Kalista + Kyle: A Romantic Eco-Friendly Arts Center Wedding by Sequins & Candy Photography
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Sometimes, it all starts with the dress. Jenny Packham’s ‘Eden’ gown was the main source of inspiration for Kalista and Kyle’s whimsical California wedding, which took place at Sausalito’s Headlands Center for the Arts. The 1920’s-inspired nuptials celebrated Beat poets, library books, a love of beer, and all things eco-friendly—and we couldn’t be more in love with the unique spin on romance. Special thanks to Sequins and Candy Photography for sharing the images with us today! You can find even more details in the complete gallery.

Kalista and Kyle are the ultimate California couple. They met on a sailboat six years before their wedding, and, according to the bride, fell in love almost instantly. “We connected on our mutual craving for adventure,” she says. Planning their intimate arts center wedding was its own wonderful adventure—the couple created almost every decorative element of the day (including the graphic invitations and limoncello favors) themselves. They exchanged vows under a favorite quote from Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, and, after the wedding, planted the citrus and birch trees they married in front of in their home backyard.

Katie Powers Catering whipped up a fresh-from-the-farmer’s-market meal for the intimate reception. Vintage copies of the couple’s favorite books served as table numbers, and dinner was accompanied by a 20-brew beer tasting, for which Kyle created an exhaustive compendium detailing all the flavors. The bride’s mom made the one-layer wedding cake, and the couple bottled homemade limoncello for their guests using lemons from her garden.

The celebration capped off with a wailing rendition of “Proud Mary” played by a multi-piece jazz band. “It was epic to see the entire room dancing and everyone smiling!” says Kalista. Thanks again to Sequins and Candy Photography for sharing this unique wedding with us! Be sure to check out the complete photo set in our main gallery.

Photography by Sequins and Candy • Bridal Gown by Jenny Packham • Bridal Shoes by Beyond Skin • Bride’s Headband by Sarah Seven •  Bridesmaids Dresses by J. Crew • Makeup by Pretty by Julianne • Hair by Sproos Salon • Flowers by Gorgeous and Green • Officiant: Alison Hurwitz • Ceremony Music: Michael Stadler • Men’s Attire by J. Crew • Desserts by Fat Bottom Bakery and Cinnaholic • Catering by Katie Powers Catering • Reception Music: Fil Lorenz Orchestra • Venue: Headlands Center for the Arts

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  • What a sweet and intimate wedding! Loved her dress – she looked beautiful. Also loved the mismatched chairs!

  • What a beautiful and elegant couple. The photography really captures the vintage theme

  • Oh my god, that dress! You could look and look and never get enough. She also carries it spectacularly. It’s certainly the right kind of dress to plan a wedding around.

  • So honored to of been a part of this wonderful day! This cople was a DREAM to photograph, so in love and every detail was perfect! Thanks for having me Project Wedding! Such a pleasure!xx

  • Both bride & groom are looking fabulous. bride’s dress is very beautiful. i love to see wedding photographs.

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  • Victoria

    What a beautiful dress, which Jenny Packham dress is it?

  • Kalista

    Hi Victoria! The dress is called Eden 🙂

    Thank you SO MUCH Project Wedding for featuring us! What an honor! I love being able to relive this day over and over again. It was so perfect.