Timeless California Wedding

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Anne and Michael met first as kids on vacation, years later when they met again, Anne knew there was something special about him and they’ve been together ever since. Love at second sight does exist! Their wedding was a gorgeous affair coordinated by Joie de Vivre & Co, with a classic romantic atmosphere.

View more of the beautiful details from this timeless California wedding in the full gallery here, flawlessly captured by We Heart Photography. Read on to hear tidbits from the bride, including some great wedding-day advice.

long purple bridesmaid dresses

I really loved the personalized ceramic charms each bridesmaid carried in her bouquet; I loved having my new married monogram and our wedding date on mine, I use it as a Christmas ornament now.

purple dresses and white bouquets

floral collar for the pretty dog

margaritas with corks

Steal worthy idea:
We searched, for what seemed like forever, for the perfect margarita jars with a cork and ended up finding them from a wholesale distributor. I ordered the black straws and Michael drilled each hole by hand (at an angle, I might add) and just like that, we had the perfect little margaritas.

classic wedding attire

white rose bouquet

Michael and I really wanted to create a day that represented our personalities and was a balance between casual and elegant. Most of all, we wanted our guests to relax and have fun. I relied on blogs and Pinterest for most of my inspiration, which was great because I was able to pick and choose different elements from a wide variety of weddings.

mother and father walking bride down aisle

Church wedding

Wedding Advice From The Bride:
Try not to over think things and go with your gut. When it came to picking the venues and our vendors, we ended up hiring the first vendor we met almost every time, and in some cases we did not “shop around” afterwards. I learned that if something felt right, then it was probably right … and if it felt wrong and you ignored it, well then you were definitely going to end up reordering or redoing something. We were extremely blessed to have such amazing people on our team and our wedding would not have been the same without each and every one of them.

tent wedding reception

wedding table decor

elegant ideas for wedding decor

gold chargers

hydrangea centerpieces

hanging lanterns from tent

classic wedding

classic monogramed wedding cake

Wedding Surprise:
Aside from the typical favorites like getting ready, getting dressed, walking down the aisle, getting down the aisle (this was probably the best feeling ever) and then walking back down the aisle… I would have to say my favorite moment was when Michael surprised me with the USC Marching Band at the reception (even though they interrupted our first dance).

USC wedding band

Photography: We Heart Photography
Coordinator: Jennifer from Joie de Vivre & Co
Venue: Annandale Golf Club & Holy Family Catholic Church
Cake: Beverly's Best Bakery
Hair: Blo-Out Lounge Pasadena
Dress Designer: Watters
Food Truck: Paradise Cookies and Ice Cream
Flowers: Domini Carrington

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: white
Styles: classic

White Rabbit Studios

Wedding Chicks Vendor Guide

White Rabbit Studios is a one stop wedding shop offering captivating photography (using film cameras), creative cinematography, rockin’ DJ services (using two turntables and a microphone), and gorgeous design work all under one roof. The artists behind their talents looks to provide you with their professional service to make your wedding day spectacular! Whether booked individually or as a team, everyone has a love and desire to travel and would be thrilled to make an adventure out of covering one of the most important days in your life!

View all of their incredible collaborations here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page. Join us again tomorrow for another Wedding Chicks vendor happy hour. To get information on becoming part of The Wedding Chicks, and join all the fun, email us by clicking here.

white rabbit studios

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Honeymoon Swim Suit Ideas

mix and match bikini

We’ve complied a selection of a few of our favorite bathing suits for your honeymoon. From an on-trend crocheted racer back to that staple black one piece that you must have for snorkeling the Caribbean.

Remember it is ok to mix and match your suits – like the above L Space Suit. They mixed their pistachio wrap around top with a geometric string tie bottom. Really adore the above top especially for an active honeymoon. So on that note, here is a quick round up of our favorite bathing suits for your Honeymoon. Which is your favorite?

Another one of our favorites is this bandeau ruffled top and bottom from PilyQ. One reason we absolutely love this one is that it provides full coverage and is fully lined. Perfect to show off your bronze tan, and ideal for snorkeling and trotting around the beach. Oh and it’s white…I mean, after all, you’re on your honeymoon- so soak it up!

white ruffled bikini by PilyQ

Categories: Things We Love