On May 4, Megan and David got married at the High Sierra Iris Gardens in Camino, California. Megan and David both grew up in the area. The venue is set in the Sierra foothills where there are orchards, christmas trees, flower farms, and ponds. In spring-time, this place was green, green, green! This was one perfect foresty, rustic, and elegant wedding.
David got ready with his best man, brothers, father, and mother. He wore a white bow tie with a grey suit. His parents prayed over him before heading out the venue. They were all so full of joy and excitement for the big day!
The bride spent her morning having brunch and getting ready with all of her bridesmaids. She wore a white robe while her bridesmaids each wore a black and white flannel with leggings. They helped one another with make-up and hair while the bride got her up-do and makeup done. After they were done getting ready, the girls all prayed for the bride before her big day! Her sister and mother helped her get into her dress and finish all the final touches. The bride then had a “first look” with her father before heading to the venue. These moments were so dear and special. Megan and her dad shared some tears and then they were on their way.
The wedding began at 3 and the weather was just perfect. The ceremony was a wonderful celebration of the bride and groom. The groom’s father officated the ceremony and gave a heartfelt speech. The wedding guests all got to take part in praying for the couple which was quite special. Megan and David shared their first kiss as husband and wife, and then they exited the ceremony to a Star Wars song.
The couple took photos with family and the wedding party, while the guests enjoyed the cocktail hour. The wedding party consisted of 8 girls and 7 guys. The girls wore sage green dresses in different styles, tan lace up heels, braided updos with a white scrunchie. The guys wore a dark grey suit with sage green ties, and tan dress shoes. The iris garden was in full bloom which made for some beautiful photos.
Megan and David made a grand entrance into their first dance. The entrance to the reception had tulle and white wooden heart hanging from the trees. They danced to “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You”. After these moments, it was time for dinner which was catered by The Ring of Fire BBQ. The meal of choice was bbq chicken or pulled pork sandwiches with vegetables, potatoes, and a fruit salad. This meal sure did not disappoint! The bride and groom spent some time going around table to table to say hello and thanking guests for coming. The tables were decorated with bouquets, large and small candles, twinkling fairy lights, votives, and tapered white candles.
Speeches started shortly after with a couple bridesmaids, a couple groomsmen, the bride’s mother, the bride’s father, and the groom’s father. There was not a dry eye in the place. Each speech was so heartfelt and touching.
The bride and father had their dance followed by the mother and son dance. The bride chose to have a dance with her mother as well as her grandfather, which was unique. The other guests also joined in with their mother’s and father’s.
The bride and groom snuck away for a few moments to take some sunset photos during the golden hour. They turned out so beautiful! They chose a mountainous area with an old truck, fields, and flowers all around.
Dancing began and most of the guests were on the floor having a great time. The only times the dancing stopped was for the cake cutting, garter toss, and bouquet toss. The wedding cake was a beautiful three-tier cake with an ombre pattern. The colors faded from a dark forest green to a sage green, then to white. Flowers matching the bride’s bouquet decorated each layer. And on top of the cake was a copper-colored wooden cake topper with the bride and groom’s names engraved into it. A monogram of the bride and groom’s first initials was projected onto the log cabin bar behind the cake table.
The garter toss and bouquet toss were fun for the single men and ladies that attended the wedding. The bride had a blue garter that David found and tossed to a lucky man. Megan had a throw bouquet and tossed it to a group of girls who went crazy for it. This was done on the dance floor deck. The wooden deck was decorated with string lights strung around, with a forest background of rich greens.
The night was beautiful and went amazingly well! Congrats to the new husband and wife! We wish you many wonderful years of love and happiness!