Katie + Jacob: A Whimsical Cali Summer Wedding by Emily Takes Photos
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Katie + Jacob’s playful Menlo Park wedding is sure to bring a California-sized smile to your face! Set on a warm summer day outside at the Allied Arts Guild, the pink, orange, and yellow celebration was filled with bubbles, balloons, and plenty of DIY and Etsy-inspired details. A million thanks to Emily Takes Photos for sharing their day with us—it’s just the thing we needed to brighten up this chilly Monday morning here in DC!

Though they attended different universities, Katie and Jacob met as summer session students at UCLA. Their determination to “make it work” is seriously impressive.The couple stayed long-distance for six years,  through college and first jobs on opposite sides of the country. Katie finally moved back West in 2008, and not long after Jacob proposed on their favorite beach in Oahu.

“We used the wedding as an opportunity to spend time making things together,” says Katie. Those projects included the invitations, hand-stenciled chalkboards, and the paper crowns placed at each table setting. Friends and family got in on the fun, too, doing everything from creating the colorful crystal centerpieces to DJing the party!  Guests embraced the couple and their vision just as it was, even the choice to include spam musubi, a popular snack food in Jacob’s home state of Hawaii, on the menu!

Katie’s favorite moment of the day? “When all the ‘wedding’ stuff was over and we could just enjoy the party!” The pair ended the night in the middle of a giant dance circle surrounded by their favorite people in the world—does it get any more perfect than that? Hop on over to their full gallery for a peek at even more details from the day. Thanks again to Emily Takes Photos for sharing these vibrant pictures with us!

Photos by Emily Takes Photos • Bride’s Gown by Pronovias • Bride’s Shoes by Colorifics • Invitation Design by the Bride; Printing by Catprint • Hair and Makeup by Diana Antes & Monica Foster Salon Staff  • Venue: Allied Arts Guild • Cake by Susie’s Cakes • Caterer: Roti Roti and Stanford’s Bartender •  DJ: Sounds to Go DJs • Bouquets by Laura Miller Designs • Day-of Coordination by Dreams on a Dime • Rentals by Classic Party Rentals

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    LOVE this wedding!

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