Couples who keep it low key but still manage to pull off a glamorous and trendy wedding astound us. Mariah and Luis are definitely that couple. In a meet cute straight out of a Hallmark movie, Mariah and Luis first encountered each other at the restaurant Mariah was working at. She and Luis hit it off, and ended up dating for two years, before Luis proposed. Mariah said the proposal was special between the two of them, and that’s all that matters. Mariah, who had planned weddings for friends in the past, went right to work in creating their casual forest wedding.
The pair hosted 130 of their closest friends and family at the romantic Schnepf Farm, where their casual forest wedding was pulled of perfectly and captured by Stacey Poterson Photography. From the rustic wooden tables to the lush green backdrop behind their altar, everything was simply perfect. The bride’s dress was a flowy drop-waist lace up gown from Grace Style & Bridal, and the intricacy of the lace on the bodice and the hem was reflected throughout the venue in their accent decorations as well.
For the bride and groom, the most perfect moment was when the pair looked out from their sweetheart table to see the glowing faces of the people they love, there to celebrate their union. After a sweet, personalized ceremony in front of an ornately decorated arch, which highlighted their Christian faith with a prayer for their marriage, the couple and their guests celebrated with a meal. The food was cooked in-house, and the celebration included a cake-cutting ceremony that the pair will never forget. Then, the lovebirds danced the night away with their guests on the wood-paneled dance floor under the lights strung across the meadow. After a night of celebration, and with a bond solidified by matrimony, Mariah and Luis traveled to San Diego for a romantic, low key honeymoon. All of Mariah’s hard work and planning paid off, and their romantic event is one for the scrapbooks.
Casual Forest Wedding
Venue: Schnepf Farm | Photographer: Stacey Poterson Photography | Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse | Flowers: Love in Bloom | Music/Entertainment: The Party Favor | Favors: Provision Coffee Shop