Stephanie and Austin’s wedding day was filled with ear to ear smiles and candid moments captured by the incredible Carmen Lopez Photography. The bride and her maids started the day getting pampered by Lindsey Ann Makeup in the bridal suite at The Golf Club of California. The girls wore the cutest grey and white striped robes while Stephanie relaxed in white satin and lace.
The bride’s Sparrow Bridal dress was unforgettable with lacy off-the-shoulder sleeves (our favorite style right now) and white buttons down the back. We loved her unique wooden ring box and classic bridal shoes. She wore her hair in loose curls, pinned back with a sparkling hairpiece and veil. The look on Stephanie’s face when she slipped into her gown resembles just how every girl should feel on her wedding day.
Groom Austin wore a classic black suit and a shiny champagne tie with subtle stripes. His groomsmen ditched their suit jackets for a clean look with blue ties and a single white rose pinned to their shirt pocket. As we looked through these photos we quickly realized one important item this couple both wore: the sweetest, most genuine smile!
Helllloo bridesmaids! These gorgeous ladies wore a mix of beige, blush, and champagne and carried smaller versions of the bride’s glorious bouquet full of white florals and greenery. The group strolled the Spanish corridors together before leaving Stephanie alone for bridal portraits.
Stephanie and Austin chose to have a first handhold instead of a first look — a precious way to be together while keeping an element of surprise! They stood back to back, giddy with excitement knowing that in just a few moments they’d see each other for the first time at their wedding ceremony.
Wedgewood Banquet Center has us swooning over its Spanish vibes and intimate ceremony setting surrounded by looming palm trees, romantic archways, and stunning courtyards.
The bride and groom stood under a beautiful arbor draped in white linens and framed by lush greenery. The family prayer and foot-washing unity ceremony were the sweetest depiction of their selfless love for one another. When the couple finished their vows they exchanged rings, shared their first kiss as husband and wife, and walked hand-in-hand down the aisle beaming with joy!
The magic didn’t stop at the ceremony. These two snuck off to explore the grounds and take it all in. The way he looks at her, their matching best day ever smiles, the golden fall leaves sprinkled over the golf course…these photos give us all the feels.
Reception guests were greeted in the banquet hall by tiny boxed favors stacked in trendy baskets and a wooden sign by Beauty Within Letters that melts our hearts.
I have found the one my soul loves.
The sweetheart table was decorated with eucalyptus, roses and oversized Mr. and Mrs. letters. The couple opted for pie over a traditional wedding cake — a trend we’re seeing more often and absolutely love! — which sat in a bed of flowers on top of a wine barrel.
Stephanie and Austin shared a tear-jerking first dance, were showered with love during speeches, and toasted champagne before cutting their adorable wedding pie. Their contagious smiles fill each photo with true love and happiness. We couldn’t be happier for this beautiful couple and loved being able to share their best day ever with you. Welcome to Married Life, Stephanie and Austin!!
Photographer. Carmen Lopez Photography
Venue. The Golf Club of California and Wedgewood Banquet Center
Dress. Sparrow Bridal
Makeup. Lindsey Ann Makeup
Sign. Beauty Within Letters