To know me is to know that I love colorful weddings. Vibrant orange, pink, yellow, fuchsia… you name your hue and I am totally on board. So this lovely day planned to perfection by La Fete Weddings? My everything. From the rainbow of blooms created by Floral Ambiance to the rustic meets romantic Heartstone Ranch setting. See it all captured by Priscila Valentina in the full gallery.
From the Bride… The two years of planning evolved into to the best day of our lives. It took us about five months to locate our dream venue, but the moment we stepped foot on the Heartstone Ranch property we knew it was the perfect fit for us! It had everything we were looking for from a beautiful ranch, gorgeous estate, ocean views, lush landscaping and the perfect area for both our ceremony and reception.
The dress was the second most important item on my checklist. I tried on over 100 dresses from Los Angeles to San Francisco. I finally fell in love with a Vera Wang from the 2013 Fall Collection. As soon as I saw the dress in person I knew that it was the one! They shared with me that I would be the first bride to purchase and wear the Lark gown. It was definitely meant-to-be.
The theme of our wedding was rustic elegance. My husband was not quite sure what that meant, but our vendors sure did! We were lucky enough to have my good friend from high school, Kaitlin Kolvet from La Fete Weddings, help us plan our big day,
We took on a lot of the DIY approach when it came to décor. Ryan created all of the wood directional signs to our wedding. My mother-in-law painted beautiful lettering and designs onto all of the chalkboard signs that we created together out of frames and mirrors. We created burlap pillows that we stenciled and painted our wedding date onto. My husband created cupcake stands out of wood stumps. I even infused tequila with jalapenos to make one of our signature spicy blood orange margaritas. We decided to use a quilt station in lieu of a guestbook along with mason jars full of Heartstone Ranch’s homemade honey and jam as favors for our guests.
The wedding day could not have been more of a success! Everything I had envisioned became a reality on this day. I got to marry my favorite person on earth, the weather was unbelievable and our guests had a blast! We are very thankful to all of our friends, family, and wonderful vendors who made our dream wedding a reality!
Photography: Priscila Valentina | Cinematography: Turned Wedding Films | Event Planning: La Fete | Floral Design: Floral Ambiance | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cupcakes: Enjoy Cupcakes | Catering: DJ's Catering | Make Up: Shine Blow Dry Bar | Hair: River Blue Salon | Lighting: SPARK Creative Events | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Heartstone Ranch | Rentals: Ventura Rental Party Center | Valet: Blue Star Parking