Roselie and Ryan's wedding day at beautiful Villa Contempo in Orange, California, was as sunny and romantic as can be! I love the crisp, happy, yellow and white color palette they chose. It beautifully complemented Villa Contempo; and the soft touches of gray that showed up in the wedding party's attire and the sweet succulents that were tucked into the lush arrangements added the perfect bit of soft romance!
The Couple: Roselie and Ryan
The Wedding: 8.4.12 - Villa Contempo - Orange, CA
What three adjectives best describe your wedding? Fun, love-filled, and dance party!
What was your wedding color palette? Gray, yellow, and accents of white.
What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? My husband and I have been together for 10 years and have lived together for 6 of those. We already felt married and simply wanted our wedding day to be a fun celebration (pretty much a huge party) that perfectly reflected us as a couple. We are a completely non-traditional couple with mixed backgrounds, distinct taste in music, and what we consider to be a fun, hip style. I think our wedding day reflected that - we had ding dongs at the candy bar, glow sticks on the dance floor, and our baby (dog Riley) join us down the aisle.
Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding? Since we are neither a religious nor traditional couple, we were originally least concerned about the actual wedding ceremony. All that changed when we began working with Terrence, our wedding officiant. He worked with us to create a wonderful and personalized wedding ceremony that was not only humorous and loving, but was able to incorporate my husband’s Irish and my Jewish and Armenian backgrounds while keeping the ceremony light-hearted and comfortable. To this day, everyone still mentions what a wonderful, personal, and memorable ceremony we had.
A happy accident that turned out for the best was that I forgot my veil at home on the morning of the wedding. I actually loved the look of the dress without a veil. It was much more modern and fun!
What piece of advice would you give to a bride planning her wedding today? Don’t let the wedding make you forget what you are really celebrating: starting a life with your new husband! Have fun, don’t stress, and take every moment in! Just like everyone says, the wedding will be over in a blink of an eye so enjoy every moment.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: April Smith & Co. Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Villa Contempo
Officiant: Terrence Snodgrass
Invitation Designer: Minted
Catering: Jason’s Catered Events
Florist: Tustin Flowers
Cake: Pacific Bakery
Wedding Dress: Blue by Enzoani, Casablanca
Bridal Accessories: Robe - Plum Pretty Sugar
Bridesmaids’ Apparel: Alfred Sung by Dessy
Groomsmen Apparel: Friar Tux
Make-up: Melissa Breunig
DJ: Jason Oda
Photo Booth: Foto Cabina
Venue Coordinator: Venues in Paradise
Thank you, Roselie and Ryan, for letting us experience your unique and non-traditional wedding story!