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A Dirt-Floor Dance Party In Napa, California


Neon glow sticks and a dirt dance floor

Julianna, Graduate Student (Teacher In The Making) & Scott, Strength And Conditioning Coach

Photographer: Gabriel Harber (APW Sponsor)

One sentence sum-up of the wedding vibe: Surrounded by nature, friends, and family came together by goofy music followed by bad dance moves, laughter caused by comedic speeches, and the celebration of unconditional love.

Soundtrack for reading: “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King

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Other Cool Stuff We Should Know About

Scott and I were engaged for almost two years and were carefully planning a wedding on a tight budget without leaving behind any detail of our ideal wedding. With the endless help of our friends and family, we made that happen. A wedding gift of a photo booth made our wedding fun without having to expand our budget. A last-minute discovery of a good friend and co-worker being a coffee bar owner, allowed us to offer amazing coffee drinks for our guests at a low cost. My beautiful sister is one of the most creative, crafty, talented, and artistic individuals I know; she spent many, many, many hours making party favors, centerpieces, rustic display decoration, and even my veil! And of course, my mother’s sister and second mother of mine is an amazing pastry chef and made over a hundred beautiful and delicious cupcakes at no cost! Now how cool is that?

Favorite Thing About The Wedding

Dancing the night away with neon glow-sticks on a dirt dance floor.


The Info:

Photographer: Gabriel Harber (APW Sponsor) | Location: Napa, CA | Venue: Private Venue | Julianna’s Dress and Bridesmaid Dresses:  David’s Bridal | Scott’s Suit and Groomsmen Attire: Williamson & Company | Cowgirl Boots: Boot Barn | Endless DIY Wedding Decor Supplies: Michael’s

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  • Brooke

    What is your dress? I love it!

    • Julianna

      Thanks Brooke! I bought my dress at David’s Bridal; it was unfortunately discontinued. It was the “sample” dress which made it a great deal!

  • stella

    I shed a tear looking at this beautiful day and the happiness that radiates from you both and all your guests!

  • Laura

    Oh hey! That’s my processional! Boom. Love it.

  • Emma Klues

    So cool. So pretty, so fun, so cool.

  • Tania

    This is such a badass wedding! I love it!

  • vegankitchendiaries

    VERY COOL DRESS! (DB score!)

    • vegankitchendiaries

      Also, is the “shhh” picture a result of someone playing ‘Shout’? That’s SO what it looks like…

      • Julianna Cazares

        YES!!! Such a fun song!