Dana & Chad came into the wedding planning process with just a few “must-haves”: the wedding must be fun, have lots of trees, be somewhere they can stay for the weekend, and cannot be in Los Angeles. After road-tripping and venue-searching in Big Bear, Solvang, and Santa Barbara, Dana & Chad fell swiftly in love with The Retro Ranch in Temecula.
And for good reason. The Retro Ranch is not a very well known venue, and that’s part of its appeal. You get the entire Ranch for the weekend of your wedding, so we took advantage of that and hosted not only the wedding there but also the Rehearsal Dinner and Morning After Breakfast as well.
Chad and Dana had so many fun things for their guests to do – all weekend long. At the wedding itself, all guests – male and female – were encouraged to create and wear a flower crown for the ceremony. It was such a great interactive experience for all!
Once all the guests had a turn at floral crown making, it was time to start the heartfelt and hilarious ceremony.
This moment was likely after Dana said to Chad, in her vows: “You are weird. Like, SO weird.”
This is just the beginning of a wonderful, loving, and wildly FUN day for Dana & Chad. To see much more from their wedding day, check out the feature in Artfully Wed. There are so many more excellent details to be seen!
Ceremony Processional: “Only You”, Yaz & “Your Song”, Ellie Goulding
Brides Walk: “Your Hand in Mine”, Explosions in the Sky
Recessional: “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, Marvin Gaye & Tami Terrell
Wedding Party Entrance: “Love on Top”, Beyonce
First Dance: “Every Thug Needs a Lady”, Alkaline Trio
Last Dance: “I’ve Had the Time of My Life”, Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Dana & Chad, I can’t accurately express how special your wedding day was for me. It was a true honor to be alongside you both, planning this day from scratch. I will always look back on this as a true highlight of Moxie Bright weddings! I wish you all the best for a lifetime of love, laughter, and Louise snuggles!
Wedding Planning: Moxie Bright Events Venue: The Retro Ranch Photography: Linda Abbott Photography Florals & Signage: Winston & Main Catering: Canyon Catering DJ: Vox DJ’s Bar Service: Bottles & Blooms Photobooth: Paper Moon Shoppe Grooms Suit: Suit Supply Gown: Essence of Australia Bridal Shop: Della Curva Tiara: Erica Elizabeth Designs
May 13, 2018
Flower crown bar? That is amazing!!!!
Thank you! The guests had so much fun with it!
Such a pretty wedding and I’m always down for a flower crown bar! They seem like such a fun couple. Awesome job, Renee.
This looks like such a fun wedding! I love how you made it interactive for guests with the flower crown bar, and that venue seems like the perfect hidden gem based on their wish list!
What a stunning wedding and the flower crown bar! I may never have another event without one.
Flower Crown Bars for the win! I love how even the men made and wore them. It was a blast for everyone!