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Rustic beach wedding: Ashley + Richard

February 28, 2017
Rustic beach wedding

Fun fact about Ashley + Richard: He’s from Laguna Beach + she’s from Newport Beach, so they decided to get hitched halfway between the two cities at Crystal Cove. If you don’t know, Crystal Cove is a gorg SoCal beach, and it just so happens to be the perfect spot for a bohemian fall wedding with rustic touches—no shoes required! Thanks to Braedon Photography for sharing today:

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The bridal bouquet by Art with Nature had only white flowers and loose greenery, as Ashley wanted it to be wild and undone.

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Braedon says, Ashley and Richard did not do a first look, so there was a ton of anticipation and excitement as she walked down to the beach with her dad towards her groom. It was an amazing moment to witness them see each other for the first time and say their vows just a few feet from the beautiful crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. 

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Ashley says, We wanted everything to be comfortable and minimal, not a big production. We most importantly wanted everyone to feel relaxed and genuinely enjoy their time. For us, we like the simple things, and we wanted our wedding to feel very “us”. We knew 100% we had to be married on the beach since we both grew up with the ocean as a huge part of our lives.

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Wedding music: Mango Tree by Angus and Julia Stone + This Guy’s in Love with You by Herb Albert & the Tijuana Brass

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Our most memorable moment was our first dance: both of us were barefoot, the sunset fading in the background was unforgettable, and all the lights twinkling in the tent made for such a magical moment we’ll never forget.

Wishing you the best!

Photographer: Braedon Photography / Videographer: Austin Hendrix Productions / Venue: Crystal Cove State Park / Wedding Planner: Jeannie of Details Details / Florist: Art with Nature / Hair & Makeup: Design Visage / Invitations: River & Bridge / Catering: Beachcomber / Rentals: Signature Party Rentals, Shine Lighting, & Found Rentals / Bride’s Dress: Alexandra Grecco from Solstice Bride / Bridesmaids Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Shoes: Steve Madden / Socks: Stance / Groomsmen Suits: H&M