Jenna and Brian first met back in 2008 when they were both freshmen in college. On their first night of their trip to Daytona Beach, Florida, Jenna and her friends went to a party with a bunch of ROTC guys... one of whom was Brian. Let’s just say, it was love at first sight! After that spring break, the long distance their relationship had to face was a struggle, but nine years later, Jenna moved out to California to reconnect with Brian, and the rest is history! After a pandemic-related postponement, Jenna and Brian tied the knot at Santa Margarita Ranch. The couple incorporated a sword arch ceremony, which was such a special way to pay tribute to Brian and those of his groomsmen who serve in the Navy. Keep scrolling to see all of the incredible details planned by Amanda Holder Events in these photos taken by Sarah Heinz Photography. And don't forget: You can see all the images in the full gallery here!
Rather than going the traditional route and hiring a florist, the bride made ALL the florals herself out of silk. These gorgeous floral arrangements complemented the gold accents woven throughout their design so well. Pink compliments were also tied throughout their entire design. Jenna’s bridesmaids all wore dresses in various shades of pink with different patterns and textures, which perfectly matched the pink ties on the groomsmen. From the mauve and blush colored blooms in the bridal bouquets and centerpieces, to the pink macaroons on the dessert table, their design was romantic, feminine, and all-around perfect.
It would be remiss not to mention that this all-star couple knows how to throw a party! The bride and groom played the game Thunderstruck with all of their guests, and spent the whole night dancing to 90's and early-2000's throwback songs. But the party didn't stop there - Halfway through the night, the bride had an outfit change and changed into a white jumpsuit before heading to the after-party in downtown Paso Robles. It was truly a night to remember!
1. Incorporate unique traditions that are meaningful to you. Doing so adds a personal touch that makes the entire day feel so genuine and intimate.
2. Don't be afraid to play around with different colors and textures when working on your design. This adds incredible visual interest for your guests and will hands-down create gorgeous photographs.
3. Soak it all in! Take in every moment because the day goes by in the blink of an eye.View All Images