Today’s love story is so so sweet. As you may remember from a few weeks ago, I’ve been wanting to share more of the stories from my couples than just, “this was their wedding I designed/coordinated.” ” Look how pretty they are.” The end. Haha – not that there is anything wrong with that (and that sounds way more dramatic than it really is). I do hope, you find some visual inspiration on here. But at the same time, there is so much hate, violence, judgement, and evil out there in the world – I decided to share my couple’s unique and beautiful love stories along with their wedding photos to inspire those souls out there that just need to be reminded in the power of love.
Heather and Justin met pretty early on in life. Kindergarden to be exact! Can you believe that?! I sure couldn’t. Heather found her kindergarden class photo and it was displayed at their guest book table – so many guests didn’t know they had known each other that long, so it was super fun to see their surprise as they showed up for the ceremony. Now, I know what you’re thinking… these two “dated” since they were 5?! No, no… Heather and Justin didn’t start dating until after college. Talk about a long wait! But let me tell you, it was oh, so worth it. >>> Yes, that is a horse drawn carriage Heather took to her wedding vows. Swoon!
Heather has some amazing family members – and almost all of her extended family was involved in the ceremony in some capacity. Her aunt officiated. Her uncle and cousin were ushers. Another cousin was a bridesmaid. It was a total family affair and I think those are the best.
Handcrafted Apple butter favors to pay tribute to the venue that was tucked in the hills of Oak Glen (known for it’s amazing apple orchards)
Fast forward to 4 years of dating for these two. Justin takes Heather out to dinner for their anniversary. Pretty unassuming. Until she realizes they are at the same restaurant he took her on their 1 year anniversary. So sweet. Then, he takes her for a moonlight stroll through a park that just happens to be the same spot her asked her to be her girlfriend 4 long years ago. Even sweeter. That’s when things got real. She noticed there were rose petals all along the path. And then, up the way there was a table with a single red rose and the run and candles all in the sand in the shape of a heart with “Will You Marry Me?” in the middle. Oh, and that’s not all! There song was also playing in the background – just the perfect finishing touch! Justin – you big sweetheart!
These fabulous gold sparkle table numbers were handmade by me and are now available on my etsy shop!
Heather came to me with tons of ideas and hundreds of pins but needed some help bringing it all together and making one cohesive look that was beautiful but fun loving like them. These two were so great to work with. They had awesome ideas – but loved working outside of the box – which I love, naturally. The two wed at Serendipity Garden – which tends to have a more rustic vibe – but Heather wanted soft and romantic. To achieve this look, we nixed the burlap and table runners all together and opted for long dripping garlands with soft blush roses sweetly tucked in just peeking out. It was the perfect look on the long wooden tables and ivory wrapped chivarri chairs.
Logistically, the best part of the wedding was the A-list team of vendors Heather & Justin trusted me in bringing along. From florals to video – we had the whole day covered and it went so seamlessly! Having stellar vendors really does make a difference, friends =) And this venue! Such a gorgeous backdrop for a perfect wedding day.
Congrats again, Heather & Justin! You were a dream to work with and I know your marriage is one for the ages!