Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wedding Wednesday: Raylyn & David

11/15/2015  |  Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center

Raylyn and David's wedding was unique and quirky, just like the couple. He's in the military and most of his friendships come from his service, so they decided to honor that. Her brothers and sisters-in-law walked down the aisle and they even opted to have her grandma as their flower girl. She LOVED that. Instead of walking down the aisle after the ceremony, they danced to Huey Lewis' "Power of Love." The couple's first dance for the reception was the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows." They just wanted to have fun and show their friends and family who they are as a couple: best friends who can be goofy with each other. Family and friends mean so much to them that they wanted to incorporate them. They had a friend (who is a minister through Sandals Church in Riverside) do the ceremony and another friend do the bouquets. Raylyn wore her great grandmother's ring, used her grandmother's Bible for communion, and a part of her mom's wedding dress was used for her bag for the honeymoon dance. It was so special to have 4 generations of women represented in little ways. Raylyn is obsessed with fall so they wanted their ceremony to have lots of fall colors. They had hay, lanterns, leaves, and s'mores! Raylyn is gluten free, so cake has never been her favorite part of weddings. When she asked the venue about the possibility of s'mores, they hooked it up with gluten free crackers and everything! Sharing their first s'more was one of the most special parts of the wedding and it was a communal way for guests to mingle! The best part of their wedding was that they got so much weather! It was sunny for a bit, then cloudy, and they even got rain right after the outdoor ceremony! The couple loves rainy weddings, so it was super romantic. They had an outdoor ceremony that almost went indoors, but Raylyn's brother and sister-in-law brought them a big, polka dot umbrella just in case. They ended up getting their wish for an outdoor ceremony and rain! It was their perfect day from start to finish.

Location: Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center
Photographer: Splashes of Time Photography
Videographer: Vier Photo and Video
Florist: Bella Floral Weddings & Event Design
Entertainment: Totally Quality Music
Desserts: S'more Play
Hair & Make-up: Hair and Makeup Girl
Dress: Ferndale's Bridal