather | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68105

Two big points Amanda learned after their wedding:

1. First the cliché but true answer; Try and enjoy the people there as much as you possibly can. Many people at our wedding flew cross-country and we only got to see them for about 5 minutes that whole weekend. Cherish the time with your family and friends. It all goes by so quickly, and be present in the fact that almost all of the people there are the most important people in the world to you. That really is an amazing feeling. 

2. Have a glass of wine with your vendors. Don’t drink? Coffee. Tea. Coconut water, whatever! Just know whom you are getting involved with and make sure you really see eye to eye with them. Make sure you can laugh and be real, and they actually get you and your vision. Trust and communication are the most important things to look for in vendors, and you need to make sure you, without a doubt, have both or else things can get mucky. 

Great advice, right? Thanks so much for sharing your day with us Amanda + Matthew!

For more inspiration check out our Wedding Ideas section + Pinterest boards

Photographer: Rebecca Fishman of Birds Of a Feather / Videographer: Bride’s friend, Aubrey Bellamy / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Casa de Flores (family home), Monterey, CA / Event Coordinator + Designer: Bride, Amanda Hallberg, Bash, Please / Save the dates design: Supply Paper Co. / Invitation design: Bash, Please / Hair & Makeup: Bride did her own / Florist: Kate Healy of Big Sur Flowers / Cake: Yulanda Santos of The Post Ranch Inn / Catering: Chef Todd Fisher / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Brass Band: Saint Gabriel’s Celestial Brass Band / Wedding dress: Reem Acra / Wedding shoes: Maison Martin Margiela / Art Deco bracelet: Family Heirloom / Groom’s Suit: Indochino / Bridesmaid dresses: ABS by Allan Schwartz 

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Comments

  1. OMG the cakes! If this wedding wasn’t already stunning and charming enough those cakes put it over the top! YUM!

  2. Love the cake table… a choice is always a plus as not everyone likes the traditional cake!

    oxox

  3. This is one beautiful wedding!! Love the dress! Amazing pictures!

  4. Wow Bash Please did an incredible job! Everything from the florals to the linens are perfect! Absolutely adore all the invitations as well. They always crank out a stunning affair! Congrats to the lovely couple!

  5. We forgot to add that a lovely artist named Molly Dean did our comic illustrations! http://meedean.com/

  6. Groom here! I forgot to give credit to our totally amazing illustrator who drew the comic strip and designed the place-cards, Molly Dean, whose further work can be found at http://meedean.com/

  7. Videographer here! The wedding was an absolute dream. Being close with the couple meant I was privy to a lot of the little details of the wedding before the day of, but I never imagined how beautiful it would actually be. Amanda and Matt are two highly creative forces of nature who are lucky know exactly what they want and how they want it done.

  8. Briana- so much of what you see here was done by the bride, the groom and their friends and family. They’re real ones who deserve the praise for such an amazing and beautiful wedding!

  9. Goodness, this is all kinds of gorgeous!

  10. Thanks Kate for the info. I have seen many weddings done by the Bash Please team. They never leave a thread out of place. I love the bride & grooms creativity! Without a team nothing can come to completion. Well done everyone involved.

  11. Beautiful work! Love it!

  12. Amazing shoot! Love the cakes!

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