Picture a day full of redwood trees, the sound of a nearby running creek, and romantic cafe lights lighting up the forest. That’s exactly what Jaclynn and Christian experienced during their wedding at Laughing Canyon. The couple wanted their day to represent their love for adventuring in the great outdoors with boho decor, and thanks to expert planner Lux & Jasper, it was just that.
Their special day included a reception entrance in a vintage car, drinks out of ox horn mugs, a cocktail named after their pup, and some good old fashioned barbecue. These are just some of the epic details that they included in their day. While their “I dos” are totally gush-worthy, we love how their photographer, Lynn Lewis Photography, summed it all up!
Lynn Lewis On The Special Day
Jaclynn and Christian said their vows to each other nestled in the Santa Cruz redwoods. Their wedding was absolutely dreamy–with intricate macrame creations, greenery tablescapes, and rust orange details. The bridesmaids danced in their velvet orange dresses, and the groomsmen toasted with their ox horn mugs.
All these special details only added to the beauty of their love that shined through in little ways–like how she gifted him moon cufflinks—knowing he would forget his—,the way he was just awestruck when he saw her coming down the aisle, and the infectious joy they shared in every moment of their wedding day.
Jaclynn and Christian
Laughing Canyon, Davenport, California
The Made With Love Gown, Accessories, And The Bridal Look
I saw my dress on Instagram years before I was even engaged and just fell in love with it. I’m a huge macrame fan and am a sucker for anything boho, making my crocheted lace gown the best choice for me. It was the first dress of about ten I tried on, but I instantly knew it was the one. It was so feminine yet hippie and playful, which is sort of how I see myself. My accessories were simple–all gold jewelry and Jeffrey Campbell snakeskin booties. I wanted to keep my hair down and just have loose beach curls, nothing too tight or manicured.
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Boho Meets Rustic Wedding Vibes At Laughing Canyon
Christian and I are always adventuring in the outdoors, whether it be hiking scenic paths or exploring faraway city streets. We wanted our vibe to reflect our interests and travels–boho and hippie meets rustic and shabby chic. It translated beautifully by becoming a little eclectic with hints of macrame, barn wood, copper and rust tones with whites, neutrals, and deep dark greens.
Personalizing The Wedding
Both of us were born on a full moon, so we figured it was only fitting to say our vows during a harvest moon, which is believed to be the time to reap what you have sown. Under the towering ancient redwoods, we promised ourselves to one another with all of our cherished friends and family as witnesses, with our Boston terrier, Dallas, acting as our ring bearer. There were so many unique details–from the specialty cocktail named after Dallas, made with local Swanton Berry Farm strawberry lemonade and prosecco, to Christian’s gold ring cast in sand from our favorite local beach. My garter also had blue buttons from my great grandmother that were sown in, and Christian’s eldest brother was our officiant.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Lynn Lewis Photography
Event Planning – Lux & Jasper
Venue – Laughing Canyon
Floral Design – Flora & Fauna
Catering – Mission Street BBQ
Cake – Buttercup Cakes
DJ – Cartwright’s DJ Services
Videography – Beyond the Ridge Films
Invitation Design – Minted
Makeup Artist – Blush Studio
Wedding Dress – Made with Love Bridal
Bridal Accessories – Jeffrey Campbell + Tilly Thomas Lux
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – RenzRags
Groom’s Apparel – Calvin Klein
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse
Rings – Main St. Goldworks + Justin Duance Jewelry
Rentals – Chic Event Rentals
Transportation – Sub Shuttle Service
Macrame Bouquet Holders & Leash – Moon Looms
Congratulations again to Jaclynn and Christian on their boho Redwood wedding at Laughing Canyon. Big thank you to Lynn Lewis Photo for sharing the stunning day with us. If you love Jaclynn’s celestial-inspired hairstyle, check out these boho bridal hairstyles that are free-spirited and chic.
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