A Love Bird Wedding: Ambre + Todd

big tree, horse, wedding

Ambre + Todd wanted their wedding day to be a reflection of their personalities and love for each other. On their first date, Ambre still remembers Todd’s Modern Amusement shirt with brightly colored birds all perched across his chest. She’s always loved anything with birds, owls or peacock feathers, so what better way for them to express themselves than having a “love bird” themed wedding. :) They incorporated feathers, bird cages, and anything vintage (another love of theirs) into the day. I love that Ambre was inspired by GWS and you can see how personal + fun their wedding was in the stunning photos by Priscila Valentina.

blue cutch, wedding dress

here comes the bride chalkboard

Love that Ambre even had Peacock feathers on her shoes + in her bouquet!

green bouquet

peacock feather, wedding invite

Just had to share these photos of what the groom and his groomsmen were doing while the gals are getting ready – so not fair! :)

groom surfing

groomsmen on couch

Ambre: We didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony, so we held hands around a corner before saying “I do.” As the curtains were pulled open, and the music started playing, all I could see was my future husband. His smile and the look in his eyes will be engraved in my mind forever. Expressing our love to each other in sight of God, with family and friends will be a memory to cherish forever.

Todd: The most memorable moment of the day was the last dance. The entire wedding was so amazing and it really sank in at that moment that I was going to be able to spend the rest of my life with the girl I love more than anything in the world. I would have given anything to make the world stop so that dance wouldn’t have had to end.

bride and groom holding hands

Such a beautiful moment captured above…

bride walking down isle

What song did you walk down the aisle to? The song we walked down the aisle to was “Marry Me” by Train. The song brings so much emotion, and we loved it the first time we heard it. We exited as husband and wife to “Beautiful Day” by U2. It truly was a beautiful day.

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

bride and groom kiss

bride and groom

just hitched, bride and groom with horse

bride on horse

bride on horse

bride and groom

bride and groom

cage of green plants

bird stamp, escort cards

dinner menu

wedding cake on wood pedestal

cupcakes, first dance

wedding group shot, car getaway

And check out their sweet wedding trailer from Falangas Productions!

My most important advice for wedding planning is to remember that your wedding day will be one of the best days of your lives together. Also, if you want to have a DIY wedding, focus on what details are most important to you. The last thing you want is to dread over having to do a project while hating every minute of it. It should be fun! You’re probably not the only creative one, so get your family and friends together because they would love to help you.

The wedding day should be all about you both. It’s your time together! Don’t feel pressured into having something you guys don’t want. Our wedding wasn’t the traditional idea of a wedding, but the entire day was about us. So enjoy every minute of it!

The wedding day should be all about you both. It’s your time together! Don’t feel pressured into having something you guys don’t want. Our wedding wasn’t the traditional idea of a wedding, but the entire day was about us. So enjoy every minute of it!

Congrats to Ambre + Todd!

photography: Priscila Valentina Photography // venue: The Darlington House, La Jolla, CA // event planner: Day of Coordinator Kelly Instone Weddings // floral design: Organic Elements // wedding dress: David’s Bridal // hairpieces: Bride DIY made hairpiece // shoes: ModCloth // bridesmaid dresses: Alfred Angelo // hair + makeup: Sister-in-law, Allison Williams // groom suit: Zenetti // cinematography: Falangas Productions // invitations+ paper goods: designed and printed by the bride + groom // catering: Cafe Athena // cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. // music: DJ Daniel Peterson

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  1. Such a sweet couple! Love the video also!! Makes me rethink my idea not to have a videographer!

  2. Love this photography style. Fabulousness!! Particularly love the around-the-door-holding-hand shot.

    The French Bouquet-

  3. so so sweet. gorgeous photography!

  4. This is really beautiful! I always love pictures of the groom and his groomsmen on the day of the wedding. Really love all of the details, too, especially the Scrabble table numbers and cake/cupcakes. And of course I love the video. Really well done. Congratulations!

  5. Even with all the gorgeous details, their wedding has a great laid-back vibe. How many guys get to go surfing the morning before they get married? Fun!

  6. Nick, Great job on the video man!

  7. The color palette is just gorgeous! And the picture where you are holding hands is the cutest!!!

  8. wow! i am in love with this one!

  9. So pretty. I love the print work!

  10. Gorgeous! Absoltely love the dress and the stationary!

  11. Love the blue and the birds. Just beautiful. And the video just tops it off. Great style!


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