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Traditional With A Twist in Orange County

“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 PhotographyWhen 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.

Photography: Anna Delores Photography | Floral Design: The Little Branch | Wedding Dress: Mikaella Bridal | Ceremony Venue: Saint Boniface Catholic Church | Reception Venue: The Villa Del Sol | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Catering: Stadium Tavern | DJ: Just Dance Events | Favors: Rosemary-Infused Olive Oil DIY | Additional Flowers: Los Angeles Flower Market | Coordination: Erin Egleston | Guest Book: Our Wedding Invites | Second Shooter: Dustin Waller

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Vintage + Whimsical Wedding at Fullerton Arboretum

Found Vintage Rentals has vintage down, no questions asked, but if you need proof, I give you the most beautiful, pretty in pink, vintage inspired wedding from Koman Photography. The stunning display of vintage charm is the perfect compliment to the timeless couple at the center.


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From the stunning bride… Alex and I are a very active and adventurous couple. Year after year we have watched couple close to us get married and have the typical wedding ceremony in a church and a reception at some banquet hall or hotel. Although they have all been beautiful, it just wasn’t our style and we wanted something both unique and magical. Both of us are from the city of Fullerton and if you have ever been there you can tell right away it is full of rich history and heritage. This is why we chose our venue to be at the Fullerton Arboretum. With an all outdoors ceremony and reception that was both timeless vintage and whimsical in its nature. Many weddings have occurred here yet not a single one used this beautiful venue to its true potential. With a little imagination and elbow grease it was my dream to have the perfect wedding here.

It was still important for us to have a Christian ceremony and very personal as well. Alex’s uncle who is also the pastor of our church agreed to be our officiant. But, the family fun and help didn’t stop there. Alex’s mom agreed to arrange all of our flowers and decorations for the entire wedding. Her thoughts and designs turned out far beyond anything I had imagined my wedding would be and I would not have changed a single thing. Working without the help of a wedding coordinator was a tough job, but being on a budget I knew I was in good hands with my friends and family by my side.
We also had the amazing opportunity to have two of our best friends John and Marlene Koman to be our photographers. They were beyond amazing. We know that pictures are the only thing that you will still have after the wedding is all done and over with. They captured moments of our wedding that we never want to forget. Every step of the way they were encouraging us, helping us, and following up to make sure our day would run smoothly.

Photography: Koman Photography | Videographer: Dove Weddings | Floral Design: Event Design By Lucy | Ceremony Venue: Fullerton Arboretum | Reception Venue: Fullerton Arboretum | Jewelry: Great Gatsby Bracelet created by sisters in law Lisa and Anna Burtea | Catering: Brownstone Cafe | Groom's Suit: Giovanni Testi | Bride's Dress: Mary Me Bridal | DJ and Photobooth: Silver Disc Entertainment | Hair and Make-up: Yota Batsaras at Queen B Parlor | Rentals: Create a Party | Vintage Furniture and Props: Found Vintage Rentals

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Whimiscial Wedding at the Historic Griffith House

Mint green + pink is one of my favorite color combos of all time. Both sweet and elegant, it makes the perfect wedding palette for any affair, and this Historic Griffith House “I do” is an A+ example. Fabulously documented by Amanda Bevington, it’s a pastel floral lover’s heaven and you can get your swoon on in the gallery right here.

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From the Bride… We chose this location because I had always dreamed of having an all outdoor wedding filled with trees, greenery, tons of florals and lights. When we went to visit the location and turned the corner to see the venue and fell in love with the blank canvas and knew we could do just about anything with the space.

There were so many amazing moments! I know I should say the best moment was seeing my soon to be husband crying as I walked down the aisle or our first kiss (both incredible moments), but my favorite part of our wedding had to be the speeches. My husbands best man was so overjoyed for us that he couldn’t even get a full sentence out, my maid of honor swore she wouldn’t cry but of course she did and my father’s speech brought just about everyone to tears as he talked about his little girl.

I was lucky enough to be surrounded by amazing women who helped me through this entire journey. The best advice I received as a bride was to take in every little moment and enjoy myself. The entire day goes by so quickly that there is no time to sweat the small stuff.

All of the detail that was put into our wedding was completely us, from the small baseball touches, our memory table filled with photos remembering family members that we know are watching over us everyday. We were even lucky enough to get our favorite morning show DJ to come and DJ our wedding. Our day was filled with family, friends and love.

Adam and I spent years as friends before we finally realized there were feelings there. Every day I spent with him I fell even more in love with him. Our interests couldn’t be more similar, we both love going to the movies, staying in and watching our favorite TV shows and of course we share a love for Softball. We bring out the best in each other and his calmness meshes perfectly with my sometimes crazy personality.

I adored our baseball details, we had a bat that everyone signed, a baseball that held our wedding bands and our table numbers were black and white photos of our favorite Major League Ballplayers. Another detail I loved was our music, I put a lot of thought into our music choices (maybe a little too much thought) I even found a violin cover of my husbands favorite song by his favorite band for our wedding party to walk down the aisle to (I still wonder if anyone really realized what it was). The last detail was my favorite (along with most of our guests): Our flowers floored everyone. They were everywhere you looked, & our wedding day was drenched in white orchids, soft pink roses and succulents.

I wouldn’t change a thing! Our day was perfect and that had a lot to do with the people who helped I couldn’t have asked for a better group, they made our day perfect!…..except for the heat…it could have been a little cooler : )

Photography: Amanda Bevington Modern Photography | Floral Design: Entwined Design | Cupcakes: Sugar Mamas Cupcakes And Sweets | Catering: Tiscareno's Catering and Events | Lighting: Ampersand Productions | DJ: DJ Omar Khan | Coordination: Katie Doyle At Doily Details | Design Concept/Florals: Entwined Design | Farm Style Tables And Dance Floor: Baker Party Rentals | Linens: GBS Linens | Venue: Historic Griffith House