Took me awhile to put this blog together because there was so much I wanted to include. I adored every single part of this wedding. Be ready for a huge photo post! :D
I first met Beckie online through a daily photo project on Flickr. My love for photography re-emerged and blossomed though the projects I was a part of on Flickr, but I never thought it would bring me a chance to photograph a wedding. Even though I had not yet met Beckie in real life I felt like I got to know her through her photos. I knew her wedding was going to be good, but it ended up blowing my mind with all the DIY details she included to represent the love between her and Patrick. From Patrick's Star Trek cufflinks, a Doctor Who poster and to the Harry Potter page wrapped candles at the reception. All of these perfect geeky details were incorporated subtly into the overall vintage book theme wedding.
Their ceremony was held at the Rivendell-esque Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes. Wayfarers is beyond gorgeous and perfect for that intimate wedding. Reception was held at the Betty H. Reckas Cultural Center in Long Beach where family and friends gathered to celebrate the union between Beckie and Patrick.
Congratulations to Beckie and Patrick! I hope your story is a good one.
Vendor love - 2nd photographer: Elizabeth Kitchens/ Co-ordinator: Mad Love Events/ Ceremony: Wayfarers Chapel/ Reception: Betty H. Reckas Cultural Center/ DJ: Allegro/ Videographers: The Dreamshot Studios/ Felt florals: Muncle Fred Art/ Reception Florals: Flower Duet/ Photo Booth: Smile Lounge/ Makeup: Label Me Lindsay/ Custom invitations, posters & banners made by the bride: Honey and Luck
This wedding was also featured on the fantastic When Geeks Wed!
Beckie's rings photographed on a Doctor Who fabric tray
Patrick's Star Trek cufflinks and tie pin
Harry Potter bracelet
Coolest wedding invitations ever. Vintage books hollowed out to include the invites designed by the bride herself. Amazing.
Felt bouquet. So unique!
One of my favorite details was how Beckie incorporated the memory of her grandfather by carrying a photo of him on her bouquet
Wedding programs designed by the bride
The bride created DIY wands for guests to wave during the recessional
Custom Beatles banner designed by the bride
Love this shot captured by my 2nd shooter, Elizabeth
Beckie's dad has the coolest car. Perfect for wedding photos! The newlyweds drove it to the reception.
Escort cards were keepsake notebooks wrapped in pages from a Harry Potter book
Betty H. Reckas Cultural Center reception room
Super cute book themed cake topper created by the bride
Doctor Who poster
Moonrise Kingdom poster
Candles were wrapped in pages from a Harry Potter book
Sweetheart table with the bride and groom representing their respective houses Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff
Each napkin on the tables had a different book cover printed on them
Beckie glued on buttons to designate table numbers on vintage books