How precious is this wedding??? All put together by family and friends. So much love….beautiful photography….and it probably doesn’t hurt that the bride and groom are rather easy on the eyes, too! ;) Below is a little interview with Molly…
What made you fall in love with Max? Max first won me over by his looks. I mean, look at him. But very quickly I saw his humor, which is exactly like mine, and that drew me to him initially. But the thing that made me want to marry Max was the way he treated me. Never before have I been treated with such respect and love by a man. Never have I been so cherished and taken care of. I have never felt more myself and never been pushed so much to be a better person, daughter, sister, friend, lover. Max makes me a better me. I wouldn’t want to be anyone else and I wouldn’t want to be that with anyone other than Max.
Why did you choose your venue? We wanted an outdoorsy feel for our wedding and Max works for the Boy Scouts so we started looking at all the Boy Scout camps in the So Cal area and found this one. It was perfectly tucked away in the hills of Orange County so we could be as loud as we wanted for as long as we wanted and we were able to use the camp all weekend so we stayed there the night before and after. It also had a little amphitheater which was perfect for the ceremony.
Where did your inspiration for your decor come from? We wanted it to look like we were on a picnic. Max and I love packing up a picnic and going to the park so we set out blankets for people to sit on during the ceremony. We also gathered a bunch of vintage table cloths and sheets to cover the tables and all the flowers looked like they had been picked from a garden. There was also a Native American feel. Lots of chevron stripes and I wore moccasins. Our decor was kind of all over the place but we were at a camp so I think it all meshed together pretty well.
Can you describe some of your favorite moments as you look back on your wedding day? My best friend grabbed me the morning of the wedding when I was trying to figure out how to help with set up and she said “This is YOUR day. You are not helping. I’m taking you back to the room where we will put our pajamas back on, hang out, laugh and probably nap.” We did just that. It was the best ‘morning before the wedding’ ever! Once it was time for the ceremony, I felt so calm and rested and ready to marry the man of my dreams. Another moment I loved was when all the little kids that had come to the wedding gathered together and walked down the aisle yelling “The bride is coming. The bride is coming.” right before I walked down.
Photography: Braedon Photography // Venue: Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center // Invitations: Wiley Valentine // Wedding Dress: Willow & Clay available at Nordstrom // Makeup by Amie E. Smith // Moccasins : Urban Outfitters // Headpiece: Moorea Seal // Groom Suit: Banana Republic (pants), J.Crew (jacket), Johnston & Murphy (shoes), Urban Outfitters (shirt), Geoffrey Beene (suspenders) // Cinematography: McDuff Productions (no website yet) // Event Planner: My mom // Floral Design: Wendy Wiley Turney (best friend’s mom) // Music: Our mix // Catering: Hector Velez (Max’s brother-in-law’s dad and also the full time chef at our wedding venue)
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