Anna Pomerantz, an interior designer, and Colby Buddelmeyer, a consumer products developer, celebrated their love with an eclectic wedding on September 3, 2011 in Santa Monica, California. Their nuptials -- big on personalized details and graphic design elements -- had bohemian and Navajo touches that fit their backyard bash to a T.
The letterpressed invitation suite, designed by Thunderwing Press, reflected the wedding’s palette of indigo, gold, and rust, and featured floral and Navajo motifs and unique typography. It also boasted a custom logo that incorporated the couple’s initials and represented their love of California (their names start with C and A, after all). With a palette of indigo, gold, and rust, the pieces fused floral designs, graphic Navajo elements, and unique typography.
Anna accessorized her Carolina Herrera gown with diamond earrings she received for her 18th birthday and her grandfather’s Masonic ring (it also happened to be her mother’s old engagement ring).
Colby's Marc Jacobs suit and shirt were accented by a blue Dior tie. The non-traditional couple saw each other prior to the ceremony to pose for portraits taken by photographer Charley Star of CharleyStar Photo.
Anna’s stunning clutch was made of heirloom garden roses, wax flower, passion vine, Echinacea, thistle, and amaranthus, all bound by strips of chambray fabric. This bouquet and other floral elements were created by Bash, Please, who designed and planned Anna and Colby’s fete.
The 125 guests dined under strands of bistro lights and a pattern wash projected on the lawn. Heirloom LA created a menu that started with pumpkin empanadas, cactus angolotti, and mini chile rellenos. For the main meal, guests noshed on a farmers' market salad, stuffed squash blossom, tamales, charred sweet potatoes, and wild rice and beans.
In addition to the wedding cake, tres leches cake and spiced sandwich cookies were also served. For guests looking for a healthier option, Mexican fruit was at their disposal -- a play on the L.A. produce stands where melon, mango, or papaya can be bought with a squeeze of fresh lime, salt, and cayenne pepper.