It’s all about making an entrance! Cherisse + Can set out to plan a celebration that would keep their guests partying all night, so of course, they had to start things off right. And entrance by helicopter seemed the way to go! Here’s how it all went down from Cherisse:
Two of our favorite things are eating and going to concerts. So the goal was to make our wedding a huge party with all of our loved ones…eating, drinking and dancing all night! We had a family-style dinner, handcrafted ice cream station, assorted desserts, and finally, late-night burritos with tater tots. Our MC + DJ duo kept the party with non-stop hits! We wanted our wedding to be not only about us but also the people we love.
Fawn Events signed on to design a completely lovely + modern setting, calling on black, gold, and mauve accents. And Alexandria Monette Photography captured the whole event…so let’s fly on over to the photos!
The modern invitation suite by Kelly Design Co. set the stage for the day.
Goin’ to the Chapel
The ladies in mauve carried romantic bouquets by Rogue and Fox Floral. So pretty!
Wedding party ready to…party!
Processional: Best Part by H.E.R ft. Daniel Caesar
Recessional: Stay with Me by Sam Smith
First Dance: Cruisin' by Gallant + Cos I Love You by Tom Misch
Newlyweds Take Flight
We got the details on Cherisse’s pretty sweetheart wedding dress:
Finding my wedding dress was probably the biggest stressor. I went to about six dress shops and had what I called, “dress fatigue.” I ended up picking a dress that I wasn’t completely happy with. I had anxiety about wearing it, but thank goodness for my supportive mom and friends! Two months later, we went on a mission to find a dress I loved! The designer is Netta BenShabu and the funny thing is, a week after my wedding I was shopping in Palm Springs and ran into her! It was fate and I’m still in love with my dress!
The most memorable moment was our grand entrance! We came down on a helicopter! We were so afraid of being deemed "extra" that we almost ditched the whole helicopter idea, but we were so glad we didn't. Our guests were so surprised and we definitely felt the energy as we landed.
A Modern Reception
The party got started at Hangar 21 South, a rad modern venue home to—you guessed it—a helicopter pad!
Such lovely structured floral installations + centerpieces by Rogue and Fox Floral!
The day goes by extremely fast so remember to enjoy every moment of it. Get a wedding planner or even a day-of coordinator so you don't have to worry about anything on the day. Even if things don't go as planned, all that matters is you two!
A beautiful day for a party, no? All our congrats to Cherisse + Can on your happy day!
photography: Alexandria Monette Photography // venue name: Hangar 21 South, Fullerton, California, USA // event design: Fawn Events // planning: Fawn Events // florals: Rogue and Fox Floral // wedding dress: Netta BenShabu // wedding dress boutique: Monamie Bridal // bride's shoes: Badgley Mischka // hair stylist: Hair Stories by Sue // makeup artist: Makeup By Lucky // groom attire: Franc Milton // groom's shoes: Ted Baker // videography: Creative Bliss Events // paper goods: Kelly Design Co. // calligraphy: Kelly Design Co. // catering: Jay's Catering // cake: Grace and Honey Cakes // desserts: Eat Your Feelings Ice Cream // furniture rentals: Signature Party Rentals // specialty rentals: Circa Vintage Rentals // music: DJ Wrex // photo booth: Focus Photo Suites // desserts: Desserts by Charla // music: Mitchell DeGuzman