Krista & Eric: The Most Beautiful Wedding Inspired by the Moon
Nature lovers Eric and Krista share a special love for the moon and the effects it has on the tide. Whether out surfing or hiking, the star-gazing duo always find a spot to view the night sky and muse over the moon's current phase. Once they chose their wedding date, the two researched the day's moon phase and the resulting waning moon served as their inspiration point.
Allowing nature to be the heart of the design made for an intimate, fall-themed event with each space and detail holding special meaning. Their ceremony was an intimate affair on the cliffs in Carmel where Eric brought Krista on one of their first beach picnic dates with a reception following at the Old Whaling Station, a beautiful historic building in Monterey where the couple would meet on their lunch breaks when they first started dating.
The landscape of Monterey Bay and the moon inspired the rustic and romantic décor. Driftwood centerpieces complimented the muted color palette of white and subtle green florals with hints of gold. Personal and handmade details decorated the entire affair including hand-crafted signage from the bride herself and the lovely metallic papier-mâché moon that hung above the couple’s sweetheart table.
Krista's modern take on the bridal look was fashion-forward and elegantly bohemian in a vintage Bill Blass wedding dress complimented by a fishtail braid embellished with a bundle of white roses.
The bride and groom’s favorite drink is the Moscow Mule, so the two made and bottled their own signature "moonshine" cocktail with a label hand-sketched by local artist, Chloe Wilson.