Our hearts are simply melting over the images from this romantic winter wedding, and we hope that yours will too!
Surrounded by their dearest loved ones, these two created unforgettable memories throughout their beautiful nuptials. Blush pink, bright florals and classic elegance set the mood for their unique wedding day. They started a journey together built on a foundation of love, traditions and unity that will last them a lifetime! xo
We love how the bride uses a soft neutral palette to create her romantic bridal look. A perfect style to compliment her curled and braided half updo.
You will always be... the sisters of my soul, the friends of my heart!
The brides crowned classic hair style is absolutely stunning and according to BRIT + CO, it is also one of this years hottest '32 I Do - Worthy Wedding Hairstyles For Every Length,' making #17 on the list.
And now, you may kiss your Bride!
Wedding Photography : Lina and Jirsa Photography | Venue : Hilton Costa Mesa | Wedding Planner: B-Spoke Events | Attire : Blush Bridal Couture and Enzoani | Florals : A Touch of Lavender | DJ & Lighting : Sound Waves Pro | Rentals : Chiavari Chair Rentals & Decor | Catering : Furiwa | Cake : Simply Sweet Cakery
Nestled in the rolling hills of San Juan Capistrano, surrounded by their closest loved ones, two families became one. It was truly a gorgeous day to celebrate love at one of Orange County's most beautiful and unique Mediterranean inspired venues.
It was a romantic style wedding with soft elegant accents. From the pastel pink bridesmaids dresses to the brides half up-do with long soft curls. Every detail was given extra special attention. We are in love with the brides twisted braid and how it is paired with the perfect jeweled hair accessory. This style is the perfect compliment to her natural romantic glow makeup palette.
You can feel the love that was shared on this special day as you take a behind the scenes look at their most precious moments. We hope that you enjoy seeing some of the detials captured below as much as we did!
Compliments to our artist: Diane (Bridal and Bridal Party Makeup) | Kandice (Bridal and Bridal Party Hair) | Sam (Bridal Party Hair & Makeup)
The perfect braided twist half up-do complimented by a soft natural glow
Wedding Photography : Jordan Galindo Photography | Wedding Coordinator : Events by Valerie | Venue, Caterer & Hotel: Marbella Country Club | Florals : Beautiful Savage Flowers | Music & Entertainment : Vox DJs & @gabrielvoxdjs | Brides Shoes : Badgley Mischka | Grooms Attire Designer : Michael Kors | Styling Surface : Heirloom Bindery | Invitations : Minted
Every wedding story is unique and wonderful. And while your story will always be your favorite, who doesn't love to hear another brides experiences. From the proposal, to all the planning & prepping, and even the emotional moments. We thought it would be fun to have our Belle Brides share their love stories with all of you!
~Sam Alcudia, Vanity Belle Hair & Makeup Artist
My husband and I had been best friends for several years. He came home from serving in Korea and took me out on our first "official" date. He surprised me by taking me to the house he lived in when we were younger, the house we had our first kiss in so long ago. He changed into his uniform and asked me to be his girlfriend then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. First date - going steady - and engaged to be married. Not a bad night! Haha
What was your wedding style? The dress, the glam, the location?
Our wedding didn't have a theme really since we eloped. I did my own hair and makeup and we got hitched in Vegas! My dress was simple. It was one shoulder and fitted empire waist made of lace. It went straight to the floor and had a slit on the side. I didn't want anything too crazy since it was such a small wedding.
What inspired you when you were planning your big day?
Saving money. I honestly just wanted to not worry about details and have fun!
What was it like to be a Vanity Belle stylist as a bride?
I think it's made me truly understand how stressful weddings can be on their side of it. It made me want to focus more on my future with my husband than little details.
What was your favorite (or most surreal) moment of the day?
I would say my most surreal moment was on the way to the chapel. My mother in law didn't allow us to ride together so the anxiety I had was really intense! He's my safety blanket haha. I think the anticipation to see him was what was most surreal. It's like how it is in the movies when people say they're getting "cold feet" - well, mine get frozen lol.
Did you cry?
I thought I would but I think the attention made me more nervous than anything! So I didn't cry haha
What song did you have for your first dance?
We didn't have a first dance because we didn't have a reception.
Where did you honeymoon?
We held off on a honeymoon and I took time off to be with him for a couple of weeks. Our first home will be our honeymoon we definitely plan to travel together more in the future!
What advise do you have for other brides?
I always say that the goal is to be married and to start your lives together. Don't lose sight of how important that is! And don't forget to be present and take the day in. It goes by so fast, make sure you make time to look into your partners eyes, hold hands, eat your cake and just be together with all your loved ones!
How did being a bride impact your job as a bridal stylist?
I'd say I'm careful not to tell my brides that I eloped. Sometimes they express how stressed out they are planning their wedding and I don't want to give them any ideas to forget everything & elope! Lol and I certainly don't want them to feel badly that my experience was less costly and less stressful. So I try and keep my experience to myself.
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