There were clouds looming and a chance of rain, so we did a lot of praying, and the day was perfect!
Karen and her bridesmaids arrived at EV Free Fullerton looking beautiful. They settled into the bride’s room in the Chapel and began putting the finishing touches on their hair and make up.
Andy and the groomsmen arrived in their tuxes looking handsome and excited for the wedding.
The talented, and oh so fabulous, Jen Disney took the bridal party off-site for some pre-ceremony photos. In the meantime, we put the finishing touches on the ceremony and reception decor. Karen and Andy’s very talented friend, Marilyn, made a huge impact on how the rooms looked. Her eye for decorating and her way of putting together all the rustic elements really carried out exactly what they wanted, plus she is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet.
It was hard to keep my composure during the ceremony, each person involved was a very special part of Karen and Andy’s lives.
After Andy dipped and kissed his new wife, Karen showed the bottom of her shoe showing who she belonged to, then they walked out of the church to “You’ve got a Friend in me” from Toy Story. Go ahead, you can say it. (Awwwww!)
A short walk across the church plaza revealed a foyer to the reception room. You could just smell the yummy food prepared by The Well, and anticipate the fun that was about to take place.
The grand entrance reflected Karen and Andy’s love of hiking with the entire wedding party walking in with backpacks and poles to “I would walk 500 miles.”
From the slideshow to the touching speeches, there was no doubt that Karen and Andy are very loved by their friends and family, and they love them right back.
And what would be the perfect ending to this day? Sparklers, of course!
What I love about Karen and Andy is their thoughtfulness. I love the way they look at each other. I love that I got to spend time with them leading up to, and on, their most special day….so far. I also love that I not only consider them my clients, but church friends. I know God will continue to bless them as they continue to love each other.
Venue: First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton
Caterer: The Well
Cake: Amazing Cakes
Photographer: Jen Disney Photography
Videographer: John Fiala
MC: Keith Melugin
Florist: M’s Flowers
Karen’s Hair: Unity Salon
Karen’s Make up: Amy Niles
Andy’s Hair: Stev Fregoso