Sunday, May 6, 2012

Lavender Field, Olive Grove and Love

The most handsome young man married a beautiful young lady amongst Olive Trees and Lavender fields. It was the most beautiful and precious wedding of all time! (ok, I'm a little biased as it was my eldest sonshine's wedding).  Shane and Sara were highly involved in all the details of the day and asked me to lend a guiding hand... what an honor to be able to be not only the mother of the groom but the planner as well.
This wedding took place at Highland Springs Resort in Cherry Valley, CA on a beautifully cloudy and slightly damp day. The rains held off until the happy couple began to say their vows to each other. It was Magical!  It was doubly wonderful as they had asked my husband (the grooms father) to jump through the hoops to be able to marry them and marry them he did!
I was able to leave the Day~of Coordination in the trusty hands of my Best good friend and one of my assistants so I fully enjoyed being the mother~of~the groom. (ok, maybe one or two episodes of taking over)
Sit back and revel in the loveliness of this day with me!

The Bride getting ready.... not forgetting her  DIY chalkboard paint flask, which was also her gift to her bridesmaids!

The First Look.....

The wedding Party... 
Jake, Jared, Ben, Jake and Tony all stood up for Shane all the while pick pocketing each other!  Sara and the girls were in a fun huddle trying to keep warm with Melissa, Kristy, Jen, Carly and Puja.


The tables had a burlap runner with small assorted vases and jars with flowers, succulents and Cabbage roses.... the table numbers were framed photos of the bride & groom at around the same ages.

The funnest photo booth for guests!  The Bride & Groom made this and added old pictures of their grandparents and parents weddings surrounding the openings.  

You are the cheese to my macaroni..... an interactive activity/guestbook

 The Old bible/ring carrier, Invitation and bridal bouquet

 The wedding couple in various areas around Highland Springs Resort in Cherry Valley California.


The prettiest wedding flowers I have seen were provided by Katie of KM Floral Design.
Jenna and Steve O'Keefe from Okeefe Photography took these amazing photos.

What an awesome day!!   Thanks for sharing it with me!

Oh.... and here's me, stepping out of Mother of the groom mode for just a minute and being wedding planner!! 

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