Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Destination Wedding California: A Yellow ConfectionWords by Courtney Kellar Words by Courtney Cox
Photos courtesy of Heather Armstrong Photography
Ironically, Paige and Taylor’s love story is like something out of a Taylor Swift song. The two had been dating since they were 16 before finally tying the knot in May of last year. Like most brides, Paige had been fantasizing about her wedding since she was a girl and knew a beach destination was the only way to go. Thankfully, her future hubby agreed with a destination wedding and they set sail for the coast from their Fresno, California home.
Paige admits that planning her wedding away wasn’t always a stroll on the beach, but that her dream vision was worth all of the effort. In the end, she admits that coordinating with her vendors via email might have made things simpler. “I could go back through emails to remember what some of the vendors said or what I had requested which was nice with so many details to keep track of,” recalls the bride.
When it came to resources for inspiration and creating her W-day look, the couple stayed close to home. “I think the most helpful thing when planning a wedding is advice from loved ones you look up to,” says Paige. “Their input helps you ‘craft’ you dream day. It sort of puts the wedding planning whirlwind aside and lets you see the real reason why you are doing this in the first place and what you really want/need.”
What resulted from this couple’s months of planning was a seaside, yellow confection. They never doubted for a second whether they had made the right decision in choosing a destination wedding. “I feel like it wouldn’t have been as special because I felt like my wedding day was a day of dreams coming true and part of that was the location,” recalls Paige.
Photographer: Heather Armstrong Photography
Wedding Venue: The Cliffs Resort in Pismo, CA
Florist: Brown Bunny Flowers
Gown Designer: Paloma Blanca
Groom’s Clothing Designer: Calvin Klein
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen’s Clothing Designer: Alyn Paige New York/Calvin Klein
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