Magical Rose Garden Wedding

Today’s wedding is a sweet, classy and romantic celebration! It was truly a day where two families came together in unity and love. Three16 Photography sent over these amazing wedding photos of Garret and Erica, and now that I’ve seen it, I’m on cloud nine! Everything about their reception is enchanting and in stunning detail. The backdrop was beautiful and serene surrounded by a meticulously landscaped rose garden. The exquisite wardrobe and delightful mix of subtle –hued pinks, light greens and white added a romantic and vintage tone to this already amazing showcase of class and elegance. My favorite though would have to be the floral arch which became the centerpiece of their gorgeous outdoor garden themed wedding. How romantic! (They add rustic touches too!) Scroll down to see more of Garret and Erica’s magical rose garden wedding. Enjoy!

We’re All About the Details!

Hair and Makeup

Erica’s beautiful hair and makeup were done by Flawless Faces. She wore her hair down with a simple, subtle curl and natural looking makeup with bold eyeliner. She chose silver and diamond jewelry, and white satin heels with diamond details.


The lovely bride wore a vintage-style sweetheart-neckline lace gown from Blush Bridal Couture that was fit for the first lady. Garrett wore a slick, classic black suit from Friar Tux, paired with groomsmen styled in all black suits and accessories.

The Color Palette

With a mix of subtle-hued pinks, light green, and white, the bride’s bouquet added just a touch of color to the classic black and white color palette, tying in the pinks with the bridesmaid’s dresses. The bridesmaids all wore blush colored, mismatched dresses. The white, black, pink, and green color palette of the day set the tone for a classy, romantic and vintage wedding.

The Rose Garden Wedding

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California is filled with rich history and stunning architectural details. The backdrop of the ceremony was the museum’s beautiful and serene reflecting pool- a model of Washington DC’s very own. The bride and groom stood in front of a beautifully decorated altar- a standalone structure covered in an abundance of pastel florals and greenery, created by the wonderful and talented Flower Allie. Guests sat in all white wooden chairs, watched the couple say their “I do”s surrounded by tall palm trees, and enjoyed the view of the First lady’s meticulously landscaped rose garden.

The Reception

After the stunning outdoor ceremony, guests flooded into a reception space like no other. The reception hall is the only existing replica of the White House East Room. With three enchanting crystal chandeliers, golden silk drapes, and marble fireplaces, there’s no doubt the guests all felt like they were truly dining and dancing in the presidential home.

DiJital Engagement created an amazing playlist to ensure that the dancing went on long into the night. The reception tables included additional gorgeous bouquets, gold charger plates, napkins perfectly folded to look like suit and ties, and golden chairs surrounding the tables which were set with pink silk tablecloths. Their three-tiered, detailed wedding cake was crafted by White House Catering. All the details of the day came together beautifully and were captured by Three16 Photography.

Take this Advice

Try to get a head start on planning. Book the important vendors as soon as possible and be sure to read reviews about the vendors you’re interested in. If that vendor has no reviews that should be a red flag and if they are a new business be prepared for the reality that they may be somewhat inexperienced. Trusting your vendor team is vital and it can have an impact on your photos. If you don’t trust your vendors to do their job, you’re going to be more stress than needed and it will show in your photographs no matter how good the photographer is. The reality is their is a huge benefit in investing in quality vendors as well as a wedding planner. The brides that seem to be the most stressed on the wedding day are usually the ones so focused on setting up their wedding and checking in on their vendors rather than just enjoying the day. ~Jerrick O’Connor/Photographer

About the Photographer
Three16 Photography is your premier wedding photography team in Orange County, Los Angeles and all of Southern California. With a focus on natural light, lifestyle and a photo journalistic approach to your wedding day. We strive to not only meet your expectations but to far exceed them as we capture the genuine, fun, emotional and romantic moments of your special day. Let’s be honest this is not about a few photographs but it’s about having an amazing experience on your wedding day. Whether you’re getting married at the finest wedding venue Orange County has to offer or a rooftop in downtown Los Angeles or in the vineyards of Italy we strive to offer you incredible photographs you can truly cherish for a lifetime. We are available for travel throughout the world. Our average client spends $5,000 with us. Let us capture your love story, contact us through our website!

Money Matters

$20,000 – $45,000


Photographer: Three16 Photography
Museum: Richard Nixon Library
Invitation Designer: Invitation Design Studio
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Friar Tux
Hair Stylist: Flawless Faces
Makeup Artist: Flawless Faces
Dress Store: Blush Bridal Couture
Caterer: Anaheim White House Catering
DJ: DiJital Engagement
Floral Designer: Flower Allie

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