I had the honor of assisting Jessica and David in designing and planning their wedding which took place at Hartley Botanica in Southern California in early July 2017. From the moment I met them, it was clear that they were madly in love. The held hands across the table during our first meeting and they giggled and lit up as they talked about their wedding day. I worked alongside Jessica throughout the entire planning process and was so excited to see it all come together on their wedding day. When I work closely with my clients for so many months, I get to know them and their relationship and we often become friends. Because of this, their wedding days are particularly special and even emotional at times.
Walking into Jessica and David’s wedding was equivalent to crossing over into an enchanted garden. This ethereal experience was enhanced by twinkly lights, crystal chandeliers, silk draping and an exquisite color palette of shades of pink and gorgeous mixed metallics. As Jessica walked down this dazzling aisle, she instantly lit up when she saw the grinning face of her handsome husband to be – a perfect moment that foreshadowed an amazing night ahead. Not only was the setting to-die-for, but the vendors that created this masterpiece unquestionably brought the venue to life. From the remarkable floral arrangements to the elegant table drapes, to the gorgeous table top pieces and lounge furniture – it was all quite stunning! Not only was the wedding beautiful, it was also super fun! The dance floor was packed all night long and guests cooled of with fun signature cocktails and custom ice cream sandwiches from the McConnell’s ice cream bar! To top off this fairy-tale night, the couple was escorted out with a sparkler exit and drove blissfully away in a vintage fire-truck (only fitting for the groom who is a fireman!).
This summer garden wedding was simply magical and was recently featured on Style Me Pretty. Please take a look at the original feature and enjoy the below collection of a handful of my favorite photos from Jessica and David’s wedding. We are so proud of this wedding and so excited to share it all with you. Surely, Jessica and David will never forget this night – but neither will any of us!
*Featured On – Style Me Pretty
Beauty – Cheek to Cheek Artistry
Cake – Catherine’s Cakes
Calligraphy – Kelly Patrice Calligraphy
Catering/Bartending – Command Performance Catering
DJ – DJ Krieger
Event Design and Planning – Star Hansen Events
Florals and Rentals – Bell of the Ball
Ice Cream Bar – McConnell’s Ice Cream
Invitations – Julie Song Ink
Linens – Luxe Linen
Musicians – Aaron Medina/Black Diamond Duo
Officiant – Reverend Jerry Bellamy
Photo Booth – Red Carpet Photo Shoot
Photography – Jenny Quicksall Photography
Rentals – A Rental Connection
Rentals – Pretty Vintage Rentals
Transportation – Pacific Platinum
Venue – Hartley Botanica
Videographer – Press Films & Media