Ryan's family knew that Jen was perfect when she showed up, day after day, to care for Ryan. He had been in a terrible snowboarding accident just after they began dating, and her dedication never wavered. Apparently, Jen had determined that 'in sickness and in health' had already begun, and she nursed him back to himself during those long, harrowing months. I think that because they fell in love during those difficult days, their connection and partnership showed even stronger during the wonderfully perfect day when they said 'I do.' In many ways, they had already said 'I do' countless times - every day of showing up for each other, of looking out for each other and having each other's backs has said much more than those two ceremonial words could ever do. Jen and Ryan have already committed themselves to each other in their loving walk together, saying in their actions, 'I am now, and I always will.'
Ryan and Jen held an stunning wedding at the timeless and stately Nixon Library, a place that exudes tradition and elegance. I always find myself walking a bit taller and straighter when I walk inside, because it's always such a lovely place to photograph. A big thanks goes out to Ashley and her team at Agape Planning for creating such a stunning and flawless event. We began our day with Jen and the ladies getting dressed in their long gorgeous gowns and finishing their prep for the day.
I have a soft spot for bridesmaids in long rich gowns. LOVE!
After spending time with the ladies, we brought the boys out to play.
Flower Allie did a beautiful job on the florals. I love the soft and sweet look with gold accents for the garden ceremony to pair with the gold-studded ballroom reception.
The ceremony was just incredibly sweet! My eyes got all teary so many times!
After all of this gorgeousness today, I'm totally geared up for Part Two tomorrow with all of the eye-popping details inside the elegant reception ballroom that's modeled after a state room at the White House. Get your bow ties ready folks because it's going to be a classy day on the blog tomorrow! See you then!
Wedding Photography : The Youngrens | Ceremony Location : The Richard Nixon Library | Reception Location : The Richard Nixon Library | Event Design : Agape Planning | Floral Design : Flower Allie | Cake : Simply Sweet Cakery | Shoes : Jimmy Choo | Make-Up : Flawless Faces | Hair : Flawless Faces | DJ : Visions Entertainment | Ceremony Music & First Dance : Denny White Music | Reception Lighting : Visions Entertainment | Gown Boutique : Mary Me Bridal | Transportation : California Limousines | Stationery : Minted |