We had so much FUN with this wedding! Sarah and Austin are an amazing couple who LOVE FUN, BRIGHT, and BRILLIANT! We had so much fun helping them bring their vision and ideas to life! Sarah is a buyer for Nordstrom so she knows fashion and has an amazing sense of style, she was always coming up with wonderful new ideas and inspiration for her wedding! My favorite memory of planning with Sarah was our very first meeting when she showed me a swatch of the bridesmaid dresses – flamingo print :) Yes, that’s right- FLAMINGOS… which soon became the underlying theme of the wedding.
From the bride, Sarah: Austin and I wanted to throw a party that was different than any wedding we’d been to. We just wanted everyone to have fun and feel relaxed. Austin has more rustic taste, while I like glitz and glam, so we wanted to mix both of our styles together. So we found a rustic setting, and finished it up with glam elements like sequin tablecloths and gold silverware.
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? From Bride, Sara: Have fun! It’s easy to get stressed and sweat the small stuff, but at the end of the day, it’s about you and your husband starting your lives together. And it’s a celebration! Just enjoy, and have fun together during the engagement. Our wedding planner kept reminding us of that, and we had so much fun planning and just being engaged. Austin and I both have very hectic schedules, but we picked activities to do together that play on our strengths- for instance Austin and I made our save the dates and invitations. He has a graphic design background so it was fun for him!
Enjoy this amazing highlight video by Austin Hendrix
Processional: “God Gave Me You” sung by Collin Elliott
Recessional: “Home Sweet Home,” Lady of the Sunshine, sung by Collin Elliott
Introduction: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
First Dance: “They Bring Me To You,” Joshua Radin sung by Collin Elliott
Father/Daughter Dance: “stealing Cinderella,” Chuck Wicks
Wedding Photographer: Clayton Austin / Wedding Venue: Keys Creek Lavender Farm / Event Design: Krystel Tien of Couture Events San Diego / Wedding Flowers: Blush Botanicals / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham “Cascade” / Wedding Veil: Bride’s mother’s / Wedding Shoes: Miu Miu via Nordstrom / Makeup: Chantall of Faces of California / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Paul and Joe / Groom’s Shirt: John Varvatos / Groom’s Pants: Vince / Wedding Music and DJ: Collin Elliott of Still Listening Productions / Wedding Caterer: Bare Back Grill / Desserts: Hey There, Cupcake! / Wedding Invitations: Bride and Groom / Photo booth: Mobile Photobooth /Videographer: Austin Hendrix Production