It’s been quite a while 😉 Between finishing up college, buying a house, and planning a wedding, blogging has been on the back burner. But now that the dust has settled, I want to share with all of you the amazing people who made our wedding day possible 🙂
The day would not have been possible if it weren’t this handsome man loving me, and he sure did look like a million bucks (as he always does 😉 )
be still my heart..
Next, the BEST friends ever and the most fun and loving wedding party ever
Our families have been so supportive and loving throughout our entire relationship and we could not have had this day if it were not for them!!
Hair and Makeup was done by Madison Cardoza of King Cardoza Studio . She was so sweet and fun. I am so picky when it comes to getting my makeup done, but I seriously LOVED my makeup on my wedding day.
One of my friends from my sorority, Hannah Eicher, also came up and did makeup for a couple of the bridesmaids. She did my sister, Rebecca (right), and I was obsessed. Hannah currently works at MAC so go find her and let her make you GORGEOUS 🙂
Our venue was probably one of my favorite parts of the entire wedding. Secluded Garden Estates is so beautiful all on its own and it was honestly what I had always dreamed about for my wedding. Not to mention that it was THE most affordable wedding venue in pretty much all of San Diego/Temecula. I’m serious people, I contacted over 60 venues for pricing and Secluded Gardens was so reasonable. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE that place.
All the flowers for wedding party (bouquets, bouts, & corsages) were done Shelly at Petals of Poetry. I made my own bouquet, but she was able to tie in all of the bridesmaids bouquets to mine and I loved the way they turned out. She was so easy to work with! When Luke and I went to go meet her for our consult, what should have taken 20 minutes turned into 2 hours because we couldn’t stop chatting. Needless to say, Shelly is awesome.
One of the most fun parts of our wedding was the photo booth. If you are getting married, think you’re going to get married soon, or are just planning your wedding for fun, do yourself and all your wedding guests a favor and GET A PHOTOBOOTH. I can not tell you how hilarious all the pictures turned out! We got a huge photo album with a copy of all the pictures and it is something I am going to treasure for ever! The company we used as Mobile Photo Booth and they are hands down the best!
For dinner, we gorged on Tacos from Top Flight Tacos. Obviously, I loved my wedding day, but having Tacos was one of the all around BEST decisions I made (besides marrying Luke 🙂 ). They were so good and since we had an open bar, they were kind of a necessity lol. I was starving by the time we reached the reception and not only did I get to actually eat on my wedding night (contrary to being told I wouldn’t have time to), but it was actually DELICIOUS food.
One of the other BEST decisions I made was hiring Jamie Grant for my photography. She is the sweetest and most loving person and went above and beyond to capture our day. While there are a lot of really cool photographers out there, I can guarantee that there isn’t one as kind and who works so so hard to make sure that every moment of your day is captured to perfection. Picking pictures to frame in my house is so difficult because I have 100+ favorites, like drop dead favorites. So for all my friends, next time you come to our house, don’t be surprised when all of our walls are covered head to toe in wedding pictures…
Rob Chapman with Love Like a Movie was there to video the whole thing. He is so easy going, funny and kind. He was starting to edit our footage at the reception an hour after he was already supposed to leave! Talk about dedication 🙂 I don’t know how I am going to survive the coming weeks as we wait to see our video, the anticipation might just kill me.
Our DJ was Chuck Hornsby from Audio Concepts DJ’s . He did a phenomenal job. The dance floor was packed the entire night and I think I probably could have stayed there until morning if we were allowed. His music selection was on point. My FAVORITE part of the reception was when he had every single girl get out on the dance floor and played Wanna Be by Spice Girls. It was my favorite song as a little girl and to be surrounded by all of the women I love and adore on the dance floor and get to all fan girl over the song together was unforgettable. Mind you, I had no idea what was going on when he told all the women to go out on the dance floor and when that song came on, we all just lost it.
SO MUCH FUN
Finally I must give a shout out to my fantastic wedding planner, Cassie, with Sublime Weddings. My wedding was DIY to the MAX and Cassie made sure that everything unfolded exactly the way I envisioned. I am so so grateful for all the hard work she put in that day and I could not have dreamed of a better wedding day if I tried.
Needless to say, I wish I could relive that day over and over and over. I am so blessed by all the amazing family, friends, and vendors who made our wedding day truly a dream come true. Thank you all for taking the time to read this post! I really wanted to show some love to all the people who made that day possible. While I do wish that I could go back to this day, married life itself has been incredible. Never could I ever love a man more than I love Luke. I am so excited to embark on this journey with him and am looking forward to all the years to come with the most amazing man I know.
Stayed tuned for most posts with some more of my favorite photos and my wedding tips! I know I have lots of bride-to-be friends out there 😉
Have a fantastic week and God Bless,
Rachel Sharon PARROTT