Andrea and Tanner’s wedding day at Rancho Dos Pueblos is filled with relaxed, rustic white details and a whole lot of super-fun portraits by Grey Collective member Woodnote Photography. The couple enlisted Donna Romani to plan a lovely outdoor affair including the ceremony under a humongous old tree and the candlelit lawn reception under graphic paper lanterns. We’re totally loving all the adorable images from the day and we know you will too!
How did you meet?
We met on a study abroad program in Greece. Our flirtation sparked over the discovery of our mutual appreciation for Disney songs, which our officiant highlighted during our wedding ceremony by integrating a ‘magic carpet ride’ theme into the program.
If you had to sum up your wedding in a sentence, how would you describe it?
Our wedding was a bigger version of one of our favorite activities – gathering family and friends and sharing great food and drinks in a beautiful setting, creating fun moments and fond memories.
Any DIY projects you were especially proud of?
We collected some of our photos from our years together and also asked our parents for some of their wedding photos and displayed them all within large floating wooden frames during the cocktail hour.
Do you have any stories to share from the day?
The entire day truly felt like a dream, and flew by way too fast, as many others had warned us it would. But one of our favorite impromptu moments was when a favorite song of Tanner’s Dad was played towards the end of the evening. Somehow our immediate family all ended up on the dance floor, linking arms and jumping around in a circle to the rhythm of the song. It was such a silly display, but an authentic expression of the excitement felt by both families throughout the celebration.
Any advice for future brides/grooms currently planning their wedding?
Invest a substantial amount of your time and effort to find vendors you trust. Being able to work with vendors that you can establish as partners makes the planning process so much more fun and creates a higher probability for an effortless day of event.
Photographer: Caroline + Jayden of Woodnote Photography // Wedding planner: Donna Romani // Flowers: Rhonda Fauci at Command Performance Catering // Stationery & Paper Goods: Wedding Paper Divas // Ceremony/Reception Venue: Casa Grande at Rancho Dos Pueblos // Videographer: James Tull // Rentals: A Rental Connection // Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier // Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Bride’s Jewelry: Headband by Jennifer Behr // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Camille La Vie // Groom’s Suit: Balani // Groom’s Shoes: Bruno Magli // Groomsmen’s Suits: The Black Tux // Hair + Makeup: Mar at Team Hair & Makeup // Caterers: Command Performance Catering // Reception Music: DJ Shammy Dee