When you are meant to be with someone the love that surrounds you is so tangible it can actually be felt by those around you. No, not in the gross get a room kind of way, but in that warm and fuzzy tale as old as time kind of way. That's right, we just made a Beauty and the Beast reference, and why not when even Disney Fairytales can hardly compete with the love of this couple? I mean when the two of them unknowingly write practically the same wedding vows for each other and their chemistry is so potent that it is affecting this blogger as she looks at their photos. This love is one for the books!
There is tons more Southern California vineyard decor to see and more romantic photos to swoon over in the full gallery thanks to the talents of Whiskers and Willow Photography.
Starting The Day Off RightFrom Whiskers and Willow Photography: The day began at a gorgeous home in Temecula where Kiah and all her ladies were relaxing as they prepared for the big day ahead. Jemhair styled all the bridesmaids' hair while Kiah was pampered by her co-maid of honor and MUAH Victoria Toda. Kiah's mother Sally helped Kiah into her gorgeous classic lace form-fitting gown and soon after, as Kiah recorded her vows for videographer Audrey Alba Films, there was not a dry eye in sight! Surrounded by all the special ladies in her life, Kiah truly had a lovely morning getting ready.
Vowing To Love & CherishAs we have gotten to know Kiah and Derrick from photographing their engagement to being around them their entire wedding day, we have seen how much these two are meant to be. During their vows, Kiah and Derrick found that they had unknowingly written almost exactly the same things to each other. They are just amazingly in-tune with each other.
The way Derrick looks at Kiah, the way that they are kind yet playful to each other - it was so obvious how this is a lasting love. The reaction from Kiah and Derrick's family and friends during their ceremony, their toasts, and the entire night showed how truly loved they are. There were lots of laughter, tears, and heartfelt moments that made us feel so incredibly grateful to have been a part of such a special day for these two kind-hearted individuals.
Wisdom & Advice from the Couple
From the Bride: Don't sweat the small stuff and enjoy the process. Be true to yourself and your and your fiancé's personal style. On your wedding day, either have a day-of coordinator or delegate all the important tasks to your family and friends. You want to thoroughly enjoy your special day and not worry about all the moving parts. We are so thankful for our amazing vendors, bridal party, friends, and family who made the day stress free for my fiancé and me.
From the Groom: If or when 'disaster' strikes, accept things for what they are and make the best of whatever situation you find yourself in. Enjoy the moment!
One of our goals regarding the wedding budget was not to be in debt. We accomplished it by keeping a close watch on our expenses, setting a realistic budget (and adjusting it along the way as we learned more about having a destination wedding), and religiously tracking our spending. It felt great to have the wedding we wanted and not feel any financial remorse afterwards.
A Garden Party To RememberFrom Whiskers and Willow Photography: The reception was an elegant garden party with market lights, blush peonies and roses, chiavari chairs, and laser cut placecards. There was a beautiful lounge space with furniture from Jake Duke Studios and a dessert station with desserts including a semi-naked cutting cake from The Sugar Divaz. Wood signage by calligrapher Twinkle and Toast complimented Posh Peony's arrangements, which completed the garden atmosphere.
To get a closer look at this posh vineyard wedding in blush and grey check out the wedding film Audrey Alba Films created below!