California Oak Canyon Wedding from Alders Photography
April 26, 2011
United States
Imagine a wedding so infused with a couple's personality, you feel more like you're meeting the couple, rather than looking at pretty wedding photos. That is what we have for you today. This couple injected so much of themselves into this wedding, it is a perfect representation of who they are. From the hockey puck cake topper to the trail mix buffet, everything is so unique it could only work for two special lovebirds. That being said, the wedding, brought to us by the wonderfully talented Alders Photography, has SO many steal-worthy ideas (like those table numbers!) that you're destined to love it. See more of those inspiring details on Alders' blog!

Angie and Jerry

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Luckily for us, there's more in the gallery!

From Jenny with Alders Photography ... The couple planned a perfect rustic and woodsy wedding, complete with a trail mix station, lemonade and iced tea, mason jars, and signage. Their table numbers were all varied numbers, each telling a story about the couple. For instance table 3058 for the number of days the couple dated, or table 5 for the 5 seasons of roller hockey the couple has played together. They even used hockey pucks and engagement photos of their face off as the cake toppers!

From the bride ... We were high school sweethearts. One December night, 8 years after we started dating, Jerry took me to Disneyland. He had arranged for us to have a private boat ride on the Jungle Cruise. When we were under the waterfall, the attendant said, “And here is the part you have all been waiting for!” Jerry got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! When we got back to the dock our family was there to meet us. It was a very special night.

We were looking for a wedding venue with lots of trees and beautiful nature. Once we chose the Oak Canyon Nature Center, the style of the wedding quickly evolved. Black and white with accents of dark plum was the palette to fuel our Rustic Chic look. For inspiration, I spent time on many wedding blogs (including Style Me Pretty) and magazines. We wanted something very simple, very clean, very organized - just who we are.

There were so many special features to our wedding. We used wood letters and painted them dark purple, those are now used in our house. My mom wrote a special poem that was put on the bags that held the favors. We had a trail mix bar for appetizers. Every table had a number of significance; for example table 100- 100 months together. Jerry and I love hockey so we used an engagement photo and glued it on hockey pucks for the cake topper. We were very blessed to have lots of help from lots of friends.

The wedding day flew by. The part of the wedding day that meant the most to me was having both my dad and my grandpa give me away. It was very special for everyone involved and it was very emotional. Since we took our wedding photos before the wedding, I really enjoyed the moment when Jerry saw me for the first time. He was all smiles.

The photography was my biggest priority. I love every photo that Jenny Alders took of us. She captured every moment, which helped me notice all the details that I missed on the day because I was so caught up in the moment. It was my dream wedding and everything turned out just how I wanted it!

Photography: Alders Photography / Bride's Dress: Essense of Australia / Groom & Groomsmen's Attire: Friar Tux / Bridesmaid's Attire: J. Crew / Flowers: Los Angeles Flower District, arranged by Bride & Her Mother / Cake: Twinfully Sweet / Hairpieces: Etsy / Bride’s Jewelery: Nina Renee Design / Invitations: Minted / Linens: Baker Rentals / Rentals: BTB Event Productions / Venue: Oak Valley Nature Center