Thursday, 7 January 2010

Real Wedding: Shannon + Scott Homespun Affair

Amanda from In the Now Weddings sent me the lovely wedding of her assistant Shannon. Shannon got married this past summer at her grandparent's ranch in Corona, CA. She and her husband are super stylish and they had such a fun homespun affair. I really love the contrast of the vintage groomsmen attire paired with the bright pink dresses on the girls. Beautiful photography by Bryan Sheffield.

groomsmen suspenders

sunflowers wedding

Not usually a fun of sunflowers, but love them with this bridal party.

large bridal party pink dresses

bridal party pink dresses

More pomegranate trees! I think I'm going to plant one in my backyard - they are so pretty!

vintage wedding corona californai

cupcakes and mason jars wedding

rustic wedding

Shannon was sweet enough to send me some details...

How we met: We met when my brother's best friend, Andy, brought Scott down to see me from school. Andy insisted that we would be totally into each other and that he could see us together. We both took that with a grain of salt, seeing that others had said that to us before. We hung out a few times after that and saw what Andy meant! Just a couple of months after our initial meeting and a few days after being officially a couple, I moved up to Seattle. Talk about timing! We grew closer over the phone and Scott eventually moved up to Seattle for the summer where we spent every day together. The rest is history! We got engaged around Christmas time on vacation in Hawaii with my family. How incredible.

Planning: Working with Amanda and In The Now gave me a spring board to make my wedding exactly what i wanted it to be like. I was able to get loads of feedback and tons of positive ideas and resources to get inspired from. It also gave me the confidence to make decisions and be equally creative through the past work I've done with In The Now.

Favorite memory: I'd have to say my favorite memory of the day was actually the WHOLE day, obviously. But two moments always stick out: the ceremony and our grand entrance at the reception. The ceremony was absolute perfection - it was so personal, so powerful, and so beautiful. Our grand entrance was just as special. We were introduced as husband and wife, with one of our favorite Tom Petty songs blasting in the background and the cheers of all our loved ones. It was incredible to have our two sides together for the first time celebrating with us, and boy did they know how to celebrate. The wedding was incredible and special. I want to relive it every day!

Advice: My advice for planning a wedding is to enjoy it. Enjoy your fiance, enjoy looking at venues, enjoy planning the details, enjoy making your favors, enjoy everything. It will pass by SO quickly, so grasp as much as you can! Also, have fun with making it a reflection of you - express yourself and give your guests the best experience that represents you two as a couple.

Dress & veil : Galina by David's Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Anthropologie
Cupcakes: sams club (LOLZ)
Cake: Tasteful Cakes, corona, ca
Coordinating: In The Now
Catering: Mi Tortilla Mexican Grill
DJ: friend Jason Turner, aka "DJ Showbiz"
Flowers: In The Now
Rentals: Double D rentals, Norco, CA
Guys Outfits: Kohl's Yellowy-Tan Shirts, Levi's Brown Pants, American Apparel Brown Suspenders, Toms Canvas Slip-On Shoes

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