Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wedding Wednesday: Nytasha and Joe

  3/12/2016  | Moniker Warehouse

Nytasha and Joe held a completely DIY wedding with a "Gatsby goes to Coachella" theme! It was complete with Star Wars accents, cheesecake, glow sticks, and pops of purple and blue. The hanging lights in their venue lit up the night making it magical, but nothing could outshine this bride.

Location: Moniker Warehouse
Photography: Shelly Anderson Photography
Gown: Johanna Johnson
Makeup: Mobile Beauty Team
Florist: Succulently Urban

Wedding Wednesday: Dana & Alex

  10/8/16  |  Darlington House

Dana and Alex Lopez wanted a classic romantic theme for their wedding but insisted on incorporating personalized elements to make their big day special. The ceremony took on a "home-y" feeling at the Darlington House and the reception tables continued the theme by all being named after the streets that they or their family have lived on. They decorated with light purple and blue lights as well as some of their favorite toys for their guests to enjoy.

Wedding Ceremony Location: Darlington House
Wedding Reception Location: Darlington House
Wedding Coordinator: First Comes Love - Ruthie Malak
Photographer: Studio Carre - Shannon Henry
Linens: Crown Rentals
Entertainment(Ceremony): Miles Moynier
Entertainment(Reception): My DJs
Catering: French Gourmet
Wedding Cake: Babycakes
Rentals: Crown Rentals

Ask Abby: How to Prevent Flower Girl and Ring Bearer Meltdowns on Wedding Day

1) Practice makes perfect-During your rehearsal, make sure to spend some time explaining to the younger members of the wedding party what their role is and how it's done. Practice makes perfect so if you want to go through the rehearsal a couple times, that won't hurt!

2) Use a variety of ages- If your flower girl is 2 years old and adorable, but also happens to have a 6 year old sister, it may help to have both of them as your flower girls! The older one can help the younger one down the aisle and two flower girls just means double the cuteness!

3) Props save the day! When it comes to the ring box or the flower basket, having something to do with their hands will help them feel more confident in their role in your wedding and less likely to get distracted.

4) Don't stress! If they do get distracted walking down the aisle, it's normally a cute moment, makes for funny photos and a great laugh!

Flower Girl Fashion by Somsi Couture /// Photo by Da Photoz

Wedding Wednesday: Hanah & Derek

12/01/2016  |  The Immaculata at USD

DIY Rustic wedding with Vietnamese Bride and Irish/Italian Groom. The couple made all the centerpieces and transformed the reception from a bare industrial look to a warm intimate wedding. Bagpiper performed for the crowd following ceremony at beautiful Immaculata Catholic Church. Hannah and Derek went non-traditional and hired food truck for dinner and incorporated two cultures into their wedding day.

Ceremony Location: The Immaculata at USD
Reception Location: Luce Loft
Officiant: Father Joe Khuyen
Photography: True Photography Weddings
Videography: OpenGlass Studio
Florist: Caroline's Flowers
Entertainment: Thomas Gigilio Music
Catering: MIHO Catering
Cake: Extraordinary Desserts
Stationery: August and White
Hair & Makeup: Vivian Tran Makeup
Gown: Monique Lhuillier
Menswear: ASOS
Jewelry: Robbins Brothers / Spexton
Rentals: Abbey Party Rentals