Kiah + Derricks Dreamy Wedding
When you are meant to be with someone the love that surrounds you is so tangible it can actually be felt by those around you. No, not in the gross get a room kind of way, but in that warm and fuzzy tale as old as time kind of way. That’s right, we just made a Beauty and the Beast reference, and why not when even Disney Fairytales can hardly compete with the love of this couple? I mean when the two of them unknowingly write practically the same wedding vows for each other and their chemistry is so potent that it is affecting this blogger as she looks at their photos. This love is one for the books!
STARTING THE DAY OFF RIGHT
From Whiskers and Willow Photography: The day began at a gorgeous home in Temecula where Kiah and all her ladies were relaxing as they prepared for the big day ahead. Jemhair styled all the bridesmaids’ hair while Kiah was pampered by her co-maid of honor and MUAH Victoria Toda. Kiah’s mother Sally helped Kiah into her gorgeous classic lace form-fitting gown and soon after, as Kiah recorded her vows for videographer Audrey Alba Films, there was not a dry eye in sight! Surrounded by all the special ladies in her life, Kiah truly had a lovely morning getting ready.
WISDOM & ADVICE FROM THE COUPLE
From the Bride: Don’t sweat the small stuff and enjoy the process. Be true to yourself and your and your fiancé’s personal style. On your wedding day, either have a day-of coordinator or delegate all the important tasks to your family and friends. You want to thoroughly enjoy your special day and not worry about all the moving parts. We are so thankful for our amazing vendors, bridal party, friends, and family who made the day stress free for my fiancé and me.
From the Groom: If or when ‘disaster’ strikes, accept things for what they are and make the best of whatever situation you find yourself in. Enjoy the moment!
One of our goals regarding the wedding budget was not to be in debt. We accomplished it by keeping a close watch on our expenses, setting a realistic budget (and adjusting it along the way as we learned more about having a destination wedding), and religiously tracking our spending. It felt great to have the wedding we wanted and not feel any financial remorse afterwards.
A GARDEN PARTY TO REMEMBER
From Whiskers and Willow Photography: The reception was an elegant garden party with market lights, blush peonies and roses, chiavari chairs, and laser cut placecards. There was a beautiful lounge space with furniture from Jake Duke Studios and a dessert station with desserts including a semi-naked cutting cake from The Sugar Divaz. Wood signage by calligrapher Twinkle and Toast complimented Posh Peony‘s arrangements, which completed the garden atmosphere.
LIGHTING & ENTERTAINMENT STERLING DJ’S | PHOTOGRAPHERS WHISKERS AND WILLOW PHOTOGRAPHY | FLOWERS POSH PEONY | PAPER GOODS & CALLIGRAPHY TWINKLE AND TOAST | CAKES & CATERING SUGAR DIVAZ | RENTALS JAKE DUKE STUDIOS | COORDINATORS & STYLISTS CLASSIC TOUCH EVENTS | WEDDING FILMS AUDREY ALBA FILMS | HEALTH & BEAUTY VICTORIA TODA | FASHION ALLURE BRIDALS GROOM & HIS MEN HKD CUSTOM | HEALTH & BEAUTY PRIVE BEAUTY | FASHION DAVID’S BRIDAL