I thought I would share a bit more on our wedding vision, vintage romantic, and how it played out in the overall look. I was inspired by a few things from the beginning of the planning process: our cake topper, our wedding rings and my parents’ wedding photos.
We had found our cake topper way before the wedding and before we were close to being engaged. The cake topper couple sort of looks like us. I saw it in an antique shop when Paul and I were wandering around The Orange Circle. I think that was when had been together for a year and a half or so. I don’t remember exactly. I told Paul how much I liked it and he went back to buy it a few days later.
Our wedding rings and my engagement ring were rose gold rings from Andrea Bonelli, a small business that uses recycled metals and ethically mined stones.
Although we struggled to find a venue at first, we found the perfect one in The Garner House. It fit the look and feel we were going for. Looking back on photos, the adobe buildings and big trees remind me of at the college where we met, Cal Poly Pomona. The schools colors are green and gold. Our colors for the wedding were mainly pink and gold, with light green and navy thrown in. The green and navy were just for the green in the bouquets and the navy table linens.
I’m so glad Paul and I had similar ideas on how we wanted our wedding to feel and what the vibe would be. It would have been harder otherwise. As can be expected, I was more into planning all the details of the wedding then Paul, but he did help me make decisions and our moms helped tremendously.
Photographs: Vanessa Jane Lamb
Venue: The Garner House
Wedding Cake: Some Crust Bakery
Dress: purchased from Yelena Bridal in Monrovia (since closed)
Veil: Borrowed from my sister Mary, my mom added the flower appliques
Earrings: Anthropologie (similar)
Shoes: Adrianna Papell from DSW
Makeup: By my cousin Laura
Hair: Marcia at The Loft Studio for Hair
Suit: Pronto Uomo from Men’s Wearhouse
Tie: Egara floral tie from Men’s Wearhouse
Shoes: Clark’s from DSW