A good friend is a really nice thing to have.  Generous friends with talents galore who open up their gorgeous home to you and your loved ones are really, really nice to have.  This beaming bride and groom put together a beautiful, vibrant California wedding with a little help from their dear friends.  Orange Turtle Photography‘s photographs of each bright, breathtaking view puts a little spring in our step and warms our hearts!  Check out more sunny details in the full wedding gallery!

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From Orange Turtle Photography… Sara managed to throw a gorgeous, outdoor wedding with an affordable budget.  Her secret? Her friends!  Her wedding took place at her friends’ gorgeous mansion that has a beautiful backyard.  Her friends even purposely got more landscaping work done in preparation for her wedding.  The florist, Marisa Tsikounas, who is also a personal friend of Sara, did an amazing job adding colors to the ceremony and reception area with her beautiful floral work. We absolutely love the warm color palette that Sara chose for her wedding – which consists mostly of orange!  The color palette cannot be more perfect for a late summer outdoor wedding.  At nighttime, everyone dined, ate and danced under the white twinkle lights beneath the full moon sky.  It was a picture perfect wedding!

But all of that prettiness pales in comparison to the sparkles that Sara and Brian have between them. Sara & Brian met in youth group when they were still in high school.  Though they were young, they knew that they were meant for each other.  As you will see in one of the photos – fairy tales do come true – especially for Sara & Brian. They have been together since their youth group days.  They have grown together and separately through tears & laughers, and most of all from the support of their loving families.  On their wedding day, their love shines through so naturally in all the photos. Every single moment of the wedding was full of love, giggles and celebration.  These two are the most beautiful people you will ever meet.

Wedding Photography: Orange Turtle Photography / Wedding Florist: Marisa Tsikounas / Wedding Cake: Sugar, Butter, Flour / Wedding DJ: Final Touch Entertainment / Catering: The Party Helpers / Wedding Venue: Private Residence