So… here’s the deal. I am obsessed with this wedding. Like steal every last detail, pin every last image, live inside its beauty forever obsessed. And I just thought you should know. Because when I go this crazy over a wedding (and it’s crazy), I tend to loose all ability to speak. Which means you’ll have to forgive my bumbling, mumbling, school girl crushery as I tell you that you’re going to love the beautiful florals from Fleurs Du Soleil, the beyond awesome Mr. and Mrs. and the devastatingly gorgeous images captured by Onelove Photography. See them all in the full gallery.
From the Bride… Our wedding day was incredible! Where to begin?! We wanted to make sure our family and friends had a good time. What better way to do that than with an open bar? Kidding -sort of… Our ceremony lasted a whopping 15 minutes – it was short and simple and full of jokes (kind of like us). I think most people would find our wedding ceremony a little unconventional: Mike had six groomsmen and one groomswoman, I had four bridesmaids; our dog (the polar bear looking thing) walked down the aisle; I walked down the aisle to a Final Fantasy X-2 song, we walked back to Eye of the Tiger and struck a pose mid-way down the aisle. We just had fun! Cocktail hour consisted of everyone fending for the beef sliders, sitting around the fireplaces, enjoying drinks, and putting on the green. (Putters and golf balls provided by the country club – how cool is that?!)
During the reception, we had a small area where we put together our favorite local snacks from the Sacramento and Davis area: Fat Face Popsicles, Mahoroba pastries, and Gold Rush Kettle Corn from the farmer’s market. Our favors were party sunglasses, which ran out before the reception even started! Needless to say, they were a hit! We had them custom made with a Libra sign on the side. (Mike and I are both Libras – in fact, we have the same birthday!)
There were so many funny moments throughout the day. Mike and I decided to do a first look. I was told to walk slowly towards him and tap his shoulder. But I heard one of my bridesmaids yell “tackle him!” So I did. I’m sure Mike will never forget that moment!
Later that night, my father-in-law and his brother decided to have a little fun of their own by pushing the popsicle cart around the tables during dinner and ringing the bell. “What flavor do you want?” Everyone loved it!
The best part was how easy going the entire day was. No muss, no fuss, just good food, good fun, and good company!
Keana and Jasmine! Thank you so much for being wonderful and for putting up with my awkwardness in front of the camera! Thanks for capturing our wedding so flawlessly! You two are fantastic. Best photographers hands down!
Wedding Photography: Onelove Photography / Wedding Location: Pasadera Country Club in Monterey, California / Floral Design: Fleurs Du Soleil / Wedding Cake: Gayle’s Bakery / Favors: Fat Face Popsicles / Lighting: DIY by the Bride / Calligraphy: Rachel Carl / DJ: Matt Cohen / Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero via La Soie Bridal / Shoe Designer: Bettye Muller via BHLDN / Jewelry: Godmother’s + Anthropologie / Rings: Lisa Sherman + Lou Skoby (Lsjewelers@att.net) / Bridesmaids’ Attire: Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique / Groom’s Attire: Vera Wang via Men’s Wearhouse / Hair + Makeup: Kristina Fong from Nathan Michaels Salon