Brianna & Jon picked such a unique and meaningful theme for their wedding – a puzzle piece theme, and I love everything about it. From the meaning, “that they have found their missing piece”, to the puzzle piece guest book, it’s just absolutely fitting (pardon the pun). I was also equally in inspired by all the beautiful orange hues seen throughout the wedding, especially the bouquets – pretty.
Sun-Dance Photography was there to witness and capture their special day at Sterling Hills Wedgewood in Camarillo, California on a bright sunny August day.
From the Bride, Brianna:
How did you meet?
Jon and I met playing on an intramural volleyball team during our sophomore year in college at CSULB.
What was your wedding planning inspiration/style:
Hmm… Well I wanted to plan it with both Jon and I in mind. His favorite color is orange so I based the color scheme off of that and decided that brown would pair nicely. I wanted more than just color so I chose a ‘puzzle piece’ theme (something that wasn’t too cheesy that I could tie in subtle decorations with). We had found each other’s ‘missing piece’ to our puzzle of life. We had a puzzle piece cake, each guest signed a puzzle piece for the guest book, along with other various puzzle piece decor and stationary by NINE7OHDESIGNS.
I wanted the style to feel very contemporary as far as decorations and fashion but keep a traditional feel when it came to the ceremony. I got most of my inspiration from Pinterest and Etsy.
What were some of your favorite memories of the day?
Just being able to take everything in as it all happened so fast.
My favorite moment was exchanging letters with Jon during the ceremony. We kept traditional vows but in addition to those, we each wrote a letter about what we love and appreciate about each other and read them in front of friends and family. It was so special to be able to share my feelings with Jon and our families. The toasts by our fathers and bridal party were probably my favorite memories as well. They were hilarious.
Do you have advice for other brides?
Take the time to plan everything exactly how you want it. I spent one full year to the day planning my day. After all, you’re the bride. It’s YOUR day. We had a strict budget but I took the time to research so that I could have my dream wedding but make it affordable. And as any married woman will tell you.. Cherish every moment of the whole planning experience as well as the big day. It flies by, as much as it feels like it drags on. It becomes a big blur so take the time to smile and be in the moment. It only comes once.
Photographer: sun-dance photography
Reception Venue: Sterling Hills Wedgewood