Shelly and Brett : Wedding


She peered out of the passenger side window before exiting the car. Shelley carried a small box of bridal belongings as she stepped from the car and clutched it close to her chest, looking to the grey sky. Immediately, her bridesmaids positively chirped of a rainless day. What do clouds mean, anyway? At least it’s not hot. And if it does rain, it’s supposed to be good luck!

Shelley looked at the sky again and smiled. The day, regardless of the weather, was going to be beautiful. Afterall, she was marrying the man of her childhood daydreams.

A few years ago, Brett told his older brother he was done dating. Over it. The next girl he dated was going to be his wife. Little did Brett realize he was to find her at a friend’s wedding. He was finishing his residency in Oklahoma, but when he saw Shelley, he knew a part of his heart would remain in Orange County.

Last Saturday, Shelley and Brett promised their lives to each other where it all began: At a wedding. Their day was beautiful and the scattered showers didn’t drench the spirit of the day because it wasn’t about details of the wedding, it was about two amazing people committing their hearts to one another.

Shelley and Brett…I struggle to find the right words to tell you. From the moment we met, I knew we’d be friends. Your passion and sincerity for life and each other is contagious and I was extraordinarily honored to be a part of your wedding day. I wish you nothing but happiness, joy, and contentment for eternity! Have fun on your honeymoon and I can’t wait to hear about everything when you return! Much Love and Appreciation…J*

Shelley and Brett’s wedding was held at one of my FAVORITE wedding venues: Rancho Las Lomas

Nothing screams ooh la la more than a Monique Lhuillier wedding gown…

A few Rancho Las Lomas wedding details as completed by the lovely Courtney Toney of Joyful Weddings and Events

The ceremony site prettified by the fabulous Kristin of The Treasured Petal

And, yes, I realize I was having a love affair with Shelley’s awesome bouquet…

The ever dapper Brett

Just after the recessional…

My favorite shot of the day…

Rancho Las Lomas reception details, as designed by The Treasured Petal

I just ADORE Amy of Vanilla Bake Shop…she always does an impeccable job and her cupcakes are divine! 🙂

Listening to Shelley’s father deliver a toast…

The First Dance

To view more of their fabulous wedding, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!