Maya and David say they had five priorities: colour (they’re obsessed with it), comfort, their Mexican-American heritage, a love of flea markets and making sure Maya’s late grandparents would be remembered.
The bride: Maya Chavez, 30, kindergarten teacher
The groom: David Garcia, 32, president of Kombine Media
The date: 4 July
That in mind, the couple planned their Fourth of July wedding to feel like a backyard party.
Maya & David: A Modern Pastel Wedding in Pasadena, CA
Dave wore a boutonniere of brunia, allium and trachelium flowers and bulbs on his lapel.
Garden Wedding Ceremony
The ceremony took place beneath a 200-year-old tree in the centre of the venue. Long jewel-toned ribbons hung from the branches.
Hanging Floral Decor
Small vintage glass bottles filled with one or two blooms hung from the chairs along the ceremony aisle and added lots of colour.
Papel Picado Banners
As a nod to the couple’s heritage, papel picado banners decorated the reception.
Vintage Wedding Centrepieces
Flea market frequenters, the couple collected 215 vessels and filled them with peonies and dahlias, among other colourful blooms.
Pink Place Settings
Coral napkins and fuchsia napkin cards wrapped with twine added colour to the simple white china.
Vintage Dessert Bar
The couple spruced up a vintage dresser for their dessert buffet table. The cake and cupcakes were displayed on dishware that had been passed down from Maya’s grandparents.
Photos: Love Ala
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by Chelsea Tromans