Tuscan Style Wedding at Wedgewood Vellano

"For our wedding we wanted to keep the style simple, yet elegant and classy. We wanted our wedding to appear timeless and romantic, so we chose soft and light colors that included slate blue, ivory with hints of gold and blush. We wanted a venue that had a scenic outdoor ceremony space, as well as an elegant ballroom to hold the reception. We also wanted a venue that felt private and intimate, and Vellano was the perfect match for what we were looking for. Vellano is located in a picturesque gated community that overlooked the surrounding mountains in the inland empire. We very were impressed with the drive leading up to the venue after entering through the community gates. The beautiful Tuscan-styled estate was spacious enough for our cocktail hour and reception and provided a beautiful backdrop for our wedding photos."

What was your favorite part of wedding planning? What was the most stressful part of wedding planning? Our favorite part of wedding planning was checking out all the different venues and of course, the food and cake tasting! We also enjoyed our engagement session with our photographer, Babsie. The most stressful part of wedding planning was figuring out the guest list and trying to stay within our budget, but still incorporating everything we wanted at our wedding.

Memories and stories about the day you would like to share: The morning of our wedding, we were very worried that the weather would not be suitable for our planned outdoor ceremony. There was a strong wind advisory and we were worried that our ceremony would have to be changed. Throughout the entire morning, we were constantly looking at the forecast, hoping that the winds would settle down. The more we looked at our phones, the more stressed and anxious we got. Eventually, we decided to just hope and pray for the best. Finally, when the time came for the ceremony, the weather could not have been more perfect. There were just a slight breeze and a beautiful golden sunset casting on our ceremony site. We were very thankful that the day turned out better than anything we could have imagined.

Tell us about your honeymoon! Where did you go? Would you recommend it to other couples? For our honeymoon, we went to Oahu, Hawaii. We spent a week traveling throughout the island enjoying all the beautiful sights and delicious foods. Our favorite parts of our honeymoon were riding ATVs at Kualoa Ranch and relaxing on the white sands of Lanikai Beach. We would definitely recommend it to other couples! We went in December and the weather in Hawaii was perfect!

Vendors We Recommend:

Photographer: Babsie Ly Photography | Venue: Wedgewood Vellano | Florals: Flowers by Mae Mae | Invitations: Minted | Signage: Chasing Linen | Cake: Cucamonga Cakery | Beauty: Luong Lasting Team | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals from Mariposa Bridal Boutique | Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab