First of all, I can’t believe it’s already June!!! Where did Spring go? Time is really flying by this year, flying by so quickly that it seems nuts that this wedding I’m going to share with you today took place almost a year ago!
I worked with Jenna + Eric on designing their wedding from the very beginning of the process, soon after they were engaged. They only had several months to plan their wedding, and Jenna wanted tons of detail, so there was a lot to get done in a short time. Luckily, Jenna and her Mom are very crafty and were able to bust out tons of the handmade details we came up with very quickly. The venue was The Stonehouse at the beautiful Temecula Creek Inn, which was the perfect setting for the rustic feel Jenna had dreamed of. There was lots of burlap, lace + mason jars, with pops of turquoise and orange.
There was a freak thunderstorm mid set-up on the day of. That paired with 100 + degree temps made for a bit of a stressful moment for everyone, but luckily the rain and thunder died down just in time, and the wedding went off without a hitch! It was a pleasure working with Jenna + Eric, and I’m excited to share their big day with you:)
Below are a few photos I snapped on my iPhone during set-up…
Lastly, here is Jenna + Eric’s wedding video if you want to see a bit more…
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Photographer: Brightwood Photography
Design + Styling: Melissa Elise Event Design + Styling
Venue + Caterer: Temecula Creek Inn
Hair + Makeup: Bethany Ruck
Cake: Le Petit Kupkak
DJ: Brian Stodart
Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal
Flowers: Enchanting Blooms
Bride’s Boots: Ariat
Stationery: Sea of Love Studios
Bridal Party Favors: Mason Jar Cookie Company
Cake Topper: April Hiler Designs
Bridesmaid Dresses: Macys
How many of us have dreamt of a Hawaiian wedding? I’m willing to bet a whole lot. Jenny + Denton had the same dream, and it became their reality. They went on a weekend getaway to the Big Island where Denton proposed on a secluded beach, and because much of his family is from there, they decided to head back to Hawaii to tie the knot- in Honolulu this time!
Jenny, with help from family, made all the succulent bouquets, centerpieces, and the majority of the decor. Denton made his own wedding ring out of two quarters, and he made Jenny’s ring as well. Impressive stuff, huh? Big thanks to Rachel Robertson Photography for sending this lovely wedding our way!
Emily + Randy were married this past Fall in Nevada City, CA. They chose a foundry built in the 1800s as their venue, and it was the perfect fit for the homespun vintage feel they wanted. The recurring theme throughout the wedding was vintage words and text. It was used in everything from the huge monogram of their initials displayed right when guests entered the building, to the paper roses used on the reception tables and as the cake topper.
Their fantastic photographer, Emily Heizer, shared a fun moment from the day: While they were taking photos on the street, Emily and Randy started playing guitar. When they began to play ‘Come as You Are’ by Nirvana, passerbys burst into applause. Awesome! Such a fun memory for them, and since Nirvana is probably my favorite band of all time, I fully appreciate it:)
I absolutely love this laid-back affair on a Tennessee lake! Lauren + UiJin didn’t want to wait long to wed, so rather than planning a huge elaborate wedding, they planned an intimate celebration of their love and commitment at a friend’s lovely lake home. They even walked each other down the aisle and exchanged vows with champagne in hand! UiJin’s adorable daughter was the flower girl. What a great example of a wedding that is a true reflection of the couple. Remember people, there are no rules! Make your wedding unique to you and your partner. Big thanks to JameyKay Young Photography for sending this sweet wedding over!
Photographer: JameyKay Young Photography
Venue: A friend’s lake house on Watuaga Lake
Florist: Sherri Furman
Band: Naked Gods
Catering: Friends/Employees/Family of Espresso News, UiJin’s coffee shop
There is officially one week left until Christmas, my very favorite day of the year! Hooray!!!! I spent the weekend with my husband and friends crafting snow globes and ornaments, making holiday sweet treats, and going to Disneyland. How have you been spending your holidays so far? I’d love to hear about it!
Now, on to today’s post- I have an awesome Orange County ranch wedding to share with you that was sent over by the wonderful Joe + Kathrina! Here is a bit more about the day:
“Sean+Melissa had been engaged for four years, they were thinking about rivaling the movie “Five Year Engagement” but instead decided to get into wedding planning mode. The constant set back had been Melissa’s dream wedding, a complete DIY wedding, that included cowboy boots and a whole lot of fun for their guests. Parker’s Ranch was the perfect set up for what they imagined–the venue is part of a ranch and you have free control of whatever you want to do there. And so the planning started. They included a popcorn bar, a dessert buffet, smores, food trucks, a mariachi band and shot glasses… Instead of the traditional champagne toasts, which they weren’t very keen on, they decided instead to do tequila shots. Afterwards guests were able to take home the shot glasses. It was the perfect touch! Days before their wedding Sean+Melissa were still scrambling to get everything done, the morning of the wedding glue was still wet on some diy projects and Melissa was running an hour late. But through it all they always knew everything would come together perfectly, because they had each other and that was all that mattered.”
Venue: Parker Ranch in Trabuco Canyon
Florist: Family Friend
DJ: Island Entertainment
Photobooth: Knockout Photo Booth
Food Trucks: Ranch A Go Go +Calbi
Wedding Dress: White by Vera Wang
Julie + Mike’s Orange County wedding is the perfect example of how simplicity can be stunning. I am seriously swooning over here! The photos by Studio 7 Photography literally blew me away, and everything from the flowers, to the venue, to the color palette are pure perfection. I just want to crawl into these photos and stay for awhile, don’t you?
Photographer : Studio 7 Photography
Venue : The Villa
Coordinator : Sandy Shirgaokar
Makeup : Stacey Craven
Hair : Sarah Ramirez
Videography : Charles Amante
Florals: Floral Occasions
Cake: Simply Sweet Cakery
DJ: Omer Saar
Officiant – Adrian Hex
It’s Monday again! Does anyone else feel like this day always comes back around too quickly? Where does the time go??? But anyways, I digress- on this bright and sunny Monday I have a beautiful California coastal wedding for you, sent over by Jeremy Chou Photography!
A bit more about the day from the bride, Kerry…
“Los Angeles is where John and I fell in love. So when we began planning our wedding, we felt that even though most of our friends and family are on the east coast, we couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else. We love all things outdoors, 1960’s era California and robots. Thus a slightly disconnected wedding theme was born.We both knew that we wanted a small, intimate celebration with our families and closest friends, with personal touches that displayed our love for good food, great friends and each other. Though we spent a couple months searching for a location for the ceremony, nothing felt quite right. Some places proved to be a logistical nightmare for out of town guests or didn’t fit our budget. Then we stumbled upon Wayfarers Chapel. The intimacy of the space, a magnificent glass and wooden structure designed by Frank Lloyd Wright Jr., under towering trees, combined with the grand views of the Pacific Ocean, make the chapel seem otherworldly. John and I knew the moment we stepped onto the grounds that our search was over. Next, we enlisted my mother’s help to search for a reception venue. She took to Yelp and sent us a list of places near the chapel that had rave reviews then John and I gladly taste-tested our way through the list. We quickly landed on Zazou Restaurant in Redondo Beach. The intimacy of their private room, the impeccably prepared food, and the outstanding service made Zazou the perfect place for our celebration. Our wedding cake was not as easy to find. We tasted a lot of mediocre cakes before we discovered Jin Patisserie in Venice. Somewhere between the tenth and fifteenth vanilla cake sample, John came up with a plan to incorporate our first date (in Tokyo) and suggested green tea. Annabel was the right chef for the job – our matcha cake was uniquely us, and simply delicious. The tea-flavored chocolates we selected from Jin as wedding favors were also a big hit.”