Psychedelic 70s Story 2016-11-01T22:54:37+00:00

Psychedelic 70s

Fall/Winter Lookbook ’15/’16

Samantha + Cheetah’s Love Story

“Love is the ultimate trip.”

Samantha and Cheetah’s love story began five years ago where they met at GRUB cooperative in Chico, California. Sammey was living there while Cheetah was the food distributor for CSA. After many weekly meat and veggie pick ups, a faltered relationship, and lots of cute outfits worn by Sammey. Cheetah finally had the nerve to ask out the beautiful farmer who wore the blue and yellow ribbon braided in her hair. After, a 360-degree view of twinkly lights, local bites, and hours of conversation, the first kiss happened, a moment a long time coming. They fell in love. Soon after, they were married by both their mothers up on his farm in the foothills. After exchanging their vows, they rode their bikes from the foothills to Chico where it all began, at the GRUB house. A potluck celebration awaited them filled with fun and laughter, pit-roasted Turkey Tail meats, and close friends singing them songs. Love was taking them on the ultimate trip. These two lovebirds now spend their days living sustainably, riding bikes, and fostering their love and land together. Cheetah building their home, Sammey nurturing a growing farm, and together providing good food for good people through their business, Turkey Tail Farm.

Love words from the Lovebirds

“My wife is the pillar of my life. She makes me a far better person than I could ever be on my own. My inspiration, my muse.”

“My husband is my teacher. Letting me pursue my dreams and having full faith and trust in all my decisions.”

Invitation Suite

The Chalk Gypsy created a black and white custom 70s inspired invitation suite on creme cardstock. It was hand-drawn using custom retro fonts, featuring the bride & groom’s silhouette.

Details

To create the perfect psychedelic 70s vibe, we began by filling the ceremony area with 1970’s gold velvet swag lamps from MCM vintage and a sea of potted trees in assorted glazed pots from The Plant Barn and Gifts. To mark the “Altar,” Molly Ryan Floral created the ultimate flower mandala by using zinnias and broom corn from Turkey Tail Farm, magnolia and tropical leaves from Just This Ranch, and ferns from her garden.

As you walked further into the reception area, the psychedelic theme continued with an all-original mandala art piece created by local artist, Johnny Dutro, accentuated with tropical leaves added by Molly Ryan Floral.

Getting Ready

The Westside Collective served as Samantha’s mobile bridal suite. Bamboo floors filled the room with natural light and vegetation. A peacock chair from Tin Roof Farmhouse was adorned with passion vine and jasmine from Just This Ranch, Sunflowers from Turkey Tail, and dinner plate dahlias and marigold from the florist’s garden to give that extra wow factor.

First Look

Bride

To create Samantha’s look, hairstylist Cortney Riegel gave her a Farrah Fawcett inspired hairdo full of soft curls with lots of volume and shape. For makeup, Cassandra Pierro was influenced by retro and disco eras with a color palette carefully chosen to reflect the earthy, free spirit of the 70s. To embody this period, she applied geometric eyeliner, whimsical lashes, frosted shadow, and defined cheekbones. Before slipping into the stunning “Heather Dress” from Amorroma Collective, a stretch lace dress with the most luscious lining, a scalloped lace trim, low back, and a mermaid bottom. Samantha wore an indigo dyed bridal robe from Warp and Weft Collective.

Molly Ryan Floral created the perfect 70s halo by using local ferns and white clovers and created a jaw-dropping bouquet composed of tropical leaves cut from houseplants, antherium, local lisianthus, dahlias from Just this ranch, and local tuberose to add a heavenly and memorable scent. Stems were tied with a naturally died silk ribbon from Silk and Willow. To finish her look, she was adorned with jewelry from Earth Momma Originals including an over the top long white leather fringe earring laced with copper hoops and a something blue cheetah bead and other copper prettys.

Groom

To create Cheetah’s look, Cortney smoothed out his hair wit a flat iron, trimmed the ends and shaped his sideburns. He wore a Ben Sherman in London brick, Mantoni navy pinstripe suit jacket, Johnston and Murphy Decatur wingtip shoes in dark burgundy, white mantoni dress shirt with an Imani Uomo tie from Formal Education. Later in the evening, Cheetah changes from a tie to an intricate stone necklace created by Earth Momma Originals.

Florals

Samantha + Cheetah

Ceremony

To create the perfect psychedelic 70s vibe, we began by filling the ceremony area with 1970’s gold velvet swag lamps from MCM vintage and a sea of potted trees in assorted glazed pots from The Plant Barn and Gifts. To mark the “Altar,” Molly Ryan Floral created the ultimate flower mandala by using zinnias and broom corn from Turkey Tail Farm, magnolia and tropical leaves from Just This Ranch, and ferns from her garden.

As you walked further into the reception area, the psychedelic theme continued with an all-original mandala art piece created by local artist, Johnny Dutro, accentuated with tropical leaves added by Molly Ryan Floral.

The Tablescape

An intimate, retro table from MCM Vintage awaited with warmth and texture styled by Luna Peach. A mustard yellow runner, crafted of washed jute, and soft fringe was rolled out, placed with sophisticated white baroque dinnerware, and paired with hand painted orange confetti detail, green dipped DOF glasses, and stunning diamond cut amber goblets. Subtle hints of hand carved wood mushroom décor surrounded the table with metallic gold candles in antique bronzed candleholders to add an extra shimmer. 1970s 24K electroplate gold flatware were placed and complimented with 1970s brown speckled pottery mushroom salt and pepper shakers, vanilla-filled jar candles, grass green and coral chambray cloth napkins rolled up in beautiful amber iron glass napkin rings. All centered with a floral masterpiece by Molly Ryan floral of a traditional Ikebana design arranged with Banksia, ferns, and dahlias cut from local gardens.

Reception

Samantha, Cheetah, and their guests enjoyed an extravagant meal prepared from Michael Hall from 5th Street Steakhouse. He used fresh and local ingredients including Samantha and Cheetah’s meats and vegetables from Turkey Tail Farm to create lamb lollipops with duck egg raviolo and sage brown butter and a pan seared chicken with braised bok choy, couscous diced beet and carrot with romesco sauce.

The hospitality station featured a Gold Milo Baughman étagère, accompanied by an eclectic collection of spirit glasses, black textured old-fashioned glasses, amber brandy glasses, beige stoneware plates, hammered copper flatware, an opaque jade colored glass cake stand, and green grass and coral chambray napkins rolled in hand carved wood napkin rings provided and styled by Luna Peach.

A colorful, vintage 70s-themed custom wedding sign handwritten on a 3’x3′ piece of hand-stained, repurposed wood designed by the Chalk Gypsy greeted you as walked up to the lounge area. The lounge area served as the social hangout where guests enjoyed all natural ingredient cocktails such as Strawberry Grapefruit Twist and Sage Leaf Shake created by Mixologist Patrick Bulmer. A 1970’s mustard Saltman modular sofa centered the room paired with a two tier glass cocktail table styled with local props and lighting from Luna Peach.

The Cake

Their cake was created with a desire to keep the design straight from the 70s but still modern. Lovely Layers Cakery created hexagons from fondant and airbrushed them in gold. She created a large flower for the focal point and filled the center with gold pearls for a taste of heaven.

Wedding Guest Look

The wedding guests were styled by Luna Peach with one of a kind 70s inspired dresses from Bootleg Vintage and killer heels from Heel N Sole. Cortney gave each girl a specific look that ranged from beachy waves, to rad fishtail braids, and massive curls. The girls were adorned with jewelry from Earth Momma Originals.

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