Real Bride: Kristen O.
Our lovely Real Bride Kristen O. had a stunning wedding at Newhall Mansion in Southern California. Oh, and did we mention that her groom played for the Kansas City Royals during their run at the World Series?!
From the Bride:
Since we had to plan our wedding around Scott’s baseball schedule, we had to have it in late fall or early winter. We wanted an outdoor wedding and decided we couldn’t go wrong with a wedding in Southern California! My favorite aspect of the wedding was our venue, Newhall Mansion. It’s a private estate that’s not only breathtakingly beautiful, but our bridal party was able to stay the entire weekend there! It was so much fun getting to spend the weekend with our best friends all under one roof.
We had a lot of untraditional elements in our wedding, like mismatched bridesmaids, a family friend as our officiant, and we broke open a cake shaped piñata instead of the traditional cake cutting! While we didn’t want a baseball-themed wedding, it’s such a huge part of our lives we had to include a few baseball elements in our big day! We had the groomsmen wear Kansas City Royals socks, the ring bearer carried the rings in a baseball glove, and instead of the traditional guest book, our guests all signed their”autograph” on a monogrammed home plate.
We also had two wedding day “fails” which actually made for better (and funnier) memories! Fun fact: Scott and I are two of the most forgetful air heads you’ll ever meet. Well, I somehow managed to forget to pack my wedding shoes and didn’t realize it until 2 hours before the wedding! Major. Freakout. Ensued.
While the shoe crisis was unfolding, Scott ran out of gas on the side of the highway on the way back from eating breakfast with his groomsmen. I didn’t even know this until after the wedding was over. Because, nobody wanted to stress me out any more than I already was! Luckily, we had awesome friends and family to save the day and pick up a pair of shoes for me, and pick up Scott off the side of the highway! We are definitely a match made in heaven! Despite the mishaps, it was a truly perfect day and we wish we could relive it over and over again!
Kristen & Scott
Venue: Newhall Mansion
Gown and Belt: Mikaella Bridal
Hair & Make-up: Veil of Grace
Photography: William Innes
Videography: Matrimony Films
Florist: Acton Creative Flowers
Planner: Krista Dison with Tricia Dahlgren Events