I don’t think I’ll ever tire of the color yellow or the fabulous combination of sunshine and beauty it has the ability to bring to each and every wedding it meets.  Nope, never.  And when you merge the perfectly cheery hue with the gorgeous stylings of We See Rainbows, a charming sweets table, one very breathtaking Southern California setting (A walnut grove!) and a crazy cool lemonade stand, it’s almost too perfect for words.  Thankfully, Gina Cella Photography was on hand to capture all of the happy and there is an entire gallery of brilliant images just waiting to brighten your Monday.  Join me there for even more!

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From Gina Cella PhotographyThe wedding couldn’t have been more perfect. It was like a fairytale. Set in a walnut grove in the hills of Southern California. The sunlight made for a perfect ceremony, and the sunset created an enchanted glow for a beautiful reception. The location was about 45 miles northwest of Los Angeles at Tierra Rejada Ranch, a Walnut Grove in Moorpark, CA.

The ceremony was quaint with cute white chairs in rows in the grass overlooking rows of walnut trees.
Every moment was perfect, the bright light in the early day was wonderful, and the harvest light in the evening slowly went down making the dance floor illuminate with help from the cafe lights strung over the reception area.

Its fun to see such a casual setting so dressed up. Ashley had help from her friend Alex Michael May who is breaking out in weddings and events. She did an amazing job with the yellow and gray color scheme. Everything from the rustic lemonade bar, to the adorable sweets table, was all her.

The bride was the most calm and cheerful bride I’ve ever worked with. Her dress was a sweetheart neckline, empire waist, and flowing. She wore a flower in her hair made by her friend Alex Michael May. The groom, who came from a very large family (some traveled from Mexico for the wedding day) was an extremely attentive and warm person. They met each other at their work years ago, and have been inseparable ever since. I got to know them quite well after shooting their engagement photos. They seemed truly relaxed and at peace at their wedding. Such a fab couple.

The light was perfect (although…coming from Chicago, every day here in California seems to be picture perfect for a wedding), everyone was having the time of their lives dancing and going gaga over the treats, the lemonade bar, and the corner photo booth with costumes to pick from. Their wedding day seemed like fairytale, and at times I forgot I was even working. Even I was smiling ear to ear. It was impossible not to!

Wedding Photography: Gina Cella Photography / Photography Assistant: Maia Harms / Event Styling + Decor: Alex Michael May of We See Rainbows / Wedding Venue: Walnut Grove at Tierra Rejada Ranch / Flowers: Sonia’s Flowers / Catering: Command Performance / Cakes + Cupcakes: The Cupcakery / Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero / Bride’s Shoes: Nina / Jewelry: “Something Borrowed” from Bridesmaids / Groom + Groomsmen Shoes: Vans