“It has made me better loving you … it has made me wiser,
and easier, and brighter.”-Henry James
On a breezy April day, these two pledged their lives to one another. Their dreamy, romantic day was a delight to be a part of, and their style was impeccable! Matt and Tonya met as neighbors, when their parents lived in the same subdivision, and Tonya adds, “Our parents still live in the same subdivision, so on holidays, it makes it quite easy to walk from one house to another!” In 2016, the two took a trip to Disneyland, which held special meaning (“It’s where we fell head over heels for each other”, explains the bride), and Matt proposed near Snow White’s wishing well, on the side of Sleeping Beauty’s castle. The two began to plan their dream day, and thinking of ways to make it reflect their personalities and love story.
“The vision for our wedding was very simple. We wanted a look that was romantic, light, and fun”, continues Tonya, “Our colors were pink, cream, and yellow, with hints of burgundy and navy blue.” The cheery color scheme worked beautifully with their venue, the Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch. The ranch is rich with character and history, and has been around since 1929. With several renovations (the last in 2015), it has been turned into a luxury venue with elegant amenities, perfect for the 160 guests who Tonya and Matt welcomed for their special day. Their cake was a special highlight, that included beautiful buttercream piping, and a floral array across the top. With every little custom-made wood block and floral spray, Matt and Tonya’s dreams came to life. And the desert backdrop at the ranch made everything come together: elegance, class, and style.
Special thanks to this lovely bride and groom for asking me to be a part of their wedding day, I wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness!
Hair + Makeup: Heather Van Houten
Dress: Hayley Paige from J Bridal Boutique
Groom’s attire: Calvin Klein
Florals: Alexis Florals
Rings + Jewelry: Shane Co.
Venue: Hacienda Del Sol
Cake: Hacienda Del Sol
DJ + Guitarist: Hans Hutchison
Vintage Rentals: Love & Lace Rentals