Jay and I met through a mutual friend in December of 2005 when they came up to visit me at UCSB. We had gone to the same high school together, but our paths had never crossed. We stayed up all night talking and I knew at the very least I had made a friend. Within a day or so he instant messaged me and asked me out. We had our first date when I came home for winter break. He took me to Olive Garden for dinner and to see "Just Friends". I later learned that he was worried that I would get the wrong idea from his movie choice. So cute!
This was taken that weekend at UCSB. Jay is in the middle and I am on the left.
A few of Jay and me...
Jay planned a weekend in Santa Barbara (so fitting since that is where is all began) for our two year anniversary. He took me to dinner at Ruth's Chris Steak House. He kept looking at his watch during dinner and I had no idea why. After dinner we parked on the pier and went for a walk. All of the sudden he dropped down on one knee and said, "Katie, will you marry me?" I, of course, said yes! I found out later that he had wanted to propose to me at a Christmas display he knew of, but we took too long at dinner and it closed. Nevertheless, it was so sweet and romantic!
Our ceremony and reception will be at Robinson Ranch in Santa Clarita. We love the rustic elegance of this venue! We will have our ceremony on the terrace overlooking the golf course and the cocktail hour will be on the Fireside Terrace. It's going to be lovely and we can't wait!
&nb sp; Ceremony area
Cocktail hour terrace
I have always loved bright color and pink is my favorite color, so when it came to choosing my wedding colors I knew I wanted hot pink to be my main color. I chose a medium pink and apple green as accent colors and chocolate brown will be my neutral. I would like my bridesmaids to wear hot pink and I want hot pink shoes. Hopefully, I can find some that I love. Why did Nine West have to discontinue Luxious?!
I haven't decided for sure on my dress yet, but these are some that I love...
My floral mock-up. Needs a lot more hot pink. I will be using half of these and half dark brown urns with the same flowers.
After so much planning and a long engagement, it was so surreal when our big day finally arrived. Everything was absolutely perfect and it was a day that was a day filled with laughs and love and we will remember it forever.
All photos by Palos Studio
We were very luck to find the most amazing vendors! See my reviews page for more information!
All photos by Palos Studio.
All paper products/signage/etc. done by StaceCadetDesigns on Etsy. She did my table numbers, escort cards, invitations, save the dates, programs, and other signage. HIGHLY recommend this vendor! She was amazing to work with, was awesome in helping me bring my vision to life, AND she sells the digital files so you can print the things yourself, which saved us a ton of money! Her prices are beyond reasonable and the quality was perfect. Check her out at http://www.etsy.com/shop/StaceCadetDesigns
All flowers were done by City of Commerce Flowers. I worked with Eddie during the planning process, but ended up finalizing plans with Duke due to Eddie being out sick. When I walked in the reception room, I was blown away by how gorgeous the flowers were and how they were exactly what I wanted!
My other detail shots!