13 Mar

Rustic California wedding | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

Alex + Spencer are California kids to the core. These two cuties grew up in the same CA hometown, and started dating when they were still in high school. (We love a good love story, don’t you?) So when it came time to make it official, Ashley Bryant of Mein Schatz helped them dream up a SoCal rustic soirée with a touch of easy glamour. Their venue was an obvious choice. From Alex: The Adamson House, truly embodied the relaxed California vibe we were after. From the crashing waves and surfers to the oak trees and historic story behind the landmark, we knew it was the perfect place to tie the knot. We’re so glad The Long Haul was there to capture their dreamy day…

Jim Hjelm wedding dress | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

Jim Hjelm wedding dress | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

P.S. If Alex looks familiar, that’s because she did a series of fashion + beauty guest blogs for us back when she was planning this gorgeous shindig! This former LaurenConrad.com editor now works for Who What Wear, which also explains her impeccable wedding day style.

Rustic California wedding | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

Alex’s rustic chic bouquet recipe: Cafe au lait dahlias, white scabiosa, seeded eucalyptus, white ranunculus, garden roses, lamb’s ear, scabiosa pods, chocolate cosmos, and peach carnations.

Rustic California wedding | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

Rustic California wedding | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

Rustic California wedding | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

Rustic California wedding | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

Rustic California wedding | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

We were the first wedding to flip-flop the standard designated ceremony and reception areas of the Adamson House. Instead of having the reception on the bluff overlooking the ocean and the ceremony under the big oak tree, we wanted to give it a most intimate feel by hosting our reception under the canopy of oak trees while our ceremony overlooked the endless vista of the Pacific Ocean… 

Rustic California wedding | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

Rustic California wedding | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

Jim Hjelm wedding dress | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

Rustic California wedding | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

Rustic California wedding | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

Rustic California wedding | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

Rustic California wedding | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

Rustic California wedding | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

Rustic California wedding | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

Rustic California wedding | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

Rustic California wedding | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

These guys decided to play off the venue’s gorgeous tiling by using terra cotta tiles as a décor element throughout the event.

Rustic California wedding | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

Rustic California wedding | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

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Rustic California wedding | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

Rustic California wedding | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

Naked wedding cake | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

Sometimes a perfectly pretty cake doesn’t need any fondant. We love how simple and elegant this one looks.

Rustic California wedding | Photo by The Long Haul | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=69725

A sweet memory from the bride… After Spencer and I said “I do” we retreated to a private house on the south side of the property, where were had a few minutes alone together before making our entrance to the cocktail reception. It was the first time we had a quiet moment together to really soak it all in and revel in the fact that we were finally husband and wife. We enjoyed a few appetizers (the mini fried chicken and waffle appetizers from Whoa Nelly! were out of this world), popped a bottle of Dom Perignon, and laughed ourselves silly while showing off our new hardware to one another. It was the happiest moment of our lives.

Congrats you two!

Photographer: The Long Haul / Videographer: Red Carousel Films / Venue: The Adamson House / Event Coordination, Design & Florals: Mein Schatz / Hair & Makeup: Afton Williams / Letterpress: Just Vandy / Cake: Scootabaker / Catering: Whoa Nelly! / Rentals: Premiere Party Rents / Photobooth: Smilebooth / DJ: Michael Antonia from The Flash Dance / Bride’s Dress: Custom by Jim Hjelm from JLM Couture / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Groom’s Suit: Custom / Shoes: J.Crew

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Comments

  1. Can I ask where the wooden signs are from?

  2. Hi Nancy,

    We actually made those signs from some reclaimed barn wood, especially for Alex + Spencer. We can always do the same for you, too!

  3. Awesome dress and bouquet. What a gorgeous wedding and lovely story indeed! ♡

  4. I love the dahlias in her bouquet. It has inspired me to try to grow them again this summer!

  5. What is name of the font used with the calligraphy-like script in the invites, etc?

  6. Amazing photos!!!

  7. Bride’s wedding dress is so beautiful.

  8. Beautiful wedding! Can I ask where the bridesmaid dresses are from?

  9. @Lisa, the bridesmaid dresses are from Bella bridesmaid and the designer is Joanna August (Ceremony collection). Thanks!

  10. Beautiful wedding! Especially the wedding and bridesmaids dresses! I love your invitations — where are they from?

  11. Hi Mein,

    The lightweight table runners are beautiful. Would you kindly let us know where they are from (or if they were custom-made)?

    Thanks!

  12. Beautiful!!! Can I ask what color are the Joanna August dresses?

  13. Hi! Gonna try to answer a few of these questions.. hopefully it helps.

    The invitations were designed by us, in house. We used Bombshell Pro for the calligraphy font.

    As for the table runners, we wanted to keep things light and airy, so we used good, old fashioned cheese cloth.

    Glad you enjoyed it!

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