I have been wanting to blog this wedding for months and months! Things have been crazy and honestly I couldn’t narrow down what photos I wanted to post. They were all too good! Thank you Leanna Annunziato for your beautiful work and helping me get this post up! This wedding is very special to me because the Bride & Groom are special to me. I have known them since high school and working with people you are close to is such a different experience. Alicia was very clear on what she wanted the wedding to look and feel like and I wanted to surpass her expectations. The wedding was held at the Groom’s parent’s home and Alicia didn’t want it to feel like any party they had in the past, for obvious reasons. We wanted the guests to come in and feel like it was an outdoor ballroom. When you have an estate or backyard wedding, the options are endless and you can transform the space to look anyway you want it to. A little draping goes a long way! Guests signed oversized bottles of champagne with well wishes for the Bride and Groom when the entered and we chose lots of gold accents (my favorite) and the most amazing vintage pieces from Found. One of my favorite parts of planning was going to the Found warehouse with Alicia to choose all the rentals for the wedding. It made me very excited to see all of the decor come together. I did all of the floral design to fill the tables, along with brass candelabras and a mixture of votives and bud vases. Almost every decor detail for this wedding was custom, the sequin sweetheart linen, lace table runners, welcome sign, table numbers, and a huge frame for the wedding cake backdrop, it was my surprise to Alicia. The speeches at a wedding are usually my favorite part, you can really learn so much about the couple and how their friends and family feel on such an important day and they had some of the best speeches I’ve heard. Just a little side note 🙂 It was the most beautiful (and hot!) day and I couldn’t be happier for them. They are an amazing couple! Cheers to Alicia and Jason! XO
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Photography: Portraits by Leanna – Leanna Annunziato
Videography – Stockham Media Weddings
DJ – Entertainment Express
Coordination, Florals and Design – Samantha Dapper
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It never fails that in the days following a wedding I always regret not taking more photos! Which is why I am so grateful for Instagram, the WedPics app, and all of the amateur photographers [guests] out there snapping away while I’m running around like a crazy person. I had the pleasure of planning the wedding of my [and James & J.C.’s :)] Palm Springs dreams this past weekend. It was many months, hundreds of emails and countless phone calls later to put this wedding together and it was proof that high expectations equal high reward. There was no detail missed at this event and it was truly a day that I will never forget. I can keep going and going, but I will leave the details for my post with professional photos! 🙂 Since I can’t wait…I thought I would put a little post together from iPhone photos, Instagram and my clients WedPics feed to give you a little peek at the glam that was the wedding of James & J.C.! Starting off with a “before” shot and also what wedding planning looks like from above 🙂 The wedding was held at a private estate in Palm Springs where Marilyn Monroe vacationed at. As guests entered, they walked by custom made pillars filled with 1000 paper cranes, made by the Groom’s mother for good luck. Floral amazingness, created by the lovely ladies of Shindig Chic. My heart is bursting for these two. Custom made escort card display that was built by J.C.’s father and the most beautiful calligraphy on the place cards. The dining lawn from a different angle. The insane presentation that is Room Forty. All courses should be served on wooden planks, right? How stunning is this bridal party!? The sweet surprise that was waiting for me Sunday morning when I arrived for rental pick-ups! 🙂 I have to thank the vendors who just knocked it out of the park this weekend. Shindig Chic Creations…your floral design blew me away. Room Forty and Pharmacie LA for their service and presentation. Lastly, Laura Goldenberger Photography, I can only imagine what you captured on film and I am dying to see!
The first word that comes to mind when I think of this wedding is PERFECT. The people, setting, details…everything.
I felt so lucky to be a part of this event. I have known the couple as far back as high school. I adore both of them and they are perfect together!
Bess had such a clear idea of the look she wanted for their wedding day and it came together beautifully. All of the details she put together complimented each other and their personal style was reflected so well, down to the reggae band at cocktail hour. It was classy, elegant and relaxed.
I hope you enjoy the photos of this gorgeous couple! Congrats Bess & Shaun! XO
Event Coordination & Floral Design – Samantha Dapper
Photography – One Love Photography
I have seriously been waiting to see these pictures since the day after the wedding! My lovely Bride, Cindi sent me over so many gorgeous photos, I don’t know how to choose which to post! Which means I will post more than I should.
This wedding is SO special to me. We worked on decor for many, many months and it was the best experience. My clients were amazing and had complete trust in what I felt they should do. I was so sad when this wedding was over…actually I am still a little sad! The day was so beautiful and it was one of the most fun parties I have ever witnessed.
Congratulations Cindi & Garrett!!
I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do! XO
Photography – Eric Stoner Photography
Event Design, Coordination, Floral Design – Samantha Dapper
This wedding took place at Five Crowns in gorgeous Corona del Mar. It was the perfect backdrop for the English Garden-style reception. My client Chelsea was one of the most creative people I have ever worked with. She knew exactly what she wanted her wedding to look like and had every detail covered, down to the stamps chosen for their invitations. It is so much fun to work with someone who appreciates the same small crafty details you do. There were many conversations about font choices and how props were being made. Chelsea even borrowed some of the antiques for the wedding from her grandmother, making things extra special. My personal favorite detail was their vintage cake topper. Loved it! You could tell how happy they are to be together and as corny as it sounds, you could feel the love in the room at their wedding! They are such a great couple and I enjoyed getting to know them better over the past months. Chelsea…I miss working with you! XO
Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Wyrick!
Enjoy a video from their big day at the end of the post!
Thank you to Green Photography for these beautiful photos!
I am so happy to share these beautiful photos by Jeff + Amber Photography! This wedding was very special to me because I have known the Bride since elementary school! She is the sweetest person in the world and trusted me with basically changing her entire wedding decor the month before her wedding! I wanted their wedding to reflect their personal style and be classic, clean and elegant. I know there are so many trends out there right now, but that doesn’t mean you have to follow them. Sometimes classic is better! This couple has been together for almost a decade and I have to say that just about everyone we knew couldn’t wait for them to get engaged. It was the first time that I worked and attended a wedding and it was one of the most fun receptions I have ever been to. I am so happy for these two and I know they will have the most amazing future together! Cheers to the beautiful newlyweds! XO
Photography: Jeff + Amber Photography
Event Decor: Samantha Dapper
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