Woodsy Rustic Wedding In Paradise Springs

Grab your hankies and prepare to hear something super sweet. Joe, the groom, had been deployed in the middle east for six months prior to the wedding. Every week he would send Kristen a different kind of flower arrangement in a unique vase from April Flowers. How sweet is that?

When it came time for the wedding, of course April Flowers designed all the arrangements. Each and every centerpiece featured one of the vases and flower combinations that Joe sent Kristen during his deployment. Ending up with a eclectic mix of flowers and colored glass. So incredibly sweet…right? Married at Paradise Springs outside Oakhurst, California and captured by Ken Kienow. To see more of this Woodsy Rustic Wedding be sure to click here.

We are loving these bottles filled with flowers, designed by April Flowers who also happens to be one of our elite Hand-Picked Vendors. To learn more about April and see more of her work be sure to visit her Hand-Picked page by clicking here. We think she is incredibly over-the-top talented and we sure you will too.

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Flowers: April Flowers

Photographer: Ken Kienow
Venue: Paradise Springs
Cake: Trelio Restaurant
Caterer: Pardini’s Catering
Dress Designer: Paloma Blanca
Flowers: April Flowers
Officiant: Gordon Hall
Shoe Designer: Etienne Aigner
Stationery: Em Dot Zee Designs
Veil or Hair Accessories: Paloma Blanca
Event Designe & Coordinator: Leah Prendez (friend of bride)
DJ: The Fresneaux Ramblers (Bluegrass Band)
Hair & Makeup: Maggie Manley (friend of bride)

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  5. @aprilpeet this is the sweetest thing i have ever read! that groom is a romantic for sure! @kenkienow http://t.co/ht5IMo08

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  7. -100. lisa swartz, cmp says:

    i am swooning over these photos. positively simply dreamy.

  8. That is the sweetest story ever and adds such a meaningful touch to the day!:)

  9. -100. gabe aceves says:

    Ken is one of my favorite photographers, and people, and this is really beautiful. Makes me wish I could have shot my sisters wedding.

  10. -100. Cintia Googins says:

    I loved the idea and each detail made this wedding so romantic and gorgeous! Congradulation for everybody made this dream come true.

  11. -100. Herma says:

    A beautiful wedding again..
    Thanks for these pictures!
    With love, Herma

  12. -100. April says:

    Kristen+Joe are the sweetest and it was an honor to play such a small part in their journey. Ken is such a talent behind the lens and it’s no surprise that this would shine so bright while shooting his own sister’s wedding! LOVE every little thing about this.

  13. Such a sweet story!!

  14. -100. Debby Wood says:

    I remember Kristen was so excited to show Joe Paradise Springs! They are such a cute couple. I wish you both much happiness!

  15. -100. benj haisch says:

    LOVE Ken’s work. great wedding.

  16. -100. sam hurd says:

    ken is my hero. always such solid work.

  17. Mmm, we’re loving the woodsy feel in this Paradise springs wedding. We prefer to shoot in the outdoors and this is right up our alley.

  18. -100. Tyler says:

    I love the outdoors! It definitely adds that natural feel to any wedding. Love is nature.

  19. -100. Gloria says:

    The idea with the flowers and vases is SO awesome!! One of the coolest wedding ideas I’ve seen.

  20. April Flowers is amazingly talented! Somehow the bouquet and centerpieces look natural and unfussy but still totally elegant and perfect. And I adore the pops of yellow!


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