On the very first day of 2017, we had the pleasure of celebrating the marriage of Amy & Aaron at the always chic Smog Shoppe. When Amy & I first met, she said: “There are three things I care about for my wedding: tacos, a mariachi band, and Aaron.”  Right away, I knew this wedding would be a deliciously good time!

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Amy & Aaron had a relaxed morning taking some pre-ceremony photos before their guests arrived. Julie Shuford Photography created a relaxing and lovely vibe for their photo sesh.

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Soon after, guests arrived and enjoyed a beautiful and intimate ceremony. Amy & Aaron chose to begin their ceremony by walking in together. In a modern take on the Sheva Brachot (the seven blessings), they invited seven groups of loved ones to read from literature, create their own blessings, and express themselves uniquely.

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It was such a lovely part of their ceremony; loving, wise, and at times hilarious!

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Next, there were personal vows and the kiss, and then…we surprised everyone with…you guessed it…MARAICHI’S!

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The fabulous Mariachi Voces de Mexico entertained everyone throughout cocktail hour and even did a few extra songs upon request!

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Soon it was time for guests to take their seats…

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Did you notice the tortilla chips on the table? Border Grill does not mess around!

For dinner, guests were treated to a delicious Mexican dinner buffet by Border Grill. Everyone was raving all night over dinner!

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After dinner and toasts, guests enjoyed this sweet and charming cake from Susie Cakes.

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A wedding wouldn’t be a wedding without the details. I love these detail shots of Amy & Aaron’s rings.

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If you look closely, you may be able to spy some of Amy’s wedding vows to Aaron.

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After cake, the dance floor was packed until the very end of the night, with guests chanting, “One more song! One more song!” – and one more song is what they got!

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Amy & Aaron, Thank you for trusting me on your wedding planning journey. Planning your wedding was a blast – I’ve never eaten so many tacos in one weeks time! I look back on your wedding day with such love and joy, as I am sure you do as well. Until our next margarita…

Renee signature. Renée. Moxie Bright Events.

 

Creative Team

Wedding Planning: Moxie Bright Events Venue: Smog Shoppe Photography: Julie Shuford Photography
Catering: Border Grill DJ, Photobooth & Lighting: Vox DJ Musicians: Mariachi Voces de Mexico
Florals: Flower Duet Paper Goods: Seaview Studio Cake: Susie Cakes Bar: Mr. Bartender Makeup: Betsy diFrancesca Gown: Nicole Miller
Suit: Ermenegildo Zegna