Real Wedding: A French Styled Purple Wedding With Trina & Spencer
Meet the couple: Tina and Spencer met and fell in love while attending their church activities. Trina quickly picked him out as a cutie and it wasn’t long until they were dating. The first time they kissed, Trina snuck a kiss on his cheek as he dropped her off at her front door and Spencer’s face lit up. Trina remembers it feeling so special and sweet to see him beaming as he drove off that night. Spencer, nervous, proposed to Trina up at the look out point in Fullerton California after spending more time than normal trudging through trails and sprinklers. Of course, Trina eagerly said yes, but right before Spencer put the ring on her finger he adorably asked “This is the finger it is supposed to go on right?” Essentially sealing the deal for Trina’s heart without even realizing it.
This sweet couple was married in the LDS Newport Beach Temple followed by a simple ring ceremony through the OC Sailing and Event Center for those that were unable to enter the Temple to be a part of. The wedding and reception was full of joy and fun; however, the night before the wedding they were met with sobering news: Trina’s father had passed away. Sharing this, Trina stated that “with love, support, and smiles, our family was able to have an amazing wedding day”. Her father’s passing made each quiet moment special and she knew without a doubt that her father was still with her that day.
Their Wedding Style : French with Purple All Over
Their table centerpieces alternated between tall elegant vases with flowers by Saadia Kibirya from Kismat Events and intricate birdcages.
Their sign in table included delicately wrapped wedding favors, a cute Mr. and Mrs. frame, and a sign in book with colorful signing pens.
Being a couple that enjoys being exactly who they are, they decided to mix up the traditional wedding cake and chose to do wedding cup cakes! The alternating deep and light blue flowers worked beautiful with the purple color scheme and added a nice color pop. Along with the cupcakes they had a small cake so that they could keep the tradition of the bride and groom cutting the cake together.
In order to really establish their theme at their reception, they had a table beautifully set for the the bride and groom. This acted as a perfect focal point and really created the ambiance Trina was looking for.
Trina’s bouquet was divine. It featured dark purple calla lilies wrapped in a black ribbon and a simple (and yet it is also decadent) bouquet accessory.
The bridesmaid bouquets included as single flower, feather, and neatly tied black ribbon. Deciding to be flexible, Trina wanted her bridesmaids to pick out their own dresses with the only decree being that they were purple. Though this decision lead to a lot of stress and debates on whether or not pink could work instead, the final look of each girl was exactly what Trina had been hoping for.
They decided to keep to tradition with cutting the cake, a first dance, and throwing the bouquet. It was extremely important to them that they could enjoy each moment to the fullest.
The Planning Process : Spencer and Tina had a little under three months to plan their wedding, which might seem terrifying, but since Trina had just spent the last year working as a wedding planner, she wasn’t too worried. The biggest stress was the bridesmaid dresses, but everyone eventually cooperated.The best way to shop? Online! Trina and Spencer found almost everything online. If it wasn’t, they had picked up at Michaels.