Anomalie’s very own Social Media Manager, Jasmine tied the knot with her college beau in an Anomalie gown that perfectly fit their minimal, industrial vision. Jasmine did not only have a hand in creating her dress, but she opted to DIY all of the elements in her wedding — from the flowers, the decor, to her exit outfit! Read on to learn more about her big day and her love story.
Tell us how you and your husband met and the storyline for your engagement.
During my first year of UC Berkeley, I landed a lead role in a musical. Darryl got the “antagonist” role, but his character and my character were meant to end up together in the end. I didn’t like him then (I believe he liked me), but there was obvious chemistry between us! From the beginning, the entire cast and crew rooted for us and even created a hashtag combining our character names. We went along with all the antics as it made people happy, and eventually, it turned into something real! Over five years later, Darryl brought me back to the exact same stage at the world-renowned Zellerbach Hall. He recreated the last scene of the musical and asked me to marry him! It went full circle. Everything was perfect.
What part of the vision came first—your wedding theme or your wedding dress?
My wedding dress and wedding theme went hand-in-hand. My husband and I are both minimal, modern, and no-fuss in terms of our personal style, and we wanted our wedding to reflect that. The first thing we did was book our venue. It was super industrial and airy, and the rest of the design elements came naturally.
Why did you decide to get a custom gown, and how did Anomalie come into the picture?
I started my dress hunt before I even started working at Anomalie. I knew exactly what I wanted – no lace or beading, fit & flare, low back, cap sleeves, and buttons all the way down. If you think about it, it’s a pretty simple dress! However, I could not for the life of me find it anywhere! I found a few dresses that were ALMOST what I wanted, but they were way over my budget.
I remember telling Darryl, “Why isn’t there a better way to get wedding dresses?” Little did I know, there was Anomalie! I started working here and everything just fell into place beautifully. I am so sure I would have gone with Anomalie even if I wasn’t on the team! It was exactly what I wanted.
Trend Alert: Minimal chic dresses have become more and more sought after in recent months! Even celebrities from Meghan Markel and Miley Cyrus opted for no-frill frocks.
What was the most valuable tool when it came to bringing your idea to life?
Transferring all of my top dress pics from Pinterest into my Lookbook helped me realize that I was gravitating to both silk crepe and silk charmeuse. Then getting to feel the fabric swatches totally helped me solidify what I wanted.
What did you love the most about your gown and the dress creation process?
I absolutely loved working with the team. I do marketing, so I’m not 100% versed in dress construction. They were so amazing at explaining everything and making sure the dress was perfect. You would think I’d have a leg up in the process because I work here, but what is totally crazy to me is that they treat EVERY single bride the same way. I see it on a daily basis, and it was so nice to experience it as a bride myself.
Now for the most important part, your wedding! How did everything turn out on your wedding day? What was the most unexpected, but incredible moment of your day?
The wedding was amazing! We opted to not have a planner and had all of our family and friends help out. We did all the setup, decor, and even the flowers ourselves. Once the party started, it was so darn rewarding because we worked on it all, together.
We performed a couple of songs that Darryl and I wrote for each other. We definitely saw our family and friends shed a few tears. We’ll never forget that!
We also had a couple of performances that completely took us by surprise, including a 90’s style dance battle and a choreographed High School Musical flash mob. Our cheeks hurt from laughing so much!
Your wedding pics are beyond romantic. We’re sure your unique customizations didn’t stop with your wedding dress. What other elements did you include in your big day to make it more unique and personal to you and your spouse?
It was a DIY wedding, so I guess you can say the entire thing was custom! My favorite DIY would have to be our favors. A friend and I worked together to design custom wooden pins. They had our faces laser cut into them! I also hand painted a leather jacket for my “getaway” outfit! It was a tattoo-style rose with my new last name “San Pedro”.
How did your spouse and guests react to your wedding dress?
He was very involved during the design process – he knows my aesthetic better than anyone, and I wanted to make sure I didn’t stray from my personal style. (When you work at Anomalie and see all the amazing possibilities, its easy to get influenced!) He knew what the dress looked like, but didn’t see it on me until I walked down the aisle. He and everyone else thought it was perfect, and “so me.”
Photography: @Byrsphotography_ | Videography & Photobooth: @Photo3lements |Hair: @Stylebee @jodiedcollins | Makeup: @Charisececile | Jewelry: @Mejuri | Bridesmaids dresses: @BariJayFashions | Venue: Alameda County Fairgrounds | Catering: Spectra |Cake and dessert: @jnjbakery | Boba Bar: @TPumps
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