Kathyrn & Scott’s Springtime Rustic Wedding

Near Southern California’s San Gabriel Mountains sits the lovely Historic Lindley-Scott House, where meet today’s couple, Kathyrn and Scott. The venue provided the perfect backdrop for this understated-yet-charming DIY wedding that’s full of steal-worthy rustic details.

Photographer Marisa from Peterson Design & Photography, gives us the details:

What a beautiful day Kathryn and Scott had! Much of the decor and details of this day were DIYed by the couple and a large number of things were hand-made by the groom! Scott loves woodworking so his love and talents were showcased through many beautiful elements throughout the day! He made all the signs, the gorgeous ring box, guestbook, advice box, lawn games, table numbers, the Mr. and Mrs. table signs and the cake stand! Simply amazing.

Way to go, Scott!

Kathyrn and Scott married at the beautiful Historic Lindley-Scott House in Azusa. We started off the day documenting some details of getting ready and the couple sending and receiving gifts from one another. Kathryn received a beautiful bracelet from her groom and a video was taken of Scott receiving his gift  – a watch – which Kathryn loved being able to watch before getting dressed!

After everyone was dressed, we photographed the bridesmaids with signs made by the bride. We then did a “not” first look with Kathryn and Scott as they held hands around a corner in the home and shared a few sweet moments, without seeing each other, to calm the nerves before the ceremony began.

Kathryn was escorted down the isle by her father and step father.  Scott’s reaction to seeing her for the first time was so tender and sweet!

Their officiant was the pilot who flew Kathryn and Scott over the beach in Laguna for their proposal. Scott had cut out giant wood letter spelling, “Marry Me” and as Kathryn was looking out the window, he presented her with her ring.  Their pilot-officiant had a wonderful time re-telling the story and didn’t forget to add the part where Scott was so nervous during the test flight earlier in the day that he had left his keys in the car with the engine running!  After some laughs, tender vows and being finally pronounced Mr. and Mrs. we had a great time with their bridal party taking some fun photos.

Scott gave his groomsmen personalized knives for their gifts so of course the boys had to take some fun knife shots  As the sun was setting we spent some time taking portraits of the new Mr. and Mrs. Wallick, including some shots with the custom chalkboard I made for them with their wedding hashtag.

The reception was held at the Lindley-Scott House’s carriage barn where the couple had created lawn games and a video guestbook where guests could record messages for the bride and groom. After being announced, the couple were toasted by their bridal party and dinner was served. Scott gave a special and emotional toast to his family and grandfather who had recently passed away. He also put together a slideshow of photos and everyone enjoyed seeing photos of these two as youngsters and then together as a couple. First dances were followed by bouquet/garter tosses, cake cutting and more fun dancing on into the night.


How’s that for a flawless and joyful wedding day?


Photographer: Peterson Design & Photography

Historic Lindley-Scott House
Historic Lindley-Scott House

Historic Lindley-Scott House

Bridal Gown:
Maggie Sotero

Cassie & Carlos’ DIY Estate Wedding

The simplicity of Cassie and Carlos’ wedding knocks our socks off today. A beautiful venue, a thoughtful collection of creative DIY projects, and a gorgeous pastel palette comes together in a way that enhances – but does not overpower – the couple’s big day.

Held at the gorgeous French Estate in Orange, California, Carlos and Cassie created a wedding that was casual but elegant yet still full of personality and handmade details.

Cassie & Carlos
Vintage DIY Backyard Wedding at The French Estate
The French Estate, California
Event Date: October, 2014


Photographer:  Kevin Le Vu Photography//Equipment Rentals: Baker Party Rentals//Reception Venue: The French Estate//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Martinique & Aaron’s New Orleans-Inspired Celebration

There are some couples that simply radiate joy. Martinique and Aaron one of the couples, as you’ll see in these gorgeous shots from their fun and fabulous New Orleans-meets-California wedding.

The awesome photographer , Teresa K photography, who captured the emotion and action had this to say about Aaron and Martiniuque:

Pickles and milk meets the Disney Princess.

And so their story begins. It was the summer of 2004 and Martinique was working at the Johnston Community Center as a Camp Counselor. This is where she met her prince charming to be, Aaron. That first summer was full of mostly unrecognized flirting on Aaron’s part, setting the pace for this long-term courtship. It wasn’t until the next summer Martinique clued in that Aaron was interested; but, she wasn’t available. So they focused on their friendship. Summer came and went and although the seeds of their romance were planted, they weren’t quite ready to bloom. Martinique might not have been on the market, but Aaron knew she was his true love…so he waited. Patience is and always has been important to this relationship and I know that it will be the key to it’s longevity. It wasn’t long until the path was clear to both of them, after that…it was Aaron and Martinique all the way.

Fast forward 6 years…this time it was Martinique whose patience was tested. Aaron was working as a PE teacher at the same school where Martinique taught Kindergarten. It was a long time coming and Aaron came through with the perfect proposal. The day he had been planning for what seemed like forever started like just another regular day for Martinique. And so she thought nothing of it when one of her students asked her to come help with an important job. When Martinique walked outside she saw her students standing together in a row holding signs that formed the question, “Nikki, Will You Marry Me?”

And the rest…well I’ll let you see that for yourself. With an 18 month engagement, the wedding and reception were everything they both had every dreamed of. Let’s just say Martinique’s French Creole heritage was on full display, the dance floor was never empty, and true love passed the test of time!

Martinique & Aaron
Arden Hills, California

Event Date: April, 2013
Venue: Arden Hills dress: Alfred Angelo bridesmaid dresses:David’s Bridal Grooms attire: Men’s Wearhouse groomsmen attire: Men’s Wearhouse DJ: Randy Mose hair: Cynthia Rodriguez make-up: Cynthia Rodriguez and Leticia Perez flowers: Strelitzia Flower Company cake: Freeport Bakery Balloon decorations: Balloon Creations by Carolyn Table clothes and napkins: Jitka Kubik, Magic Needle in Sacramento Small crafts and decor (frogs kissing, candy table, chairs for sweethearts table) : Colleen Perry, bride’s mother.

Photographer:  Teresa K photography//Reception Venue: Arden Hills// Submitted via Two Bright Lights


It is so ordered.

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”

Katie & Jesse’s Travel Themed Wedding

Aaaaand this is why the Internet is amazing: Katie lives in Oregon. Jesse lives in Texas. Thanks to the miracle of technology they met, fell in love, and nurtured a relationship for over 3 years before tying the knot in 2014.

Incorporating their long distance love into the decor with travel details like maps and suitcases, their wedding at Green Villa Barn was absolutely gorgeous!


Katie & Jess
Green Villa Barn & Gardens, Oregon
Event Date: August, 2014

Photographer:  Tekoa Rose Photography//Event Venue:Green Villa Barn & Gardens// Submitted via Two Bright Lights