Simi Valley Wedding
Brianna & Jordan, You just pulled off the must stunning Simi Valley wedding ever! You know what not just Simi Valley, most stunning wedding anywhere in California, anywhere in the world right now. I don't know who's going to try and take your crown. But this wedding was absolutely wild. Every little detail of this wedding blew me away.
Hummingbird Nest Ranch played host to this incredibly romantic affair. They actually won best outdoor Venue in Santa Barbara, Ventura area in 2019 which is no easy feat. Nestled in the Santa Susana Mountains around half hour from L.A. This gorgeous ranch boast a huge array of spaces for outdoor ceremonies and multiple reception spaces. Filled with Spanish styled architecture and looking out over the mountains this place was the perfect setting for this stunning Simi Valley Wedding.
Few other highlights worth noting. Brianna wowed everyone with not 1 but 2 gorgeous wedding dresses on the day. The first beautiful long sleeve lace gown was from Lihi Hod & her party dress for the dance floor was an incredibly beautiful two-piece by Grace loves lace.
At this time of the year I normally gear up to prepare a big end of year post with my highlights and favourite images from the year gone by... But then I realised this wedding has been sitting on the shelf all year and probably was the photographic highlight of my year. I'm incredibly thankful to Brianna and Jordan for not just this wedding day but the trip that came about because of it. My first time to America and so many incredible experiences that came with that. Since this wedding I've been lucky enough to photograph weddings in Colorado, Portland, Seattle, Hawaii, Illinois & Even Alaska as well as back in L.A. again.
This wedding felt like an absolute fairytale to me. From the location to the inexhaustible list of attractive people involved starting off with the couple themselves.. Brianna is a full time model which makes sense the second you see her face, and if we're honest Jordan probably could be a model as well. The vows as well.. from these too.. had me in tears.. I don't think I've ever heard such beautiful vows. I'll include them further down in the post because they were incredible. Anyway I could go on and on about this wedding but I think it's better to just show you the photos. Enjoy - JM
Jordans Vows: "My love, there’s not much I can say about you, your heart, and your spirit that everyone doesn’t already know. Everyone that has ever been graced by your presence knows how honestly caring and kind you are. Everyone knows of the love that you have for each and every person you meet. People know how you would drive around with lunch bags while out on castings for work to give to the homeless people you came across, or your huge heart for people with special needs.
People see and recognise the way you interact with others, your infectious laugh, and your extremely humble spirit. People obviously know how extremely gorgeous you are. But Brianna, there are things only I know about you, things in our relationship that have brought us where we are now. All of those other things are part of what makes you special and are why everyone loves you, but I love you for so much more than that. I love you for who you are to ME.
You are my support and best friend. I want to thank you for being that. I want to thank you for being a true light in my life and an example of God’s love. You shine so bright Brianna. God has created you to do amazing things, and now you and I are partners through life. And just as iron sharpens iron, it’s your and my responsibility to lift each other up. I believe in us. I believe wholeheartedly that God made you for me, and me for you.
I believe in the sanctity of marriage. I believe that marriage is good. I believe that marriage is special, and I believe that marriage lasts. I’m confident that the same amazing God that brought us together will keep us together. The same love that we share at this very moment will be the same love that we share forever. I promise to do my part in that. I stand here today promising to grow old with you. But more than that, I promise to remain young with you.
I promise to always play Wii with you, or one-on-one beer pong in the backyard with you. I promise to always stand up for you and to protect you with all that I am. I promise to always keep copying whatever you do, because not only do I love you, but also I look up to you. I trust you, and admire everything about you. I simply ask that you continue to love me as much as you love everyone on this earth. But above that, I ask that you continue loving the Lord the way you do. I genuinely thank God for you and always will. I love you, and at this very moment there is nowhere else I’d rather be than promising my forever to you."
Brianna's Vows: "I knew I wanted to marry you right after meeting you. I’ll never forget coming home after the night we first met. I immediately called Maddie and said, “I love him. I’m going to marry him.” I was so excited. I remember feeling complete for the first time. My soul had found its match. From that moment I never wanted to imagine a world where you weren’t in it. We grew up two minutes away from each other, and somehow never met. It took a whole 6,000 miles for us to meet. You’re my real life fairytale.
We became best friends instantly. You’re truly my best friend. You’re the one I laugh with, cry with, dance in the kitchen with, and dream with. You’re my person, and I’m yours. I’ve never gotten sick of being with you. No amount of time ever feels like enough. Everything I do, and everywhere I go, I want you with me. Everything’s better when we’re together. I get to travel the world and see so many beautiful places, but my favourite place to be is home with you.
You make me feel like I can do anything. You truly believe I can do all things. You make me feel beautiful and funny. You even think I am a good singer, which is how I know you really do love me. I found myself when I found you. You’ve changed my life in so many ways, and I am forever grateful for the person I’ve become with you. I promise to let you talk about fall until my ears bleed. I promise to not only forever love you, but forever like you as well. I promise to never go to bed angry.
I promise to always be your biggest fan. I promise to watch football with you because I know you love it. I promise to learn how to communicate better. Even though I don’t like it, I promise to wear my hair pulled back tight because I know how much you love it. I promise to keep you young, and continue to push you outside of your comfort zone.
I promise to never give up on our love, or us because I know we have that special kind of love. I promise to love you for the rest of my days. “Across the years I will walk with you, in deep green forests, on shores of sand, and when our time on earth is through, in heaven too you will have my hand.”
Also this video by Will from City on Film is a must watch!
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