Taylor and Nick tied the knot on September 23rd, 2017 at Rancho Valhalla Nursery tucked away in the hills of Mount Helix. I loved the intimacy of this venue. Guests were completely surrounded by lush greenery and twinkly lights. This space is just full of romance. I still cannot get over their EPIC sparkler exit! Forever swooning over this day, congrats again to Mr. & Mrs. McDaniel.
– VENDOR CREDITS –
Getting Ready Location: Sycuan Golf Resort Ceremony & Reception: Rancho Valhalla Nursery Hair: Jessica Whitney Makeup: Makeup by Nancy Wedding Dress: Here Comes the Bride Wedding Coordination + Design: Smith & Merrick Event Partners Second Shooter: Nick Lane
When the squad is lookin’ fly! | fun fact – I have known some of these dudes since elementary and high school! It makes the wedding day feel extra special when I run into old friends.
Cant even put into words how happy this next photo makes me. Taylor even had a matching dress made for her daughter, Marlee! Cutest mommy + daughter moment of all time!
Taylor’s Dad was stunned when he finally saw his gorgeous daughter in white. I LOVED this first look!
My favorite statement piece was the Bourbon Bar built by the father of the groom. Such a unique wedding prop that every single guest enjoyed.
How gorgeous is this set up!? All of that greenery makes me go all heart eyes!
THE I DO CREW
After family + bridal party photos, the couple sipped on champagne in the Tropical Garden. Can my backyard look like this? I swear I am going back and getting all of these lush tropical plants.
These are some of my favorite portraits with the newly weds. All sunshine and smiles!
Meanwhile at cocktail hour….
It was such a beautiful moment as Taylor and Nick shared their first dance with their daughter Marlee. Little thing was such a good sport! It was a big day for her, as well.
All the excitment makes the day fly by. Before we knew it, the sun was down and the bistro lights were sparkling over the dance floor.
Laughter echoed throughout the nursery as loved ones shared sweet & silly stories about the bride and groom.
Parent Dances, followed by open dance floor! These folks were not shy about tearin’ up the dance floor! I just loooove with all these big happy smiles that were captured during reception!
I’m sorry but there is nothing better than a solid “cake in the face” shot! Look at that joy!!!
SAVAGEE! LOL This shot cracks me up!
Of course the two guests that catch the bouquet and garter are an actual couple! LOL [Josh & Kelsey you know where to find me 😉 ]
The DJ played the last song of the night, and everyone surrounded the newly weds with sparklers! It was the most magical way to end a perfect wedding day