This intimate outdoor vineyard wedding by KATIE GIBBS PHOTO took place in the beautiful hills of Agoura, California where two families from different cultures united and became one big loving family. Marina comes from Miami and a Cuban background and Steve, comes from Michigan with an all-American background.
Kari, the wedding planner, from FEATHERED ARROW EVENTS knew this wedding was going to be one filled with love and fun, unique details from the initial meeting especially as Marina started crafting her own decor and showing Kari her amazing calligraphy skills. Marina and Steve set out to make it special with their own touches while having an intimate ceremony and reception staffed by a wonderful team of vendors.
Many decor pieces and calligraphy were made by Marina and Steve themselves, from the programs, to the menus, to the place cards, to the DIY Photobooth. So many details went into making this day special and intimate with just their family and closest friends and it was all captured by the talented Katie Gibbs Photo.
The bride's bouquet even held her husband's mother's wedding ring to have a special way to remember her. These two exuded love not only for one another but for the joy of their families coming together. The ceremony took place outside under a large tree complete with a hanging chandelier and a vineyard as the backdrop. The cocktail hour ensued with family photos, games for kids, Polaroid pictures at the DIY photobooth, appetizers and cocktails along with some of the best wedding food (we've ever had!) by LA Roots Catering. The reception was family style seating mixing the two families together to get to know one another. Dinner was shared over toasts and stories from friends and family. Dancing continued with a first dance by the new couple and some salsa dancing and lessons from Marina's family. The night ended with a grand exit of sparklers and cheers as the new couple drove off to start their life together.