When it got right down to it, Jessica and Jeffrey wanted to treat their favorite people to an amazing celebration. They opted to keep the guest list small and make sure there was never a dull moment throughout their whimsical, fairytale-inspired outdoor wedding. With CCL Weddings by their side, they accomplished just that with every watercolor kissed moment captured by The Great Romance Photo.
From the Bride… Jeff and I met through a good mutual friend of ours back in 2012 at Backstage Bar in Culver City. It was an immediate attraction at first sight – I liked to talk, and he liked to listen! We both sat at a table chatting and getting to know one another. I must have been very excited because during one of my stories I accidentally spilled my drink on him…Jeffrey got up, without one word, and walked away. I thought 1) how embarrassing and 2) how rude! After a short while, he came back with another glass of ginger vodka .. and the rest was history.
I have always dreamed of having an outdoor whimsical fairytale style wedding. I knew from the get-go that if there was one thing I wanted, it was for everyone to be comfortable and entertained at all times. Over the years, you hear so many stories about how a ceremony would drag on for hours, or guests would sit next to complete strangers, or not having the chance to even say hi to the bride and groom – we knew we wanted to avoid all of that at all costs. Having this in mind inspired us to keep the guest list relatively small. We included comfy upholstered couches in the ceremony and reception. We also wanted to make sure there was something going on throughout the whole day so there was never a dull moment.
My favorite part of the day was seeing Jeffrey cry when he read his vows to me. He is a man who doesn’t show his soft side very often, so seeing him breakdown as he recited his vows was a very touching moment.
Our best advice to other couples is to HIRE A PLANNER. Wedding planning is already a very stressful ordeal, having a planner really helps guide you through the process. They will keep you on track and help put pen to paper your dream wedding. Also remember, pick your battles – compromise is a big part of planning. You are likely spending a large amount of money on your wedding – think about what matters to you the most and what you can go without. Either way, remember it will turn out beautiful!
Photography: The Great Romance Photo | Videography: Komotion | Event Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events | Event Planning + Design: CCL Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Art With Nature | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake : M Cakes Sweets | Stationery : Mari Chang | Catering: Hungry Bear | Hair + Makeup: Studio MM&B | Venue: Saddlerock Ranch | Venue: Saddlerock Ranch | Alcohol: Sunseri’s | Hand Lettering: Skye Cho | Rentals: A Rental Connection | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals
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