Jen Causey-Kidder
Jen Causey-Kidder April 22, 2013

real wedding | Jon + Bree

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“I absolutely died over Bree’s gorgeous Lazaro dress! Amazingly, when she was dress shopping, Lazaro himself was at the bridal store and actually sketched her in this dress and gave the sketch to her! What an amazing moment! Bree + Jon were married at a beautiful church in La Jolla, CA with an all night dance party & sparkler exit in Rancho Bernardo, where they both grew up.” – Melissa McClure Photography


What is your favorite wedding day memory?

“My wedding day was filled with so many priceless, special memories that it is hard to pick just one! A very special moment of the day was getting into my elaborate dress. My mother, mother in law, and my aunt were the only ones in the room and we all stopped and took a moment to soak everything in. The look of love and tears on these three woman’s faces after my dress reminded me of how truly blessed I am…

What did you DIY for your wedding?

I’m not really a DIY kind of girl, but I did have a creative vision and designed each element of our wedding down to the centerpieces and the linens. A few memorable projects were our prayer quilt as our guest book, a photo collage of each generation’s wedding picture, and our coffee bar. One of our DIY projects were the different signs we had at both the ceremony and the reception. My uncle cut and made each of the wooden signs, I created the wording and design, and my best friend, Sam, painted and added a simple touch to each sign. My favorite sign was our reception entrance, ” Time to dance on the tables, and drink champagne, Jon and Bree”. These little projects gave the wedding a personal and signature touch…

Something old, new, borrowed and blue?

My something old was a piece of my mother’s wedding dress tied around my bridal bouquet. My something new was my dress and veil. My something borrowed was my Tacori chandelier earring that our jeweler graciously let me wear for the day! And my something blue was “I Do” on the bottom of my high heels…

Any advice for brides currently in the planning process?

Because the wedding day is just one day, my family and my husband and I made every part of the planning process a reason to celebrate. Make a date night to go listen to your wedding band, or do lunch with your officiant, turn your wedding dress shopping into a mimosa filled brunch with your mom and sisters. Each of these special moments leading up to the day are as priceless as the day itself.” – Bree, the bride

Event Credits

photographer:  Melissa McClure Photography // dress: Lazaro // hair: Audra René Studio  // florist: Floral Palette // Cinema and Video: Gary Barnes Videography // DJ: JMC Events // cake: Nancy Sargent Cakes // Paper Props: Paper Scissors Print // Event Planner: Your Event by Erin

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