It was a beautiful July afternoon in Corona, CA. Brandon was upstairs getting ready with his groomsmen. Amanda was at a nearby salon having her hair and makeup done perfectly. In one of our text messages I could almost feel her excitement. She was counting down the hours until their first look, and so was I!
Over at the Eagle Glen Golf Club, the drapery was being placed delicately throughout the reception. Gorgeous mint and white up-lighting, and hand-painted floral arrangements were being placed on the tables. Bridesmaids were attending to one another, hair and makeup was being done. The baker delivered their delicate three tier wedding cake. The harpist arrived, the gazebo was decorated, bubbles were placed at the entrance of the staircase for their guests…everything was falling into place. The ceremony was quickly approaching!
Amanda arrived at Eagle Glen Golf Club, and the first moment she saw her dress that we had hung over the gold, floor to ceiling mirror, we ran for the tissues. It was quite exciting and emotional. This was it, her big day. Her wedding day. The day she would say ‘I Do’ to the man of her dreams. To the man God has perfectly paired her with.
Amanda’s presence lights the room, her smile is infectious and when you see her you just want to hug her. (So of course I did, lol!) Amanda beams with joy and love! And if I may add, her hilarious dancing antics had me rolling during the reception! I loved it!! Brandon is not only a handsome young man, but also an intelligent, polite, thoughtful, amazing musician (yes, he takes after DAD), with awesome dance moves and who adores his Bride!
Their first look was precious! Amanda gracefully walked through the entrance doors and when Brandon turned to see his Bride in her beautiful wedding dress, they both just stood in awe of one another. Within seconds they were close in each others arms. Tears of joy rolled down Amanda’s cheeks, Brandon held out her hands to take a better look at his Bride. They radiated with love toward one another, it was a perfect moment.
Next, we explored the Eagle Glen Golf Club courses, the Bride and Groom in their own golf cart, which made for some fun candid moments. Then it was back to our places, as the ceremony would soon begin.
Amanda’s Father walked her down the softly lite staircase into the beautiful bright sun over looking the lake; where her family, guests and groom awaited her. The sweet music of the harp played and the ceremony began. Roses were given to each Mother, vows exchanged and wedding rings placed. It was time for the KISS, and a kiss is was! Brandon and Amanda moved in closer, wrapping his arms around his Bride, he gracefully dipped her and together their lips locked…and it was awesome! The guests cheered, bubbles were blown and the wedding celebration began!
Brandon and Amanda, thank you for inviting me to be a part of such a beautiful day in your lives. I wish you many years of happiness together. Much love and hugs to you, a great couple and my new friends!
Many thanks to the following team for making their wedding day spectacular:
Florist + Decor: Just RSVP Events
Baker: Bakers Oven
DJ+ Uplighting: Ovation Entertainment
Photography: Erica Mendenhall Photography