How about them apples?

This wedding had so many fun details to photograph! Our bride, Lisa, trucked up all kinds of props (including furniture) to the lovely Pine Mountain Lodge in Julian. The area is known for its apples, so they were a recurring theme throughout the day.

Guests were greeted with -- of course -- freshly pressed apple juice presented on a vintage dresser. And soft blankets were available to cuddle up in if a chill was in the air.

Lisa had beautiful vintage jewelry and accessories to choose from. One of my favorite touches was the antique suitcase for cards. And I loved the white hydrangeas in the manzanita trees.

No wedding cake for Lisa and Mark! Apple pie on a cute bakery cart. And caramel apples as favors on the way out.

Lisa was a vintage vision. She looked stunning. Baskets were filled with paper cones containing rose petals to toss at the couple as they made their way off in ... you guessed it ... a horse drawn carriage!

Great couple! Great day! Can hardly wait to go back to Julian. It’s a world away from Orange County, yet only a couple hours by car.

Details … Details. Lisa + Bruce get married in Julian at The Pine Hills Lodge.

A bluebird day in Julian is about as beautiful as it gets! Lisa’s vision for her end-of-the-year wedding was “A Princess Lives Happily Ever After”. That’s exactly what she got, thanks to the fabulous Courtney Urquiza and her company Dream Events By Courtney (  I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a team work harder and, at the end of the day, no detail was left undone.

Let’s start with the accessories Lisa brought.  Beautiful vintage jewelry, and don’t you love those maribou slippers for her wedding night? The manzanita tree that provided the backdrop for the ceremony at The Pine Hills Lodge was decorated with hydrangea-filled vases, candles, and vintage chandeliers.

Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING you see here was transported from Orange County to Julian.  Since Julian is all about apples, cider was served as the guest arrived. Blankets were on hand in case the air got chilly, and rose petals were given out for the bride and groom’s exit. Yes, the vintage dressing table was brought from the OC. 

Other amazing details:  The antique suitcase for gift cards, “sweetie pie” stand for apple pie (rather than wedding cake!), mossy runners down the center of the long dining tables, which were also adorned with vintage books.

Our bride pre-ceremony on a rose colored Victorian settee (of course, brought from home), and her arrival in a horse-drawn carriage accompanied by Chauncey the pug. Although Lisa’s gown is new, it certainly had that vintage feel … as did her gloves and hair.

Antique cake toppers were in abundance throughout the reception area… as well as vintage ladies’ handkerchiefs draped on the fireplace mantle, and a multitude of beautiful chandeliers. One final touch … guests were invited to take fresh caramel apples on their way out.  I can only assume that our Princess and Prince will live happily ever after, as the sign (belonging to Lisa, of course!) indicates.