Highland Springs Resort wedding: Chelsea + Tyler

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Let us preface this wedding by saying, things are going to get dirty. Like, mud fight dirty. Before that happens, let’s see what went on during the day. For instance, breakfast for dinner!  Chelsea + Tyler have shared some of their favorite dates at greasy diners on Sunday mornings, or cooking breakfast at home, so a venue that would allow pancakes with several assorted toppings, country-style potatoes, and every breakfast accessory you can think of was a must. Thankfully, the Highland Springs Resort, with its “sprawling olive groves, fields of fragrant lavender, and towering trees”, marked the spot. Breakfast at sunset with onelove Photography capturing it all is the way to go!

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highland springs wedding

highland springs wedding

highland springs wedding

highland springs wedding

highland springs wedding

We can’t help but think of the history that’s taken place underneath that 1,100 year old oak tree. Just imagine all the couples throughout the ages that may have had their first kiss under it. So sweet!

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highland springs wedding

highland springs wedding

highland springs wedding

This is where things get dirty…

highland springs wedding

highland springs wedding

Sure, you could have your dress cleaned after your wedding and store it in a box at the top of your attic, but…you only get married once! Go out with a bang, jump in a mud pit, then please take a shower.

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From Chelsea:

Don’t plan a wedding while you are working full time and in grad school. You will turn into a crazy person! You and your fiance will disagree a lot. Compromise. Remember he’s getting married that day too. Let it go. We had a little mishap with my dress and some dirt. Everyone tried to hide it and make me feel at ease. But when they finally told me about it, it wasn’t a big deal at all. I wasn’t going to let any little detail ruin my day. We also had to decide mid-reception whether we wanted to finish visiting with the rest of the table or leave for the bouquet and garter toss. We chose to keep visiting and skipped the tosses all together. Be flexible because not everything will go as planned. You’ll still be married to the love of your life at the end of the day.

Photography: onelove photography / Venue: Highland Springs Resort / Event designer + coordinator: Bride and Pamela Quijano /  Cake: Highland Springs Resort / Flowers: Friend of MOB / Lighting: Premier Party and Tent Rentals / Officiant: Jon Ciccarelli / Bride’s dress: BCBG maxazria / Shoes: Kate Spade / Jewelry: Tina Tarnoff / Groom’s suit: Thick as Thieves / Bridesmaids Dresses Designer: Target

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Cheri (Woodsy Weddings) on Nov 21, 2011

The photos have such a dreamlike quality...they're just beautiful! And the mud fight - there are no words. Fun wedding!

Sara on Nov 21, 2011

And that mud was NOT warm!!!! Amazing how tough Chelsea was - guerilla style femme!! xoxo

Clare on Nov 21, 2011

Beautiful photos, Sara, as always! Love em. And love the mud fight and the desert shots!

Sharon (Posh Veils) on Nov 21, 2011

What a charming and casual wedding. I love the fact that they get dirty and they don't seem to take life too seriously. Love that!

Pamela Quijano on Nov 21, 2011

Sara - Your shots are amazing! You truly captured the love that Chelsea and Tyler share for each other and the essence of what the atmosphere was like that evening. It was a pleasure working with you. Looking forward to it again! :)

Pamela Quijano (Love.Anne.Joy Design + Events) on Nov 21, 2011

I love the last shot. It looks like cotton was being thrown at them as they rode off, but it was really marshmellows! :)

Intertwined Events on Nov 21, 2011

Love the mud fight and the short dress!

kellee on Nov 21, 2011

Seriously the mud fight is amazing!! :) So fun.

Maria on Nov 23, 2011

Sweet couple. Mud fight bought me. Just my cup of tea!

namesofperfumes on Nov 24, 2011

Very Very happy in this wedding. Give you have happiness always ^^

nichole on Nov 30, 2011

amaaaaazing! any idea where the bride got her headband birdcage veil? heart it!

Chels on Dec 3, 2011

I got the veil portion at David's Bridal (believe it or not...) and the headband off Etsy. Then I did a little Velcro action to connect them. That way I could take the veil portion off during the reception -- girls gotta eat after all.

Meghan on Jul 31, 2012

Such a beautiful wedding! Congratulations! Did you like working with Love.Anne.Joy ? My fiance and I are considering them for our upcoming wedding at HRS as well!

Meghan on Jul 31, 2012

whoops that's HSR ! :)

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