Kelsey and Chuck tied the knot in the most romantic, elegant wedding day! Even their pups rocked tuxedos! Emily designed such a beautiful reception space at Hidden Creek lodge in Lake Arrowhead. She incorporated black taper candle sticks, gorgeous gold and copper accents with deep winter florals. Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner under the stars and twinkle lights, listened to the low growl of the nearby frogs and danced the night away.
Heres what the couple had to say about their big day:
How did you meet? We met at the gym. I was working out with my cousin when Chuck walked by. I noticed his arms first and hit my cousin distractedly in the arm while pointing him out. I then couldn’t stop staring until he very much noticed and started a conversation. I kept (very brazenly so) coming back to him which he found very amusing. A couple run-ins later and he was waiting for me in the parking lot to ask me on a date!
How did you know she/he was the one? We both have always been passionately entwined together, could never imagine not being together. He says there’s no one else quite like me.
How did he propose? We were on vacation in Greece and we took a cable car to the top of a mountain overlooking Athens where he found an old chapel and grabbed me by my hand and got down on one knee.
Why did you chose your venue? I love nature and had been searching for forest wedding venues. This was the first place we looked at and fell in love with it.
What was your floral inspiration? I liked the moody and romantic weddings.
What was the theme/colors/concept for your wedding? Kind of the same as above. I liked the rawness of the forest enhanced by deep colors and black candles and romantic touches of old vintage brass.
Why did you choose Whimsie Studios to photograph your wedding day? When looking through photo albums on our first visit, we put together a stack of ones we really liked (the photography) and they all happened to be done by Whimsie!
What was your wedding day photoshoot experience like? Fun, easy, and unbelievable that I was taking pictures with my HUSBAND!
What was the highlight of your wedding day, the best part for each of you? My favorite part was walking down the aisle and seeing Chuck standing there at the end. Chuck’s favorite part was seeing me walk down the aisle and getting to marry me.
Florist: Jasmine Rose Florist
Linens: Pine Rose
Rentals 1: Pine Rose
Wedding Day Stationery:
Caterer: Fox in the Woods
Cake/Cupcakes: Butter Blossom Bakery
Dessert Bar: Jensen Bakery
Entertainment 1: Chad with Arrowhead DJ
Gown Designer: Essense of Australia
Bridal Salon/Gown Store: the Dresser
Makeup: Nicole Hefner @nicolelynn.beauty
Groom’s Formalwear: Men’s Warehouse
Groomsmen’s Formalwear: Men’s Warehouse
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie @iheartazazie
Engagement Ring: Vera Wang
Wedding Rings: Jeweler’s Touch
Gift Registries: Target, Amazon, Crate and Barrell
Honeymoon Destination: St. Lucia
Honeymoon Hotels: Serenity at Coconut Bay