Erica & Antonio's California Wedding
As some of you may know, I planned Coral and Josean's wedding in Puerto Rico this past April... Just days after their wedding, I was connected to Erica & Antonio through the owner of Styled Shoots Across America, Heather Benge.
I was pretty much heartbroken when I read their story! Erica and Antonio had finalized all of their plans to get married in Puerto Rico last fall. Everything was paid for including their venue and vendors! Unfortunately they faced the unexpected and had a completely different experience in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria than Coral and Josean. E&A had to cancel their big dreams of getting married in Puerto Rico! I knew right away after hearing their story I wanted to step in and help this amazing couple to the best of my ability!
I was super amped up to find out Erica & Antonio decided move forward with their wedding plans, they chose to take their love to California! We only had two months to help plan it but we definitely made it work! :) Erica shared her Pinterest board with me which was very straight forward; she pinned lots of photographs with greenery with gold accents (which was a total "yasss" for me)!
E&A's big day came around SO quickly! I flew to California two nights before their wedding to do a walkthrough at their gorgeous venue! About an hour after I was finished scouting the location I was greeted by the lovely couple with big hugs!
I'll let Erica tell you the rest:
"There aren't many words that accurately describe Jessica and her services. Amazing, wonderful, talented, and incredible don't express how great she is. I literally do not know what my (now) husband and I would have done without her help planning our destination wedding. She worked tirelessly leading up to our wedding to find us vendors within our budget, help us scout locations from afar, coordinate decor with multiple people, and more. On the day of the wedding, she meticulously decorated and coordinated and was a straight BOSS LADY. She made our lives so much easier and allowed me to have a (relatively) stress-free destination wedding planning experience and wedding day. We're so thankful for Jess and everything she did to make our destination wedding a dream come true!"
Wedding Planner & Stylist: Jessica J Events
Venue: De Tierra Vineyard
Photographer: Seth and Beth Studio
Caligrapher: SM Designs
HMUA: Jesseca Barstad
Bouquets: Cassia Foret
Catering: Michaels Catering
DJ/Guitarist: Tim Davis