courtney & aaron's wedding at calamigos ranch

Happy spring! This is absolutely my favorite time of year thanks to the mild California weather and influx of flowers and blossoms. Daniel teases me a lot because of how excited I get when we walk through our lovely neighborhood and I squeal and point at every tulip, poppy, or azalea I see. 

While Courtney and Aaron got married in the fall, there was a sweet, romantic effervescence to their wedding that reminded me of spring.

All images by Christianne Taylor.

Courtney not only looks like an Anthropologie model, she also carries herself with a fabulous laid back style that she weaved into her pretty peachy details for her wedding day. Aaron's family has a long history as almond farmers and it was important to Courtney and Aaron that they pay homage to that heritage... especially because Aaron proposed in one of his family's orchards! The centerpieces (beautifully done by Blomma Bloem Designs!) were accented by discs of wood that had been cut from Aaron's family almond trees (no manufactured wannabes here!) and guests received custom canvas bags filled with delicious almonds. 

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Some of my favorite details were the pretty fabric and paper garlands that Courtney created and were hung throughout the venue. We created a beautiful escort card display with tiny bottles filled with peachy ranunculus and tags to help guests find their seat. Courtney and Aaron also incorporated the sweetest guest book idea: a Bible was provided asking guests to highlight and note their favorite verses for advice and encouragement. 

I am so thankful for such beautiful, creative and genuine clients whose families possess great ethics and integrity. Weddings are beautiful because of the love that brings us to them, but when the production is such a team effort and honor heritage and faith, it makes for a doozy of a swoon-worthy day.  I mean seriously you guys, I work with the best people!