26Jun

Bohemian-Inspired Destination Wedding | Mikayla and Christian

By, June 26, 2017

Mikayla and Christian’s love story began on the high seas – they met while working on the same cruise ship! After traveling the world together, they settled in New York, where Mikayla is a professional singer. For a fun, bohemian-inspired destination wedding, they came to sunny San Diego, to be married at the Twin Oaks Garden Estate. Here are a few of our favorite moments from this bohemian-inspired destination wedding.

Night portrait of bride and groom at Twin Oaks
Bride Getting Ready before wedding ceremony
We were spellbound by Mikayla's stunning Roman-style dress :)
Bride laughing with bridesmaid during getting ready photos
Bride's Dress Hanging at Twin Oaks
Bridesmaids with Bride before wedding ceremony
Solo portrait of Bride smiling before wedding ceremony
Playing with the venue's rustic Victorian aesthetic, we rotated the couch into the shade, with the garden behind. This highlighted Mikayla's dress, while creating a romantic look.
Solo portrait of groom getting ready before wedding ceremony
Groomsmen help groom get ready before wedding ceremony
Wedding day flower details
Funny photo of groomsmen goofing around
Groom's Custom Knife with Wedding Date
Like a boss, Christian had this rustic switch knife custom-engraved with the wedding date ;)
Groom showing off cufflinks while getting ready
Outdoor wedding ceremony at Twin Oaks Garden
Wedding Signage details at ceremony
Groom's candid reaction to seeing bride at wedding ceremony
Bohemian bride walking down aisle on wedding day
Bride and groom hold hands during outdoor wedding ceremony
Box of Wine and hammer during wedding ceremony
After exchanging rings, Mikayla and Christian sealed a wood box to reopen in the future. The contents? A special bottle of wine!
Bride and Groom nail shut box of wine during wedding ceremony
Bride and Groom celebrate and walk down aisle after first kiss
bride and groom celebrate with first kiss during ceremony
Bride and Groom smiling at one another while sitting on vintage furniture
Solo portrait of bohemian bride and groom on wedding day
Bridal Party cheering while Wedding Couple Kiss
Funny group photo of bridesmaids and groomsmen
Groom pushes happy bride on wooden swing
Romantic bohemian wedding couple embracing under white gazebo
Black and white photo of bride and groom laughing and walking
Romantic bohemian wedding couple at rustic wedding venue
The venue's rustic highlights, such as fountains and tree swings, allowed us to be creative with new and interesting perspectives.
Group portrait of wedding couple with bridal party after outdoor wedding ceremony
Modern night portrait of bohemian wedding couple
As a fun prop for our nighttime photo shoot, we made use of the venue's vintage saloon bar (right). Exposing for the twinkle in the bar's lights, we used an off-camera flash. This illuminated Mikayla, and bounced light onto Christian with a reflector.
Outdoor Tented Wedding Reception at Rustic Venue
Fun, customized wedding reception favors at rustic wedding venue
Bohemian-inspired sweetheart table at rustic wedding venue
Bride and Groom share First Dance at Wedding Reception
Bride and groom react with laughter during wedding toast speeches during reception
Rustic Naked-style wedding cake and dessert table at reception
I do-nut :) Mikayla and Christian spoiled guests during reception with some delicious donuts and naked-style cake by Eat Your Cake Too.
Bride smashes Cake in Groom face during rustic tented wedding reception
Bohemian Bride tosses bouquet
Bride and Groom take selfie with wedding guests on dance floor
For a creative group photo, we had everyone huddle close together on the dance floor. We framed this photo around the happy couple, with their hands stretched out around the lens.
Guests dance and lift groom during open dance at wedding reception
Guests lift bride for hora dance during wedding reception
Bohemian bride and groom pose in Take-a-Pic photobooth during wedding reception
Bride and groom hold hands running under bridal party tunnel
Wedding Couple cheer during grand bubble exit after wedding reception
Bride and Groom cheer in neon green honeymoon Jeep after grand bubble exit

 

View more moments from Mikayla and Christian’s bohemian-inspired destination wedding.

Wedding Vendors

Venue: Twin Oaks Garden Estate
Coordinator: Twin Oaks Garden Estate
Bridesmaids Dresses: Lulus

Bakery: Eat Your Cake Too
Arch and Arbor: Moments in Bloom
Transportation: Five Star Transportation
Caterer: Twin Oaks Garden Estate
Disc Jockey: High Energy DJ
Photo Booth: Take-a-Pic Photo Booth
Custom Furniture: Twin Oaks Garden Estate

06Dec

Grand Tradition Wedding | Cicely and Brad

By, December 06, 2016

Recently, Cicely and Brad tied the knot at Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens. This storybook venue, located in the countryside town of Fallbrook, features a heart-shaped lake and a charming wedding gazebo. It was the perfect backdrop for a beautiful outdoor ceremony!

Afterward, the reception was held in the Crystal Ballroom at Beverly Mansion, which is also on the Grand Tradition property. The Ballroom features massive crystal chandeliers, vaulted ceilings, and a stunning grand staircase. The view is amazing, and looks out to 30 acres of gently rolling hills and sparkling waters.

Cicely and Brad’s energetic personalities were on full display during the reception. Cicely and her bridesmaids held a dance-off with Brad and his groomsmen, which was immediately followed by an extravagantly choreographed first dance! The couple also prepared games to play throughout the evening, keeping the party going late into the night.

The wedding was a fun and unique experience for guests, making great use of all Grand Tradition has to offer :) Enjoy the highlights below!

Bridesmaid look at her ring and swoon
Bride and groom getting ready Bride sits casually in her dress Groom with his groomsmen take some time to play some pool. Bridemaids toast the Bride to celebrate her special day.Bride anxious to see her groom for the first time. Bride and groom's first look outside the mansion Kissing under the Sunset Bride and Groom looking perfect for their wedding. Taking a stroll holding hands around Grand Tradition Estate.The mansion porch is a perfect place to take a bridal party photo. The groom and his groomsmen taking a walk Bride and her bridesmaid celebrate and show their excitementGrand Tradition ceremony site by the waterBig laughs during a funny ring exchange Bride and groom celebrate officially husband and wife Bride and groom smiling at each other Bride and groom kissing on a bridge Bride and groom sharing a tender moment The Mansion at Grand Tradition EstateGrand Tradition Mansion ReceptionGroom dips his bride for their first dance Bride and groom share a tender moment slow dancing. Wedding reception games create a unique experience for guestDuring the reception, Cicely and Brad encouraged guests to participate in a dance competition. The bridal party even weighed in with score cards! The signature dance moves, like the one above, created boisterous laughter and had everyone cheering.

Macarons for the Wedding Dessert Table Bride and groom cut their wedding cake Groom gets the garter for the garter toss

Check out more of Cicely and Brad’s wedding, and our entire Grand Tradition wedding photography gallery!

03Aug

Vendors We Love: Cute Cakes

By, August 03, 2015

Vendor Type: Bakery
Why We Love Them: Yummy custom cakes and cupcakes made with fresh seasonal ingredients
Did You Know? Decadent frosting options include Chocolate Mocha, Mint Chocolate, Coffee, and Peanut Butter!
What’s New: “We just moved and reopened on Grand Avenue in Escondido. We have extended hours and products; breakfast and lunch items as well!”
Things They Love: Hummingbirds, fruit tarts, coffee (I drink it black and extra hot!), teacups, clean sheets

Please enjoy a selection of our favorite images from recent events we’ve worked together. Click here to see more!

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One More Reason to Love This Company

In addition to being a company we love (and love working with!) we can't thank this team enough for their generous support and participation in The Love Benefit. This event was held on 6/2/15 to honor our founder Aaron Feldman, who was diagnosed with Leukemia in December 2014 and is currenlty undergoing intensive treatment. This team worked tirelessly to make the event a reality and an unforgettable evening. Please click here to see photos from the event, which was attended by over 300 wedding industry professionals, friends, family, and the community at large. To learn more about Aaron's story, please visit http://howibeatmycancer.com