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Sep 01, 2011

Lauren’s Outdoor Northern California Wedding with Herbs and Birds!

Hi everyone!! It’s Lauren over here at Be Inspired PR!

Today is mine and my husband Nathan’s FOUR YEAR anniversary! I can’t believe it’s already been that long… It seems like just yesterday we said I Do. My Northern California wedding was inspired by herbs and the outdoors. We achieved the organic feel by infusing our bouquets with herbs, incorporating greens, yellows and whites. For a fun touch we found vintage bird cages and filled them flowers to give them an overgrown look.

I outfitted my bridesmaids in sage green dresses from Banana Republic. To this day I still absolutely love the dresses that had spider mums embroidered on them, and wish I would’ve gotten one for myself! My dress was an A-symmetrical knee length dress, but fit me perfectly as a full length gown with a train! We decided to add straps to it because I didn’t want to be one of those brides that had to keep pulling up her dress! I decided I didn’t want to wear a veil, I was going for a more casual feel… so I chose to do something a little different and created a thick headband using fishnet we found at a fabric store. The groomsmen wore white button down shirts, khakis and Rainbow sandals to keep with the casualness!

My mom was a Home Ec teacher and extremely crafty! She and I made the centerpieces, cake stand, found the bird cages, and hung mason jars filled with flowers from shepard hooks. For our favors we gave our guests homemade spice rubs! Each guest got a jar full of one of four flavors – Cajun, BBQ, smoked or Caribbean. They were aΒ  huge hit!

Although my style has changed over the past 4 years, I still love my wedding and am so excited to share it with you!

For the bouquets I wanted yellow and white flowers with lots of herbs for the greenery

Daniel Tosh came to our wedding, he’s been friends with my husband for years

My new nieces at the time in all matching dresses! They were so cute!

Our centerpieces were lanterns full ofΒ  herbs and flowers

We decided not to have a cake, and instead had cupcakes with a pair of birds as our topper!

Photography: Flory Photo
Flowers: Sydne Miles
Day of Coordinator: Shannon Van Zee
Venue: Hacienda De Las Flores
Bridesmaids dresses: Banana Republic
Cupcakes: Love at First Bite

  • congratulations lauren! (: i loved your lace head wrap.

  • This is a wonderful wedding! Thank you so much for sharing! The flowers and the venue are to die for. I wish you had shared this a long time ago! πŸ™‚ Happy Anniversary!

  • Happy Anniversary Lauren & Nate! You two are a beautiful couple, and I hope you have many more happy years together πŸ™‚

    And this is such a gorgeous wedding… LOVE the bouquets! Lauren, you were way ahead of your time πŸ˜‰

  • Wow, so so beautiful!

  • It’s @weddingPRlauren’s 4year anniversary! We are sharing her wedding for the 1st time! You may spy a celeb guest too:)

  • She was a GORG bride!RT @weddingPR Its @weddingPRlauren 4yr anniv& we’re sharing her wedding!You may spy a celeb too:)

  • @weddingPRlauren Congrats on your anniversary!! Loved your wedding photos πŸ™‚

  • RT It’s @weddingPRlauren’s 4year anniversary! We are sharing her wedding for the 1st time! You may spy a celeb guest too:)

  • @weddingPRlauren Happy Anniversary you two lovebirds! Your wedding photos are amazing! Inspired!!! xxoo!

  • Congrats Lauren! So beautiful! XoXo RT @weddingPR It’s @weddingPRlauren’s 4year anniversary! We are sharing he… (cont)

  • Yay! it’s my 4 year anniversary! Take a look at my wedding photos on the blog today! I still love them!

  • @weddingPRlauren happy anniversary Lauren! The pics are gorge. Enjoy your special day. xo

  • birddog

    you guys are pretty much the sweetest couple ever to exist.

  • Ann L

    Lauren thanks for sharing. Loved the colors chosen and the flowers and birdcages were beautiful. You and Nate make such a cute couple. Congrats and many more!!!!

  • Lauren, you know I love soooo many things about your wedding. Obsessed with your dress and head band you made. The favors we actually used and were packaged so cute and the fact that what you did four years ago is still relevant and gorgeous today! I’m so honored to have you on my team- you are so talented and I’m blessed to have you and Nate as friends. Happy anniversary!! Xo

  • Tony

    I can’t believe it’s been four years! Your guys wedding weekend was so much fun, I’ll never forget it. Happy anniversary, look forward to seeing you guys celebrate many more anniversaris to come…

  • CONGRATS! RT @weddingPRlauren: Yay! it’s my 4 year anniversary! Take a look at my wedding photos on the blog today!

  • @weddingPR @weddingPRLauren your wedding is to die for. Sooo cute and happy. And I’m obsessed with D Tosh. πŸ™‚

  • kirsten

    Your wedding looked gorgeous! I love your dres, head wrap and the bridesmaids dressed. And um Daniel Tosh at the wedding? I am SO jealous πŸ™‚

  • @weddingPR @weddingPRlauren Congrats and many more happy and healthy years together!

  • @weddingPR Beautiful!

  • @weddingPR @weddingPRlauren What a fantastic idea and colour theme! I would never have thought of herbs in a bouquet! Fab!

  • Pretty! … RT @weddingPR — Inspired by An herb filled green and yellow wedding of one of our own!

  • I love the post, Happy Anniversary Lauren!!

  • looooveerr this! congrats!!!

  • happy anniversary!! so so lovely lauren, thank you for sharing your wedding!! i adore the style…your girls dresses, and love how you did your hair with the fabric. beautiful!

  • joanna

    i love seeing these again! they are so beautiful!!!!

  • Jeb Searls

    Love the birds, on the cupcakes and the bird cage, the outdoor setting in beautiful, and it seems like it was a really fun day, I love flip-flops for outdoor weddings and have been able to do a couple myself. A note of caution on the cage motif though, you have to be careful of the symbolism. I just hope that Mr. Nathan has not been kept in a cage all this time! Congrats guys! LOVE the post!

  • beautiful! and timeless too!

  • Nathan

    It seems like yesterday! The pictures do not do you justice of how really beautiful you looked. Love you for ever and always.

    Your Husband

    PS The best wedding I have ever been to!!

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