Real Wedding | Arsy & Brooke

Arsy is the second bride I’ve seen recently who proves how cool purple can be as an accent color.  It feels so modern and so fun at the same time.  Purple lovers rejoice!

Arsy & Brooke | August 1, 2009, The Pasadena Museum of California Art: Pasadena, California

Real Wedding | Arsy & Brooke

How he proposed
On a secluded beach overlooking Bodega Bay.

The ceremony
We got married on the terrace of the museum.

Real Wedding | Arsy & Brooke

The reception
We held it on the rooftop of the PMCA.  Dinner was at Sunset on the terrace and Dancing was in the art gallery. Perfect weather!

Real Wedding | Arsy & Brooke

The moment Arsy will never forget
Taking a moment with my husband while all the guests were having dinner, to look at the sunset over city hall and feel like we were the only 2 people on the rooftop.

Real Wedding | Arsy & Brooke

The wedding theme
The theme was very subtle. But, we decided to bring a Desert feel to our wedding.  All of our favors were different little succulents. We also had larger succulents on the cocktail tables and gift tables, etc. and incorporated them into our center pieces (Which were actually purple, to add a pop of color).

Real Wedding | Arsy & Brooke

The bridesmaids, who picked their own dressesall wore champagne. We loved how all the different shades of champagne looked together.  Also, the bridesmaids themselves looked beautiful … every bridesmaid choose a dress that represented herself so well … it fit their personalities and their bodies! They were all so confident and felt as beautiful as I did that day! Which I think made everyone have way more fun!

Real Wedding | Arsy & Brooke

What made her wedding dress “the one”
Our wedding was a traditional wedding with a modern feel … My dress felt just like that! It was poofy enough to make me feel like a bride, not a princess. But, yet modern and fun!  I tried on around 20 dresses before I found this one.

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Her advice for other brides
1) The wedding and the dress should be an extension of who and your future hubby are.
2) Make sure to take a moment at some point during the day … just for the 2 of you!

Real Wedding | Arsy & Brooke
Arsy’s Wedding Dress: Priscilla of Boston Maeve
Photography: Krissy Davis