I have to admit I do occasionally watch Huell Howser. I grew up in Los Angeles and love to discover new places to visit. I was so excited as I drove up to Megan's house in Glendora right across the street from Rubel Castle, "an eclectic mix of rock buildings, discarded items, and a renovated citrus packing house." The caretaker allowed us to shoot there since Megan had taken care of horses there when she was a teenager, and he was fond of her.
Megan was one of the most easygoing, cheerful brides. She was willing to do anything and understood that her dress would get dirty at the bottom edge before the wedding. Although it may seem like a big deal, when you walk down the aisle the last thing people will be looking at is the hem of your dress. Don't let that hinder your great pre-ceremony shots.
The traditional catholic ceremony took place at St. Louise de Marillac Catholic church. The reception was held at the South Hills Country Club. The bride and groom and I rode around in a golf cart, then did some fun group photos with their bridal party of 18!
Everything was timed just right by planner Ivonne Melendrez. If you are thinking of going with a planner please do- they make the day easier for everyone. She made sure the room was ready to go, decorated with rich fall colors. The floral arrangements were beautiful and contained protea, or pincushion flowers. I had not seen those used in wedding flowers as of yet but had been thinking of using them for my own wedding. The most unique touch was the caramel apple name cards. They stand up on their own, and everyone loves a caramel apple! Megan and Scott were a fun couple to work with- I hope they have a great time on their honeymoon at Sandals, Jamaica. Special thanks to Cindy, Megan's mom, for making me feel so welcome and appreciated (and giving me my own caramel apple!)