Friday, May 08, 2009

Joel and Danielle at the Fullerton Arboretum

Joel and Danielle were married on the first day of spring and their wedding was simply beautiful. I posted a preview a while back and am excited to share more details with you today.

I absolutely love this couple! I led a bible study at UCLA and Danielle was one of my girls. I was overjoyed to hear a couple of years later that she began dating Joel, who plays saxophone with my husband on occasion. They are whole heartedly genuine, wonderful people and their love for each other is amazing. 

Danielle was in Ethiopia for half of our planning and Joel was in his first year of med school but, even so, planning was a breeze. They were just so happy to be starting their lives together that all of the details fell into place. 

We designed a simple but charming and crafty spring wedding. I am so happy to get to share the beautiful photos, taken by one of my favorites, Jenetta Penner.


We used some of the reception centerpieces as aisle decor for the ceremony:

Hello poppies:

Escort cards on beds of wheatgrass, accented by little arrangements I made:

A cute arrangement I made for the guest book table:


Centerpieces by Flower Allie:

I made the table numbers to make it look almost like a patch of flowers, noted by a sign. Each was a little different: I used many different prints of paper (the back side of each sign was the same printed paper as the number on front) and then made little flowers to accent them.

I also cut out hundreds of flowers with my cricuit and scattered them around each centerpiece. Each table 's cricuit flowers matched the paper used on the table number.

The sweetheart table:

Fun candy bar:
Linens from Wildflower Linens. (Thanks Desiree!)

I loved these little accent pieces I made with cookies from Sweet and Saucy Shop:

The beautiful cake, to be featured on The WE Network's "Amazing Cakes" (more details here).

Gorgeous linen from Wildflower.

We had bubbles for guests to blow while the bride and groom left for the night. This cute little guy found the stash and blew bubbles for a good hour during dinner.

I will leave you with a few shots of the adorable couple:
The Arboretum is so picturesque!

Danielle and Joel (and family too!): You know I love you guys. Thank you for letting me be a part of such an important day in your lives! I had such a great time helping you plan, envision and dream. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for you two!

Our vendor line-up:
*Church: EastSide Christian Fellowship
*Reception: Fullerton Arboretum
*Florist: Flower Allie
*Photo: Jenetta Penner
*Catering: Country Garden Caterers
*DJ: Fly By Night DJs
*Linens: Wildflower Linens
*Rentals: Create-a-Party
*Cake: Merci Beau Coup for Amazing Wedding Cakes


My Sweet & Saucy said...

I love how everything came together!

carissa said...

so cute and whimsical! i LOVE green and the cake looked amazing! girl you and that cricut! i feel like i need to get one now cause you always make everything look so cute with yours...

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

I love the candy bar. It's gorgeous!

lisalyn said...

Beautiful! I love the use of the nicely done.
And that candy bar....mmmm, delightful. :)

Sugar Plum said...

Wow I love the candy bar! Great colors for spring!