Jennifer + Kyle are complete outdoorsy people so the one thing they knew about their wedding is it would be outdoors! Once they found the Pine Rose Cabins in Lake Arrowhead, California, they knew they had the perfect location. To make sure their wedding fit their fun + unique personalities, they hired the talented Tori from Sitting In A Tree. She helped bring their day to life with lots of hanging ribbon, favorite lyrics on the floor + hanging from the roof, and so many more personal touches! Oh, and wait until you hear about Jennifer’s wedding dress – it was her mother’s that she redesigned! So gorgeous!! Big thanks to Paige Lowe Photography for the gorgeous photos and congrats to Jennifer + Kyle!
I am SUCH a family person. I am the oldest of 4 girls, my parents have been married for almost 30 years, and Kyle and I are VERY close with them. When searching for "the perfect dress," I didn't have much luck. Then, when hunting through my grandmother's attic I came across my mom's wedding dress that was handmade by my grandma herself. My mom is 5'6 and was no more than 115 pounds when she got married. I'm 6'0 and NOT 115 pounds, so, needless to say, when I slipped on her dress and it fit like a glove, I knew I had found THE DRESS.
After putting my spin on the originally high necked, long sleeved gown, wearing the SAME pearls my dad gave my mom so many years ago on their wedding day, and having both theirs and our wedding dates stitched into "our" dress, I felt like the most special girl in the entire universe. Still today, thinking about strolling down the aisle, daddy in my arms and seeing my best friend waiting for me is the most unexplainable feeling. Having that love, commitment, and 30 years of your and your future husbands "marriage role-models" represented in my dress gives me goosebumps! The entire process of walking down the aisle, hugging your dad goodbye, and taking ahold of your then minutes-away-from-husband's hands is the most unique and wonderful feeling in the world! Then, walking back up that aisle with your husband's fingers interlaced with yours is the MOST mesmerizing, "I'm floating on a cloud" feeling! Ugh, I absolutely LOVED getting married.
Processional: Bridal Party: Wrapped up in you – Garth Brooks; Bride: Somewhere Over the Rainbow played by a friend on ukulele
Recessional: Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours – Stevie Wonder
First Dance: This Magic Moment – The Drifters
Two wedding dates for two weddings seen by that gorgeous dress!
I am mildly obsessed with the vinyl words and words on molding that were on our aisle, entrance, and above our tables! We are in LOVE with country music, and all the quotes stemmed from our favorite songs. We spent an entire night going through my itunes pulling out our favorite lyrics! SO FUN!
Kyle and I constantly just stop and say “gosh, we had the greatest wedding ever!” It is SO surreal and AMAZING to be married. We both think we are SO lucky to have had the greatest people, vendors, friends, etc in the world a part of our special day!
1. DO WHAT YOU AND YOUR FIANCÉ WANT TO DO. Your day is just that, YOUR DAY! Make it about you, who you are as a couple! Do not feel as if you have to do something if you don't want to! Trust me!! This was the greatest thing we did! Only have the people you want involved, do not feel like everyone has to do something! Always go with your gut instinct.
2. Absolutely, no questions asked, hire Paige with Paige Lowe Photography and Tori from Sitting in a Tree. They not only are they THE BEST, they are amazing people who I guarantee you will become friends with! And, if you have a fiancé who is a penny pincher or doesn't understand the "need" of a designer or amazing photographer – just have him call my husband: he's president of both their fan clubs now!
photography: Paige Lowe Photography // event design + planner: Sitting In A Tree // floral designer: La Jarden Florals + Sitting In A Tree // venue: Pine Rose Cabins // rentals: Rustic & Refined Vintage Rentals // wedding dress: bride’s mother’s dress, redesigned by the bride and brought to life by Joy Long // veil, headpiece, sash + bridesmaid’s headbands: Adorned // hair + makeup: Hollywood Dolls and Sessa Makeup // groom suit: Michael Kors // catering- Graystone Catering // cake + dessert bar- Niki’s Custom Cakes // music + photo booth- Arrowhead DJ // invitations + paper goods: Handmade Vintage Books by The Scrappin’ Ladies,bride + MOH