Just in time for the holiday’s we have the stunning wedding of Danielle & Michael. For those who missed it or want to read their love story and see their sweet engagement again it’s still up on the blog here.
Danielle and Michael trusted us with comprehensive planning starting six months out from their wedding date. Getting to work so closely with our couples and being there every step of the way is really a dream. We loved how Danielle would text us pictures and updates like the day she found her wedding dress! Consistent meetings took place at their condo as they welcomed Brooke, always offering dinner and perhaps too many M&M’s. From helping design their invitations to the floor plan layout, we collaboratively plugged along. When unexpected things occurred like their originally contracted videographer no longer being able to provide service, our support was critical to keep them stress free and on track!
Danielle got ready at her parents home and Michael at a nearby hotel along with their bridal party. The two exchanged letters to read as they prepared to enter their union. A lovely sentiment reminiscent of their exchanges during their time dating long distance.
Their first look was staged out from of their ceremony venue Grace Church and we cannot imagine a more perfect backdrop. Their ceremony was full of intention beginning with a private prayer with their pastor who also officiated and had worked with them through premarital counseling. They included a sand jar ceremony, personal vows, first communion as a couple and a candlelit remembrance table with photos of departed relatives watching over.
Danielle had dreamed of her wedding forever with lots of personalized details she wanted to include. The reception followed at Las Posas Country Club adjacent to her parents home, where she grew up frequenting. Guests enjoyed cocktail hour while the newlyweds snuck in a few last photos on the golf course. A photo slideshow, interactive welcome, and detailed “memory” table really helped share their love story and make guests feel included in documenting their special day.
Grand entrance, first dance, heartfelt speeches, and amazing dinner kicked off the party. SoCalSelfi photo booth provided such fun for everyone while dancing went into the night. Cake and mini Buntletts from Nothing Bundt Cakes was a sweet cherry on top prior to a dazzling sparkler exit.
Congratulations again Danielle & Michael !!
Photography: Rebecca Theresa
Ceremony Venue & Officiant: Grace Church - Pastor Nick Acker
Reception Venue: Las Posas County Club
Flowers: Shell's Petals
Dress: Bella Mucci Bridal
DJ: Keith Erickson
Cake: The Bread Basket
Photo booth: Socal Selfi