It’s hard to believe that the last wedding of summer 2016 has already come and gone!! We’d been looking forward to Dom + Janelle’s Burbank wedding for so long – from our initial meeting a few months ago to their super fun Disneyland engagement session, we just knew their wedding would be so much fun … and it totally was!!
These two met in drama class when Janelle was a junior and Dominic was a senior. He immediately was drawn to her, and he asked her out FOUR TIMES before she finally said yes! Dom says that the fact that he was so persistent and couldn’t fathom being with anyone else, told him she was the girl he’d end up being with forever – and he was right! He proposed after dating for a few years, and the rest, as they say – is history!
Their wedding ceremony took place at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pasadena – which, for those of you who love watching the Princess Diaries movies might recognize – it’s the church where Anne Hathaway almost gets married in! The church is absolutely stunning, with gorgeous painted artwork covering the walls and ceiling. Father Arnold, a family friend of Dominic’s, came all the way from Hawaii to perform the ceremony, which made it even that much more special and personal.
Our favorite detail of the day, however, was the way that Dominic honored his late mother. On his tux pocket, he carried a photo of her close to his heart as he married Janelle. When Dominic’s father gave his toast during the reception, he spoke of how much Dom’s mom would of loved to have been there, and how proud she would have been to see Dominic marry Janelle – and let us tell you, just thinking about that moment still puts a lump in our throats.
We’re so blessed to call Dominic + Janelle our friends, and feel so honored to have been able to document such an amazing moment for them!!!
Special thanks to Dom + Janelle’s RAD Creative Team!
ceremony venue | St. Andrews Catholic Church, Pasadena, California
reception venue + catering | The Castaway Burbank
officiant | Father Arnold
florist | La Mirada Flowers 4 less
dj | DJ Professional
cake | Jaqki’s Cake Creations
jewelry | Golden Horn Jewelry
invitations | Elegant Wedding Invites
tuxedos | Friar Tux Shop
bridal gown | Panache Bridals
bridesmaids’ gown | David’s Bridal
Randy + Ashley Studios are Joshua Tree wedding photographers who specialize in fun + intimate weddings around Southern California!