Chelle + Tim’s outdoor reception at the Pine Rose Cabins looks so effortlessly summery and relaxed, I can’t help but wish the SW teams were on the West Coast. Sarah Rosenberger, one of Chelle’s bridesmaids, styled the fresh white and yellow blooms, and Jensen’s of Lake Arrowhead designed the too-cute bird cake. Just one question, C + T: was that cake as delicious as looked? Since we know y’all love pretty things, there are more shots from the rustic wedding from The Brothers Wright.
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: My Mom and sister both live in Oklahoma, and I live in Long Beach, CA. In October of 2009, they both flew out for a girls’ weekend of celebrating and dress shopping. A few bridesmaids came along, and we spent the day at bridal boutiques in Southern California. It was so special to be able to share this moment with them.
Describe your wedding flowers: I love the look of renunculas, and yellow is my favorite color, so that set the foundation of our flowers and color scheme. I knew I wanted to find an alternative to traditional bouquets and boutonnières, though, so we eventually discovered handmade flowers in a shop in OKC made from neckties. My father and grandfather had a ton of neckties they no longer wore, and we were able to find a few more at thrift stores. The bridesmaid bouquets were also made from these and finished with vintage buttons from my grandmother’s sewing box.
Describe your wedding cake: Our cake was three tiers, each a different flavor. We used a pine tree round from the Pine Rose Cabin properties for the cake stand.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Tim makes films for a living, and wanted to create a film to show at the reception of each of us answering the same questions about each other, (e.g. where we met, how he proposed, what we love about each other, etc.). Towards the end of the film, Tim went to great lengths to describe the proposal. Unbeknownst to me, Tim’s best man, Ben, had secretly hidden a camera in the bushes on the mountaintop where Tim proposed. I was able to watch him propose to me at our wedding, and it was absolutely priceless.
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? We did write our own vows, in addition to repeating traditional vows. It was shocking how similar they were to each other’s!
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? We still live in Long Beach, are continuing in our current professions and hope to have children sometime in the next 5 years. For now, we’re enjoying being newlyweds.