Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wedding Wednesday: Brianna & Nadim

5/31/2015  |  The Golf Club of California

From the brides princess ball gown accented with exquisite beading,crystals, and a chapel length train to the regal and timeless ballroom, this spring wedding was elegant, romantic, and classy with a color palette of coral, peach, silver, and gold. This graceful wedding took place on Sunday May 31st at The Golf Club of California located in the Fallbrook City of San Diego County. The most obvious feeling from the wedding, was the overwhelming love and joy that filled the day. For bride to be, Brianna Gonzalez, her journey down the wedding aisle was rather difficult as she encountered a major bump in the road. Brianna was set to be married in January 2015, however, just 3 months prior to her January wedding, her beloved father unexpectedly passed away leaving her mother, brothers, and other family members devastated. Brianna knew that she and her family needed more time to heal before she could walk down the aisle. After all, a wedding is supposed to be a joyous occasion and she wanted the joy on the wedding day to trump the sorrow and grief of losing her father. With the help of the wedding venue, the wedding vendors, family, and friends, Brianna managed to, on such a short notice, post pone the wedding by 4 months.No matter the sorrow, heartbreak, and difficulty this Bride and Groom had to face before the wedding, May 31st was nothing less than a joyous occasion. The ceremony was held at the Golf Club of California outside on the romantic and private courtyard boasting of tall palm trees and overlooking the beautiful green golf course. The spring weather was perfect with a light cool breeze. Coral and peach rose petals lined the aisle. On every other white ceremony chair, a coral and peach rose bouquet with matching ribbon was tied to it. The wood alter was draped with white draping and popping floral bouquets consisting of a mixture of coral, peach, and ivory colored roses. On each side of the alter, stood an elegant silver stand with a beautiful floral bouquet. In the wedding program, which was placed on each ceremony chair, the bride chose to include a poem called “My Little Girl Don’t Cry for Me” to honor her late father. The words were perfect as she knew they were exactly what her father would say to her on her wedding day. On the morning of the wedding, the Bride was presented with a gold diamond ring from her 91yr old paternal grandmother. This special ring was bought by the bride’s father almost 35 years ago as a mother’s day gift. It was precious for the bride to be able to wear the ring her father bought for his mother so long ago and it was another reminder that he was there with her in spirit. Brianna chose for her bouquet and her wedding party’s bouquet to consist of all white colored roses. This was symbolic to the bride because whenever her father would surprise her with flowers they would always be white roses. As the bride walked down the aisle, it was very touching to see her being escorted by her two brothers .The bride and groom chose to display their marriage commitment with a unity sand ceremony. They were conscientious to use large enough vases of sand that were visible to the crowd. The end result of layering the different colored sands came out beautiful. The reception was held in the Golf Club’s elegant and romantic ball room which overlooked the pristine golf course and beautiful serene lake. The ball room was filled with light from five sets of double glass doors that look out onto the fountain plaza as well as from a dozen softly glowing delicate chandeliers. The bride added amber up lighting around the ball room for an even more warming and enchanting ballroom ambience. At each table stood a tall elegant vase with a beautiful stunning floral centerpiece on top consisting of peach, coral, and ivory roses, white hydrangeas, peach stock, dusty miller and baby breaths. Simple yet elegant menu cards and exquisite crystal bride and groom thank you favors were placed on top of each silver charger+. The sweetheart table was placed against the window overlooking the lake. To enhance the romantic feel the Bride and Groom chose a stunning 4 tiered cake detailed with soft Rosettes, a glitter hologram texture, cystal sugar pearls, sparkly sliver bling, and coral colored gum paste roses. The party hit was the Smore’s and Hot cocoa bar available in the evening time for guests out in the fountain plaza under the stunning twinkle lights. Guests of all ages were able to enjoy making Smores and drinking hot chocolate underneath the magical twinkle lights and stars. Dancing was a major part of the wedding night fun. From the money dance to the casper slide to the wedding train that went around the entire ballroom, guests enjoyed dancing to all types of music. The next morning the groom took the bride to her father’s grave where she laid down her wedding bouquet and the flowers from her sweetheart table. As the bride was having a touching moment, the groom snapped the precious shot on camera.

Location: The Golf Club of California
Officiant: Mike Brisson
Photographer: ARM Photography
Videographer: Pure Images Photography & Videography
Florist: Splendid Sentiments
Entertainment: Ron Clinton &
Southern Cali DJs
Catering: The Golf Club of California
Wedding Cake: Elegance on Display
Invitations/Stationery: Wedgewood Invitations & Stationery
Hair & Make-up: Above and Beyond Beauty
Dress: Beverly Hills Bridal Exchange
Men’s Formalwear: Men's wearhouse