Happy international Saturday!! Today i have the beautiful wedding of Tina and Jim who were married at Jim’s Aunt and Uncle’s ranch in sunny California.
This wedding is oh so romantic and very pretty indeed. I am head over heels for the succulents used throughout the day, an unusual and eco friendly choice for wedding flowers. Tina’s wedding hair do which is adorned with succulent flowers is stunning. The whole day was an outdoor affair, and those twinkling lights really set the mood. Look out for the wedding film at the end too.
Thanks so much to Deborah Huber Photography for sharing her gorgeous imagery with us today, here is what she had to say about the day;
“I was so excited to shoot and edit this wedding, it was absolutely beautiful. Tina and Jim who were married in the hills of Gilroy, California at Jim’s Aunt and Uncle’s Ranch. Tina wore succulents in her hair and used them as decor through out the entire wedding . The succulents came from her childhood house that she grew up in ( I thought this was really sweet). They were married just before sunset and followed by their outdoor wedding was dinner, dancing homemade pinatas and karaoke (for their song they sang a duet by Johnny Cash and June Cater). The wedding and reception was full of laughter and tears. Everyone was so friendly and warm, it was awesome to be a part of their day.”
Wedding Film by Bryan Illguth: BryanIllguth@yahoo.com
Here is what Tina and Jim had to say…
“Prior to our engagement neither Jim or myself had done much serious thinking about “our wedding experience.” Like many couples we started from scratch and came up with “T&J’s Wedding List of Non-Negotiable Must-Haves”:1) No rubber chicken food2) YES to Karaoke
3) Double YES to Pinatas
4) Outside, for sure.
5) Drinks on Us!
Along the way (mostly when I was stressing out about a deposit, or some other MASSIVELY important detail) Jim would remind me about his expectations for the day, he’d say “You will be there, and I will be there, it’s going to be amazing.” And 8 months, dozens of spreadsheets, budgets and endless email strings with bridesmaids later, we arrived with our list intact and our relationship strengthened. We were thrilled to be able to have the wedding at a family member’s gorgeous ranch up in Northern California. But since we both live in Phoenix, it made planning and working with our vendors a little tricky. Luckily we had the good fortune to work with some seriously talented folks who helped us make the dream come true. I wanted our wedding to reflect my new-found love for the desert with a coastal palette twist. My husband Jim and I are both artists and we had so much fun creating the personal details; individual mini canvas favors, a marital advice Mad Libs, folded paper flower holders and a mixed media collage wedding advice station. My grandfather created our Sun and Moon pinatas and a number of beautiful wooden pieces and containers that held the favors and flowers. I found all of the centerpiece containers at thrift stores in the valley and we filled them with succulent clippings from a family friend’s garden and lavender from Jim’s aunt and uncle’s ranch. My dad had our cake stand cut by a carpenter near my hometown and Jim’s step-dad drove up half of the wedding props from Phoenix to San Jose about a week before the event. Phew. It was truly a team effort. In the end, my husband was right. Even without our fantastic list of “must-haves,” or the amazing location or butter cream cake, we had one another, surrounded by the love of our family and friends and that was more than enough. ”
Credit where credit’s due…
Officiant: Leon Anderson
DJ/MC: Goodtimes DJ
Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music: Les Farrington
Videographer: Bryan Illguth BryanIllguth@yahoo.com
Caterer: Five Star Catering http://
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