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California Garden Wedding Layered with Pink

Blush on pink on fuchsia is what you’ll find dancing around in this garden affair captured by We Heart Photography. It’s layers of pink coordinated by Bliss Events along with blooms by Blush Botanicals that give the already gorgeous backdrop of Rancho Valencia a beautiful punch of color. Find even more of this blushing fete right here.

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From Jessica, the bride… Darrel and I met in collage where he was studying to become an athletic trainer and I was playing on the softball team. After numerous visits to the schools athletic training facility in my dirt and sweat covered uniform, we both recognized that there was something unique and special about the other. It wasn’t long after that we stared dating, fell in love, and started the adventure of a lifetime together.

My inspiration for our wedding came from Anthropologie, with a little less boho and a little more chic. Our wedding embraced the natural beauty of the venue with an added punch of color and sparkle. I wanted the design to look eclectic yet cohesive. One of my favorite touches to the wedding was having our ring bearer nephews walk doing the aisle with a teddy bear and baseball glove. The teddy bear signifying our love for animals, and the baseball glove signifying my background of playing softball and Darrel’s playing baseball.

Darrel and I chose to wait until the ceremony to see each other, however, it was important to us that we would be able to pray together prior to that moment. Therefore, we set up a prayer where we could hold hands and speak to each other on either sides of a door. It was such a special and calming moment for me to have my soon-to-be husband lead us in prayer as we embarked on this exciting lifelong journey together.

I always envisioned myself walking down the aisle to a soft, acoustic song with meaningful lyrics. Divine Romance by Phil Wickham came on while Darrel and I were driving together and we knew right away that it was the perfect processional song choice for our wedding. Our recessional song was Sweetest Thing by U2, a favorite band of Darrel’s. Our first dance song was the easiest wedding decision that we had to make, Everything by Michael Bublé. This has been ‘our’ song since the day we first started dating and has stuck with us ever since.

Photography: We Heart Photography | Coordinator: Bliss Events | Florist: Blush Botanicals | Cake: Sweet Lydias | Ceremony Venue: Rancho Valencia | Lighting: Classic Party Rentals | DJ: Still Listening Productions | Makeup/Hair: Audre Rene

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Intimate Nuptials in Napa Valley

I should probably just go ahead and apologize to the groom behind this next wedding. Because while he is incredibly handsome and I’m sure quite lovely, I can’t take my eyes off his bride. Her stunning smile, her relaxed boho chic vibe, her glow that every bride sort of craves. All captured perfectly by Caroline Yoon. And there is so much more of her – and their lovely wedding – right here in the gallery.

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From Caroline Yoon Fine Art PhotographyStephanie and Brian’s intimate and elegant wedding was nothing short of perfection. They were wed surrounded by their closest friends and family at a private residence in Napa Valley, California. Their wedding day was truly a collaboration of talented friends and family who offered up their talents for the florals, the wedding cake, and many other thoughtful details. It was a beautiful, honest, and heartfelt wedding, and I feel special to have been a part of it.

Photography: Caroline Yoon Fine Art Photography | Wedding Gown: Isabel Marant | Cake: Sugar Bloom Bakery | Catering: Ann Walker Catering | DJ: Noel Wayne | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Makeup: Tahni Smith | Reception Dress: Lover | Venue: Private Residence

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Garden Ranch Malibu Wedding

When I heard this bride’s wedding design was inspired the Twilight wedding scene, I raced to Youtube and to watch it for myself (with a full movie viewing following that night, obviously.) And thanks to the beautiful work of Grace SongThe Butter End Cakery and Butterfly Floral, I’d say “mission accomplished.” See every moment in the gallery from AndySeo Studio.

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From the Bride.. It was a typical late night after work on 2010 when I first met Zoo, now my husband. I was working as a chef at London West Hollywood hotel, and after cooking for exhausting 10 hours, my co-worker and I could not help the late night munchies. Usually, this late night munchies are evil, but I say this one was the opposite since it led me to meet my husband, who was a good friend of my co-worker and was fighting the munchies just like us! My co-worker called Zoo out and we ended up having drinks/snacks together. In fact, nothing happened that night. I only remember the meal was just good and Zoo was wearing a red beanie, which I was like, ‘what the…’. No one, even my co-worker, this night would be the beginning of everything. We didn’t know why, but we found we hung out each other more often since that accidental, but destined night.

Our love started growing somewhere in our heart.I became his fiance on the night of Christmas eve. He decorated his room with an arch and light balls, and kneeled down with a little tears. Sure, he recorded everything with his ‘hidden’ video camcorder. We had about a year and a half engagement to have enough time for the one and only wedding prep!

I am a huge fan of Disney since I was a child, so I always wanted to have my wedding like the ones in fairytales. One day, I got to see the movie, ‘Twilight’ wedding scenes, and that was it! Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, CA was a just perfect outdoor venue with rustic barn aura and so much trees and plants. Especially, we loved and picked Ranch House since it also gave us much room to decorate to my exactly wanted theme.

Our wedding planner, Grace Song (CEO of Charis event & Design), there is no way our wedding could have been the spectacular day it was without her. It is not just the organization, it is the consultation and conversations prior that relieved my stress and helped me prepare for the day. She had ideas that elevated mine. We need someone like Grace to rein it all in, and figure out the details that your brain could not comprehend. She is the expert, and it shows. Nothing seems to faze her. We are truly blessed to have her as our coordinator for our wedding. And our photographer, Andy Seo Photography, one of the best decision we made for our wedding.We cannot say enough great things about Andy and his photography team. 

Many thanks to other vendors that we had for our wedding, and also embrace every minutes of your special day because it goes by unbelievably quickly. If you hire great people, they will make your day is so special and that you get to enjoy every single moment.

Photography: AndySeo Studio | Videographer: MOKA | Wedding Planner: Grace Song | Wedding Cake: The Butter End Cakery | DJ & Band: ADEL Music | Flower: Butterfly Floral | Photo Booth: Apixture | Vintage Rental: The Found

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Rustic Garden Wedding in Denver

Sometimes a simple detail can make for a major wow moment. For this Denver affair, that wow moment comes in the form of the sweetest hanging flower installation. It’s perfection crafted by Bella Lu Floral and really sets the tone for a rustic meets garden shindig photographed by Connie Dai. It’s au naturel beauty at its best. Click here for more.

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From Emily, the Bride… Our wedding planning started with a few themes: simple, rustic, and fun! As the big day approached, with the help of fabulous vendors, we were able to stay true to those themes and create an unforgettable atmosphere. The Green Farm Barn at Chatfield Botanic Gardens guarantees an adorable setting. From the beautiful market lighting over the porch outside the barn where we had our ceremony, to the cozy wooden and well-lit interior for the reception, this venue matched my vision perfectly.

Since the venue shines so brightly on its own, we were able to keep our decorations very simple. For the reception tables, our wonderful florist created arrangements in square wooden boxes mixed with a variety of mason jars and unique vases holding flowers and candles. Most of the vases were thrift shop finds throughout wedding planning! I created our table numbers, escort card frame, cake stands, and card box. 

Photography: Connie Dai | Floral Design: Bella Lu Floral | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: The Bundt Shoppe | Ceremony Venue: Denver Botanic Gardens At Chatfield | Reception Venue: Denver Botanic Gardens At Chatfield | Bridesmaids Dresses: J.Crew | Catering: Rocky Mountain Catering | DJ: A Music Plus | Grooms Attire: Al's Formal Wear | Groomsmen Attire: Al's Formal Wear

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