Redwood Forest fantasy steampunk wedding

Redwood Forest fantasy steampunk wedding

Roy and Scott love all things eclectic, so it was only fitting that their wedding incorporated all of their interests. The newlyweds wore matching suits with blue stitching details and matching blue ties and pocket squares. Their two dogs wore matching blue collars that looked like button-up shirt collars. 

There ceremony took place outdoors among the tall trees of the Redwood Forest. Guests sat on white chairs arranged on a wooden deck as the sun peeked through the trees. 

For the reception, table numbers were found with a puzzle that was rolled up in small scrolls that were arranged on a bed of greenery. The reception took place outside as well, with the white linens creating a clean pop against the bright green grass and clear blue sky. As the sun set, strings of lights hanging over the space created a glowing yellow light for guests to dance under into the night. 

Everyone was given a blank black and white comic strip of Scott and Roy to fill in with their own captions and create their own story. For dessert, the happy couple cut into a whimsical cake made of a variety of layers such as a book pages, cogs, stars and astrology and more. 

From the wedding planner, Karissa Paxton: When these clients came to Coastside Couture, they told us that their vision for their wedding was “steampunk, Redwood Forest, Italian classical, Japanese minimalist, and the fantastical (Cirque de Soleil, Mad Hatter, super hero comics).” They both were avid gamers as well, so we took these design ideas and cohesively implemented them throughout their wedding day with a steampunk cake, cryptex and puzzle games for guests to find their dining tables, and comics that guests filled in as the guestbook. Their quirky style elements came together to create a unique and epic wedding day.

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Photographer: Tim Halberg 
Wedding venue: Pema Osel Ling 
Florist: Laughin’ Gal Floral 
Planner: Coastside Couture 
Entertainment: Sound in Motion 
Couple’s attire: Jake 
Catering: Pema Osel Ling 
Cake: Just Cake 
Officiant: Susan Overland 
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals  and View Point Events
Linens: Wildflower Linen  

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