How did you two meet?
Drifting through the sea of 14,000,000 people in Los Angeles, Rebecca and Seth finally met on April Fools day in 2015. Weeks after Seth first saw her volunteering, a close friend introduced the two after a Wednesday night service. His plans to go home and go to bed, quickly changed and a small group relocated to a bar for a post-sermon adult beverage. She asked him if he was a comedian, he asked her if she did cross fit, and luckily the answer to both was “no.”
What is your special engagement story?
Seth lied a lot, maybe even more than he needed to. A work trip back in Ohio gave him the opportunity to travel home and procure the ring, hours before Rebecca would fly in to join the family for the 4th of July. Working as a photographer, Seth was able to create a story about needing to “scout” for the upcoming shoot he was in town for. After establishing a pattern of driving to beautiful places and NOT proposing, he took her to a nature preserve and they strolled down the boardwalk, above the reservoir. As the sun fell, he asked, she screamed, she jumped on him, and somehow the ring managed to stay above water.
What theme and color palette did you follow?
Our wedding theme was a classic rustic look with vintage undertones. Our color palette included Mauve, off-white whites, faded greens and greys.
Did you have favorite flowers or a decor area?
Our decorations included Vintage lanterns, wine boxes filled with white hydrangeas, eucalyptus and other earthy greens. Elegant chargers and gold flatware were at every table. Light grey table clothes covered the round tables while our farm tables were decorated with candles and eucalyptus runners down the center.
Did you create or customize favors?
Party favors were individually packaged Shipley Do-Nuts.
Tell us about your wedding cake(s)!
We had two cakes – a classic white vanilla wedding cake decorated with leafy greens that matched the wedding bouquet. The second cake was a chocolate birthday cake that was presented to my (the bride’s) grandfather for his 91st birthday. Both cakes were made Cathy Young from San Antonio, Texas.
Give us your wedding gown details!
The wedding gown was a light ivory white Monique Lhuillier fitted lace dress. It’s a strapless sweetheart neck covered in lace. There was a beautiful full tulle overskirt that was worn during the ceremony and removed for the reception.
What about the bridesmaid dresses and boutonnieres?
The bridesmaid’s dresses were mauve sweetheart neck, full length dresses with a tulle overlay. The boutonnieres were made up of eucalyptus leafs and other greens that were in each of the bridesmaids bouquets.
What made your wedding day unique?
Not only was the wedding aesthetically stunning, but there was a sentimental touch in every detail. We chose November the 4th because it was my (the bride’s) grandfathers 91st birthday whom I have an incredibly special bond with. During the cutting of the cake we surprised my grandfather by bringing out a second cake and sang happy birthday to him. The wedding was officiated by the groom’s father and the bride’s cousin. The groom wore cowboy boots that were the bride’s late father’s. The long lace veil that was worn by the bride had also been worn by the bride’s sister and cousin. The floral were picked by the bride because they all were a reminder of her late grandmother’s favorite flowers.
Can you pick your favorite moment?
Our favorite moment was exchanging our vows. They were so raw and sincere and the groom’s were absolutely hilarious.
Where was your ceremony and reception located?
The reception was located under giant oak trees with twinkling lights. The ceremony was outside under beautiful oak trees and a rustic gazebo. All located at the Wild Onion Ranch.
Did you find a great honeymoon place?
5 days in Playa Mujeres, Mexico.
Any other details you would like to share about your love story or wedding day?
It was a beautiful destination wedding with people from California, North and South Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Connecticut and Wisconsin.
Creative Director: Lisa Camp
Planner: Alter Ego Weddings
Photographer: Scott Andrew Studio
Venue: The Wild Onion Ranch
Flowers: Flora Fetish
Food: 2 dine 4
Band: The Royal Dukes Band