Danielle and Michael met in 2009 on a trip to Europe that their church organized. For seven years after the trip, they had no contact until out of the blue Michael texted Danielle in 2016. Little did she know, just two short years later, they would be counting down the days until they will say “I do”! They were able to make it through a long distance relationship as they both finished school. They claim they were able to stick it out due to their journal exchange. They would each write about their day and reflect on their love, and then swap journals. These journals will hold a special place at their wedding reception, along with other mementos featured on a memory table. We love this idea--it will help guests understand how far Danielle and Michael have come.
Michael proposed to Danielle in their apartment on Christmas Eve. He set up sticky notes directing her around the apartment, until she reached the final note that said “Turn around,” and when she did, she found Michael down on one knee! Best Christmas present ever! We are so honored to be a part of both their planning process and their special day! Their ceremony will take place at Grace Church in Ventura, California, of course, because they wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for that initial trip. Their reception will follow at the Las Posas Country Club (LPCC) in Camarillo: Danielle’s long time family gathering venue, because her parent’s home stands adjacent to the golf course.
Their photographer, Rebecca Theresa, captured their engagement photos in Danielle’s parent’s backyard and on the golf course at LPCC. The lighting was absolutely magical, and we think these
pictures are the perfect sneak peak into what their special day will hold!
Photography: Rebecca Theresa
Hair & Makeup: Erika at Architexture Salon, Ventura
Wedding Planner: White Sage Wedding & Events - that's us!