Paige and Brandon’s Hume Homestead Wedding by Los Angeles Wedding Photographer Brandi Potter
Hands down this is my favorite wedding ever. Not only did the whole family treat me like I was part of it, they all gave me complete creative freedom to work and do my thing. They also had a million tiny personal touches that really make a wedding special. I don’t think I’ve ever been THIS excited to post a wedding before.
They had it at Paige’s families property. There’s an old house out on the ridge that’s been standing since 1849, and I believe the last time anyone lived in it was during the great depression (someone correct me if I got that wrong). I saw the house during their engagement session back in June, and they did SO MUCH amazing work to it since then. You still can’t live in it because the foundation has shifted and some of the beams have broken, but just being able to be in a place with so much history was amazing. Especially, since it was Paige’s ancestors that built it. They took original paint chips and had it matched to repaint the outside. Paige’s Mom scrubbed the floors and cleaned the bottom floor of the house to make it use-able. I think it was mentioned that Brandon actually helped rebuild the porch or some aspect of it, but seriously so much work, and it was all worth it.
Paige also made her dress. She taught herself how to pattern draft so she could make exactly what she wanted, and it definitely did not disappoint. The photos do not do it justice and it’s SO SOFT. I literally stood there and pet it for what felt the whole morning while she got ready. All the lace and rhinestones were hand sewn (she said it took around 45 hours just for that), and the machine work was done on a vintage Kenmore from 1978. She made her lace top, and her hair piece too.
I’m really impressed at all the work they put into this wedding, and the emphasis on making it their own and not doing things just for others. More people could learn from it. Paige also mentioned that she will be on a podcast at some point talking about making her dress, so I’ll definitely link that in here once it’s up.
P.S. Super image heavy. If you have slow internet (like me) let it load for a few minutes.