A Wedding Under An Urban Canopy of Trees in Long Beah

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An Urban Canopy Of Trees Created The Perfect Wedding Venue

bride in long sleeve vneck wedding dress and dried floral bouquet holds hands with groom in pink suit jacket under an urban canopy of trees

While Shanti + Dan were planning their big day, Shanti’s parents graciously offered their home as the wedding venue. However, this wasn’t going to be a typical “backyard” wedding. Shanti had always loved the rows of beautiful trees on the street in front of their house and knew that would be the perfect place to say their vows. We worked with the city and neighbors to acquire the necessary permits and permissions, closed off the street and gave Shanti + Dan their dream wedding under an urban canopy of trees!  

You may have guessed from their venue choice, Shanti + Dan are the type of couple who aren’t afraid to break the mold. Not only did they self-officiate their own wedding, but Dan wore a favorite recent trend of mine: colorful suit jackets! I am all for a classic black suit, but I especially love seeing the variety of suits popping up, such as Dan’s pink ensemble. Whether it’s a bold colorstyle or material like this groom’s velvet jacket, I’m all for groom’s finding a special outfit that makes them feel like a million bucks! 

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I also have to talk about Shanti’s bridal bouquet made of dried florals! We’ve shared ways to make your wedding more eco-friendly before, but this is another great example. By using dried florals for your bouquet and other arrangements, your florist can shop off season, and can potentially even use left-over flowers so nothing goes to waste. However, be sure to express an interest in dried florals early on in your planning. It can take a while to properly dry the foliage, and as always, discuss with your florist what they would recommend using. Not all flowers will work for this look! 

Congrats Shanti + Dan! If you’re also looking for a non-traditional wedding venue, I cannot stress enough how important hiring a wedding planner is. We can help you navigate the rules and regulations to make your dream wedding a reality! Contact me on my homepage here + let’s get started! 


Planner/Designer: Feathered Arrow Events 

Venue: Residential home

Photographer: Siouxzen Kang

Florist: Erin Miller Wray

Charcuterie Appetizers: Boards By Laur

Catering: Jennio’s Taco Catering

Food Stylist: Megan Hubbell

Rentals: Signature Party Rentals + A La Mode Collections

Music: Reid Bode

Desserts: Jeni’s Ice Cream

Glam: Amanda Mendoza + Elizabeth Hayes

Restroom Rental: A&J Portables


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I'm a creative entrepreneur at heart and have been running my business for over 10 years and have planned and executed over 150 weddings. I'm an expert in this industry and care deeply about my clients and making sure they have the best experience. I've also been a photographer for 15 years and have curated some amazing art pieces to spark joy in your life and in your spaces. 

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