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Boho Chic Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Rancho Las Lomas is where all my wedding dreams come true and this al fresco soiree from White Orchid Productions proves it. Sweet boho-chic Cali vibes are woven throughout, from the intricate and colorful tiling to the Bride’s Nicole Miller dress to the wildly beautiful bouquet. I’ll be drooling over the snaps from JL Photographers like it’s nobodies business if anyone is looking for me—join me here!

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From the beautiful Bride…I was looking forward to going to Napa for our first time and had been for months. I couldn’t wait to be on vacation. I noticed Matt seemed a little uneasy on our drive up that morning but I thought he just didn’t feel well. When we got to Duckhorn Winery they said they were running late so Matt suggested we go walk around the property. Then as we turned the corner he put his arm around me, gave me a little squeeze and with a big grin on his face said “well bubbs (his nickname for me)”…then dropped to one knee, and said “will you marry me.” Shocked, but in the best way possible, I think i started crying as I backed away. The rest is still kind of a blur but I found my way into his arms and he picked me up and gave me the best hug and kiss to date. The rest of the weekend was one big celebration, he even arranged for my mom to come surprise me and join all of us! It was the most amazing trip thanks to Matt and the loving family I get to now be a part of!

Matt and I knew from the start that we wanted a wedding outside with a spanishy feel. Rancho Las Lomas was the first spot we checked out and absolutely fell in love! We ended up looking at a few others but nothing compared in our eyes… and nowhere also came with zebras and tigers. After that, certain pieces just fell into place. We were lucky enough to have friends in the photography, floral and dj world that just so happen to also be extremely talented at what they do and really made what we wanted in our wedding come to life!

Not even 24 hours after we said our I do’s we were off to two weeks in Thailand & Bali… we were beyond happy with our choices, Matts was Thailand and mine was Bali. We spent the next two weeks riding scooters, hanging with monkeys, riding on elephants and lounging on beaches!

From The Groom…We first met at the end of the summer of 2009. Myself and my roommates had some people over for a dance party and Alana happened to come with her friends. Somehow our dance party turned into more of a dance off between Alana and I ending in a handstand contest. Don’t ask who won, we will each say that we did.

Our first date was probably about a month later. I thought I was so sly not telling her where we were going to dinner. Thought I had the greatest hidden gem to take her to. Turns out she used to work there in college and when we walked in the majority of the people knew her. What are the chances.

From The Bride…But he won back major brownie points after dinner… since during dinner I had mentioned I liked his keychain, it was a bagel with a smiley face, and I thought it was funny. He grabbed my hand and led me across the way into Urban Outfitters straight to this display of little boxes and said “pick one.” So I chose one and he took it to the register, paid for it, walked out and said open it. It was a keychain of a doughnut with a smiley face. And he said “now you have one too.” My heart melted.

Photography: JL Photographers | Wedding Coordinator: White Orchid Productions | Flowers: Floreal Design | Ceremony Venue: Rancho Las Lomas | Reception Venue: Rancho Las Lomas | Catering: 24 Carrots | Bride's Dress: Nicole Miller | Paper Goods: Minted | Photobooth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co.

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Elegant Rancho Las Lomas Wedding

Here’s a sure-fire recipe for wedding success: enlist the help of an amazing team of vendors like Intertwined EventsKacee Geoffroy24 CarrotsFound Vintage Rentals and Jasmine Star.  Then pair that stellar team of superstars up with a breathtaking venue like Rancho Las Lomas and and one crazy stylish duo and, voilà!  Pure, unadulterated perfection.  See it all in the full gallery.  

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From Intertwined Events… Krissi and Clark’s wedding was one to remember. The couple’s Rancho Las Lomas wedding had the perfect combination of outdoor beauty and glam. Krissi was dressed in gorgeous Jimmy Choo’s and Clark’s grandmother’s fur coat, while Clark dazzled in Tom Ford and Ferragamo. From a gorgeous beaded dress to a sequined sweetheart table, their wedding had elegant touches everywhere.

Before the ceremony, the gentlemen of the bridal party prayed together and spoke kind words towards the soon-to-be newlywed couple. Their pastor, who was part of Clark’s life from when he was younger, personalized the entire ceremony. They also wrote their own very unique and personalized vows, which they repeated to one another. It was such a sweet and touching ceremony. The one thing that everyone will remember is their heartfelt letters to their parents. They each wrote letters, which were read out loud, to their parents, as well as each other’s parents; when Krissi thanked Clark’s mom for raising the man of her dreams, it’s safe to say there wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd.

The reception was nothing short of an epic celebration and dance party! Clark is a DJ so house music was incorporated throughout the entire day, from his song down the aisle to the dance session at the reception. The newlyweds walked in for their Grand Entrance with Spirit Animals on, while guests, who were supplied with customized glow sticks, raised their arms and danced the night away.

To ensure the champagne would keep flowing, escort cards were acrylic stir sticks that were designed by Krissi’s brother. Krissi collected mercury glass containers for over a year to get enough for all the tables! They were almost 100 pieces collected in total to be sure that there would be enough to allocate an appropriate amount of sparkle and shine to the reception tables. And not to be missed, the custom cigar bar and lounge area by the fireplace allowed people to momentarily rest their feet between dance sets…you couldn’t keep them off the floor for long!

Photographer: Jasmine Star | Videographer: Threaded Films | Floral Design: Trendy Trimmings | Wedding Dress: Alvina Valenta | Cake: Sweet And Saucy | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: 24 Carrots | DJ: Tim Espinoza | Bouquets: Little Hill Floral Design | Event Design & Planning: Intertwined Events | Furniture Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Linens: La Tavola | Makeup And Hair: Kacee Geoffroy | Wedding Venue: Rancho Las Lomas

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Heartfelt Wish Upon a Wedding Vow Renewal

I can’t even begin to tell you how big my heart grew when I read this beautiful story. When this brave woman, mother of two gorgeous girls and dedicated wife was diagnosed with stage IV bi-lateral breast cancer, the sweet team at Wish Upon a Wedding came in to shine a bright light on her family during this difficult time. With the help of Platinum Weddings By KerrieBrian Leahy Photography and a handful of generous vendors stepping up to the plate, this sweet family lit up the day with their wide smiles and endless love. Don’t miss The Yodsukars touching film below!

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Jo-ann and John’s celebration of love was made possible by the Southern California chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding, the world’s first nonprofit wish granting organization providing weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. The organization grants wishes in all 50 states. To apply for a wish or find out how you can help, click here.

Description from the Platinum Weddings By KerrieJo-ann and John fell in love and were married in a city hall ceremony almost 20 years ago, however, it wasn’t until this past fall that the happy and still incredibly devoted couple celebrated their dream wedding. After being recently diagnosed with Stage IV Bi-lateral Breast Cancer, Jo-ann said, “It would be such a miracle if we could experience such a positive occasion during this very difficult time.” This brave, kind-hearted and deserving wife and mother’s dream came true thanks to Wish Upon a Wedding, a national charity that grants wishes for couples facing terminal illness, and a talented team of generous wedding professionals.

Jo-ann’s biggest wish was to make this special day a celebration of love and family, so she was given a romantic and graceful occasion that would always be remembered. While Jo-ann had her own tastes, her vision came to life thanks to the assistance of many accomplished and giving vendors.

The couple’s celebration of love and family took place on a beautiful California day at the unique Rancho Las Lomas, a historic Spanish ranch and zoological garden. Jo-ann and John’s gorgeous day was not only filled with their supportive and loving friends, but it was filled with an array of romantic and delicate details as well. To accentuate their ‘celebration of love’ theme, romantic stationery, classically charming floral arrangements and soft blush and champagne tones were incorporated throughout the ceremony and reception.

For Jo-ann, it was important to have her two young daughters play a special part in the wedding. With no traditional bridesmaids, the couple’s daughters made up the bridal party and joined their parents at the altar. Towards the end of the ceremony, Jo-ann and John shared a touching moment; Shortly after they kissed, the couple stood forehead-to-forehead at the altar for about five minutes while their loving daughters and beaming guests happily watched.

After the couple’s beautiful ceremony, guests joined them for a spirited and lovely reception. To give the reception a romantic feel, a lounge area with an eclectic array of vintage furniture in natural color tones was created. Upon seeing the seating area, Jo-ann could barely contain just how surprised and truly thrilled she was!

One request Jo-ann had was to include a wishing tree as their guestbook. Family and friends wrote and hung personal notes and words of advice on a whimsical wishing tree. Guests also had an absolute blast taking photos in a fun, interactive photo booth.

While the day remained exceptionally happy, some tears were shed before the night was over. John’s father’s heartfelt toast to the couple was a moving addition to the couple’s celebration of love.

Photography: Brian Leahy Photography | Videographer: The Yodsukars | Coordination: Platinum Weddings By Kerrie | Floral Design: Flowers By Cina | Bakery: Cake Monkey | Invitations: East Six | Ceremony Venue: Rancho Las Lomas | Reception Venue: Rancho Las Lomas | Catering: 24 Carrots | Lighting: Rancho Las Lomas | DJ: Vox DJs | Favors: Les Beaux Chocolats | Officiant: A Very Special Marriage | Beauty: Design Visage | Bridal Salon: Bonny | Linens: Designer Specialty Linens | Lounge Furniture: Found Vintage Rentals | Photobooth: ShutterBooth | Seating: Fusion Linens | Tuxedos: Friar Tux

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