Edgar Allen Poe & A Day Filled with Love: Joann & Jacqueline

A quote by Edgar Allen Poe was the starting point for Joann & Jacqueline’s wedding plans. ‘We loved with a love that was more than love’ made them realise that really, their love was at that mattered. Luckily for these two beautiful women, they were surrounded by the stuff on their big day.

“No matter how much planning that went into that day, we were both blown away by the amount of love we received from our family and friends,” they explained. “We can’t fully explain or describe how it felt, but hopefully the love and laughter in the atmosphere of our wedding day had everyone just as thrilled and excited as we were. Our wedding was held at Penn Park, in Whittier, CA. The greenery was vivid and lovely just the way fairytales usually are, except this time there were two princesses.”

“Joann looked beautiful in her dress,” gushed Jacqueline. “I told myself I wouldn’t cry, but when we got to the front of the aisle and I looked at how gorgeous my bride was, and felt the amount of support we had from our family, we both couldn’t help but let the water works run wild.”

After a touching ‘sand ceremony’ (where each partner takes a different coloured sand and pours it into one vessel to symbolise the joining of their two families) they hosted a reception at Memories Dance Hall in Uptown Whitter. “The Ceremony was romantic and simplistic,””  Jacqueline continued. “We used white, ivory and hints of black to show our softer, feminine side. An outdoor wedding with the greenery of the earth and a commitment of love between two people. We expressed our commitment through a sand ceremony to symbolize the joining of our families, while we read our vows said from personal feelings and poems by Edgar Allen Poe.”

“Our Reception was the complete opposite – fun and flamboyant. We both love black, so the theme and colors completely changed to black with hints of red and gold, showing our Rock n Roll side. We never would have expected the decorations and everything to look as beautiful as it did. It captured the very essence of us and we couldn’t be happier. Our friends and family are not shy when it comes to having a good time, and that was fine by us. The Curse and Cure cover band started off the night. Our first song was a cover by Adele ‘Promise This’, we both had left feet and had never slow danced before, but in that moment it was just right and everything fell into place. The DJ was up after the speeches and from that point the love, laughs, booty drops and kisses were endless.”

Thank you to Joann & Jacqueline and their photographer Julie for sharing this gorgeous day with us today.

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Julie Pepin Photography
Ceremony Venue: Penn Park, in Whittier, CA
Reception Venue: Memories Dance HallJoann’s Dress: Oscars Wedding Group
Joann’s Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Jacqueline’s Suit: Torrid
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Torrid, H & M
Cake: Cuauthli Roura, Los Angeles
Flowers: Michael Delafonte Flowers West Covina, CA
Hair: Franny Camacho, Ulta Beauty Salon Glendora, CA
Make Up: Charrie Lanette Cater
Band: The Curse
DJ: Tee Time

15 comments

  1. Jacqueline

    Julie Pepin is an amazing photographer, she captured our wedding with gorgeous photos we can share with our friends and family for years to come.

    i love my wife!

  2. I performed the ceremony and Jackie and Joann were wonderful to work with. These pictures really capture the spirit of the occasion, and I was so happy to be a part of their day!

  3. Haylee

    THOSE WHITE SHOES ARE TO DIE FOR!! I never wanted white shoes for the day, but am now seriously rethinking thanks to Joann’s killer queen heels. Congrats, lovers – love beauty and badassery all ’round! xxxx

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