Real Wedding: Erin and Chris’ wedding by Edith Elle Photography & Associates

Today’s beautiful real wedding is brought to us by Edith of Edith Elle Photography & Associates. Edith says:

Erin and Chris’ wedding took place at two locations. Their traditional Catholic ceremony took place at the San Fernando Mission and their vintage shabby chic reception took place at The Vineyards in Mission Hills…

See all of the lovely photos after the cut!


Both locations of Erin and Chris’ wedding were absolutely breathtaking. I was in awe of how majestic the scenery was all throughout the wedding! Can I mention how amazing it was being outside of the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, too!

Real Wedding: Erin and Chris’ wedding by Edith Elle Photography & Associates

Real Wedding: Erin and Chris’ wedding by Edith Elle Photography & Associates

Real Wedding: Erin and Chris’ wedding by Edith Elle Photography & Associates

Real Wedding: Erin and Chris’ wedding by Edith Elle Photography & Associates

Erin started her day getting ready at the Posada Royale Hotel & Suites in Simi Valley, CA. We had such a great time capturing all the details of her wedding and my most favorite part was when her florist came to deliver the flowers to her. It was SUCH a sweet moment!

Real Wedding: Erin and Chris’ wedding by Edith Elle Photography & Associates

Real Wedding: Erin and Chris’ wedding by Edith Elle Photography & Associates

Real Wedding: Erin and Chris’ wedding by Edith Elle Photography & Associates

Real Wedding: Erin and Chris’ wedding by Edith Elle Photography & Associates

Real Wedding: Erin and Chris’ wedding by Edith Elle Photography & Associates

Real Wedding: Erin and Chris’ wedding by Edith Elle Photography & Associates

Real Wedding: Erin and Chris’ wedding by Edith Elle Photography & Associates

Their traditional Catholic ceremony took place at the San Fernando Mission. I was so taken back by the Spanish architecture in this mission. It took me back to old world Spain. Before the ceremony, Erin and Chris did a non-traditional first look which was really a “first touch”. I was holding back the tears behind my camera.

Real Wedding: Erin and Chris’ wedding by Edith Elle Photography & Associates

Real Wedding: Erin and Chris’ wedding by Edith Elle Photography & Associates

Real Wedding: Erin and Chris’ wedding by Edith Elle Photography & Associates

Real Wedding: Erin and Chris’ wedding by Edith Elle Photography & Associates

After their I Do’s, we all headed to The Vineyards in Simi Valley where the festivities were slated to take place, but first we had to do some fun portraits and bridal party pictures!

Real Wedding: Erin and Chris’ wedding by Edith Elle Photography & Associates

Details adorned the reception room, all personalized to various favorite items of Erin and Chris’. I love it when couples truly make their details personal. I could really understand who they were without having to have a conversation with them. Their personality was infused everywhere.

Real Wedding: Erin and Chris’ wedding by Edith Elle Photography & Associates

Erin and Chris met at a local bookstore four years ago. Chris was reading “Eats, Shoots, and Leaves” which is a nerdy book that Erin loves and she felt she just had to go up to him! They began dating shortly thereafter, and she knew he was the one after a couple of months.

Real Wedding: Erin and Chris’ wedding by Edith Elle Photography & Associates

Chris decided to propose to Erin at her graduation party upon her graduation from UCLA. The party took place at her parents house with all her relatives and friends present. Chris’ band was playing at the party, and at one point after their set, he called Erin up to the mic and got down on one knee!

Real Wedding: Erin and Chris’ wedding by Edith Elle Photography & Associates

Erin and Chris’ wedding happened without a hitch! She says her wedding truly was her dream wedding and she wouldn’t have changed anything!

Real Wedding: Erin and Chris’ wedding by Edith Elle Photography & Associates

Now that the wedding is over, Erin is going to be concentrating on obtaining her master’s degree and working on her teaching credentials, while Chris continues his work as a private school assistant director and working towards his doctorate in education.

Congratulations Erin & Chris and thank you Edith for sharing this lovely wedding! For more information about Edith Elle Photography & Associates, please visit her WeddingPhotoLove Profile or head straight to her website.

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