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Gina and Ronson’s wedding is a true vision in white. It’s romantic, happy and filled with elegance that dazzles against the stunning backdrop of Montalvo Arts Center. A garden-chic sensibility underlies the details designed by Natalie Choi Events and absolutely shines in the soft, white and green blooms in the installations and arrangements by April Baytan. We’re especially loving the illustrated timeline by Chasing Linen that kept all the guests informed in the most adorable fashion. And, of course, the four-tiered white cake by A Spoonful of Sugar topped with fresh, white florals is a perfect final touch on the loveliest of days and lucky for us, the ever-awesome Amanda Wei Photo was on hand to capture all of it!

What made the wedding special and unique?

Everything. The wedding was special because it truly represented us. We shared the same vision from the food, dessert, colors and invitations so it was really special and amazing to see our vision come to life on our wedding day.

Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

The Cruz gown by BHLDN was everything I wanted: crepe, modern lace, a beautiful train and revealing back. Before I found The Cruz, I tried dresses at other bridal shops and tried on at least eight other dresses. The stylist pulled dresses I pinned on Pinterest but those styles did not look the way I imagined. At my third appointment, I went to BHLDN and the stylist asked what I was looking for and pulled out the Cruz. At a first glance, I don’t think I would have picked this off the rack because of the halter. I tried it on anyway and once the stylist clipped the halter, I instantly knew it was the one. I do believe it when people say you’ll just know when it’s the right one. You’ll feel it and you’ll know.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

The ceremony. I remember we were looking at each other the entire time while my dad walked me down the aisle. We both remember holding hands at the altar, waiting until Lili pronounced us as husband and wife. Our ceremony was shorter than others, but we were like, “What is taking so long?” Once we were pronounced husband and wife, it was amazing seeing and hearing our family and friends, celebrating this big moment with us. We’re so grateful to have our family and friends all in the same space, celebrating and sharing the moment with us.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

The Story — We met during our sophomore year in high school and quickly became good friends. After high school, we dated for a little bit then realized the timing just wasn’t right. Gina moved to Los Angeles for college and Ronson stayed in San Jose. They separated and went off to do their own things.

Three years later, we ran into each other at the gym. Out of all the places, right? We went to Yardhouse to catch up and spent more and more time together. We realized that even though so much time has passed by, not much has changed between us. Talking to each other was easy. There was obviously something still there between us. We are very happy our crossed paths again and gave love a second chance.

The Proposal –We went hiking for my birthday weekend hoping to see some wildflowers. We were hiking along and I remember saying, “It’s so peaceful out here.” It was quiet and there was no one else on the trail. Ronson was trailing behind so I thought he was getting some water. He kept saying, “Honey, honey” so I thought he wanted me to turn around for a picture. I turned around and I saw Ronson, on bended knee holding a ring! He asked me to marry him and of course I said yes! I was very surprised and had no idea he was going to propose that day. He did such a great job surprising me.

Photographer: Amanda Wei Photo // Coordinator: Natalie Choi Events // Florist: April Baytan // Paper Goods: Chasing Linen // Venue: Montalvo Arts Center // Dress: BHLDN // Hair & makeup: Makeup by Quis // Cake: A Spoonful of Sugar // Catering: Catered Too // Linens: La Tavola Linen // Vintage Rentals: One True Love Vintage // Photobooth: Chroma Photobooth

 

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Parker and Ryan chose Il Mercado on Magazine street as the perfect venue for their guests to celebrate their love and experience New Orleans. Then they enlisted the help of planner Ruby & Pearl to fill their day with romantic details like white florals and greenery by Poppy & Mint draped throughout the beautiful courtyard ceremony and reception. A lace Augusta Jones  gown adds vintage romance and a second line parading the streets of NOLA keeps things light-hearted and fun. Our friends over at Arte De Vie worked their magic behind the lens and captured all the love and beauty of Parker and Ryan’s big day.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

With most of our guests traveling in from all over the country (and even some from overseas),  we were so excited for them to experience a New Orleans wedding. Il Mercato located on Magazine Street was the perfect venue to showcase the unique character and culture of the city. All of the bridesmaids got ready in the most beautiful AirBNB I have ever stayed in right across from the venue. It made for the best bridal prep spot and ended up being a great spot for photos as well!

Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

I got my dress at The Bride Room in Nashville, TN. I tried on so many beautiful dresses, I was really overwhelmed at first. My mom actually pulled this one and as soon as I tried it on, I was sure it was the one.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

We wanted the ceremony to be less formal and more personal to us as a couple. We chose songs for the ceremony that were special to us as a couple and even had the musicians write sheet music for the “This Is Us” theme song (our favorite TV show) for me to walk down the aisle to. One of our close friends officiated our wedding and made our ceremony so meaningful. I relive it every time I watch our wedding video!

What was the most memorable part of the day?

We were not originally sure on the idea of a first look, but looking back I am so glad we did. There were already enough nerves before our ceremony, getting to see him and have a few moments to ourselves was exactly what we needed. After that, we were so relaxed and I feel like we were able to really soak in the ceremony that was so important to us.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We had met several times through work, but our relationship really started when we were both working the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York City. One of our best days on that trip was spent on the Red Steps in Times Square and I think that is when we both realized how we felt about each other. So the next time we were in New York visiting his family for Thanksgiving, he proposed to me in that same spot on the red steps.

Parker + Ryan | Highlight from Carriage Films on Vimeo.

Photography: Arte De Vie // Event Design/Coordination: Ruby & Pearl // Florist: Poppy & Mint // Stationery/Calligraphy: Shine Wedding Invitations // Calligrapher: Ashley Gordon // Venue: Il Mercato // Bride’s Gown Designer: Augusta Jones // Bride’s Gown Store: Bride Room // Hair & Makeup: Flawless Bride // Cakes: Swiss Confectionary // Videographer: Carriage Films Gabby // Lighting & Party Rentals: Luminous Events // Wedding Rings: Kay Jewelers/Adlers // Bridesmaids’ Attire Designer: AmSale // Bridesmaids’ Attire Store: Bella Bridesmaids // Groom’s Attire: Ted Baker Suit From Nordstrom // Groomsmens’ Attire: Generation Tux // DJ/Band: Karma // 2nd Line Band: Coolboone Brass Band (Booked thru White Oak Productions) // Catering: Joels Catering // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

The Camarillo Ranch House is a beautiful historic venue, so SOO REW incorporated those classic and timeless elements while maintaining a modern and fresh, fall feel. The details play on femininity and masculinity with the juxtaposition of heavy textures and vibrant jewel tones. The grey hues of the velvet, metal, marble, and smokey tones of the stationery by Brown and Co. Designs add moody tones while the punchy florals by Knot Just Flowers add a bright, contemporary feel. A Spoonful of Sugar Cakes contributes a striking, graphic rounding out the contemporary autumnal barn wedding and  Patrick Quezada Photography was on hand to capture it all.

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Photographer: Patrick Quezada Photography // Design: SOO REW // Floral: Knot Just Flowers // Paper Products/Calligraphy: Brown and Co. Designs // Venue: Camarillo Ranch House // Cake: A Spoonful of Sugar Cakes // Rentals: Party Pleasers Event Rental Co. // Linen: Luxe Linen // Suites: Top Man

 

A Charleston Bride planned the perfectly Charleston nuptials of Julie and Adam. The couple’s classic, southern wedding is filled with soft, white florals by Em Creative Floral which—at the bride’s request—incorporated minimal greenery to keep from overpowering the all white look which stunned in the tented reception at Governor Thomas Bennett House. Crisp, sky blue accents beginning with The Mrs. Box and carry through the bridal party’s high-low hemline gowns. Sentimental details like hummingbirds, a symbol of Julie’s mother, were used on the place cards to honor her memory and Julie’s brother also walked her down the aisle. From start to finish, the importance of family was the glue of this wedding—a true Southern wedding day—and it’s captured perfectly by The Happy Bloom.

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Photography: The Happy Bloom // Planning: A Charleston Bride // Flowers: Em Creative Floral // Invitations: Mollie Paperie // Calligraphy: Sarah Bohl // Venue: Governor Thomas Bennett House // Bride’s Dress: Hayley Paige // Hair + Makeup: Ash & Co // Videography: Michael Scott Visuals // Cake: ABCD Cakes // Rentals: Ooh Events! // Rentals + Linens: Snyder Events // Rentals: EventWorks // Catering: Cru Catering // Linens: La Tavola // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box // Reception Music: Emerald Empire Band

 

Pretty in purple is the underlying theme of this lovely inspiration shoot captured by Garrett Richardson Photography. Planned and designed by Rachel Le Events, the garden celebration pairs soft hues of purple and blush with accents of rose gold. Statioinery by Design By Laney established the mood while Modern Bouquet‘s loose, romantic centerpieces full of greenery with plum hellebore, garden roses, lisianthus, cappuccino roses, chocolate lace, astrantia, viburnum and continuous foliage steal the scene. Romance in lavender is at every turn and it;s all here for your perusal.

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Photography: Garrett Richardson Photography // Wedding Planning + Design: Rachel Le Events // Florist: Modern Bouquet // Stationery: Design By Laney // Venue: The Santaluz Club // Videography: Kappel Imagery // Bridal Attire: M Bride // Dress: Ines Di Santo // Hair & Make-Up: A Toast to Beauty // Groom Attire: Friars Tux // Cake: CAKE // Rings: Honey Jewelry Co // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box // Styling Elements: TONO & Co // Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab // Models: Caleb & Savanna Allen // Rentals: Bright Event Rentals