Would you believe me if I told you that on the first night they met, Todd told Ashleigh that was going to marry her? What if I told you that Erica Schneider Photography told me that this was in fact, true. Well, in the event that you’re still doubting said fact, I invite you to witness what Todd was planning all along in The Vault!
From Erica Schneider Photography…Ashleigh and Todd tied the knot in the backyard of their home in Temecula, CA. Todd (Potter) is a professional freestyle motocross rider and they met years ago at an event where Ashleigh was also modeling at the time to get through college. Todd told Ashleigh on the first night they met that he was going to marry her. Ashleigh thought he was a little bit crazy, but here they are six years later surrounded by family and friends at their dream wedding! Ashleigh looked stunning in her subtle but feminine Grace Loves Lace dress. Ashleigh and Todd spent many hours on the evolution of their backyard into a wedding venue and on the rustic chic details that decorated their ceremony and reception. After their first kiss as husband and wife, the two drove off in Todd’s vintage Ford pickup. The newlyweds will be honeymooning in Italy this month!
From Ashley Kelemen… Taylor and Brad’s wedding day was as sweet as they are, full of personal details and an emphasis on fun and beautiful moments. They brought LVL Events on board to make the day perfect, from the lawn games (jumbo Yahtzee anyone?) to the donut bar and every pretty detail in between. The live music rounded out their celebration, especially when Brad hopped on stage at the end of the evening to serenade Taylor like a rock star. The gorgeous florals by Olive and Willow perfectly tied together the soft colors of the surrounding landscape, the mismatched bridesmaid dresses and the sweet vibe of the couple. Overall, Taylor and Brad wanted the day to feel comfortable for all their guests, with lounge areas to encourage sitting and talking, endless amounts of delicious food and a perfect atmosphere for celebrating.
Each and every inch of this Temecula Valley wedding from Marisa Nicole is dripping in romance and organic beauty. With a color palette of blush, wine, raspberry, mauve, purple and gray, details like organic-inspired flowers from Enchanted Garden Floral Design and personal touches from the Bride and Groom’s passions (her background is in dance; his is in hockey) truly wow. See it all, thanks to Andrew Abajian, in The Vault!
From Marisa Nicole Events…Thuy-Van & Steward got married in wine country, at Temecula Creek Inn’s Stone House venue. The couple wanted to host a celebration that reflected who they are as a couple, generally laid back with just a splash of fancy and a ton of fun! We worked with them to create a look that was swoonfully romantic, naturally organic, and with aesthetic variety around every corner. The stone house at Temecula Creek Inn is surrounded by trees, so it gave us a lovely rustic base that we added layers of personal and design-forward details.
We worked with a pallet of diluted hues paired with bold pops, incorporating wine, raspberry, Mauve, Blush, Deep Purple, Blackberry, Light Grey, Dark Grey, and touches of greyish blue. We used a mix of textures, a variety of lines and tons of glow throughout the space. We paired farm wooden tables with neutral light and textured hemstitch runner and napkins to serve as a base for our florals. We used a lush garland with big ruffled blooms and candles woven throughout to create a full sense of full-on romantic enchantment on the guest dining tables.
With Thuy-Van’s background in dance and Stewart’s background in hockey, we had lots of fun sprinkling a few of their personal items around the space. The bride’s own sister did all the chalk art and the bride herself handmade the watercolor seating cards. Amongst the fancy dining and fab decor, the couple wanted their guests to experience a playful, light-hearted celebration. They offered a photo booth, lawn games and glow-ball (glow in the dark golf) on the on-site course. Inside the stonehouse, we brought in comfortable, yet luxe, lounge furniture, board games galore and an array of bite-sized treats that would satisfy even the most potent of sweet tooths! Everyone danced, ate and played the night away and a legendary time was had by all!
From The Bride…Our favorite part of the whole wedding weekend was seeing our two families merging so seamlessly. It was so heart-warming to look around and see everyone mingling and laughing, and now they’re all friends on Facebook! As for our favorite aspect of the wedding design, it had to be what I’m calling “cohesive variety.” You know that we emphasized variety in everything, in the colors and textures, in the ceremony readings, in the food, in the music (Patty Griffin, Star Wars, Dean Martin, The Nutcracker transitioning into the Beatles), in the activities (lawn games, glow ball, s’mores, photo booth), etc. Our highest priority was for all the guests to find something they enjoyed. We wanted the wedding to have something for everyone, but we still wanted it to feel like us. We like so many things, and it could have been a big old mess, but Marisa, our wedding planner, made everything come together in a really classy way.