Aubrey and Nam’s Green Gables wedding was truly spectacular. Aubrey had always figured that when she got married it would be a small intimate affair but with Nam’s large family to take into consideration a small destination wedding was out of the running. The Green Gables Estates turned out to be the perfect wedding venue for this vintage loving couple. Its an old school house turned wedding and event space in east San Diego. The interior of the school house is adorned with everything vintage from the love seats to the dressing tables, and the exterior is surrounded by enormous old weeping trees. It feels like you’ve stepped right out of the modern day hustle and bustle into a beautiful moment from the past. Aubrey added a lot of her own DIY vintage flare for her wedding day, with pinwheels, old books and bottles and little touches of burlap.
No DIY detail was spared for the wedding and this fabulous couple was even blessed with a touch of rain.
Aubrey’s wedding dress was right out of a fairy tale with all its beautiful beading. One of the charms of Green Gables Estates is their friendly lamb and goat. The duo are left over from the days when the estate was used as a working school house ( or so we were told).We just loved that all of Aubrey’s bridesmaids received a unique and different bouquet of flowers. Such a fun idea.Aubrey and Nam wanted to spent as much time together on their wedding day as possible so they decided to do a first look out but the old swing. This also allowed them to rock through all their wedding party photos and family photos so they would have more time to enjoy their reception.
This one sums up their quirky and fun personalities… hanging in the old out houses.Such a fun wedding party! Theses guys not only know how to dress well but have a great time!Aubrey made a special boutonniere for her grandfather with a photo from his wedding day.This wedding was DIY to the nines. Aubrey is incredibly talented and spent the many months before her wedding making all of the decorations. There were hundreds of handmade pinwheels to decorate with. She and Nam collected jars for their DIY centerpieces and she even made an awesome here comes the bride banner for all of the junior wedding party to carry. Aubrey was so excited when the dark clouds rolled in and a little bit of rain sprinkled down after their ceremony. She loves the rain and we were more than happy to capture her and Naum dancing in it. Everybody likes a little extra good luck on wedding day!As a thank you gift Aubrey and Nam had a popcorn station with multiple flavors. So cute and so tasty!Not only is Aubry a DIY genius but she’s a singer as well. So as a special gift to Nam she sang and pre-recorded their first dance song. He was very happily surprised.