I am obsessed with the Fourth of July! It's my favorite holiday. It's a no pressure just fun kind of day! Everyone celebrates across the nation and that's pretty cool to think about.
I wanted to incorporate it into our wedding but I didn't want it to be over powered. So hints of patriotism were found through out.
I wanted a country wedding. In a barn somewhere. But the only Barn I could find in Southern California was out in Temecula. We had just moved to California and I had no idea how hot Temecula is in July. I think i remember people saying something about it but I was all "Don't rain on my parade!"
It was a total DIY wedding. I found all the table decor and with my mom and sisters help we made all the desserts for the dessert table. Such a true labor of love!
One of my friends was just starting her flower business and she did all the arrangements. I was a mess when it came to picking the bouquets. I had no idea which route I wanted to go. Color, no color?!?! It wasn't like how it is today, with wedding websites everywhere and PINTERST! You had to kinda fly blind. Lindsay was SUCH a huge help and let me come to the flower market to look at my options. Her company is called Sugar Branch Events and she also did my sister in laws flowers!!
My grandma and mom made all the jams from the berries on their farms. We handed them out to all the guests.
The cake was another favorite detail of mine. I loved how raw and whimsical it looked. I can't take all the credit. Hilary Duff had just gotten married a couple months before me and her cake was in the small crease of people. It was enough to catch my eye and make me fall in love!
(I made the cake topper! Justin had a basset hound and I have a yorkie. We're kind of obsessed with our dogs)
Our wedding was featured on Green Wedding Shoes.com, which is what I was truly aiming for. I wanted our wedding to be on the website so bad that i made sure every single detail was perfect. It was a lot of work but TOTALLY worth it. Satisfaction!! Here is the link to our wedding: BestDayEver