Wow!  We are head over heels for Brandi & Tim’s retro hawaiian style Rancho Valencia Resort Wedding, featured on Style Me Prettyand In Modern Luxury Weddings Magazine!  This wedding was the perfect mix of colorful, exotic, elegant, and fun.  Our dashing couple envisioned a wedding day at the Rancho Valencia Resort  that would surprise and delight their guests, and Amorology Weddings brought it to life so brilliantly!  Painted pineapples and hand calligraphied palm leaves adorned the rustic, exposed wood benches provided by Folklore Vintage.  Ripe, delicious fruits overflowed from the escort table and exotic blooms by JL Designs were a treat for the eyes.  Every detail from the signature “Mahala Mule” drink to the flower girl’s single oversized flower came together to make this wedding look like a magazine spread.  But, in truth, our very favorite part of this magical day was the moment Tim saw Brandi walking towards him down the aisle.  The true love these two share is straight from a storybook!

More about our Rancho Valencia Resort Wedding from Amorology, as featured on Style Me Pretty… Get ready for a taste of the Hawaii life! We love when we get to design for super chic couples who have both a killer personal style and an infectious romance! With Brandi + Tim’s love for the island life, we decided to play with a theme that combined Carmen Miranda and retro Hawaiian inspired touches with a dash of old Hollywood glam . Using large palm leaves and mango wood, we created a custom wood backdrop inspired by Hawaiian quilt prints for the escort card display and filled it with the help of JL Designs with the most delicious abundance of tropical fruits. We also painted pineapples to hold table names, made custom wood square candle holders, and had menus created with white calligraphy on palm leaves to perch at each table among the beautiful blooms and transfer ware blue china. For favors, we shipped in our couple’s favorite cookies from Hawaii and packaged them in pineapple-printed muslin bags.

Our couple danced to Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get it On” for their first dance and heated up the room. After dinner, guests sipped on Mai Tai’s and treated themselves to the sugar shack dessert display with the most darling quilt inspired cake by Hey There -Cupcake. With straw hats and coconut bras we kept things playful on the dance floor as guests busted a move. We were so happy to see that our design resonated with the couple’s sense of style so well. As the groom said, “We were so impressed with their [Amorology’s] ability to transform our vague ideas into vibrantly crafted and vintage Hawaiiana style that represented us perfectly.”

Brandi and Tim and their wedding is near and dear to our hearts for so many reasons but we especially loved that our sweet couple in need of a flower girl, asked Heather’s little daughter, Milla to play the part and on her birthday! Growing up in a world full of brides, this was the pinnacle! Lots of dreams coming true on this wedding day!

Our entire wedding photography experience from start to finish with Jen and Shane was absolutely fantastic!
After meeting with a couple of other wedding photographers and not feeling like they were “the one”, Tim and I both knew within minutes that Acqua Photo was exactly what we had been searching for. It was the combination of their fun-loving personalities, enthusiastic energy and their interesting mix of modern and fashion photography backgrounds (not to mention the gorgeous photos they showed us as examples of their work) that made the decision easy for us.
We had a wonderful time with Jen and Shane during our engagement shoot, it felt like we were hanging out with old friends! They even designed an amazing photobook using the engagement pictures that we used as our guest book at the wedding. The wedding day went seamlessly, as Jen and Shane worked their magic with our first look photos and incorporated various backdrops around our venue property. We were so impressed with their creative ideas for fun and romantic shots and we loved all of the family and bridal party shots, as well.
We will be recommending Acqua Photo to every couple that is searching for an unforgettable wedding photography experience and amazing photos to enjoy for a lifetime.
— Brandi & Tim


Venue: Rancho Valencia

Event Design + Coordination: Amorology

Floral Design: JL Designs & Events

Cake: Hey There, Cupcake!

Calligraphy: T&S Craft

DJ: Positive Energy Productions

Chair Rentals: Yeah Rentals

Hair + Makeup: Rock + Royal

Videography: Max & Molly

Linens: La Tavola

Lounge Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals

Paper Elements & Invitations: Peanut Press Creative

Tabletop Rentals: Folklore Vintage Rentals

Vintage Rentals:Found Vintage Rentals