Lots and little has happened since our Fall 2012 Wrap Up Blog. Shortly after that, I (Alexandra) found out that my husband and I were expecting! With a baby due in August (he’s due in a little over a week, eek), I figured I should lay low on the officiating 🙂
At the time we found out, I already had two weddings booked for the 2013 season, so I emailed both couples right away and let them know that I’d have a 6 and 7 month belly for their weddings. I knew this may not be ideal for some brides, but both of them were super nice and told me that as long as I was feeling ok, they would still like me to officiate their wedding. So, here’s my big 2013 season wrap up!
The first wedding was at a beautiful building in Redlands, CA, called The Mitten Building. I really love how this beautiful couple set up the building, with the ceremony in the area upstairs, and the reception set up in the larger area downstairs. There was also a great basement level bar that was very cool!
Building used to be an old citrus production warehouse, hence the orange theme–I thought this was a great touch!
The upstairs ceremony area
A terrible shot of the downstairs reception area
Another bad photo of the very cool basement bar!
My second and last wedding of the season was close to home, but in a completely unexpected location! This one took place at the Newland Barn in Huntington Beach, which I had never heard of. When driving there for the rehearsal, I thought I was lost because my directions took me straight into a shopping center. I was freaking out that I was completely lost and would be late for the rehearsal, but nope, I was in the right place! Tucked in the back corner of the shopping center is a city owned property with the cutest little barn and gazebo, that serve as the perfect wedding venue!
Beautiful lace settings
And I loved this idea for guests to sign:
Gorgeous and creative, isn’t it?
Well, I want to give a special thanks to both of these great couples that allowed me to still be a part of their ceremony, even with a big belly in the way!
I’m looking forward to an active 2014 season already!