Friday, April 17, 2015

11 Pinners We Love to Follow (and you should too!)

We love Pinterest as much as the person next to us and we want to share some of our favorite Pinterest accounts to follow (and we encourage you to follow them too!). Just click on the images to follow their accounts. Happy following!


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And don't forget to follow Southern California Bride!


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pink Rancho Las Lomas Wedding from Eyelet Images

"Our favorite wedding day moment was probably our first look. We know it’s ‘superstitious’ to see each other before the wedding, but we believe this made the wedding much more memorable. Being able to spend time with each other alone before the ceremony was a good way to calm the nerves and relax before our big show. At no other point in the day, did we have time just to ourselves and to take in what the day was really about, our love for one another. Also, we were able to venture around the beautiful venue and take many pictures with our photographer. We believe this would have been much more difficult to fit in between the wedding and reception given the lack of time and the presence of our guests.

A close second was our band. We have to devote a large portion of the success of our wedding to the Tijuana Dogs. This band was flat out phenomenal. The lead singer was full of energy, jumping, bouncing, and dancing everywhere! We actually have a picture of the lead singer and the father of the bride grooving together, priceless! We received countless compliments on the band. An Uncle asked us for a CD of theirs and another relative asked us where they performed locally as they were on a mission to see a repeat performance. Our favorite compliment had to be “I’ve been to A LOT of weddings, but I have never seen a band like that or a dance floor like that! EVERYONE was dancing!”. It was so fun to have everyone we love, from the flower girls to our grandparents, out on the dance floor with us celebrating our special day." -Fred & Lauren


Wedding Planning AdviceLooking back, we recommend booking what we believe to be your most important venders first: the venue, the entertainment, the florist, and of course the photographer. We budgeted more for these items, and less for items such as the dress, invitations, and the cake. The venue, flowers, and entertainment are what we remember most about our wedding, and things that all of our guest commented and complimented us on. Our photographer was absolutely wonderful. She not only made our day flow so smoothly, but she took breathtaking photos that we will cherish forever. 

About their honeymoonFor our honeymoon we went to Spain and Italy. We purchased a travel package offered through Costco, and would recommend Costco travel to any future traveler. Costco took care of all transportation to and from airports, they had great locations for their hotels, and the price seemed very competitive, the experience was headache free. This was a very busy honeymoon (4 cities in 10 days), our days were long, full of miles of walking, and plenty of sightseeing. This is right up our alley as we are young, we love to travel, and we are both fascinated with history and culture. Warning: this was not a relaxing honeymoon by any means! Some of our favorite sights include visiting the buildings of Antoni Gaudi, a late night visit to Barcelona’s aquarium (highly recommend to go at night, it closes at 11pm in the summer months, and was empty by 9pm, it was very romantic, we had the place nearly to ourselves!), the Vatican, taking a gondola down a Venetian canal, and visiting the Venetian island of Burano. There was so much more we omitted that was absolutely breath taking, and even more places we had not time to visit. These are large urban centers with countless offerings for any individual. The only thing we could have asked for was more time. We would highly recommend a visit to any of these cities if you like the hustle and bustle of densely populated regions, you are fond of European history/culture, and if you like to sightsee. 

Vendors: Photographer: Eyelet Images | Venue: Rancho Las Lomas | Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo | Bridesmaids Dresses: The Wedding Day | Florals: Lynne Lucente Floral Design | Invitations: PIP Printing | Make-up Artist: Smashbox | Band: The Tijuana Dogs


Eyelet Images is a Preferred Top Wedding Vendor.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Whimsical San Juan Capistrano Engagement Session by McCune Photography

"On Christmas Eve we had dinner with Philips Family at Five Crowns in Corona Del Mar and it had finished somewhat early. Phil asked Amanda if she wanted to go to Disneyland, and she never turns down a Dland trip! What better place to spend Christmas Eve. We started at CA adventure and Philip kept insisting on going to Disneyland while the fireworks were going off. After the fireworks we made our way up to the castle. Amanda always wanted a picture in front of the castle at this time of year. We waited and waited for the cast members to open the ropes. Amanda kept saying how we didn't have to wait but phil insisted we take the picture. Finally it was our turn to take a photo. All of a sudden phil reaches in his inside jacket pocket and got down on one knee. Amanda was in shock and instantly started to cry of happiness and was full of love. He did good. He got me.and of course I said yes :)" -Phil & Amanda


Inspiration for engagement session: We wanted to do two locations to have a change of scenery. The mission in San Juan Cap was perfect for a bit more formal shoot with history and a lot of cool textures. The second location we chose was Casper Park for more of the rustic vibe with lots of greenery. We couldn't have been any happier with these two locations!

Vendors: Photography: McCune Photography

McCune Photography is a Preferred Top Wedding Vendor.
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