Alice and Jake’s bright and colorful wedding was held on their private ranch in Santa Paula, California – the groom’s childhood home and their home together. Designed by XOXO BRIDE‘s Saralee Franchi, the wedding captured all the nostalgia of its countryside setting and was truly the wedding of Alice and Jake’s dreams.
The Couple: Alice and Jake
The Wedding: 8.4.2012 – Private Residence, Santa Paula, California
The Goals: We wanted a summer wedding, so we planned our wedding in 4 months which meant that making decisions quickly and keeping it simple were priorities. We also wanted our guests to experience the beauty of the property that we live on which is also where my husband grew up.
The Design: It was important to us to have a casual, nature-inspired wedding that was also beautifully designed.
The Look: I loved wearing the same vintage hairpieces that my grandmother, and my mother, wore at their weddings. The hairpieces are made of wax orange blossoms. I also loved wearing a lace wedding dress because it felt like it fit the setting.
The Moments: The ceremony was my favorite part. Hearing Jake’s vows and the words that his sister had prepared for us (she was the officiant) just filled me with happiness. I’m glad we didn’t share our vows in advance, so it was the first time I was hearing them.
The Advice: Make decisions based on whether it fits you both as a couple and shows your guests what you love about each other. It’s all about the love!
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Raya Carlisle Photography
Event Planner: Saralee Franchi of XOXO BRIDE
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Private Residence
Officiant: Laurel, Sister of the Groom
Catering: SBB Gourmet Catering
Florist: An Elegant Affaire Floral Design
Cake: Simplethings Sandwich & Pie Shop
Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel
Bridal Accessories: Family heirlooms
Bridesmaids’ Apparel: Little Borrowed Dress
Hair & Makeup: Erica Carr
Music: Gavin Roy Presents
Transportation: Coast Carts, Santa Barbara Airbus, Signature Parking
Rentals: Ventura Party Rentals
Lighting: Ideal Lighting & Sound
Thank you Alice and Jake for sharing your lovely California wedding with us!
If you loved this wedding, be sure to check out Alexandria and Tim’s fun and colorful Texas wedding designed by Lavender Joy Weddings!