ANDRIA + KEVIN :: SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS
Did everyone have an awesome 4th of July? I did and I'm still suffering from PPD as a result (that's a cool-kid acronym for "post-party depression" and my friends, I am the QUEEN of that struggle). We had an incredible double-header weekend of weddings here at TeamVNE (just you WAIT to see those photos) and then I did a lot of cocktail-ing and pool-ing with family and friends. Perrrrrrfection.
Anyway, back to the pretty pictures already! Andria and Kevin recently celebrated their one year anniversary (hopefully by now you guys know I'm terrible at blogging these gorgeous weddings.) but I LOVED their wedding so so much. I loved it for a lot of reasons, the most notable being that Andria is one of my best friends and I got to see her marry a man who is so undoubtedly perfect for her and so unabashedly in love with her that it's like watching a Nicholas Sparks movie, but waaayyyyyy more hipster. Seriously, just look at this girl's instagram. Also, this.
But I digress... these two favorites of mine got hitched on Kevin's family's property up in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Andria and Kevin are both bay-area natives and mother-earth lovers so there couldn't have been a more perfect location or vibe than a rainy (again with that May rain in CA!) mountain-dwelling, handmade, BBQ-filled celebration. The best part? As an aerospace engineer, Andria is incredibly inspired by all things celestial (I have crazy smart friends, btw). She and Kevin picked May 21 because it was a "seasonal blue moon" (Ya, I had to look that up too). Of course, for the genius/artist that she is, she was inspired by the blue moon for the color palette and overall spirit of the wedding day. I mean, we're talking eloquent personal vows, a hand-tying ceremony, sage smudging ritual, and a butterfly release--and that was just at the Ceremony!!
Andria has also always loved a deep oxblood color and wanted to combine that with the grey/blue tone of the moon. Ironically, I suppose this is a perfect example of how to combine blue and red in a completely NON July 4th kind of way. I'll just let the pretty speak for itself... If you'd like to read/see more, head over to Green Wedding Shoes where the wedding was featured!