Wedding Date: June 11, 2016
Tell us a little about you and your beloved: Lewis and I met when I moved back to California a few years ago at our now house in Cool, CA. We moved in together and quickly started building our home together. We live on 5 acres and slowly built up a little mini farm with farm animals and a nice big garden. Lewis proposed to me on a very random week night when we were at home which was perfect because it is where we met, where we got engaged, and where we got married as well. The wedding planning was not too stressful, Lewis really wanted to get married on our property so that saved us the stress of having to find a venue. I also knew exactly what I wanted for our big day and had the biggest parts planned within the first few months of our engagement.
What was the most amazing part of your day? Spending time with our families and the weather! We had the most gorgeous weather for a June California wedding. It was slightly overcast and not at all hot! We lucked out for sure!
What else would you like to share about your big day? Our day went smoother than I could have expected and was so much fun! Having planned our own wedding I was expecting to be running around even during the wedding and I was pleasantly surprised because everything was so perfect that the night just went on smoothly without a hitch.
Ceremony and Reception Site: Private Residence
Officiant: Kyle Feder
Photographer: Valley Images Photography
Caterer: Expressions Catering
Cake/Desserts: Sierra Rising Bakery
Flowers: Your Personal Designer
Favors: Homemade Scented Candles
Bridal Attire: Allure Bridal
Make-up: Renee Inman
Invitations and Signage: DIY
DJ/Entertainment/Band: DeeJay Ramm Events
Lighting: Bistro Lights from Amazon
Décor Rentals: Simple Country Wedding and Vintage Decor Rentals
Furniture Rentals: Getting Hitched? Wedding Design and Rentals
First Dance Song: “From the Ground Up” by Dan & Shay
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now? Just take a deep breath and enjoy the process, it is over in the blink of an eye.
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance? No, I can honestly say that I knew exactly the kind of wedding I wanted and it turned out exactly as I had always pictured. There is not one thing I would have done differently.
Photos courtesy of Valley Images Photography.
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