Krystal & Patrick’s Happily Ever After Party

I’ve been inundating you with reader weddings of late, but I have so many good ones! Keep them coming. It’s such a honor to get to share them with you all.

This uber-practical reader wedding involved the couple’s children, a passel of adorable babies, and some of the hippest trends around. Krystal and Patrick got Weddinged at a ‘Happily Ever After Party’ at their home in Santa Cruz, after marrying last year at Patrick’s parents home.
This wedding had many practical touches. The bride wore a killer BCBG dress (along with some beautiful ink!). The couple set up a registry with Global Giving, so people could give donations in their honor to various chosen causes, like the Boys and Girls Club in Baton Rouge, or, to build schools in Laos.
Their invites were posters made by etsy seller Unless Someone Like You.
They went to Trader Joe’s the day before of the party and bought all the tulips in the store, and gave their guests mustaches on a stick just for fun.
For favors, the couple bought local honey and bottled it themselves, and tied them with family pictures.
Krystal says: “Patrick and I utilized the multitude of talent surrounding us. My son played guitar, Pat’s friend BBQ’s Oysters, other friends made vegan cupcakes and sushi, helped decorate, took photos, served food, sang. I worked at a local coffee shop in town and the owner graciously donated fabulous coffee for the evening. “
I love this picture of Krystal and Patrick enjoying their son’s performance!
And here are their two sons chilling out. Check out that wee clip on tie!
They had a kids table set up with mad libs, clay, crayons, balloons, little toys, hula hoops (which the grown ups used more)…
And really, I’m not sure how you top this cuteness…
Except with THIS! Which just goes to show you, even a cocktail party wedding won’t keep the cool babies at bay.

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