Audra + Jeremy: An Intimate Outdoor Fall California Wedding by Melissa McClure Photography
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Photo by Melissa McClure Photography; Venue: Rancho Valencia Resort; Hair and Makeup: Audra Rene and Judith D Hair and Makeup; Groom’s Attire: J.Crew and Nordstrom; Groom’s Shoes: Shoes by Cole Haan; Wedding Gown: David’s Bridal; Floral Design: Organic Elements; Videography: Quixotic Weddings

Audra and Jeremy were married at Rancho Valencia Resort in Rancho Santa Fe, Ca. on November 1. “Both of us decided that we wanted a small, intimate wedding,” Audra said. Intimate it was, Audra and Jeremy chose to have their own private ceremony with just the two of them. “We knew it would be near impossible to get our immediate families in the same location,” Audra explained. “And we felt that it wouldn’t be fair to have one of our sides there, and not the other.” The bride opted for a strapless lace gown with an open back and accessorized with a neutral-colored sash with floral accents. She carried a bouquet made up of roses, succulents, scabiosa pods, billy balls, and anemones. Her groom donned a gray suit paired with a yellow tie and brown dress shoes. Following the ceremony held beneath the palm trees, the couple dined fireside and enjoyed champagne as well as a white fondant cake with fresh berries and personalized wire topper. Audra had no regrets about making her wedding day a private affair. “Dreams of a small intimate wedding? Do it,” she encouraged. “No one dictates how things need to be. It really is about the two people exchanging vows, and the magnitude of that.” See the full board here.

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  • I am currently obsessed with lace, can’t get enough of lace wedding gowns. This looks awesome. Hope more brides adopt lace at it will never run out of trend from 1945 till kingdom come. 🙂