When the sweet Roy and Scott came to us they had a broad vision for their wedding with many keywords: steampunk, Japanese minimalist, book nerd, Illuminati, succulent, games, dogs, paper, trees. We just knew we needed to include our dear friend Amanda over at Laughin' Gal Floral to help us create a design plan for this wedding in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains. The ceremony took place in a beautiful redwood grove at Pema Osel Ling, while the rest of the wedding took place on one of the property's lush lawns. We created scroll escort cards on a bed of aromatic herbs for guests to find their tables. Amanda's talented husband Paul, welded cool old pieces of metal to create original steampunk sculptors for tables, while others had hand made woodland scenes with clay mushrooms. Each table had a book with a five letter word carved out of it as a table name.
To incorporate Scott and Roy's love for games, the tables had a cryptex with a key in it to open a treasure box full of fun goodies that were labeled with what to do: A coin bag, labeled with "Donate me", the guests could put coins in to specific good cause boxes (in lieu of wedding gifts, Roy and Scott gave back to their favorite charities) mini bottles of Ocean Rum, labeled "Drink me" from Maui. Instead of a guestbook, the Grooms had commissioned blank comic strips of themselves the that guests could write in funny well wishes on. To finish off with their steampunk vibes, Maria Souza of Just Cake went over the top amazing on a cake that was almost too pretty to eat!
Scott and Roy are incredibly generous and sweet souls, we had the best time planning/creating with them and consider them family.
We loved seeing Roy and Scott's wedding shared on Equally Wed, see more of this epic wedding below!
Side note, the Charities that Roy and Scott donated to are:
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Venue + Catering: Pema Osel Ling
Photography: Tim Halberg
Planning + Design: Coastside Couture
Floral + Table Design: Laughin' Gal Floral
DJ: Sound in Motion
Cake: Just Cake
Childcare: Event Sitters by Lily
Officiant: Susan Overland
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Linen: Wildflower Linen
Transportation: Blue Water Limo