A Casa Romantica Wedding for Adrianna & Nick

Adrianna and Nick, a Military couple who had not seen each other in months, reunited when Nick graduated Marine Boot Camp two short days before they were set to wed. The two fell in love in the beach city of San Clemente and had many firsts there, so it was only fitting that they said "I do!" in the city where it all began.

How He Proposed: On their one year anniversary, Nick had drawn out a map with all of the places that meant something to them, telling her that every year they would add a new destination to the map. They visited and took pictures at each spot on the map and had ventured to a new restaurant at the end of the day. Nick asked the waiter to take a picture of the couple and when Adrianna went to stand up, Nick said, "You don't need to stand up for this one." He then nervously got down on one knee and proposed to her. Adrianna cried so many happy tears she couldn't even say yes, but the kiss sealed the deal for the now engaged couple.

The wedding day was full of emotions on both ends. Being that Nick had been gone for almost 6 months, both Adrianna and Nick couldn't hold back tears at the altar. Adrianna added that "the whole entire time, I just saw him. It was like tunnel vision." The couple was surrounded by everyone they loved on a beautiful, special day in May. The evening consisted of a lot of Tequila, Mexican food, and love, and ended with good music and a full dance floor. 

Saddlerock Ranch Wedding

On July 22, 2017, in the hills of Malibu, at Saddlerock Ranch, a wildlife preserve with all the animals someone can dream of, Danielle Sturgis and Russell Kovner said, “I do.” Underneath a weeping willow, the couple promised each other forever in front of all their guests.

Danielle looked beautiful in her sleeveless a-line gown with a ruffled tulle skirt. The bridesmaids wore dark blue gowns, with the groomsmen matching them in blue suits. Russell wore a deeper blue, complimenting Danielle perfectly. To embrace the summer, the bouquets and centerpieces were bright and colorful, featuring sunflowers to really brighten up the night. 

During cocktail hour, the guests were welcome to feed the on-site giraffe, Stanley, while being serenaded by a crooner, who sang all the classic love songs. The guests’ escort cards were copper mugs, and they were welcome to take them to a mule bar to enjoy different choices of drinks. 

While dancing with his bride, Russell honored his grandfather by wearing his cap. The reception was full of joy and dancing, complete with hanging string lights. The menu was completely gluten free, including the desserts. 

Who could dream of a better and brighter way to say “I do” than on a wildlife preserve among families and friends? 

A Franciscan Garden wedding for Jordan and Olivia!

Olivia & Jordan have had years of memories leading up to their special day, which was evident in all the precious personal pictures they used to decorate the already stunning Franciscan Garden venue. Those sweet pictures along with an elegant lounge setup from Sundrop Vintage rentals and Flowers by Jenny’s lovely floral arrangements made the day look super sweet, perfectly capturing this beautiful couple.

Our team was obsessed with the charm of the venue along with the adorable bride & groom (the groom may have cried during the first look, SWOON) so we are so thankful Komen photography and Kapsule videography was able to capture all the gorgeous details. 24 Carrots catering served up delectable appetizers during the cocktail hour before the guests were able to sit down at the gorgeous tables and enjoy their family style meal for the evening. After the savory meal, guests with a sweet tooth were satisfied when Chunk n Chip came with their awesome team serving the warmest and creamiest ice cream sandwiches. The awesome entertainment for the night provided by VOX’s DJ, Malcolm Alexander, made sure guests of all ages had a great time on the dance floor and danced the night away.  

Matt & Sara

On the glorious day of September 15, 2018 at the Ocean Institute located in the beautiful harbor of Dana Point, Sara and Mathew became Mr. and Mrs. Stewart. There ceremony was nothing short of sweet and funny with personal humor by their officiant and friend Neil Rotter with the addition of their precious Roxi ( cutest pitbull ever). The ceremony had some intimate aspects tied in with Mathew coming from a Jewish family, such as the signing of a Ketubah and of course the traditional breaking of the glass!  The birch chuppah they were wedded under was lovely and eye catching with the beautiful florals done by Bonnie Peterson with The Tangled Vine and tied perfectly into their oceanside wedding. 

The reception area was fun and romantic all together with their photobooth provided by Happy Cow with a cardboard appearance by Justin Timberlake that Sara provided of course. Who doesn’t love Justin?! It was a total hit with the guests! Their center pieces tied into the ocean location with a candle lit lantern with pretty blue and clear glass pieces inside. Once grand entrance, which was grand! Was through tables were excused to head to the delicious taco/Mexican food buffet provided by Canyon Catering that was enjoyed by all. Now the band was exceptional! The Kalama Brothers definitely know how to get people out of their seats and on the dance floor! Such a fun element having a band that can play all types of music that keep the night rolling. While everyone was on the dance floor another fun tradition took place with the bride and groom being lifted in chairs by their friends and family. I would have been holding on for my life! But they were having a blast with everyone! The night was ended with dancing and people making sure to get their shots with Justin and the real celebrities Sara and Mathew Stewart!