You can feel the romance in this Spanish styled Thousand Oaks Wedding. Karina and Gustavo tied the knot on a glorious sunny day and every detail was made perfect by their talented vendors. The venue was dripping in white florals by Ventura florist Blooming Events by Terry and the day was captured by Los Angeles photographer Kiernan Michelle Photography. I had the pleasure of interviewing the bride about the day.
Keep scrolling to read more!
Their Love Story
"We met when we were 16 through mutual high school friends. We started dating in 2012 and have been together for 11 years now. We grew up together experiencing high school, graduating college, and on New Years Eve in 2018 he got down on one knee at the end of a rose petals, candlelit path with a "will you marry me?" Marquee and I said yes. We celebrated our marriage in 2022 with our family and we have now been married for 5 months."
"After graduating college, Gustavo and I took our first backpacking trip through Spain and we fell in love with the culture. We decided to relive our Spain experience with our family which was the inspiration for our decor, signature drink, music and overall atmosphere for our wedding."
"The ceremony was decorated using all white flowers with greenery to embark a simply elegant white ceremony. For the reception, we embodied a Spanish style theme which transferred our guest into a Spanish Fiesta filled with blue, orange, pink, white, greenery and dark brown wood furniture."
"Having a first look with not just the groom but with my father was one of the best memories of the wedding day. I was most excited about our first dance as a married couple because in that moment, being surrounded by both families to celebrating our marriage, was such a blessing as they were there for us every step of the way. Also, officially calling each other husband and wife."
The most memorable moment was doing a first look with my father. Being blessed to have him healthy and celebrating with us. The most memorable was arriving early morning to my bridal suite and being surprised with flowers and a love letter from my husband."
Knowing what you know now... what advice would you have for other brides planing their wedding?
"Don't rush your engagement into one year. We waited 3 years and it was the best. We got to really know each other and go to so many weddings expos that helped with vendor and financial savings."
Leave A Comment