Today’s gorgeous real wedding comes to us from photographers Randy + Ashley, based in Yucca Valley, California! Here’s Randy + Ashley to tell us more:
This day was twelve years in the making. Vladen and Michelle met as juniors in high school, through Michelle’s best friend, Christina. For Vladen, it was love at first sight; for Michelle, it was friendship first. Even after spending a few years apart for college, Vladen always knew that Michelle was The One.
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Our friends Vladen + Michelle got married this past weekend at Jackalope Ranch in Indio, and it was nothing short of magical. We’ve worked so closely with the two of them over the last year, as well as Michelle’s mom Nancy, that we felt so at home with their family and friends.
Pastor Dave Hotelling led a thoughtful and lovely ceremony, and when Vladen saw Michelle coming toward him for the first time as she was escorted by her father, Tom … oh, the tears. From him, from us, from everyone. It was the most absolute perfect moment.
After their ceremony, everyone headed to the outdoor patio at Jackalope Ranch for a delicious bar-b-que buffet of chicken, salmon, jalapeño mac n cheese and more tasty treats. California DJ Michael Capitanelli did a marvelous job at getting everyone on the dance floor – including doing a traditional Greek dance for Michelle’s great-grandmother YiaYia (who also happened to be celebrating her 89th birthday that day).
We are so grateful to have been part of their big day, and we’re so excited for all the plans they have for the future!! Congratulations, dear friends! xoxo
Congratulations Michelle & Vladen and thank you Randy + Ashley for sharing! For more information about Randy + Ashley, please visit their website.
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Photographer: Randy + Ashley
Dress Store: Blush Bridal Couture
DJ: California DJ
Cake Designer: Exquisite Desserts
Hair Stylist:Hair Design by Lori Espinoza
Location: Indian Wells Resort
Restaurant: Jackelope Ranch
Groomsman Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Invitation Designer: Minted Floral Designer: my little flower shop
Officiant: Pastor Dave Hotelling