California Wedding

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Love Story that Started at Floatopia and Crossed the Ocean

You know how they always say that you never know where you’re going to meet “the one”? Well, it’s true. For Allison and Luck, it all started at Floatopia, which I have never attended, but have heard, is pretty AWES! Anyway, instead of boozing on a raft in the ocean (which is where I would have been) Allison and Luke were building sandcastles with some kids on the beach when they met. Seriously, how cool is that? I mean, had they been boozing on a raft floating in the ocean, they might have missed out on the rest of their lives! Okay, so that’s kinda dramatic, but you see what I’m saying! Thanks to their love of building sandcastles, they found each other! Anyway, a few years later, Luke popped the question and now I am lucky enough to share their wedding with you!  

I will let the Allison, the bride, take it from here… Enjoy all of the details, brideys! From the brideWe met at the infamous Floatopia of 2009 at UCSB. Unlike the majority of the revelers, we spent most of our day building sandcastles with some children we met on the beach. Later that night, when Luke bought me Freebirds nachos, I knew he was a keeper. 

Fast forward a few years, and across an ocean. I had just traveled 24 hours from Cambodia to see my boyfriend in England, and all of my luggage was lost. It was cold and rainy and I was still dressed for the tropical weather I'd just left. Luke met me at the train station looking especially dapper but I figured he just wanted to look nice for me, and wished I could have done the same for him. 
I love how Luke has his own hanger. Right? The brides always seem to rock a hanger which shows off their new last name, so I think it's pretty cool that Luke has one just for him!When he took me to his apartment (where I was going to stay until I found a place of my own), there was a handmade sign proclaiming our arrival at a riverfront cafe. When he whisked back a fancy silk curtain, there was a room full of flowers and candles. Every single surface glowed with the soft peach light reflected off the hundreds of flowers in the room. 

Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Stunning Bride, a Botanica Background and One Kickass Wedding

Bridey, this is NOT a styled shoot. Kira is a real bride, and that is a real location. Are you dying? I mean, I don't usually open with a photograph of just the bride, but I couldn't help myself! First of all, the backdrop looks fake, and secondly, Kira is beyond gorgeous. Yeah, the two key factors that make up an awesome styled shoot. But, seriously, Kira you are a SUPER stunning bride, and that dress...OMFG!!! That Pronovias dress!!! Absolutely breathtaking. WOW! Okay... I guess I should probably move on and tell you a bit about Kira and Pierrick. 

Kira and Pierrick have been together for twelve years! Which I'm guessing means that they probably met when they were about 10 years old because they are so incredibly fabulous and make such a handsome couple! I love all of the DYI aspects, but what I love most? This shouldn't shock you, bridey, but what I love the most is that the bride and groom are having a great time. It's so important to celebrate and have fun after all of the work that goes into planning you wedding, and Kira and Pierrick are doing just that... HAVING FUN! And, so are their guests. 

INCREDIBLE. ABSOLUTELY INSANELY AMAZING!!I must say, Kira... You got a fine looking bunch of girls!I mean... Pierrick you are rockin' those sunnies!!OMG! Again! Kira... WHOA!!Probably one of my favorite shots...GQ anybody?