Saying hello to a colorful spring with today’s backyard boho wedding from AVH Photography! The fiesta vibes were strong with this wedding filled with tons of vibrant florals. Most of the details were DIY’d with the help of family and friends, creating one fabulous party!
Spencer had wanted to get married in his parents yard since he was a kid. We are so lucky they were on board to have such a big event there. There’s a good chance we would have eloped if it hadn’t been for them and this location. Being that we were on a budget, we wanted to DIY as much as possible. It was really important to me though that the aesthetic and the feel of the wedding still be unique (enneagram type 4, heyy). Being a florist I had my heart set on it being botanically focused, bright and joyful. We also wanted it to feel really magical once the sun went down, so we had candles everywhere and had some of the trees lit up with twinkle lights. Mostly we wanted everyone to feel transported into a romantic, ethereal night of feeling free and happy.
My dress was Lillian West and was purchased from Second Summer Bride in Sacramento. I fell in love with the sort of spiritual quality of the lace. My shoes were comfy slip-ons that I already owned. My sister did my hair and my friend who was also our bartender and one of our florists did my makeup.
We both agree that our favorite part of the whole thing was getting all of our loved ones together in one place. We have a lot of friends and family that are scattered all over and we were so so happy to finally be able to mesh together so many great humans. Dancing the night away with loved ones, connecting with old friends and seeing the whole vision come together were definitely some of our favorite parts. The flower girls and ring bearer coming down the aisle in a barbie jeep caravan was a close second, and my mom walking me down the aisle was another fav. Spencer’s aunt Christina did a beautiful job as our officiant, and we were so moved by all of the help our family and friends offered us.
The flowers were a labor of love and came together with the help of my whole family and a few incredible florist friends who had offered to help. I am a florist, so the flowers were such a fun part of this whole thing. I wanted to do something really bright & colorful, fun and spirit evoking. Nothing too manicured or elegant, I wanted the vibe to feel really natural and alive! I adore marigolds and because it was their season, decided to make them a main feature. We combined them with garden roses, carnations, a bunch of bouganvilla, and other blooms from a friends garden. We collected blue vases from thrift stores for about a year leading up to the wedding for the table arrangements.
Most all of the decor was handmade or DIY. The calligraphy on the glasses, all the flowers, the signs were hand painted by my cousins, the appetizers, the desserts, the garter, the playlists. Spencer’s mom made the ceremony aisle and his dad made the dance floor. Spencer’s sister hand painted a homemade corn hole set. I had found the tequila bar on craigslist about 8 months before the wedding, and we used it for our tv stand in the meantime.
Photography | AVH Photography | Florals | Wild Child Flowers, Rar & Rose Floral Co, Sarah’s Garden Design, and Petals of Love | Rentals | Celebrations! Party Rentals and Tents and Fathom Sound | Catering | Chando’s Tacos | Dress | Lillian West | Wedding Ring | Variance Objects and Monica Squitieri | Bride’s Shoes | Splendid. | Bridesmaid Dresses | Cleobella | Submitted via Matchology