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Colorful Camarillo Private Estate Wedding

A wedding filled to the gills with blooms is a wedding after my own heart. And today, my heart belongs to this beauty from Michael Radford. The folks at Heirloom Design House made sure that petals were tucked in every corner of this at-home soiree for this wedding photographer Bride, and her Groom in the film industry. Every inch of this boho romance story is sitting pretty right here in the gallery.

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From the Bride… For over six years, Caleb and I barely missed each other. We ran in the same circles, knew all of the same people, went to the same events, and never knew the other existed until March of 2014. Caleb moved out to LA in 2009 to work in the film industry, and started going to my (large) church at that time. Even if we had met, the timing wouldn’t have been right. I went through three years of chemotherapy at UCLA, and when I felt strong enough, was pursuing my photography career. We’d go to the same coffee shops and restaurants but just barely miss each other; he’d be in town most of the times when I was an inpatient, and I’d be out when he was out of town for work.

In the last couple years before we met, we traveled to many of the same places at the same times, me shooting weddings and Caleb shooting TV shows — and still never met! Providentially, the timing was right and we both were in town at the same time. I had just recently met a random group of new people (that Caleb just so happened to join that day), and they invited me to grab lunch at the farmers market in Montrose. I barely knew them, but spontaneously decided to go out of my comfort zone.

When I got there, I was wandering by myself looking for an ATM. Caleb just walked straight up to me and introduced himself, and we hit it off right away. We couldn’t believe that we knew so many of the same people and had never met! We spent the rest of the day together and it felt like we had known each other for years. From that point on we kept finding excuses to see each other, and have been inseparable ever since! One year later, even down to the weekend, we said our vows in the front yard of my childhood home.

I swore to my friends just a few weeks before we met that there was no way I’d marry someone quickly or even meet anyone any time soon. Well, never say never! I couldn’t be more thankful that I was wrong!

When deciding our style inspiration, I wanted to keep it as close to “us” as possible. Growing up, I watched my mom tend to her garden tirelessly. She worked so hard to make everything beautiful, and as you can see, that work paid off. With my mother’s innate love of flowers, I knew the biggest form of “decor” that I cared about was nature. It helped to keep a few adjectives in the back of my mind while making design related decisions: romantic, relaxed, uncontrived, elegant, soft, and cheerful (to name a few!). The easiest vendor decision that we made was hiring my dear friend (and incredibly talented florist) Crystal of Heirloom Design House. Crystal was a godsend in the planning process. Not only is she an incredibly talented florist, but that girl has an impeccable eye for taste and quality. I gave her my “inspiration adjectives”, color palette, a few flower requests (but only blooms that were in season, to keep it practical and cost effective!) and let her play. She went above and beyond!

As a film wedding photographer myself, picking a photographer was by far the most difficult — and the most important — decision to us. My one huge make-or-break was that they needed to shoot medium format film. From there, I picked my favorite options and Caleb and I narrowed them down together. We had the best connection with Mike and his wife Brittany, they became instant friends and we knew they were the perfect fit for us!

I have some pretty talented friends who are in the industry, and we felt so blessed to see them come together and work such an incredible job on our wedding day. Lindee Daniel custom made my gown, with layers upon layers of gorgeous flowy silk gauze, with french eyelash lace peeking out of the bodice. I wanted the dress to be feminine and delicate, soft and flowy, and comfortable! Caleb and I are big coffee people, so we hired our friends over at Context Coffee to serve pour over coffee during the cocktail hour and reception. And our friends at Sweet & Tender Rentals made the tabletops look so dreamy, they helped my “inspiration adjectives” come alive at our reception so perfectly! With our eclectic music taste and love of vinyl records, we had Dart DJ’s work their magic at our wedding, mixing on their vinyl spinning turntable. Because of our love of music, we made mixed CD’s with a compilation of our favorites, and tucked them in each folded napkin at each guest’s place setting. We thought that’d be fun for them to keep the wedding experience, even after our wedding! It was hands down my favorite part of the whole day to have all ages on the dance floor, from two to ninety two! One of my most treasured memories was during Caleb and I’s first dance, when all of the kids at our wedding came around us and blew bubbles. We’re so close to our five little nieces and nephews, and it wouldn’t have been the same without them involved all throughout the day!

And the logo design / invitations… Victoria of Kesoma Design is a visionary! All I knew is that I wanted them to be very simple, delicate and minimal. I gave her my “style adjectives”, a few inspiration images, and she created that perfect logo and invites with her own hand written calligraphy that I’m obsessed with! But over everything else, my favorite detail was the personal setting. My dad wanted to make the evening extravagant, and went above and beyond to do so… He spent the few months leading up to our wedding putting up those gorgeous patio bulb lights up – by hand! It was so emotional and beautiful to say our vows in the same place that I grew up… We are so grateful for every detail of our wedding, and most importantly — grateful to be married. It was the most beautiful and wonderful day, and it’s just gotten better. Marriage is filled with real life and moments that are much less glamorous, but we love living that together. This was the perfect way to start out our lives together.

Photography: Michael Radford | Videography: Forestry Films | Floral Design: Heirloom Design House | Wedding Dress: Lindee Daniel | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: Reds BBQ | Makeup: Piper Of The Halcyon Agency | Hair: Hello, Darling Hairstyling | DJ: Dart DJs | Wedding Venue: Private Estate | Bridesmaids Gifts: Sweedish Hasbeens | Coffee Cart: Context Coffee | Day Of Coordinator: Tasteful Tatters | Desserts: Enjoy Cupcakes | Invitation Suite: Kesoma Design | Mr. & Mrs. Chair Signs: Ink And Linen Shop | Photo Booth: Classic Photo Booth | Rentals: A-1 Rentals | Vintage Rentals: Sweet & Tender Rentals

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Rustic Glamour Camarillo Ranch Wedding

Here at SMP, we’re all about the love story, and this celebration of gorgeousness? Well, it’s a total blueprint for what a true love looks like. Mariel Hannah was behind the lens and shared snaps highlighting the laughter and love radiating throughout. From the Bride’s Maggie Sottero gown, to the gorg Camarillo Ranch backdrop, we can’t get enough of this darling day. More here!

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From the beautiful Bride… I couldn’t believe how fast the planning of our wedding went, after 16 months it was here! I was about to marry my best friend and love of my life and I had my girls by my side. It was the perfect morning and the perfect day. We had spend 4.5 years together and now we were going to vow to spend the rest of our lives together, to love each other unconditionally forever. It was the perfect day, every little detail in place. Without a cloud in the sky the gorgeous weather was just waiting to be enjoyed by all who chose to share this special day with us. As all my girls and I are getting ready, all I could think about was seeing my prince at the end of that aisle waiting for me. Then it was time, I walked out and I saw him. Waiting there, smiling and he even had those sweet little tears in his eyes. It was the best day and I wouldn’t change a thing.

A BIG thank you to our families, your love and support is truly inspiring. I want to thank everyone who helped us with our wedding. A special thanks to Delightful by Rochelle Wall. Her vision of all the small details (down to our amazing flowers and my beautiful bouquet) was everything I envisioned and more. We couldn’t have done it without her help planning, she was truly amazing.

Photography: Mariel Hannah Photography | Coordination: Delightful! By Rochelle Leigh Wall | Floral Design: Delightful! By Rochelle Leigh Wall | Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero | Cake: Laurie Steinfeld Cake Designs | Jewelry: D.W Henderson Jewelers | Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo | Catering: DJ's Catering | Wedding Venue: Camarillo Ranch | Dessert: Bake U Happy | Rentals: DJ's Catering | Suit: J. Ferrar

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Organically Curated Kindred-Style Ranch House Wedding

One of the things we preach on SMP is to always make your wedding your own. And this gorgeous, glowy, ridiculously joy filled bride and groom did just that. From the hymns chosen to the milk and cookies they served instead of the cake, every last detail allowed their story to unfold. And the photos by Anna Delores give us a perfect glimpse into all of the lovely. And there is more here!

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From The Bride…The theme and decor for the wedding wasn’t really shaped around one idea in particular, since I am pretty indecisive. After a lot of changing my mind I decided I wanted to have a combination of decor ideas that reflected us as a couple, showed our love for Jesus, and included members of our family. Thanks to wonderful loved ones, we pulled off a DIY wedding that was extremely personal!

For the ceremony we had JJ’s uncle marry us, and two of our good friends sang one of my mom’s favorite hymns during communion. For reception decor I hoped for a neutral color palette, and we added navy blue (JJ’s favorite color) for accents. For the seating arrangements, we turned an alphabet song that JJ’s grandma taught him into the table assignments, and made each table correspond to the letter/verse of the song. We served milk & cookies for dessert because neither of us like cake, and we wanted something fun and whimiscal! I designed the paper goods and signage for the ceremony and reception, and Kindred did our wedding invitations.

JJ’s dad cut and made each birch candle holder for us. We added antlers from the family collection to pay homage to Idaho, where JJ is from. One of my friends, Jenna, did the floral arrangements, and her sister (Alexandra, co-founder of Kindred) designed our invitations. It was amazing to see everyone’s efforts come together to create the perfect setting with such special details!

The whole day was a whirlwind of intimate and memorable moments. Some of my favorites were our first look, taking pictures with our bridal party, and right when the barn door opened for me to walk down the aisle. The celebration of such a sacred union, combined with having everyone you love in one room, and seeing all of your hard work come together makes for one heck of a day. But the best days come after!

Photography: Anna Delores Photography | Cinematography: Nobu Lemke | Wedding Gown: Alfred Angelo | Bakery: Confectionately Yours | Stationery: Kindred | Bridesmaid Dresses: Ruche | Makeup Artist: Leah Washuta | Hair Stylist: Kim Contreras | DJ: Nate Boogee Entertainment | Ceremony & Reception: Camarillo Ranch | Photography - Assistance: Alyssa Armstrong | Programs & Guest Books: Melanie Stuart Designs

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Romantic Maravilla Gardens Wedding

When we get our hands on a gorgeous garden wedding like this one from Dave Richards Photography, it’s a good, good day at SMP. Because when you pair up fluffy blooms, vintage bits, delicate laces, a purely spectacular setting like Maravilla Gardens and loads of California sunlight? There’s no denying this sweet wedding concoction will fill you with sweeping love.

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From the beautiful Bride… I wanted the wedding to be a “secret garden” theme. Both Michael and I are earth signs and love nature. We wanted to get married outdoors and were very inspired by the natural beauty of the gardens at Maravilla. We didn’t want anything too flashy or over the top. Which is why our color pallet was very muted with neutrals and whites. I would say my personal style for the wedding was ‘romantic.’ I had a Grecian influence and was drawn to delicate laces, vintage pieces and also anything bohemian. I wanted to have a timeless look that I would still love years down the road.

Additional Notes: Bride and Groom were married by a long time family friend. The cake was made by the Groom’s mother. Wedding signs were hand painted by the Bride’s sister. Also, the bride designed her own dress and Liza made the dress at her shop!

Photography: Dave Richards Photography | Floral Design: The English Garden | Wedding Dress: Brides By Liza | Invitations: Rifle Paper Co. | Ceremony Venue: Maravilla Gardens | Reception Venue: Maravilla Gardens | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Catering: Command Performance Catering | DJ: Elegant Event Entertainment | Cake Topper: BLDHN

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Romantic Maravilla Gardens Wedding

Darlings, we’re staring the week off right. Everything about this sunny Maravilla Gardens soiree from Hazelnut Photography is sooo right. It’s a combination that I’ve come to call my very own dream wedding. Floral-robed ‘maids turned blush beauties, ivory bouquets dotted with peach from The Little Branch, signage galore and so much more. This stunner will surely brighten your Monday morn!

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From Hazelnut PhotographyTwo people couldn’t be more in sync with one another. It seems they’ve been following each other for most of their lives. Now, they are next to one another, standing side by side, as they take on this new life adventure together! Michelle & Bryan went to rival high schools in Southern California, but didn’t meet until they both ended up at Penn for college. They’ve been together since their freshman year and finally tied the knot on Saturday!

These two, Michelle & Bryan, are so absolutely perfect for each other. Their wedding day will go down as one of my favorites, because it was so genuine. It seemed to be a perfect representation of them, as individuals and as a couple. They have a beautiful respect for one another, an immense love for their families and true admiration for their friends. It was an incredible day, full of love and laughter and I couldn’t be more thrilled for the two of them!

Photography: Hazelnut Photography | Florist: The Little Branch | Bakery: Skiffs Cakes | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN | DJ: Elegant Entertainment | Venue: Maravilla Gardens | Bridal Gown: Amy Kuschel | Bridesmaids Robes: Sunset To Sunrise | Car Rental: Classy Chassis Rentals | Cookies: Z Patisserie

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