Not only did Kris and Darren’s wedding take place at a venue unlike any we’ve ever seen, it was filled with handmade, homegrown details. Flowers and cake created by the bride’s sisters. A tent raised by the Darren (with help from his new family members) that kept the reception cozy into the night. A band that played their own tunes as a grand entrance to the ceremony, cocktail poured by the guests themselves But that exquisite lace gown Kris wore? That was designed by Temperley London. And what a stunner Kris was in it.
Kris + Darren | May 16, 2015 | Nicasio, California | Dress Listing: Temperley London, Guinevere
No shot lists were made, no makeup artists or hairstylists were hired. Everything was created with our own two hands. I got ready with my twin sister in a little cottage in the woods, while our other siblings and Darren put the final touches on the amazing sailcloth tent reception up on a hill, overlooking Nicasio Valley. After their first venue location fell through, we were lucky enough to have a retired coworker offer up his land for the event and what a spectacular backdrop it created. A four-piece jazz band played their own versions of modern hits as they led the crowd down the hill to the ceremony location.
Under a moon-lit sailcloth tent, guests partied late into the night dancing and catching up with old friends. The California farm-to-table cuisine was colorful, simple and delicious. Cocktails were made by the guests themselves, and the incredible wine was sourced from Joel Gott Winery. Guests were driven to their hotels and b&bs by Vantigo Volkswagen buses, where the party continued well into the morning.
Kris’s Dress Search
I tried on at least 20 dresses and knew from the very beginning that Temperley London was my first choice. Her choice of feminine French lace, fitting perfectly to my athletic body frame made me feel delicate and beautiful.
How Kris Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Delicate, Sophisticated, Dreamy
Why Kris Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I felt so beautiful on my wedding day – my photographer did an incredible job of capturing how I looked and felt that day. I wanted the day and the memories. I would only keep the dress if I thought my future daughter would wear it, but I hope she would find a dress uniquely fit for her experience.
Wedding Dress: Temperley London, Guinevere | Photography: Daring Wanderer | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Private Residence | Floral Design: Bride’s sisters | Cake: Bride’s sister
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