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Today we have a wedding full of bohemain goodness as Veronica and Dustin, this truly free-spirited couple, share with us their gorgeous dream like California wedding. Veronica and Dustin were married on 8th August 2018 at Moonstone Beach in Trinidad, California with the reception at Alegria in Trinidad, California. ‘It’s our favourite beach and it’s very close to our house, we had 100 guests and it took about a month to plan’ The wedding starts with a relaxed beach ceremony, after which the couple ride bare back across the sand, like something from a film. The rest of the day is filled with fun, laughter, dancing and so many gorgeous memories. This totally chilled out couple have created a whimsical wedding day all in a month! Thanks to Gumgirl for the images.
How they met
We met in a hot tub at our local gym?
He proposed on Thanksgiving, after dinner, on a walk around the neighbourhood lake.
How did you allocate your budget?
No budget but it ended up coming under $10,000
Where did you splurge and where did you save?
We saved on the cake (a friend made the cake), flowers (my friend owns a flower farm) and photography (my aunt and uncle were our photographers). We splurged on the band. My aunt performed for free but we had to pay the band.
How did you choose your photographer?
My aunt and uncle photographed the wedding
ADA’s Bridal. I got it used, online for $45.00
The suit and bridesmaids
The groom and groomsmen wore khaki pants with suspenders and white shirts with bow ties. We got everything at Marshalls for under $500 dollars. The bridesmaids wore their own dresses
Theme or colour scheme
No color scheme, we had all kinds fo flowers fro our decoration.
The menu was Paleo inspired, with roasted pig.
The cake and cupcakes were made by a friend. The cake was sweetened with honey.
My aunt is Lavay Smith, so naturally she performed at our wedding
Who supplied the stationery?
No stationary. We used a postcard with a portrait of us to save the date.
Veronica decorated the horses manes with flowers. Our friends made all the floral arrangements.
1# marrying the man of my dreams 2# having all our lovely family and friends there to share such a beautiful day with us. 3#sitting around a mountain of flowers making flowers crowns with my beautiful sisters. 4# after the ceremony, galloping our horses across the beach and into the ocean. 5# riding our horses hand in hand to the reception at Algeria ranch. 6# our first dance together! It was so romantic and magical #7 jumping in the bouncy house, in our bridal duds at 1AM, when all the guest were gone
Advice for other couples
Keep it simple, so you can enjoy the day with the people you love.
It was so easy and completely stress free