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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).