ALYSSA + KEVIN
I just loved being a part of Alyssa and Kevin's Oak Canyon wedding in Anaheim – it was so sweet and full of joy! Rickety Swank and Tustin Florist did such an amazing job styling all of the gorgeous details. Alyssa and Kevin chose to have a mid October wedding, which is a great time of the year to get married here in So Cal -the weather is perfect for an outdoor celebration. All of their closest friends and family where there to watch their intimate ceremony and enjoyed the rest of the evening at The Fifth Rooftop Restaurant at the Grand Legacy Hotel. They had such a dreamy view that overlooked Disneyland, -fireworks and all! It was a truly beautiful day and I was so honored to photograph it!
Ceremony - Oak Canyon Nature Center | Reception - The Fifth at The Grand Legacy Hotel |
Furniture Rentals - Rickety Swank Rentals | Florist - Tustin Florist | Officiant/ day of coordination - Avance Solutions |
Baker - Dolce Bakery | Brides Gown - BHLDN | Grooms suite - Friar Tux Shop
Wedding Color Palette:
Burgundy, blush, ivory, dark blue and gold accents
What adjectives best describe your wedding day?
bliss, excitement, beautiful, whimsical
Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there.
We chose the ceremony venue at Oak Canyon. We love how the trees intertwine and it felt as if we were wrapped in a lace of nature’s beauty. We chose the Fifth rooftop for our dinner venue because the view overlook Disneyland and California Adventure. Disney has always played a role in many memories, including where Kevin asked me to be his girlfriend many years ago. Also, we’re able to see the firework show and the food is delicious!
What was your favorite wedding purchase?
Purchasing our daughters dress. She was glowing and it made us so excited to see that she felt just as special for the big day too.
Did you create any details yourself?
Yes! We painted most of the gold accents. Shout out to Hobby Lobby for having milk jugs that made gorgeous flower vases! We also sanded and painted the guest book table. Doing little details together was a fun way to enjoy each others time while not getting overwhelmed with wedding planning. :)
How did you incorporate your personality into the wedding?
We’re both kids at heart and love all things love. Pixar’s movie UP happens to be one of our favorite. Ellie and Carol falling in love as kids and growing old together, who doesn’t live this movie? We added accents from the movie as the guest book and cake topper.
What is your wedding song?
Never Stop (wedding version) by Safety Suit
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.