A Classic Wedding With a Retro Spin at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Thousand Oaks, California
Floral accents popped up left and right at this classic wedding with a retro spin, inspired by the bride’s love for daisies. Beth Vinci (21 and a nursing student) and Jonathan Lareva (24 and an artist) needed a large venue to accommodate their 275 guests. The Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Thousand Oaks, California, did it all. "We chose this place because it was down the street from Beth's family's modern-style home," the couple says. "It was a very beautiful church that was willing to accommodate us and give us a wedding planner." The couple decked their wedding out in a palette of navy and yellow—from the navy blue tuxedos and bridesmaid dresses to the yellow button mums mixed with baby's breath used as aisle decorations—all captured on camera by Myke & Teri Photography. The retro style reflected within Beth's attire, which was an A-line spaghetti-strap wedding dress with a champagne-colored bodice covered in white lace and a tulle skirt. She wore the dress with shoes purchased by her mother in the 1980s, matching the vintage-inspired look and feel of the day. The three-tier ivory cake banded with navy blue at the bottom of each layer had mostly chocolate flavoring, since that was Jonathan's favorite kind. We loved how the cake was surrounded by a baby's breath assortment mixed with yellow button mums, tying into the rest of the flower arrangements seen throughout the day. "We ended up having so many guests at the wedding because of the amount of people who had been a part of both of our lives growing up," Beth says.