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A Love of the Outdoors Inspired This Couple’s Wedding

Playing on their love of the outdoors, this couple knew Rancho Las Lomas was the perfect venue for them. They tied the knot with an al fresco affair catered by 24 Carrots, with no shortage of lush, organic-style greens to play up the setting. With Hello Blue Photo by their side from start to finish, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll never want to leave the full gallery.

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From the Bride… As soon as we toured Rancho Las Lomas, we both pretty much knew this venue was the one. The greenery, trees and wildlife played into our love of the outdoors. It really fit the bill for what we were imagining. We were drawn to the natural, bright elements; without it feeling too rustic. I really wanted the day to convey whimsy and romance with touches of playfulness. As an animal lover, I was definitely drawn to the venue. I wanted to use that element as part of our décor, to invite in some fun, without it being too over the top. I had the groomsmen wear some animal socks, had watercolor animals on the table numbers and handed out animal crackers to my departing “party animals.”

In planning our wedding, it was important to capture both of our cultures. We had the traditional Persian sofreh aghd blended into our traditional American ceremony. Our sofreh had many symbolic items, each representing an element our new lives together. We also had a typical Japanese toast to weave in part of my husband’s heritage as well, BONSAI! Our photographer Christina, Hello Blue Photo, captured everything magically. After meeting with her, I knew I would be choosing her to capture our big day. I liked that she seemed on the ball and organized. She addressed all the right questions and wanted to make sure we were a good fit for each other. The natural lighting and attention to detail shined throughout. Since the wedding gets so hectic, it was nice that all of her pictures included the details so that we could catch things we may have not seen. Her ability to keep calm through the craziness was the cherry on top!

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Photography: Hello Blue Photo | Videographer: Dove Weddings | Event Coordination: Tres jolie Events | Floral Design: Julep Bloom Design | Wedding Dress : Truvelle | Bakery: Sweet Traders | Reception Venue: Rancho Las Lomas | Bridesmaids Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Catering: 24 Carrots | Hair + Makeup: Mobile Bridal Salon | DJ: 90210 Entertainment | Grooms Attire: Combatant Gentlemen | Bridal Accessories: Kash Crystals | Bridal Salon: Love And Lace Bridal Boutique | Grooms Accessories: J Crew | Invitation Stationery: Papel Amor | Photo Booth: I Heart MoMo | Rentals: Archive Rentals | Signs + Escort Card Stationery: Petal & Paperie | Sofreh Design: Elegant Sofreh Design

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Romantic Winter Wedding Filled With Festive Reds

Tis the season for radiant reds, romantic gestures and festivities galore. Valentine’s Day is a day away and we’re in the mood to be surrounded by love and beauty – and just like that, Hello Blue Photo delivered this gem on our doorstep. With Rancho Las Lomas playing host, it’s a California winter wedding to remember – and perfect for putting us in the best mood for V-Day (these bridesmaids’ dresses!). See it all in our Vault right this way!

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From the Bride… Since I can remember I have always dreamed about having a winter wedding. My fiance and I also very much enjoy the winter seasons and all that goes along with it such as snowboarding, Christmas and snuggling together next to a warm fire. This was a large influence on deciding the type of wedding we wanted.

Our original idea was to get married in a snowy location, however guests would have had to travel too far or weather would have been too much of a concern for guests traveling up the mountain.

When we saw the Grand Salon (at Rancho Las Lomas) with its beautiful double-sided fireplace and overall warm feel of the room, we thought it was perfect! Not only did we love the reception room, but the location itself is beyond breathtaking. Everything about the location made us fall in love with the venue.

The very first photo I pinned (on my Pinterest board) was a photo of my bouquet. This was my inspiration for everything – the color palette, the theme for the wedding, the flowers and the décor. From there I chose a color palette of deep reds, golds, blushes and browns.

I love light and air-y style photography, which seemed to be the style of Hello Blue Photo too. I chose to reach out and meet with her. From the moment I met Christina, I knew she was the best! Right off the bat she seemed super personable and like she completely understood what I was looking for in a photographer. She really went above and beyond for us!

Shortly after we met with and hired Christina for photography, she shot our engagement photos. I was so blown away with how amazing the photos came out! I have gotten SO many compliments on them! Christina really understood my personal aesthetic and truly put her best effort into taking our pictures and making us feel completely comfortable. We felt like models for the day after our engagement session because that is exactly how she makes you feel. I just remember looking back and thinking “WOW that was so fun!”

After our engagement shoot we couldn’t WAIT to have her photograph our wedding. Sure enough Christina, along with her fantastic assistant Kristina, came through and our wedding photos have come out beyond our expectations! We could not have imagined a better photography crew to have on our big day. This was one of our best decisions we made! Christina also sent us a list of her recommended vendors, which was super helpful! So not only was she a wonderful photographer, but basically acted as a wedding planner for us as well. She truly goes above and beyond her photographer role, and we SO appreciated that!

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Photography: Hello Blue Photo | Videography: Love Is Cinema | Floral Design: La Petite Fleur Glendora | Wedding Dress: Sottero and Midgley | Cake: Sweet & Saucy Shop | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Catering: 24 Carrots | DJ: DJ Pros | Wedding Venue: Rancho Las Lomas | Bridal Boutique: Le Marriage | Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridal Veil: Bella Tiara | Make Up Artist: Design Visage

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Blush + Blue Pair Up For This Beautiful Bash

Pink and blue may have you thinking babies (boy or girl!?) but when this darling hue duo paired up for this al fresco fete, it was pure love all around. From the florals by The Bloom Of Time to the beauty of Rancho Las Lomas in general, it was all perfectly on point – thanks to the talent behind Weddings by Susan Dunne. Hello Blue Photo captured it all for our lucky eyes – see more in our Vault right this way!

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Outdoor
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Al Fresco

From the Bride… When we visited Rancho Las Lomas we immediately fell in love with how gorgeous it is, with the Spanish style architecture surrounded by lush botanical gardens. One of our favorite things about the property is that it is also a wildlife foundation that is home to some unique animals, including a white tiger! The venue has so many little details that make it a beautiful and exciting place to explore and we knew that it was the perfect setting for our wedding.

After deciding to have our wedding at Rancho Las Lomas started on the details that would make our wedding special. When trying to decide on colors, I wanted to make sure that they harmonized well with the colors of the venue. Around Rancho Las Lomas there are beautiful painted tiles, lampposts, and cobblestones that inspired me to choose a dusty blue and blush pink color scheme. I wanted the flowers to be whimsical and romantic so I asked my florist to have things like berries and thistle mixed in for added color and texture.

When I was looking for a photographer, I had a certain style in mind, and when I found Christina from Hello Blue Photo I knew that she was the right choice. The way that Christina uses the natural light creates a soft and romantic look that I wanted for our wedding photos. She also uses both digital and film photography to beautifully capture her images. Looking back, one of the best things that happened on our big day was that we were able to stay relaxed and enjoy our time together because of Christina’s warm and friendly demeanor. Picking Christina as our photographer was definitely one of the best choices that we made!

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Photography: Hello Blue Photo | Cinematography: Le Reve Films | Coordination: Weddings by Susan Dunne | Floral Design: The Bloom Of Time | Wedding Dress: Martina Liana | Cake: Heidelberg Pastry Shop | Stationery: Vera Wan For Papyrus | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: 24 Carrots | Hair + Makeup: B.A.E. Bridal | DJ: Vive Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Vera Wang | Venue: Rancho Las Lomas | Bridal Boutique: Blush Bridal Couture | Film Processing: Pro Photo Irvine

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