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Why Private Vow Readings Might Just Be The Best Thing Ever

emotional groom hugs a supportive bride

Not into openly crying in front of large groups of people... we get it. So maybe having a quiet moment with just you and your love while you read your vows and shed some private tears is the best route for you. No one says you have to profess your undying love in font of all your family and friends, if it feels better keep that just between you two. Honestly cutting down the length of your ceremony never hurts. Sooner for people to get to dancing and for you to slice into that delicious cake! So do what feels right for you! 

From I Love You More Events:

Mark and Mallory said “I do” at the beautiful Quail Ranch in Simi Valley. The vivacious couple chose this Californian Historic site as the backdrop to celebrate the deep love that they have for each other, complete with soft whites, natural woods, and beautiful florals provided by Root 75

getting wedding ready

bride and groom first look his and hers vow books for a private vow reading

tearful groom at his private vow reading

happy wedding couple in classic style

It's Your Day, Celebrate Your Way

The love these two have for each other radiated from each person from the second they saw each other at the first look (yes, those are tears in his eyes from happiness) to the final sendoff among their friends and families. The couple was able to share a special moment of reading each other their vows during the first look which allowed the couple to recommit, in private, the true reason they were celebrating that day. 

Each event was perfectly captured by photographer, Nicole Leever. Each detail of the wedding spoke perfectly of this dreamy couple. The contrast of the florals and jalapeno-whiskey summed up each aspect of their fun, loving, and spicy side. 

What was almost as sweet as the couple was the beautiful donut table they set up for their guests to enjoy under a beautiful chandelier. They even gave a variety of choices for their guests to enjoy different donuts and signature cocktails. The guests had just as much fun celebrating the fun couple, as we did carrying out this beautiful wedding.

ceremony in front of all the wedding guests

cute toss me lavender confetti a quick selfie after the wedding ceremony

a shared look of oh my god we did it

Bridal Advice and Budget Breakdown:

My advice to brides is to enjoy every moment of the wedding process. Enjoy planning the details that make up your special day and just have fun with it! There are so many options and directions to go, just go with your heart and what means the most to you two as a couple. Take your time selecting vendors, they play a huge part and you will appreciate the time dedicated to finding the perfect ones. 

Our favorite part of the day was our first look. We were so happy we spent those private moments together before the wedding started and if you are on the fence about it, I say do it! Do not let the stress of planning take away from the greatest gift of becoming husband and wife at the end of it.

Budget breakdown

Planned Budget: $45,000
Actual Budget: $48,000
Number of Guests: 165   

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Check out the wedding film from Besty Ewing below to get a closer look at this elegant and romantic garden wedding!


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