If you’re planning a mid-sized wedding and would like a charming and beautiful venue, then think about the Griffith Golf Complex. The historic 1927 building features classic California Spanish Revival architecture with vaulted beam ceilings, arched panoramic windows and hand-pegged wood floors. Aside from the charming venue, our couple also made some really creative choices that are sure to help anyone jump start the brainstorming process for their own big day.
For example, check out the centerpieces in the following pictures. No flowers are to be found, yet they’re unique, fun, and gorgeous. Being the literary folks that they our, our couple decided to put a stack of books, with a key on each centerpiece. We suspect that a quick search on Pinterest would yield similarly inexpensive and creative ideas. They also provided a dictionary for guests sign. Friends and family were asked to circle a word that applied to the couple, and writing a note alongside. What a cute idea!
Don’t take our word for it. Check out the pictures below and see for yourself. This was a super cute wedding for a super cute couple. They’ve definitely gotten off to the right start!
There are a lot of options one could choose for their wedding ceremony and reception venues, and they all have their advantages and disadvantages. You could choose a hotel, a private residence, the beach, or a church, but one of our new favorites is at a library or museum. If you’d like to hit two birds with one stone, think about the Heritage Museum of Orange County. It was designed to emulate a 19th century country estate, with several Victorian buildings and a variety of beautiful gardens.
The Victorian buildings at this venue provide an amazing backdrop for wedding photos. As an added bonus, the staff were unusually gracious and helpful. They allowed us as much time as we liked, as well as access to any part of the house. The combination of a beautiful setting and friendly staff is the perfect storm for amazing wedding pictures.
If you like the idea of an outdoor reception, the Heritage Museum is a great pick. Usually outdoor receptions can be a little challenging for us photographers due to low light conditions, but at this venue, there is lots of light even outdoors at night. Strings of round bulbs provide enchantment for the wedding guests while they dine and dance the night away.
Usually, when we arrive for getting ready photos, we find the bride’s wedding dress hanging on a plastic hanger. Sometimes, but very rarely, the wedding dress is on display on a dress form. You know, that thing that looks a little like a mannequin that tailors use to alter dresses. Don’t ask me where our brides get these, but it’s pretty awesome when they do! Well, if you don’t know anyone with a dress form, to to www.etsy.com and find yourself a nifty little coathanger like this one. Not only is it a really fun keepsake, we think you’ll agree, it looks great in the photos!