bride and groom in pretty wedding attire standing under the trees

From Liam's dapper suit and sweet vintage Porsche to Mai's completely on-point selection for her bridesmaid dresses (they look seriously stunning), you will find gads of inspiration in this pretty affair. Thank you to Closer to Love Photography for sharing this special afternoon with us!

bride getting her hair curled and blush bow heels
short blue bridesmaid dress hang alongside simple wedding dress in hotel room
blush and white roses in bouquet leaning against flower pots
bride going for walk and groom tying blue tie
groom in navy tie with white polka dots and white and blush boutonniere
groom in dapper suit driving vintage Porsche
bride and groom sit in back of vintage Porsche on sunny day
bride and groom gaze into each other's eyes under foliage
blue and white wedding invitation with hot air balloon charm attached with colored baker's twine
wedding ceremony venue with wooden pews and light stone fireplace in front
large white hydrangea arrangement at ceremony
grinning ring bearer walks down aisle carrying rings attached to vintage books
bride in scalloped v neck dress and groom exchange vows during wedding ceremony
groom slips ring on bride's finger during wedding ceremony
bride and groom in gray suit kiss at end of wedding ceremony
excited bride and groom raise hands after wedding
groomsmen in blue suits and groom in gray suit with glasses
bridesmaids in blue brocade dresses and groomsmen in navy suits
bridesmaids in short, a-line, blue brocade dresses with strappy black heels
bride and groom arm in arm with wedding party in blue
wedding reception in patio courtyard under string lights
outdoor cocktail bar on patio featuring ornately carved wooden shelf
pretty cake table display with paper heart bunting, baby's breath in love mugs, and butter cream layer cakes
wooden rocking chair cake topper and buttercream cakes
personalized muslin favor bag on top of blush napkin at place setting
colorful hot air balloon hangs from table beside two large lanterns
low reception centerpiece with hydrangea, roses, and berries sits behind chalkboard heart table number
chalkboard photo booth sign with illustrated bunting
groom and bride with cutout back wedding dress dance at reception
large wedding party hugs bride and groom during reception

Photography: Closer to Love Photography   |   Venue: Serra Plaza   |   Coordinator: Liz Chan   |   Flowers: Oceanic Flowers   |   Catering: Seafood World   |   Cakes: Final Touch Bakery   |   Rentals: Green Apple Event Company   |   Officiant & DJ: Robert Hilo   |   Wedding Dress: Allure Romance, Jaclyn's Bridal   |   Bridesmaids: BB Dakota   |   Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo   |   Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Jill   |   Men's Attire: Zara   |   Transportation: Black and White Car Rental   |   Videography: Scott Nguyen Photography & Films

What was most important for you to include in your wedding – what was your biggest priority?For us, the 3 most important things to include in our wedding were good food, great music, and open bar! We wanted everyone to have a good time and enjoy themselves. We did not want our guests to leave our wedding with any complaints, so we made sure the ambiance was lively and fun.

What was your favorite detail?
Liam’s favorite detail was renting a vintage Porsche Speedster as our wedding car. We wanted something unique to add in our wedding, so instead of renting a limo, we opted for a classic Porsche. It was ideal for the style of our wedding and it tied everything together nicely.

What was your wedding theme or style? How did you choose your theme?
We wanted an intimate outdoor summer wedding and when we saw Serra Plaza, we fell in love right away. The Spanish-style courtyard was so romantic and rustic that it was the perfect backdrop for the theme of our wedding. We wanted a timeless and relaxed ambiance for our wedding, so we styled our wedding after we booked our venue.

Five words that describe the two of you and your wedding:
Intimate, joyous, charming, timeless, celebration

Your first dance song and why you chose it:

Adele’s cover of “Lovesong” by The Cure

There were several songs we had in mind for our first dance, but we had a hard time picking one. The week prior to our wedding, it seemed like “Lovesong” was being played everywhere we went, even though it wasn’t a current top hit at the time. We figured it was a sign and we love Adele’s soulful and romantic voice, so when we heard her cover of it, we knew it was perfect for our first dance.

What is your advice to couples who are planning weddings now?

Soak up all the love and happiness from your friends and family on your wedding day. It’s easy to let stress get the best of you, but have faith that your vendors and wedding party will be there to make sure everything goes smoothly.