Purple-infused parties are some of our favorites. They are vibrant and lovely and just all around gorgeous. But this this beauty captured by Candice Benjamin Photography takes all of that and raises it up a notch. I’m talking florals from Glendora Florist that will make you swoon, cakes (yes more than one) from The Cake Mamas that will make you drool and details planned to perfection by Intertwined Events that will leave you inspired. It’s all stunning, and it’s all waiting for your right here.


From the Bride…Your wedding is a once in a lifetime occasion. There are no “do-overs”, so you need a photographer that you can trust. So much time is invested in finding the venue, choosing the perfect flowers, and of course making sure your cake is as lovely as it is tasty. After your wedding is finished and you leave your venue, the flowers have wilted and all that yummy wedding cake has been eaten… how will you remember these things? Don’t settle when it comes to photography!!! We are in L-O-V-E with our photos! Candice did an outstanding job. Tony and I are so happy to call her a friend…we love her.

Tony and I wanted our guests to relax, let their hair down, have a cocktail and be stress-free. One of the best decisions we made was to have the ceremony and reception at one location. Knowing that guests didn’t have to worry about driving, traffic, directions in an unfamiliar place, etc., hopefully allowed them to enjoy the evening that much more.

Hire a wedding coordinator!!! Having a coordinator wasn’t in our budget when we first began planning our wedding. I figured (like so many others) we would just ask one of our friends or family members to help coordinate the day. Having Intertwined be a part of our wedding was hands down one of the best decisions we made. I don’t even want to think about what a hot-mess I would have been if they weren’t there!

HAVE FUN and LIVE IN THE MOMENT! The engagement flies by in the blink of an eye, so soak up every minute of the process! Don’t be afraid to let your family and friends get involved, because they really enjoy being part of the planning (unless you make them wrap numbers with yarn!). Don’t sweat the small stuff, which can be tough for any bride! I tried to make every detail SO perfect, and in the end, our friends and family were focused on us, not the little details that I cared so much about. No one will ever know if something went wrong, so if anything is out of place, just go with it and rock it like that’s exactly how it was supposed to be! Take the time to kiss your new hubby at every chance you get during the night and be proud of yourself for putting together such an amazing day!

Photography: Candice Benjamin Photography | Florist: Glendora Florist | Wedding Gown: David's Bridal | Cakes: The Cake Mamas | Invitations: Pink Lily Press | Hair: Sweet Fuss Hair & Makeup Artistry | Bridemaid’s Dresses: Mariposa Boutique | Ceremony + Reception: Villa Del Sol D'Oro | Cordinator: Intertwined Events | Invite Calligraphy: Grey Snail Press | Rentals: Arcadia Party Rentals