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Bohemian Backyard Wedding ~ Althea & David

A bohemian wedding at a historic home in Orange County.

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When David and Althea started planning their wedding, it was important to them that every detail had a personal touch.

 The decor was all handmade and every vendor was a personal friend.

I used to work with David and I was so honored when he called to ask if I would photograph his and Althea’s wedding.

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The day started with David and a couple of his groomsmen at the barber shop, Hair by Ricardo, where Anna trimmed David’s beard.

At the same time at a historic home in Santa Ana, Althea was getting ready with her bridesmaids.

Bohemian-Bride-with-hennaAlthea made floral crowns and unique, crystal jewelry for each bridesmaid which looked amazing with the henna on their hands!

She also wore her grandfather’s ring.

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Bohemian-Bride-Flower-CrownBohemian-BridesmaidBohemian-BrideWhile the ladies were inside the house getting ready, the backyard was being being transformed into a beautiful, bohemian wedding venue.

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After having a quiet moment together at Santiago Park, David and Althea headed back to the house to get married under the wooden arch they made together.

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To the peaceful sound of a single wooden flute, Althea walked down the aisle to join David.

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During their beautifully spiritual ceremony, David and Althea’s friend, Simon, spoke about love, nature and the joining of two souls in the universe.

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After the ceremony, Althea’s nephews couldn’t wait to give her hugs to officially welcome her to the family!

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Speaking of family, I love this picture of David with his mom.

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Althea’s mom was overcome with love all day.

She’s a park ranger in Maui and LOVES to take pictures.  It was so much fun chatting with her about how I used to be a park ranger too.

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That beard!

We had to show off the sun shining on David’s beard!

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Thanks to dance lessons at Bella Ballroom, their first dance to Pistol by Dustin Kensrue was perfection!

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Did someone say, “Cake?”

Small-Backyard-Wedding-Orange-County“All about that Vape Life” and representing their company, Pour House Vape.

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This mini DJ in training spent an hour just watching the DJ and asking questions.

His patience was rewarded with a chance to run the dance floor!

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David and Althea, it brought me so much joy to be a part of your wedding.

The personal touches were filled with so much love and I’m so happy to see the two of you joined together in marriage.

Venue: Historic Home in Santa Ana
Photography: Kimberly April Photography
Catering: Suzanne’s Catering and Event Planning
Flowers: The Bride & Mother of the Bride
Beauty: The Girls Beauty Shop
Men’s Hair: Anna Fosnaugh at Hair by Ricardo
Cake: Pookie’s Cakery
Dance Lessons: Bella Ballroom
Macrame and Painted Altar Skull: Westward Notions
White Wax Paper Alter Decor: Amy Gibson
Altar: The Groom
Antlers: Groom’s Uncle
Jewelry and Flower Crowns: The Bride
Dress: A Creative Atelier
Wedding Soy Wax Lavender Candles: The Bride
Honeymoon Box: Drawing by The Bride, Laser-Cut and Hand Built Box by Fader & Chris
Music: Chase Baker

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