Real Wedding: Quyen + Jon’s Vintage-Inspired Wedding

Carlie and Gabriel are the talented husband and wife team behind Gabriel Ryan Photography. Their photos are always beautiful and perfectly capture the details and emotions of the day. Carlie thought this wedding would be perfect to share and I couldn’t agree more!

From Gabriel, Quyen & Jon’s wedding was a delight to photograph. They had obviously taken a lot of time to think through many of the details of their big day to make sure it went off without a hitch and by planning the ceremony and reception in the same location (the muckenthaler mansion and cultural center in fullerton, ca), the day seemed to flow effortlessly. As a professional wedding photographer, I appreciate detail & simplicity, which can often be difficult to mix properly, but Jon & Quyen found the perfect combination.

Quyen describes her wedding inspiration as 1920-1930’s era, antique flea market.

vintage inspired wedding dress

What a gorgeous bride! Love the long veil and beautiful Pronovias dress. The bridesmaids dresses are custom made Calvin Hiep from HYP Design.

lace mintilla veil

orange and green bouquet

flower girls wearing flower crowns

Any do it yourself projects? LOTS! invitations were made from ordering from and PSA Essential personalized monogrammed stamp which we used on our stationary and throughout the wedding with that monogram on our shot glasses that were given away as party favors along with the recipe of our favorite shot; all vases, tins, antique typewriters were hand picked and selected at thrift shops all throughout CA by myself and nicole (one of my bridesmaids).

shot glass favors

alphabet notecard table numbers

parent and family wedding photos

first dance

Other Vendors:
bride’s hair: lisa venanzi (email:
bride’s makeup: tiffany patton
flowers: Megan Grey from Rainbows Flower (Long Beach, CA)
coordinator: Marcy Guevara
catering and cake: Collette’s Catering
car: Vern & Melinda Moen’s 1965 Plymouth Barracuda

Thanks Carlie and Gabriel for sharing this beautiful wedding with us today! Be sure to check their blog for more beautiful photos from this wedding!

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  1. I absolutely love the row of bridesmaids…it's to die for. And those Mason jars are killer!

  2. Very lovely photography, love the car shot!

  3. Wow wow wow that bouquet is killer. I love.

  4. Gorgeous details – I love the table "numbers"!

  5. everything about this wedding is stunning – so perfect

  6. What a beautiful dress! Loving the whimsical table displays, too.

  7. Beautiful wedding! Yes, and very gorgeous details. I love it! Ahhh, more inspiration!

  8. awesome couple too! congrats guys.

  9. jen… you rock!! thank you so much for sharing quyen and jon's wedding with your readers. we thought this would be the best place to make it's debut and were stoked that you would oblige.

    happy wednesday :)

  10. I love all the details!!! Such a beautiful wedding!!!

  11. Yay for Rainbow's in Long Beach! My childhood florist. :) I loved going there as a kid. So cozy and in a cute shopping center. :)

  12. What absolutley lovely gown, and beautiful wedding. I particularly love the hedgehog table number. Utterly charming!

  13. I love the typewriters! They seem so popular right now, will they be a thing of the past come next year? I totally want to steal that idea!

  14. yummy. and delicious. and gorgeous.

  15. What a pretty wedding theme. Am starting so see a few typewriters, very popular now cute idea.

  16. What a beautiful wedding!
    Just love it!

  17. Oh wow… her dress is stunning! This wedding is gorgeous top to bottom!

  18. Even though I am having a modern wedding I am working a lot of vintage details in. I love every detail in this wedding. The car picture is so cute and makes me even more excited to use my soon-to-be father in laws convertible from when he was in High School! I believe in using things that matter to you as a couple.

  19. WOWZERS!!!
    Gabriel Ryan's style fit so well with Jon & Quyen's style what fabulous images!!!

  20. Gorgeous….I addddorrre the vintage inspirations. The type-writer guest book gets me every time!!

  21. The bride's dress is stunning. Love it. Congrats on your 2009 Eventprofs Blog Award nomination!

  22. Love their details! The vintage vibe is awesome!

  23. I love the flowers and eclectic containers!

  24. Anyone know where the bridesmaid dresses are from? Thanks!

  25. Wow…stunning. Especially the dress hanging in the tree.


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