Jessica & Mike: The most fun backyard wedding. Ever.

These 2, their 12 bridesmaids, 12 groomsmen, friends and family sure do know how to celebrate!  The love was genuine and the party was a good time. It was the perfect wedding.
More than anything we love when a bride, groom, and their bridal party know how to let loose and have fun! They were outgoing, funny, kind, considerate, stylish, beautiful and silly! Thats my favorite recipe for a human being. Really.
Thanks Jessica + Mike!! We’re crazy about you guys!


I usually hang out with the girls and Steve hangs out with the guys, but since this bridal party was 26 PEOPLE DEEP we figured we should double team the “getting ready shots”. I’ve gotta admit it… these guys getting ready were HILARIOUS. I hid in the kitchen until they were like 90% dressed and the things I heard while they were getting ready… haha… OHHHH the things I heard.  The majority of the guys have never worn a fitted suit before and watching them check themselves out was pretty darn funny.
Mike’s mom has a friend in Idaho that handmade all 13 ties and they looked so cool and unique on the guys!
Jessica + Mike had a first look and we just adored it. This couple had US laughing!
This bridal party was SO FUN! They were down for anything and did it with a smile. In the 2 photos below I had them impersonate Mike and then Jessica. It was a riot!
The accordion is my very favorite instrument and it was beyond cool that they had an accordion, guitar, and banjo playing during the ceremony.
Mike is a graphic designer and made all of their paper goods! Aren’t they cool??
The reception took place at Jessica’s childhood home and it was obvious how special that was for her. Her parents backyard was the absolute perfect setting for their wedding! Not to mention they got to do a SWEET grand entrance!
Aaaaaaand then they DANCED!

VENDOR LOVE:
My Facebook page  (there are even more pictures from this wedding there!)
Venue: Murrieta Equestrian Center  & Brides Backyard
Groom & Groomsmen Suits: H&M
Cupcakes: Apryl Cuffel
Videography: Fruitfulfilms
Paper Goods: Mike McGowan (the groom)
DJ: Jeremy Ricci

September 11, 2012 - 4:41 pm

Jessica - Love this wedding! So cute and such great style. My fav shot is the close up of the bridesmaids with interlocked arms. Love that detail.

September 14, 2012 - 6:35 am

Brittany Sweat - Fabulous girl!! Looks like such a fun wedding! Love them all!

September 24, 2012 - 12:54 pm

Britta - wow! i LOVE your style! ♥ from germany!

October 13, 2012 - 10:20 pm

Emily Chidester - KILLED IT!! These are gorgeous.

November 14, 2012 - 8:35 pm

Engagement Shoot - [...] to! Here are the different shoots she has shot that I have done both the hair and the make-up for. Jessica and Mike Matt and Amy Engagement Matt and Amy Wedding This entry was posted in Air-Brushed Make-Up. [...]

September 9, 2013 - 2:14 pm

Amy + Brandon: Downtown Redlands Engagement for the most playful and fun couple ever. » sara lucero : blog - [...] met Brandon last year at Jessica and Mike’s wedding! He was a groomsmen and a boyfriend to Amy… and now I get to photograph THEIR wedding with [...]

December 2, 2013 - 7:28 pm

Amy + Brandon: A Modern Rustic Wedding at Dove Canyon Courtyard » sara lucero : blog - [...] by many, and so very happily married! We met Brandon last year when he was groomsmening it for Mike and Jessica. Remember that one? It was the largest bridal party we’ve ever photographed (26 people!) and [...]

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