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This Magical Nestldown Wedding is a Fairy Tale Among the California Redwoods

December 2, 2019 | brooke

Ever dreamed of a fairytale wedding? Indiana and Chad’s magical Nestldown wedding was truly something out of a storybook! The talented team at Nestledown helped the couple create a day inspired by all things romantic — including tables named “Neverland” and other classic fairytale names to match the theme of the day! We are positively obsessed with how stunning Indiana looked with not one or two, but three, fabulous bridal looks, including a custom Claire Pettibone gown and sleek slip dress with a glam headband to end the night in style. At the end of the night, the couple’s guests surrounded them with light sticks with ribbons on them (personally made by the bride herself) and dangled them above the bride and groom as they danced the final song. From the getting ready moments to that grand exit surrounded by family, friends, and twinkling lights, we can’t wait for you to see how Dani Purington captured this Nestldown wedding day with perfection!

The Couple:

Indiana & Chad

The Wedding:

Nestldown, Los Gatos, California

Wedding planning advice from the bride: Do what YOU want to do. You can’t please everyone so make sure to make it your own! Enjoy the process even when it gets stressful. On the day of, everything just seems to work out.

When it comes to fashion, I love everything vintage. I wanted my dress to be timeless. Dress shopping for me was the hardest part of the wedding. I went to 12 different stores and found nothing that was “me”. I finally found Claire Pettibone online and made an appointment to get a custom gown. I picked one of her designs but tweaked it to make it my own. She made my vintage/ timeless look come to life. All lace turtleneck dress with an open back and cathedral length veil. I decided to wear my hair down for our first look photos. I put it up in a high ponytail for the ceremony. 

We both wanted our ceremony to be short and sweet but memorable. We aren’t religious so instead of a bible reading we chose a reading from Boy Meets World. Everyone always calls us the real life Corey and Topanga since we have been together since we were 15. So, we found a meaningful quote from the show. It really personalized our ceremony.

Every single one of our vendors went above and beyond. Devra our coordinator at Nestldown and Karen’s team from Poetry in Motion really helped make our day PERFECT.

I changed into a silk slip dress and pearl headband for the reception. It was so fun coming up with our looks for the day.

The most memorable part of the day was our last dance. My mom and I spent hours making light up wands for our exit since sparklers were not allowed. The wands ended up getting passed around early. Everyone was waving the wands as we danced in the middle of the dance floor to our song, Forever and Always by Shania Twain. We were surrounded by the most important people in our lives as we danced under the waving twinkle lights. It was magical.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Dani Purington Photography
Event Planning – Devra Romm
Ceremony Venue – Nestldown
Floral Design – Aisel Design
Catering – Poetry In Motion Catering
Officiant – Bay Area Ceremonies
DJ – Los Gatos DJ Company
Makeup Artist – Myah Underwood
Wedding Dress – Claire Pettibone
Groom’s Apparel – Fellow Men’s Wear

 

Congratulations, Indiana and Chad! We’re completely obsessed with Junebug member Dani Purington’s photos and are so thankful she shared this Nestldown wedding day with us. Loving Dani’s work? Make sure to check out her page in our vendor directory.

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