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. 

intimate California wedding | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

intimate California wedding | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

intimate California wedding | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

intimate California wedding | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

white bridesmaids | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

gorgeous updo | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

white bridal party | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

hanging back necklace | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

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. 

blindfolded 'first look' | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

blindfolded 'first look' | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

intimate California wedding | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

intimate California wedding | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

intimate California wedding | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

intimate California wedding | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

intimate California wedding | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

intimate California wedding | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

intimate California wedding | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

intimate California wedding | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

intimate California wedding | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

intimate California wedding | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

intimate California wedding | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

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.

intimate California wedding | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

intimate California wedding | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

intimate California wedding | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

intimate California wedding | Snapmotive | Glamour & Grace

Photography | Snapmotive | Venue | El Adobe de Capistrano | Florist | Little Hill Floral Designs | DJ | Battleson Entertainment

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  1. Kristina Juarbe {Thirty Three and a Third}
    April 16, 2014 8:41 am

    Gorgeous wedding!! Love the blindfold shots!! :)
  2. Krisstin | On the Go Bride
    April 16, 2014 9:58 am

    I am in love with her dress and those gorgeous bouquets!
  3. Occasions In Print
    April 18, 2014 5:22 pm

    I love this wedding! The blind fold photos are priceless!
  4. Christie O. {Mountainside Bride}
    April 21, 2014 8:39 am

    That gown is SOOOOOO much fun! And the bride accessorized perfectly with that down-the-back necklace. Lovely!
  5. carolyn
    April 21, 2014 2:06 pm

    who is the dress designer? that is amazing!
  6. Laura
    July 2, 2015 9:21 pm

    This beautiful wedding came up on my Pinterest search!! I love her jewelry, does anyone know where she got it or what brand they are?
  7. Victoria
    August 5, 2015 11:54 am

    Your wedding photos are absolutely beautiful! I love how your bridal party wasn't set on the exact same dresses for the girls or generic suits for the men. And the color scheme was lovely!
    Wondering where you got your necklace from? I'm asking for a friend who has a backless gown and we are in search for the perfect piece to complete the look!

    xoxo victoria
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