As the bougainvillea gently swayed in the wind above them, Andrey silently shared his love for Danielle beneath their ceremony arch. It’s something behind his eyes; without saying a word, he’s always been able to express his love for her. And she can feel it. It was the first week of spring and Bethel read from The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach, “…Each unveils the best part of the other.  No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we’re safe in our own paradise. Our soul mate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we’re two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we’ve found the right person. Our soul mate is the one who makes life come to life.”

Nine years ago their paths crossed in life and since that day their lives have intertwined and ballooned, growing into something so much bigger than either of them could have imagined then. On March 26th, 2016 they vowed to love, honor, comfort and keep each other, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health. The promised to forsake all others and be faithful to each other so long as they both shall live. All of those years of dreaming together, uplifting each other, and fighting through life’s challenges together culminated in this moment, on one of the most beautiful days we’ve had this year in front of those they hold most dear. They’re married.

 

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Before Danielle saw Andrey for the first time on their wedding day, Danielle and her father had a private moment where Dad saw his beautiful daughter in her wedding gown:

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Andrey’s expression is priceless here when seeing Danielle for the first time:

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Isari Flowers totally knocked it out of the park with the florals and design for this wedding. It was absolutely GORGEOUS:

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The Fabulous Vendor Team Credits:

Photography – Laura Christin Photography

Officiant – Bethel, Ceremonies by Bethel

Venue – Rancho Valencia Resort

Music – Encore Event Entertainment

Florist – Isari Flower Studio

Cake + Desserts – Michele Coulon Dessertier

Videography – Dis Moi Oui Films

Rentals – Folklore Vintage Rentals + Vario Productions

Hair – Wendy, JDM Salon

Makeup: Callie Karvelis