It rained the day before. It rained the day after. But on this day - their day - the rain ceased and the sun peeked out as if it just knew how much we wished to see it. Carizza and Devon's wedding day was a day full of love, laughter, dancing, eating, and caring. Their intimate wedding at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art allowed them to truly celebrate with each and every one of their guests and, most importantly, with each other. Everything came together perfectly thanks to the amazing coordinating team at In the Now and the day just could not have gone any smoother. Carizza was an absolutely stunning bride with her beautiful White by Vera Wang dress and makeup and hair by Flawless Faces. After Dark Entertainment did a great job on the music and lighting and kept everyone dancing and having fun the entire evening. With delicious food from The Burnt Truck, drinks from Sunseri, and desserts from Sweet and Saucy, everyone in attendance left with full bellies and full hearts. Absolute perfection. Carizza and Devon, I can't thank you enough for allowing me to share your wedding day with you. It was such an honor and privilege to document your day for you and I enjoyed every moment of it. You two are just the best and I can't wait to see the many blessings that result from your marriage. You have already been such a blessing to me and I absolutely treasure your friendship. Also, a huge thank you to my second shooter for this wedding, Stacy De Groot! Major props to Stacy for not only capturing great photos but also for talking the tow man out of towing my car! I owe you, Stacy! :)
The day began with Carizza and her bridesmaids getting ready at The Hotel Hanford.
The bridesmaid dresses are by Coralie Beatrix and can be wrapped an infinite number of ways! So awesome!
Carizza and Devon's first look at The Hotel Hanford was so sweet ... they were so genuienely happy to see each other and Devon's love and appreciation of Carizza was so evident.
After the first look, we had time to take photos of the bride and groom together as well as the wedding party near the venue, OCCCA.
Flower Allie did a beautiful job on the florals for the wedding ... they really added a beautiful romantic feel to the day.
Seriously? Could they be more beautiful???
How amazing are these invitations? Amanda with In the Now designed them and they are beyond perfect!Devon's Dad, Cor, presided over their marriage ceremony. I thought that was just about the sweetest thing ever.
Heart confetti made by Devon. What a sweet detail!
These escort ornaments were perfect for this December wedding. Such a special detail! If you haven't had food from The Burnt Truck you are missing out. After experiencing it for the first time at this wedding, I am sold!Carizza and Devon's vinyl logo adorned both the aisle for the ceremony and the dance floor thanks to Creative Media Print, who also made the plexi signs used to decorate OCCCA. Many blessings upon your marriage, Carizza and Devon!