We’re telling today’s Real Wedding story with a bit of a twist! Jared and Stephanie got married on June 7 in a rustic, casual affair at Red Horse Barn in Huntington Beach, CA. To outfit their awesome wedding party, they worked with their Nordstrom Men’s Shop stylist Josh! Read on for details.
From Stephanie: Our vision for our wedding day was to have a big celebration where everyone would be able to enjoy themselves, eat great food and dance the night away! To accomplish this, we went with a rustic outdoor inspiration that created a relaxed and casual vibe.
At first, the planning was a little tough because I was still in school and Jared was working full time in Orange County. However, once we set our minds to making decisions about colors, rentals, catering, etc., we plunged forward and didn’t look back to second-guess any of our decisions. I had lots of help from my sister and my sister-in-law getting the whole vision to come together. We dreamed up ideas for centerpieces and décor and then went to flea markets and garage sales to collect things that would fit our rustic theme.
To create our wedding party looks, we worked with Josh Boudreau at Nordstrom South Coast Plaza, in the Men’s Shop. His expertise definitely helped take all of the attire to a much greater level than we could have envisioned without him.
The bridesmaids wore matching Calvin Klein dresses: silk chiffon with rosette-detailed bodices, in a mint color that matched my mint shoes! The girls each chose their own nude or tan wedges and wore pearl bracelets.
Josh helped Jared and the groomsmen pick out which colors would work best together, and he helped us find the right fit of the pants and shirts as well. The groomsmen wore grey Topman dress pants and gingham print Calibrate shirts in black and white with mint ties. Jared wore a Topman jacket and pants with the same shirt and tie.
Jared and I didn’t see each other the day of the wedding, until I made my way down the aisle. That was one of my favorite things—getting to step out and surprise him and take it all in as I walked toward the man of my dreams!
When the reception started, we finally got to see our vision come to fruition, and things turned out better than we could have ever imagined. It was amazing to see everyone who had come out to celebrate with us and support our new adventure in life!
Photography by Frenzel Studios