Ainsley: Tessa and Mark are wildly in love - in love with life, each other, their amazing group of friends, and saying YES to color + giving back to good causes. If you're looking for your hope for the future, we've found it - it's these two and their totally eccentric energy and zest for life. Given the incredible joy that have in their day to day lives, it was no secret we wanted that to reflect in their design.
So, our team at Modern Rebel & Co. designed, planned, and coordinated a love-party that would make even the two-left feet folks want to dance. There was color at every turn, banana leaf print linens, ninja turtle socks, fresh fruit on the tables, a custom crossword about the newlyweds, and a video booth cause this couple is obsessed with toasts! To top it all off - a funfetti cake because WHY NOT?
The planning timeline was initially 9 months but it was fast tracked to 3 months - yes, you read that right! The groom's brother's deployment status changed and the couple couldn't bear having him miss it. We planned, designed with only 3 months - good thing we found the coolest, kindest vendors who just dug this couple and wanted "in." It was a dreamy total love-party for this incredible California couple. Aside from all the amazing details, pops of color, and just everyone's shared splendor on the day - it was the best man [groom's brother] speech that made it all worth it. He was able to attend. Their community was right there alongside them and it's their vibrancy that gave the wedding the color more than any of the fine details.
Wedding Planning : MODERN REBEL - Amy Shackelford
Event Designer: MODERN REBEL - Chelsa Cass
Venue + Catering: Long Beach Museum of Art
Photographer: Lauren Crew
Videographer: Paper Bird
Florist: Second Nature Creations
Dessert: Cakes by HollyK
DJ: Colin Stutz
Car Service: Karmel Transportation
Video Booth: Speechbooth