Claremont Wedding at Padua Hills Theatre from Mark Brooke Photography
March 4, 2013
United States
Remember this adorable travel inspired e-session from last year? Well, we're super excited to see that they've officially tied the knot and thanks again to Mark Brooke Photography, we get to be a part of another special day for this super cute couple. Their wedding looks like it was one fabulous party, with tons of fun and not to mention pretty, details. Click here for the full gallery!
Don't miss their fun wedding come to life in this fab film from 618 Studios:

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From the Bride... The day started with me and my bridesmaids getting beautified by my wonderful make-up artist and hairdresser friends. I was nervous all morning because Kenny and I decided to write our own vows, and I knew I was going to blubber like a baby. I calmed down with the help of my MOH’s and bridesmaids who loosened me up with champagne and as soon as they helped me slip into my beautiful wedding dress, the nerves started to go away. My whole life I dreamed of the perfect wedding dress, and my wish came true. The dress fit my personality perfectly. It was fun, unique and whimsical with the textured rosettes, a little glam with the beading on top, and chic with the sweetheart neck and A-Line/Trumpet Shape (originally an A-line but the seamstress took it in a bit to make it more of a trumpet shape). My birdcage veil and vintage brooch helped to tie my style in with my wedding décor, which was a vintage travel theme.

Kenny and I decided to do a first look at the hotel we were getting ready at. Tears welled in our eyes when we first saw each other. As corny as it sounds, it felt like a magical moment, like we were going on our first date again. We had never seen each other this way. By this way I mean not only our fabulous wedding outfits, but in a way that felt so sure, because we knew we were now soul mates and starting on a journey headed to forever. I knew he was the one when he proposed, but I guess I never felt how real it was until that moment.

After our first look, we took portrait pictures and pictures with our wedding party around Downtown Claremont, then with family at our wedding venue, Padua Hills Theater in Claremont. We got to take a peek at all the décor. Throughout our engagement, Kenny and I did a lot of DIY projects, creating most of our own wedding décor and paper goods and it was amazing seeing our vision come to life. The ceremony was short and sweet, but the best part was reading our own vows to each other. We both blubbered like a baby, although my husband tries to say he had “allergies.” Cocktail hour and the reception were held in the same venue and followed immediately.

It was an amazing night, and I’m so lucky nothing major went wrong. Wish we could do it all over again, because like most people say, the day goes by way too fast.


Wedding Photography: Mark Brooke Photography / Wedding Venue: Padua Hills Theatre in Claremont, CA / Wedding Cinematography: 618 Studios / Floral Design: RG Creations by Gina Lopez / Event Planning + Design: The Bride / Wedding Cake: Goldilocks / Catering: Chantrelle's Fine Catering / Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Entertainment: Denny White / Band: Upstart / DJ + Lighting: Entertainment Express / Photo Booth: Edzel Fuertez Photography / Wedding Invitations: Tessa Tina / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals "C189" / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Hair: Oanh Truong / Makeup: Rachelle Llanes + J.R. Tuason