Today I’m sharing the sweetest California wedding from Snapmotive. I love the contrast of the rich magenta florals with the white bridal party. But by far I am most in love with the blindfolded ‘first look’. I am a big fan of the first look (I wish I had done one myself), but this blindfolded version is so romantic and the perfect compromise so the groom still gets that aisle first sight.
It was honestly perfect. I married the best person I know, so how could it not be? Our goals for the wedding were to make it as relaxed as possible so we could concentrate on what actually matters, our marriage! Before the ceremony Sergio wrote a letter in our “Adventure Log” (which is our journal for our adventures together), and slid it under the door into our Bridal cottage. He also surprised me by asking me to be his wife with a letter in the “Adventure Log,” and those two journal entries will always be my favorite.
Sergio and I decided we wanted to pray together before the ceremony. I walked outside of the Bridal cottage to find my future husband standing blindfolded with a pink satin tie from my robe wrapped tightly around his eyes. Being able to hold him and pray together before the ceremony was one of my favorite moments, and also full of tears on my end.
Sergio and I decided that the song I would walk down the aisle to would be “At Last,” by Etta James. The song only seems fitting because we looovvveee oldies and – at last, my (our) love has come along. We sang it and listened to it countless times before the wedding as we anxiously waited for the day I would walk down the aisle and we would finally be husband and wife. Right before the ceremony began they put me in the restrooms and told me to wait so that Sergio would definitely not see me. I waited in the silent restroom for what seemed like hours while I danced and sang by myself so I wouldn’t go crazy with excitement. After everyone had walked down the aisle, they released me from my hiding place and I was at the door waiting for “At Last” to begin playing. When I heard the words, “At laaaaaast,” I almost died of sensory overload (but not really). Sergio sang the lyrics and waited patiently until I walked down the aisle, and those few minutes were some of our favorites.
If you are looking for some gorgeous bridal inspiration to start off your week, you’ve come to the right place. I am dying over this stunning shoot from Courtney Bowlden! Both looks are effortlessly lovely. I am particularly in love with the lace bridal cap, the perfect look for the vintage bride!
Photography | Courtney Bowlden Photography | Hair and Make Up | Kendra Hittinger: Hair and Makeup | Gowns | Gown & Glove Bridal Consignment | Hairpieces | The Yellow Peony | Jewelry | Tortuga Designs | Bouquets | Loris Floral by Design
Are you on Lover.ly? If you are planning your wedding, or came back from the honeymoon, or just love pretty things, head over there ASAP! Lover.ly is an amazing curated search engine and all around resource for all things weddings. I have been a partner with Lover.ly for the past 2 years and they are the best! You’ve always been able to save and share your favorite inspiration from the best blogs (including from here on Glamour & Grace), but now Lover.ly has taken it a step further with their new Real Weddings section!
With Real Weddings, you can now upload your own wedding to add to the fabulousness on Lover.ly! Want to inspire brides like yourself? Shout out your favorite vendors? Share your love story and planning tips? Show friends and family your big day? Real Weddings is the perfect place.
The super fun part about adding your wedding in now is that the first 100 couples get this customized Lock-N-Key key chain (so cute right?) from Things Remembered, the kings of customized gifts. So if you are eager to show your story and big day with thousands of other brides, pop on over to Real Weddings on Lover.ly to share the love!