Lorin and Tony exchanged vows at her parent’s two acre backyard in Auburn, California. The ceremony took place in October, during their favorite month and reflected the fall theme featuring steel grey, her husband’s favorite color, as well as cream, yellow and a splash of orange from pumpkins used for the wedding color palette. Their wedding featured not only Azazie bridesmaids dresses for their vintage theme, but also Azazie goldenrod skinny ties, kids bow tie and matching MOTB dress while Lorin walked down the aisle in our (retired) Nora wedding dress!
All photos were taken by Ben Sheriff Photography.
Q: Where did you pick to have your wedding?
“My parents kindly offered their own backyard for us to use as our wedding venue. The ceremony was held in their outer-backyard among the large oak trees, previously a horse corral many years ago, with the reception being held in their manicured inner-backyard.”
Q: What’s the story behind your wedding colors?
“Pumpkins are very important to me since “pumpkin” was my nickname given by my dad when I was a little girl. I’m very much a DIY-er and a vintage fanatic so I wanted to bring those aspects into our wedding as much as possible. We were very blessed to be able to transform the backyard that I grew up in into a beautiful DIY vintage styled wedding venue.”
Q: What was the most memorable part of the day?
“Seeing my husband and being able to spend about 15 minutes alone with him after our “first look” photos was one of the best. It really helped calm our pre-ceremony nerves and let us have a special moment together before the craziness started.”
Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?
“I wanted the process to be as easy as possible without emptying anybody’s wallets. Azazie’s custom sizing option was also important. My bridesmaids and I all wore Saltwater sandals instead of heels, so we needed gowns that we all could wear sandals with. All I had to do was pick out a few different styles that fit the vintage theme and tell my girls to order their choice in the steel grey color, it was that simple!”
Q: How was the wedding planning process?
“We were blessed to have many helping hands from our parents and friends. Staying very organized (maybe too organized) played a major role in keeping everybody sane during the whole process. I kept Excel spreadsheets, yard maps, lists and idea picture samples in a wedding planner binder so that everything was easy to find and to explain to vendors and coordinators.”
Q: Why did you pick this wedding dress?
“I had a mental image of my perfect vintage style wedding gown and I was shocked to find it when I stumbled upon Azazie’s website when I was browsing through Pinterest one day, at an incredibly reasonable price too!”
Q: What was the process of ordering your wedding dress at Azazie?
“I was a bit hesitant about ordering the gown from an online source without trying it on first, but Azazie’s customer care team eased my mind when they answered the many questions that I had about the dress and their policies. When I received my dress, I was blown away by the quality and detail. I still had to have some adjustments made by a local tailor to make the dress a perfect fit, but I was reimbursed part of the cost of the tailoring since it was a custom order! A dress like that, including tailoring, at any other bridal store would have cost me thousands of dollars. I’m always recommending Azazie to all my friends and family due to my positive experience with their easy ordering process, reasonable pricing and outstanding customer service.”
Q: Any last piece of advice for brides-to-be?
“Don’t be afraid to do it yourself and to be yourself, let your wedding reflect you and your groom’s combined interests and styles. If you can, hire a day-of wedding coordinator! The day ran amazingly smooth all thanks to the coordinator that we hired. Also if things don’t turn out as you had originally planned in your mind, it’s okay because nobody will notice since they don’t know the difference.”