Instead of a traditional dinner reception, Matthew and Leila opted to throw a dessert and champagne reception for their guests after the ceremony. Doesn’t everything about this wedding just make you want to smile? The bubbles, the children running around barefoot, the cotton candy…every detail is just so heartwarming and beautiful. I love it!








Thank you again to, Kirsten, for sending over this gorgeous wedding to share with us today on Once Wed!

Photography by Kirsten Ellis of Beaux Arts Photographie


Comments (8)

Abigal | Reply

WOW! I am loving everything about this wedding.

Jane | Reply

LOVE IT! What a neat idea, love the idea of doing something different for a reception, what a lovely and fun party this must’ve been!

Nicole | Reply

How cool! This wedding is at the See Canyon Fruit Ranch in Avila. We are getting married there next May.
This wedding is gorgeous. I love the playful spirit!

koandpo | Reply

Hooray! A dessert reception! That’s what we’re doing, too. I love seeing “real weddings” with dessert receptions – it reminds me that I’m not alone. :)

Tara [at] Pacific Wedding Guide | Reply

Ha! Love the image of the twins! Too cute!

Thao | Reply

The bride looks SO happy in the photo where she’s looking up at the groom. Such a pretty wedding.

angela | Reply

those last two photographs of the girls are just precious! how beautifully the moment was captured!

bridal girl | Reply

Yummy desserts. Love the pictures!