When a Reem Acra wedding dress as gorg as this one serves as the inspired jumping off point for an entire soiree, it’s bound to be as stunning as this one. Filled to the brim with classic romance, including absurdly pretty blooms from Little Hill Floral Designs and sweet DIYs done up by the Bride and Groom, Honey Honey Photography sits behind every piece of lovely in the gallery.
From the beautiful Bride…Derek and I started dating in high school and have been inseparable ever since. Naturally, I started browsing for wedding inspiration years before getting engaged. When it finally came time to plan our own wedding eleven years later, there were so many different details I wanted to incorporate but nothing seemed to flow. Once I picked out my wedding dress, which was the very first wedding dress I tried on, everything started coming together. My wedding gown inspired the romantic and classic feel of our wedding, while our outdoor venue added a rustic touch. The hand sewn lace on my wedding dress inspired my bridesmaids’ bouquets of soft astilbes. My dress had touches of silver beading, so I made sure to incorporate silver and gray to our wedding palette and softened it with blush colors. To highlight our outdoor summer wedding, I included sunset colored garden roses for added pops of color. I love weddings with details and personalization, so I immediately took on multiple DIY wedding projects. I spent the most time on our wedding invitations, designing different versions to set the mood for our romantic outdoor wedding. After deciding on the final design and purchasing our tools, Derek and I lovingly hand letterpressed each set of invitations. Touches of lace and ribbon and a metallic leaf-patterned envelope liner tied it all together. My other DIY projects included monogram moss letters to hang outside the garden gates, thank you cards for each place setting, a framed chalkboard seating chart, and dinner and signature drinks menus. With the help of my bridesmaids, I put together over a hundred program fans and labels for our mini wine bottle favors. Seeing everything come together on our wedding day made it all worthwhile. Our handwritten personalized vows, the wine box ceremony, our self-choreographed first dance and the DIY projects added personal touches and made our wedding day so much more special. When Derek and I finally got a chance to sit down at our sweetheart table, we took a moment to soak it all in. It was so much more than we had envisioned. The venue was gorgeous with rolling hills and lush trees, the bistro lighting added to the ambience, and the flowers were soft and dreamy. Most importantly, our closest family and friends were enjoying themselves and sharing with us one of the most important days of our lives. We cannot thank all of our vendors enough for helping us make our special day a successful one.
Photography: Honey Honey Photography | Videography: Everly Films | Floral Design: Little Hill Floral Designs | Wedding Dress: Reem Acra | Cake: Porto’s Bakery | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Lighting: De-Lighted! | DJ: Platinum Peaks | Officiant: Rev. Tom Mosley | Harpist: Tomoko Sato | Groom's Tuxedo: J.Crew | Hair/Makeup Arist: Denise Castro Of Kelly Zhang | Photo Booth: Pixster Photo Booths | Venue: Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club | Wedding Planning/Design: Bride