October 28, 2013
We have an absolutely gorgeous wedding to share with you today! Held on the rustic grounds of the Villa San Juan Capistrano… Jorge and Amy’s classically beautiful event was full of tradition and awesome peach details, enjoy!
“This is a tough one! There were so many beautiful memories from that day; from my very emotional father/daughter dance – having my dad scoop me up into his arms at the end of the dance, only to hand me over to my husband. That brought on both tears of joy and laughter. Or sitting up at the altar, having sweaty palms as my husband and I held hands and quietly whispered to each other “we did it, we’re married!” The great thing about having a semi-small wedding is being surrounded by family and friends who truly exude love and happiness. It’s an out of this world feeling.
..No. I’d like to think I’m a crafty person, but I left all of the DIY’ing to the professionals. However, my Cousin/Matron of Honor did DIY a beautiful candy bar for us on our wedding day. The candy bar was a hit!
..I did. The two most symbolic pieces I had with me were my something old and borrowed. My something old was my Nonna’s (that’s grandma in Italian) rosary bracelet. My Nonna passed away months before my wedding day, so incorporating her rosary into my bouquet was important to me. My something borrowed was my parents lasso from their wedding day thirty-two years ago. Using the same lasso my parents used held a special place in both my heart and in my moms. It represented tradition, culture, and a bond that has kept them in love for so many years. That kind of love is seldom seen these days, and I admire that.
..As stressful as wedding planning may be, try to enjoy the ride. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you’re feeling overwhelmed, you’ll be glad you did. And most importantly, something will go wrong the day of the wedding, no matter how big or small, so don’t sweat the little things. At the end of the day, you’re marrying your best friend, and that’s all that matters!” – Amy, the bride
photography: Petula Pea Photography // venue: The Villa San Juan Capistrano // dress: Allure from Lovella Bridal // bridesmaid dresses: Donna Morgan Bridesmaids // grooms suit: DKNY // groomsmen suits: Kenneth Cole // catering: Iva Lee’s Catering // flowers: Jorge Olivera from G and J Flower Distributions (213) 614-9444 // cake: Heidelberg Bakery (949) 581-7060 // wine cork place card holders: Gallery 360 Designs via Etsy // moss covered monogram letters: Swanky South via Etsy