Rihana & Ryan had an outdoor wedding filled with adorable customized details that will give you an idea how fun and ingenious these lovebirds are. The photographer’s account will seal the deal on that one later. But gosh, I cannot stress enough how lovely the reception setting is. The bride wanted it to be soft and romantic and she achieved more than that! It was just amazing both on broad daylight and night time. And lastly, I must say, you really need to see their wedding cake topper so you can understand my continuous emphasis on the word “Lovebirds”. It’s just the cutest thing. Congratulations Rihana & Ryan!For me the wedding was more than a huge party it was our time to promise to love each other forever with all of our friends and family there. We did things like the “ring warming ceremony” where we passed the rings around for everyone to hold a moment and have well wishes/ a prayer for our marriage before the actual ceremony began. The party was important to us too, we wanted everyone to have a great time. We had flip flops for the girls so they could get comfortable and dance the night away. We also had a cigar roller, my husband is Cuban so that was important to him. I didn’t have many heirloom items other than pearl earrings my mother-in-law wore for her wedding so I had lots of items specially made that I hope my daughter can use at her wedding. I had handkerchiefs made for me and my mom and mother in law. I had a ceramic dish made to hold the rings. A special hair flower, a cake cuter and champagne glasses with out wedding date inscribed on them. Basically everything was custom made and personalized with either r&r or our wedding date 8/6/11. We had mason jars hanging with candles. I wanted a romantic feel.
Photographer: Square Eye Photography
Reception Venue: Franciscan Gardens
Coordinator: Holly Schonke from Simply Sweet Weddings
Wedding gown: Mon Amie Bridal Salon
Caterer: 24 carrots
Cake: Sonny at Filigree cakes