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Beautiful Boho Chic Wedding – On a Monday!

This wedding is one unique detail after another, from the boho blue color palette that we can’t get enough of to it being held on a Monday (yay weekday weddings!)! But we shouldn’t really be surprised, because when you have a talented team that includes LVL Weddings & Events, Elevated Pulse Productions, 24 Carrots and more come together at Rancho Las Lomas, magic is bound to happen. Coy Society filmed away and onelove photography captured it all for our Vaultsee it here!

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From the Bride… Whenever I envisioned our big day, I always imagined us dancing al fresco, drinking wine and surrounded by our loved ones. Our venue, Rancho Las Lomas, completely fit the bill!

Since we decided to get married on a Monday (to honor our anniversary date and the date Andrew proposed), we wanted to make sure that our guests were treated to a wonderful ambiance if they were going to take the time off work. The Spanish style venue was truly that – tucked away in the hills, covered by trees and home to their very own wildlife foundation and beer tasting room (so rad!).

When it came to wedding colors, we both love the color blue, and had to have it in our palette. In terms of a theme, we wanted something to reflect our personality and encompass both an elegant and casual vibe, so we decided to go with the eclectic/bohemian style. I liked that it kind of gives you the freedom to either go vintage or modern with it and have it all still work.

In the midst of planning, I quickly became overwhelmed with Pinterest and decided on a different approach to gaining inspiration and finding the right vendors that would help us execute our vision. Instagram to the rescue! I tried searching with different hashtags and found this was the best way to find talented, local vendors. I was able to see photographs of their work and immediately determine if their vibe would match what I was looking for. I may have missed some gems if not for this approach.

I am NOT a DIY bride when it comes to crafting (I wish I was), but I do love design and styling, so I, with the help of my coordinator and florist, spent a lot of time sourcing the right decor, linens, rentals etc. I am obsessed with patterns and texture and hoped to infuse that throughout the decor. My florist knocked it out of the park using geometric wooden pendants, white crisp florals, lots of greenery and the eclectic vessels. I also had a calligrapher create custom wood signs and had her handwrite our guests names on ceramic tiles to serve as both escort cards and favors. One thing I did DIY was most of our paper goods – from our Save the Dates to the thank you place cards, and even painting the envelope liners. The exception was the lovely watercolor place cards we used on our head table which was done by our calligrapher.

We also made sure to include elements to make this wedding ours. Our close friend officiated our ceremony and our cake toppers were hand painted by another good friend. We were unable to have our three fur babies present but we made sure to include them by getting cartoon cardboard cut outs made and used for photo booth props. We also had a favorite musician play/sing acoustic jams during our cocktail hour and had handcrafted ice cream pops served for dessert in our favorite flavors.

Fashion was also no exception. When it came to finding the right dress, I had visited several dress shops and felt like almost every dress was the same, until I visited Lovella Bridal in Glendale. Their stylists helped me find the perfect lace, fit and flare gown, with an illusion back. The minute I put it on, I thought “Andrew would love this.” They also helped me find all the perfect accessories which I hope to wear again someday.

For my bridesmaids, I gave them a color palette and style and had them run with it! All their dresses looked amazing and they also saved money in the process. My mother and mother-in-law also looked stunning in their gowns.

For my groom, I found a suit in the perfect shade of blue and kept his style clean with a white shirt and solid gray tie. The groomsmen wore matching gray suits with mix and match ties from The Tie Bar. My dad wore a custom made traditional Filipino garment called a barong, which is perfect for a summer wedding and also fit with the bohemian style.

Among all the details, my absolute favorite moment of the day was the second Andrew and I joined hands at the beginning of our ceremony. At that moment, all my nervousness and anxiety vanished. I felt at peace and nothing else mattered but us. Another special moment was my dad’s speech. He even serenaded me with a song that he used to sing to me as a child. It brought me and most everyone to tears! The day was truly better than we could have imagined and our photographer and videographer truly captured the love and fun we experienced that day. We wish we could relive that day over and over!

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Photography: onelove photography | Cinematography: Christian Soriano | Coordination: LVL Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Foxtail Florals | Wedding Dress: Ines Di Santo | Cake: Simply Sweet Cakery | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Ann Taylor | Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy Collection By Vivian Diamond | Catering: 24 Carrots | Makeup: Kristina Ambartsumian | Hair: Abreanna | DJ: Elevated Pulse Productions | Groom's Attire: J. Crew Factory | Groomsmen's Attire: The Tie Bar | Venue: Rancho Las Lomas | Bridal Boutique: Lovella Bridal | Calligraphy + Signage: Heidi Davidson Design | Cocktail Music + Guitarist: Jonathan Blake Salazar | Hair Accessories: Maria Elena | Ice Cream + Desserts: Mr. & Mrs. Creamery | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Macrame Backdrop + Planters: Hunter Gatherer Keeper | Macrame Runners: ModMix Studio | Photo Booth: Splendid Photobooth | Rentals: Witty Rentals | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Robes: Piyama | Vintage Goblets: Sundrop Vintage

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All Engagement Shoots Should Have Donuts + Coffee!

Donuts and coffee make my world go round and it’s nice to know I’m not the only one. Dana Fernandez captured these cuties and their personalities to a tee – complete with a picnic full of glazed treats and hot drinks. There may not be snow on the ground (in these pics or even out my window) but this kind of coziness is getting us in the spirit of the season like no other! See it all in our Vault right here!

From the Bride-to-be… A huge part of Matt and I’s relationship has been drinking coffee, talking, and eating dessert.

On our first date, Matt took me on a picnic next to a beautiful lake in Dallas. We ate desserts and laughed, and it was the sweetest start to a relationship.

When he asked me to marry him, he set up a blanket in a park with tons of flowers, and we drank champagne and day dreamed about the future, and it was perfect.

Matt is grounded and authentic. He is constantly encouraging me, pursuing my heart, and loving me well. He is logic and numbers, while I am emotions and creativity. I love our relationship, and the way our personalities fit together (and the ways they don’t!).

When we planned our engagement shoot with Dana and Josh, I wanted to find a way to make it feel like me and Matt. Not fake or uncomfortable – just us. So we decided to have a picnic, just like our first date, just like when we got engaged.

I was actually nervous when we were getting ready for our engagement photos. But when when snuggled up on a picnic blanket with coffee in hand, it just felt like us: comfortable, safe, and right.

Matt and I fell in love with Dana and Josh’s photography right away, because it feels like art. Choosing them as our photographers was the first decision we made about our wedding. We love the images they captured at our engagement shoot!

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Photography: Dana Fernandez Photography | Hair: Blo Blow Dry Bar | Film Processing: The Find Lab | Picnic Items: Home Goods | Skirt + Top: Space 46 Boutique

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Romantic Light-Filled Montana Wedding

When you come upon a chapel this light and bright and beautiful, it’s really not even a choice, you gotta say “I do” there. After a meet cute at the airport, these two continued their romance and it didn’t take much to settle on Big Sky, Montana to start their official happily ever after – and Simply Sarah captured all the beauty. Fall in love with this couple – and this magical place – in our Vault right this way!

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From the Bride… Kyle and I met at the Minneapolis airport while we were both traveling for work. We started emailing and texting, which led to FaceTiming, which led to us deciding to meet in Kansas City for a sit down dinner date. I was living in Omaha at the time and he was in St. Louis. After our Kansas City date, we started seeing each other every few weeks. Flying back and forth to see each other every chance we got. Eventually we started seeing each other every weekend and couldn’t stand having to leave. Kyle would tell you we knew very quickly this was going to be it! I would have to agree! We got engaged in Charleston on a romantic getaway. I was hoping this would be the weekend we got engaged however, Kyle had me thoroughly convinced it was not happening any time soon! I was a bit bummed but did my best to enjoy the weekend anyway. The last night of the weekend we started walking to dinner and he kept naming the streets we were walking on. I didn’t think anything of it as we love learning about new cities and why things are named the way they are. Our hotel was on King Street and we started walking and made a turn on Queen Street and then another on Meeting Street and then one last turn on Church Street. He took me down a beautiful walkway between two brick buildings and proceeded to say,” the King can’t meet the Queen at the church without one of these…”as he pulled a ring out of his pocket! It was so perfect and I was so surprised!

We chose Montana for our destination wedding for several reasons… first, we fell in love with the little chapel we were married in. It was so neat that the church celebrates different religious services. I am Catholic and Kyle is Presbyterian and we wanted our wedding day to be a true representation of the both of us so it was a perfect fit! Having an intimate wedding was really important to us. I have a HUGE extended family and although I would have loved for every last one of them to be there, it just would have been TOO big to include everyone we love. Choosing Big Sky was an easy decision because we love the area so much and we wanted to share a little bit of that love with our closest friends and family. In the end we are so glad we opted for an intimate wedding in a place that means so much to us. As cheesy as it sounds, our wedding day truly was the best day of our lives. Everything worked out better than we could have imagined and I wish we could do it all over again!

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Photography: Simply Sarah Photography | Event Planning: Bash Bozeman | Floral Design: The Flower Hat | Wedding Dress: Legends by Romona Keveza | Cakes: Elles Belles Bakery | Hair: Ethereal Hair & Makeup Artistry | Venue: Moonlight Basin

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