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Romantic California wedding at The Colony House: Michelle + Jona

March 17, 2017

Friday is finally here, Cakies! So excited to walk into the weekend but before we do, we’ve got photos by Priscilla Frey of Michelle + Jona’s Orange County wedding. The Colony House has a loft-style vibe that offered up a clean slate for making their own, so they added just a hint of fairytale romance to the space. Doesn’t hurt that one of their pals manages the venue, making the planning process that much easier! See all the photos below…

Already feeling those fairytale vibes with Michelle’s glittery Betsey Johnson pumps.

Jona is a musician and organized all the ceremony + reception music, and they arranged for their friend’s band to come in from Sweden to play for them.

M says, We are both into minimalistic style but with earthy qualities. At first I thought we would do all white florals but the more I looked at sources of inspiration and planned different aspects of the wedding, I wanted to bring in some color since the whole venue was somewhat of a clean slate, with the ability to be molded into what you wanted. I wanted just an ounce of fairytale and to include our love for well-tailored style, but I also wanted it to represent our laidback nature. Also, our entire wedding was vegan to reflect our lifestyle and passions. See more on Michelle’s Pinterest.

M + J also wanted their day to have a bit of a rustic feel to it, and the venue totally helped with that.

Michelle’s bouquet had peonies, ohara roses, white ranunculus, spray roses, white lisianthus, and grey dusty miller.

From the speeches of our friends and family sharing their love and insight to being alone together as husband and wife for a few moments right after we said I do—it was all amazing for different reasons, bringing about such a well-rounded wedding day. It also made me so happy to see my parents genuinely happy. The love and support we felt that day was immeasurable. 


Photographer: Priscilla Frey / Videographer: Fredrik Sellergren / Venue: The Colony House in Anaheim / Coordination: Emily of Heart Throb Weddings / Florist: A Touch of Lavender / Makeup: Melissa Alatorre / Hair: Brianna Brockman / Invitations: Paperless Post / Cake: Luscious Organic Desserts / Catering & Rentals: 24 Carrots / Music: Immanuel Band / Bride’s Dress: Anne Barge from The White Dress in Corona Del Mar / Shoes: Betsey Johnson / Veil: Renee Pawele / Rings: Brilliant Earth / Bridesmaid Dresses: Vera Wang / Groom & Groomsmen Suits: Michael Kors / Ring: Blue Nile