Krista and Michael spent their extra day of 2020 entering the next chapter with a romantic leap year wedding. For them, the goal of the wedding planning process was to keep things sweet and simple with a focus on celebrating their love with family and friends.
“We both suffer from anxiety so I wanted a chill and laidback wedding,” says the bride. “I wanted something garden, rustic, and girly type of wedding. As I love pink and Michael has green eyes that was the color scheme of our choice.” A bouquet filled with succulents, bright proteas, and greenery looked stunning against her embroidered a-line gown from David’s Bridal. As for the wedding party, they kept things small with Krista’s two bridesmaids in sage green dresses and Michael’s two groomsmen wearing gray tuxedos to complement the overall look.
Their outdoor ceremony at the Franciscian Gardens included the California sunshine and played into the rustic, laid-back vibe they adored. The garden feel continued into the evening, with wooden accents and blooming designs accenting the exposed brick walls and dressing up the venue decor.
A modern minimal cake design was complete with a custom Harry Potter cake topperincluding the couple’s cats with vanilla and strawberry flavors hitting the tastebuds before playing games and dancing the night away.
To say they made the most of it is an understatement. The leap day added more time to the year, allowing the two to slow down and enjoy what matters most; making the overall theme of their day meaningful in more ways than one.