We are thrilled to see Laura and Armand’s whimsical Hummingbird Nest Ranch wedding featured in Inside Weddings! See the full print feature and excerpts below!
Olive trees, greenery, a ranch house and a cobblestone courtyard provided the feel of an Italian villa in Southern California. Guests arrived on the warm October afternoon and enjoyed a selection of flavored popcorn before taking their seats beneath the canopy of olive trees. As the wedding was a blending of both family and culture –Laura’s family is Jewish and Armand’s is Filipino–the couple decided to focus the ceremony on their love for each other and their friends and family, rather than filling the service with cultural traditions. There was still a chuppah and the breaking of the glass, but the officiant was a close friend of the bride and a highlight of the vow exchange was that both Armand and Laura referenced When Harry Met Sally–without knowing the other planned to do so.
The soft hues continued into the reception, accented with wooden tables, metallic bud vases, bistro lights, and a chandelier over the bar. It was warm and inviting, with a touch of whimsy. Anemones, traditional and garden roses, as well as eucalyptus sprays formed the romantic centerpieces in order to fit with the feeling of rustic elegance that was demonstrated throughout the event. As beautiful as the day was, the spirit of the celebration was most evident through the music and food.
Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch | Photography: Apertura | Consulting: Sterling Engagements | Floral Design: The Little Branch | Linens: Luxe Linen | Lighting Design: A Rental Connection | Catering: The Cocktail Concierge, City Palate Catering, Toppers Pizza Place | Cake/Desserts: Diddy Riese, Dunkin’ Donuts, Helena Wirth Cakes, Moon Pie | Beauty: The Heart of Makeup | Bridal Gown: Watters Bridal Salon | Entertainment: Vox DJs | Invitations: Emily Devitt Designs | Rentals: Fun Time Captured, A Rental Connection