Within a few weeks of each of my weddings I schedule a "walk through" with my clients to finalize the vision and details for their wedding day; recently I met with Suzi and Drew to walk through the spaces they will be using for their ceremony and reception in August at the beautiful Villa Montalvo.
This photo embodies what I am most passionate about in my role as a wedding planner...helping a couple who love each other deeply walk into their future as husband and wife. What a privilege it is to walk alongside them and help as needed.
The ceremony will take place in the romantic Love Temple, located at the lower part of the Villa's expansive lawn. Drew and Suzi were walking ahead of me as we made our way down to the ceremony site to determine where the wedding party will stand. I am so glad I could capture this image-- Drew and Suzy have been looking forward to their wedding day for over 2 years, and now in just a few short weeks, it will become a reality. I am extremely grateful to be enjoying the company and friendship of Drew and Suzy in the process of helping plan their wedding day.
This is the view Suzi and Drew will have as they exchange vows before 150 of their friends and family. After the ceremony the guests will be invited up to the Villa for cocktails in the Spanish Courtyard, dinner on the Veranda looking across the lawn towards the love temple, and then dancing inside the Villa to celebrate Drew and Suzi's marriage.
The Italian Garden, which has the love temple at its center, was built by Senator James Phelan in 1912 as part of his estate, Villa Montalvo. You can learn more about the history of the Villa here.
I promise to share photos of the wedding day itself as soon as I have them...right now I need to get back to work on the timeline, vendor management and logistics, which are also a big part of how the romance and beauty come together on the wedding day! :)