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When Nikole and Matt caught sight of each other as she walked down the aisle toward her forever I thought every single person in the crowd was going to lose it! These two share a love that is so visible and fresh. Being a part of their wedding day up at Pine Rose Cabins Hidden Creek lodge in Lake Arrowhead was an honor. They had a wild wedding party of family and friends ready to have a good time and celebrate their love story all through the night! Those dance photos, Wow! This was a fun wedding and a super fun group!
How did you meet? We met over a beer pong table at a party in Fullerton. I lived in San Diego at the time and Matt lived in Fullerton. Matt found me on Facebook the next day and we were friends for two years then dated long distance for three years after that.

How did you know she/he was the one? I don’t know if there was a moment when I knew Matt was the one, he’d already been my best friend for two years before we started dating and he’d told me multiple times “you’ll be in my wedding or the reason for it”.
– there was a lake trip that we went on together for a friends birthday. While we were there, Nikole showed that she could hold her own, make everyone smile and not take any crap from my friends.

How did he propose? Matt proposed in big bear, while we were up there taking my graduation pictures. My best friend Tricia (maid of honor) was with us and his groomsman Erik was there taking the pictures.
Why did you choose your venue?
I saw the venue on Pinterest years ago, when we went to see it in person we both thought it looked like Rivendell from Lord of the rings, even when it was covered in snow. And that was it, we were sold.

What was your floral inspiration?
We didn’t really have one, other than we wanted flowers that would match the beauty of the venue.
What was the theme/colors/concept for your wedding?
The theme was supposed to be vintage and romantic with touch’s of  nerdy-ness. Because we both love lord of the rings.

What was your wedding day photoshoot experience like?

Sadi was so helpful with posing and making sure everyone looked their best. She even wrangled in our groomsmen, who were an extra wild bunch.

What was the highlight of your wedding day, the best part for each of you?
My favorite part was dancing with Matt to “You and I” by lady gaga. It was one of my first songs for him and always makes me so happy.
-standing in the middle of all our friends and family dancing to “you and I”. All the stress of the day seemed to melt away and it was just us.

Photography: Whimsie Studios
Florist: Jasmine Rose
Coordinated: @aunty_lynda
Dj and Entertainment: Arrowhead Dj and Events
Venue: Pine Rose Cabins
Invitations: minted.com
Caterer: Fox in the woods
Cake/Cupcakes: Niki’s custom cakes
Favors: shot glasses 
Gown Designer: allure bridal
Bridal Salon/Gown Store: prevue formal and bridal
Hair: @lynseyloveshair
Makeup: @patyrodriigueez
Groom’s Formalwear: friar tux
Groomsmen’s Formalwear: friar tux
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Engagement Ring: Nikole’s great grandmothers from 1919
Wedding Rings: Etsy
Gift Registries: Target and Amazon
Honeymoon Destination: Cancun
Honeymoon Hotels: The Westin laguna mar
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