Well where do I start. What a B E A UTIFUL wedding. I knew ever since our engagement shoot that these two were going to make the most beautiful bride and groom ever! Kristin and I were so thankful to be apart of their special day and be able to document such a wonderful display of style, design and creativity. Stephanie designed the entire wedding by herself and had some amazing vendors to help pull off her vision. Stephanie is a HUGE fan of Green Wedding Shoes and is where she got inspiration for a lot of her wedding. Just want to give a special thanks to Jen from Green Wedding Shoes for featuring this wedding on your blog today. If you haven’t heard of GWS or checked out her website you have been living in the stone ages and need to go do it NOW!! It is an awesome place for brides to collaborate and share ideas while getting inspired to create something unique and special for their own weddings. Anyways I shot so many details and photos that it might take a while for this post to load.. But trust me its definitely worth the wait!
Brian and Stephanie had their wedding at the amazing venue called The Villa built in 1920 in San Juan Capistrano. Michelle the coordinator there did a fantastic job running the events of the day to create a calm and sweet environment for the Bride and Groom to enjoy. Check out the stunning grounds of this place.
Brian and Stephanie first met at a dueling piano bar in Hollywood so I thought this was fitting
Floral Occasions did such a fantastic job on all the flowers… The following few quotes are from Stephanie herself. “The flowers were one of my favorite things about the day. I don’t know the first thing about flowers so rather than tell Stacey what kind I wanted, I told her the feel I was going for. She totally got it. The flowers helped tie everything in to make this romantic, serene, vintage-feeling day. It was better than I could have imagined. We felt like we had our own secret garden.
“Our favorite detail of the wedding was probably the centerpieces. Every table was a different assortment of vases, vintage tins and trinkets that we found over the course of our engagement at various garage sales and flea markets. Each centerpiece was like a little museum. I think people could really see “us” in each one.” The Keys were used as place cards.
“We both agree that our favorite memory was when I walked down the aisle with my mom. All our guests, with the exception of some immediate family, stood around for the ceremony. It was like a big hug from our closest friends and family. It felt so personal. There was so much love around us.”
Check out this unique guest sign in concept.. Each person got to choose a color ink pad to put there finger prints on the tree as leaves then sign their name.. I think this was such a cool idea.
Check out the mini pies from from Urth Caffe with ice cream for their desserts.. ummm.. so good!
Also another amazing cake by Melody from The Sweet and Saucy Shop! and you all know how much we love them!!
Again a special thanks to ALL our service men and women for protecting us and allowing us to enjoy our freedom! We love you guys. This memorial weekend is for you!
Venue: The Villa – San Juan Capistrano
Florist: Floral Occasions
Wedding Cake Baker: Pies: Urth Caffe ; Cake – Sweet & Saucy Shop
Caterer: The Ramos House
Bride’s Dress: Lazaro from Mon Amie Bridal in Costa Mesa
Stationary: Joycee Designs
DJ and Lighting: Jeff Holmes – Moondance
Photoboth: Renowned Events
Make up Artist: Taryn VanDon; Hair by Selleca Wong