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January 8, 2019

This Forest Wedding Is So Detailed, It’s Impossible To Choose Your Favorite Part

Bride’s Names, Age, Job and where she lives:

Tayler Sale, 26, Marine Biologist, Monterey CA

Groom’s Name, Age, Job and where he lives:

Joshua Sale, 29, Naval Submarine Officer, Monterey CA

outdoor wedding bistro lighting

How you two met:

I was in graduate school in Hawaii and he was stationed there with the Navy
and we actually met on Tinder!

What was your first impression of each other?:

I knew I wanted to marry him the night we met and his first impression was this girl is cuter than I expected and wow what a great first date!

navy gold ombre wedding cake

When did each of you know you were in love?:

I remember a very specific dinner about 2 months in when we were talking about our futures that I realized I was in love. Josh knew not too long after that because about a month later I said “I love you” first and he said it back.

How did the proposal happen?:

We were living in Hawaii and were on our final island hopping trip before Josh moved to California and I stayed behind to finish school. So we were on Maui for the weekend and Josh hired a company to sneakily photograph the whole thing on a private beach! He convinced me (or tried to hehe) that he had booked us a private picnic dinner through the hotel we were staying at and that is how we got down to the beach. Once we got to the beach there was no picnic, but there was a message in a bottle that had been set up for him.

After I read the note he got down on one knee and proposed! I cried and blacked out and don’t remember a thing. We took engagement photos afterwards and we love looking back on those sweet memories!

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Style of the wedding:

Rustic elegance


Navy, marsala, and gold


Romantic woodsy feel for a forest wedding

navy burgundy gold wedding

If you had to pick a favorite moment of the day what would it be?:

Our first dance! We did a choreographed dance to Ed Sheeran’s Perfect and it was so much fun and our guests loved it! Also the first look, we both cried and that is when it really hit us that we were getting married!!

What was the most fun part of the wedding to plan?:

The ceremony arch décor, which also became the sweetheart table décor as well

navy green forest wedding

Ceremony Site: Deer Park Villa
Reception Site: Deer Park Villa
Stationery: Unica Forma
Photographer: Sebastien Bicard Photography
Consultant: Cotton & Oak
Flowers: Farmgirl Flowers
Gown: Hayley Paige
Hair: Skla Arts Makeup & Hair
Make-Up: Skyla Arts Makeup & Hair

navy burgundy gold wedding invitations
Veil: Bella Bride Boutique
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Engagement & Wedding Rings: Hearts on Fire
Jewelry: Custom and borrowed
Bridesmaids Dresses: Chantilly and Lace
Menswear: The Black Tux
Rentals: Encore Rentals
Catering: Straw Catering
Cake: Cake Coquette
Music/DJ: Runaway DJ
Guests: 70
Budget: $50,000

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