Traditional With A Twist in Orange County
May 28, 2014
Classic WeddingsEstate WeddingsReligious Institution
"A Bunch of Love" is right! This modern take on tradition in Fullerton certainly has us thoroughly charmed. Also note the cool DIY touches the couple incorporated like the aforementioned bunch of love sign and rosemary-infused olive oil for guests to take home. Having a great photographer like Anna Delores to capture it all doesn't hurt, either. You can get the full gallery here.
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From Anna Delores Photography... When Jennica first e-mailed me to chat about wedding photography, I could already tell we’d be a good fit, and our chemistry at the first meeting with her and David sealed the deal. I was ecstatic to work with them and shooting their engagement session at The Last Bookstore and Angel’s Flight in downtown Los Angeles was the most fun I’d had during a photo shoot! We were laughing pretty much nonstop, and they were open to my ideas for great photos (for which they were handsomely rewarded with a wonderful collection of diverse engagement images).

On the big day, both Jennica and David were excited about marrying each other but were also calm and happy, just enjoying the day and soaking up the joy of the occasion. They had a list of the “must have” family portraits, but for the most part the bride and groom simply wanted organic, candid moments captured in their wedding day images. My cheeks hurt from so many smiles while I was culling and editing their collection of photos.

Jennica and David are sweetly romantic (they both teared up just looking at each other during the first look, the ceremony, and the first dance) and genuinely caring, open people. Jennica and David made time to greet each beloved guest during a receiving line before the dinner buffet from Stadium Tavern was served. The love from their friends and family was tucked into every corner of their wedding celebration, including the dessert table, which was filled with baked goods prepared by their (very talented) family members and bridal party.

Their wedding day was a lovely combination of tradition (the ceremony took place at Saint Boniface Catholic Church in Anaheim) and modern-day, vintage-inspired chic details at the reception at The Villa del Sol in Fullerton. Bridesmaids selected their own dresses from a navy and grey color palette and carried bouquets that included thistle, roses, sweet pea, and plenty of greenery. Each setting at the kids’ table included a coloring book, Ring Pop, and glow sticks. The lush greenery runners and floral arrangements from The Little Branch added understated but exquisite elegance to the rectangular feasting tables, and wedding planner Erin Egleston’s execution of all the reception details was flawless.

There were plenty of special touches that were personal to Jennica and David, including their “Bunch of Love” light marquee (a play on the groom’s last name). In lieu of a traditional guest book, friends and family filled out little cards offering advice to the bride and groom. The couple’s signature drinks were Lynchburg Lemonade and a French 75, and table numbers were stamped on the covers of vintage books (a literary theme reinforced by the dessert table's book page backdrop!). Jennica and David created their own rosemary-infused olive oil favors  for guests to take home. The evening came to a reluctant close with a cigar bar and tons of enthusiastic dance moves.