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TIM + VANESSA • RIVERSIDE + INDIO, CALIFORNIA
Rustic Southern California DIY Wedding

Jul 6, 2016

Tim stood in the shade of the tree, hiding from the heat of the summer sun. Vanessa stood just a little off in the distance, eagerly awaiting our signal to walk toward her husband-to-be, to show him her beautiful tea-length bridal gown (which was made complete with that gorgeous birdcage veil). Finally, we waved her forward and she darn near ran to him. She finally tapped him on the shoulder, he turned around and broke into the biggest grin we’d ever seen him have and it was in that moment that we could see just how excited they were for this day they’d been waiting for, for so long.

We’ve been excited for this day too, since we met over coffee at Starbucks a few months ago. We instantly just fell in love with these two – so sweet together, and with so many exciting ideas for their wedding. When Ash did their engagement session in the Movie Colony area of Palm Springs earlier this year, we got even MORE excited about their wedding because their style is just so amazing (love a man who can rock a bow tie!!).

Tim + Vanessa’s rustic Southern California DIY wedding started on a Friday at the Historic Riverside Courthouse with a small ceremony, followed the next day by a fun reception at the Tack Room Tavern at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio. Their family and friends gathered for a night of delicious tacos and popcorn, cake and dancing under the bistro lights on the patio!

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Special thanks to their amazing RAD creative team, who made Tim + Vanessa’s day possible!

ceremony venue | Historic Riverside Courthouse

reception venu+ cateringTack Room Tavern, Empire Polo Club, Indio

day-of coordinatorPetite Bee Events

dj DJ 2A Entertainment

floral | Mike’s Flowers

bouquet + boutonniere Rosy Lily Florals

dessert Exquisite Desserts

invitationsWedding Paper Divas

bridal attire David’s Bridal

birdcage veil | Jersey Bride

shoes | Macy’s

groom’s attire |  Hugo Boss

bridesmaid’s attire | JJ’s House

groomsman’s attireDKNY

jewelry | Costco + Zales

makeup | Cherale Castellon

hair | Hilda Melendrez

photo boothEris Flash Photographer

rentalsSignature Party Rentals

bean bag toss boards | Rustic Road Designs, Inc.

games | Oriental Trading Company

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  1. Thelma Alvarez Aguirre

    July 6th, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Oh Vanessa…and Tim, these are absolutely amazing photos of your forever special day! Soooooo beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Niki Buxton

    July 7th, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Omg tim, ur son is the cutessst thing everrr!!! Congrats ur wife is G O R G E O U S !!

  3. Georgeana Britton Williams

    July 8th, 2016 at 1:52 am

    The Pictures are absolutely beautiful! Love you guys!

  4. Jamie

    July 8th, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Love this! And especially love the portraits with the car! Beautiful day!

  5. Kate Gansneder

    July 8th, 2016 at 7:40 am

    This wedding is fantastic! Love her tea length gown, and that birdcage veil! And the giant dominos! Such a great idea. They look like a fun couple. I love all the details, too. Beautiful work!

  6. Misty

    July 8th, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Love the pug! And the car! And their details!!! What a beautiful day! 😀

  7. Stefani

    July 10th, 2016 at 12:55 am

    Oh my gosh, this is so beautiful!! I especially LOVE all of the details and couple’s portraits!!! SO pretty!!

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