Rancho Valencia Wedding | Wade and Catherine
Wade and Catherine’s dream wedding was all things traditional and thoughtful and incredibly classic.
(Translation: All things oh-so-Youngren-approved!)
From the first time we met Wade and Catherine at their sweet engagement session, Jeff and I connected with their genuine hearts and giddy-in-love smiles… but when they told us the vision of their wedding day, our hearts just about exploded.
Wade and Catherine share a deep, whole-hearted respect for their families, their shared Greek Orthodox faith, and their Lebanese culture – and they honored each of these things with reverence on their wedding day. It totally filled our hearts to witness!
Through it all, these two kept each other at the center of their hearts, and when the weather forecast turned to rain, their joyful hearts couldn’t be turned. Wade and Catherine were totally present and positive the whole day long!
We have Merilee of EverAfter Events to thank for a PERFECT wedding day from start to finish: her guidance, design, and execution made for a memorable day for everyone, including this team of spectacular vendors!
Annette Gomez designed the oh-so-classic florals, Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. wowed the guests with their delicious treats, and Sara of Sara Mascara and Wendy of JDM Salon had Catherine and her girls looking like a million bucks!
We couldn’t have asked for a better way to begin the year than this lovely wedding day! (And friends, stay tuned for Part Three on the blog later this week! We’re sharing more portraits of this gorgeous couple!)
Wade and Catherine: We just LOVE you two! It was so special to spend so much precious time with you the week of your wedding, and that honor is something we don’t take lightly! Thank you for being incredible from start to finish – we are so excited for you two to flourish in married life!
Wedding Photography : The Youngrens | Ceremony Location : Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church | Reception Location : Rancho Valencia | Wedding Planner : EverAfter Events | Florals : Flowers Annette Gomez | Desserts : Sweet Cheeks Baking Company | Make-Up : Sara Mascara | Hair : Wendy McGill | DJ : N’Demand | Ceremony Music : Caprice Strings | Wedding Videography : Taylor Films | Tent : Zephyr Tents | Rentals : Hire Elegance | Rentals : Archive Rentals | Rentals : Found Rentals | Transportation: Rolls Livery, SunDiego Charter, La Costa Limousine, Top Dog Limo
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