real wedding: lisa & michael 10/6/12

I remember exactly when we met…. it was a bridal show in Newport Beach in January of ’12. I talked to so many brides that day, but this one, Lisa, really stuck out to me. She was so sweet, and her family was just as great. We chatted about her wedding, a little about her vision, and what help she may need along the way. I loved her from the start, and I hoped I would hear from her after the show!

I did, and I was thrilled! I met with Lisa and Michael, signed a contract and we were off on our planning journey! Right from the start, I knew this was going to be an amazing wedding, and I was so excited to be along for the ride!

Lisa and Michael tied the knot at Arroyo Trabuco on October 6th. We used a fall color palette of dark brown, orange, dark red and gold. The Arroyo ballroom was perfect for this vision, with the dark wood and wrought iron details and the high beam ceilings. So warm and so fall!

Jenny B created some amazing centerpieces with a beautiful wrought iron candle element to match the ballroom. Amazing linen provided by Fusion Linen, with the elegant touch of amazing stationary by Invitation Design Studio. Gold chargers and a beautiful chocolate-brown napkin made the table top complete!

Fun details for the guests to enjoy? How about a live Irish Band during cocktail hour?! Or for a yummy treat, how about warm homemade donuts made by Moms Mini Doughnuts?! The foyer smelled like a Krispy Kreme doughnut store! Amazing!

Lisa and Michael, I cannot thank you and your families enough for being simply AMAZING! I fell in love with you all, and know we’ll all keep in touch for years to come! We made a great team and it was such an honor to see all of our hard work come to life in such a beautiful way! All of my love to you both!

Frank Salas captured the day perfectly! Take a look a just a FEW of my favorite photos of this perfect wedding day!



venue: Arroyo Trabuco | photographer: Frank Salas | cake: Its All About the Cake | stationary: Invitation Design Studio | flowers: Jenny B Floral Design | officiate: Pete Wick, Family Friend | rentals: Fusion Linen | irish band: Gilman Carver | dj: Carcano DJ | lighting: DeLighted | ceremony music: Sea Side Strings | transportation: Best Transportation | hair/make up: Design Visage | Event Painter: Dan Lavigne | favors: moms mini donuts

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