Desiree and Ritchie’s dreamy fairytale wedding was like something you would only see in the movies. From the stunning floral backdrop, the wardrobe changes to the glow from the sparklers on their exit. So many carefully thought out details and the love these two have for each other made this a day for the memory books.On April 10th, 2016 Desirée and Richie said their vows to one another. After 10 long years of being together they finally tied the knot in front of their friends and family at the beautiful Hartley Botanica in Moorpark, California. Here’s a special Q&A with the couple.
Describe the reception, what made it unique/special Grace (Charis Events) and Dana (Designer Dana) brought our wildest dreams to life! It was such a beautiful reception that I could only begin to describe as romantic, whimsical and dreamy. They did an incredible job pulling bits of inspiration from Richie and I. There was an effortless sultriness to the theme and decor that perfectly encompassed the nature of who we are, from the beautifully orchestrated wildflowers and moss that almost seemed like natural features, to the delicious blue and gold accents, juicy succulents and romantic twinkling lights. The deeper you looked, the more exquisite details would appear. It was like an enchanting evening from something out of Game of Thrones; An intimate feast fit for royalty. It would be impossible to pick our favorite part of the reception, we truly loved it all.
What was your inspiration for your choice in décor?Our choice of decor was really a collaborative effort from Grace (our planner), Richie, and I. We are a very eclectic, easy going couple and luckily Grace knew exactly which elements to integrate to make it a glamorous yet understated event. One of the main design elements we incorporated throughout the wedding were the dreamcatchers. It was the basis of our overall theme, as it represents our bohemian attitude, our constant quest for spiritual cleanliness and relentless pursuit of our dreams. The gorgeous blue and white table runners from Luxe Linen displayed our favorite colors as well as a Moroccan style pattern, a country we have both traveled to on multiple occasions (and love). Luckily the garden was quite impressive on its own, so all we had to do was accessorize. It was important to us that our guests felt our presence in the design, color palate, music selection, cuisine and surroundings. I’d say our mission was absolutely accomplished.
Describe the favors for guests Our guests were treated to mini dream catchers that were handmade by Richie, myself and some of our bridesmaids. It took us weeks to finish them but seeing how thrilled our friends and family were to receive them made it all worthwhile. We felt like it was something a little more special than your average favor because each and every one of them were meticulously made with love and pure intentions. Even weeks after the event, we had guests calling to ask if there were any extra dreamcatchers leftover that they could take off our hands.