Andrew and Mischelle got to celebrate their marriage twice!! Just months before their California wedding, they traveled to India and were able to say their vows surrounded by Mischelle’s friends and family. Then, they flew back to southern California, where they are now living, and repeated those sacred vows with more friends and family from all over the world. How amazing it was to see them be able to share this commitment together with people from all parts of their lives.
They had their SoCal wedding was at the beautiful Casa Romantica in San Clemente. It overlooks the San Clemente Pier and bright blue ocean with a historic mansion and courtyard for them and their guests to call their own for the evening.
Andrew and Mischelle, you two have been such a joy to get to know and to photograph. You’ve made me feel like family and I am so thankful for you and your sweet smiles. Keep finding new ways to show love to each other and never stop adventuring together. Cheers to you!!
View Andrew + Mischelle’s engagement session at Casa Romantica »
Andrew proposed to Mischelle on Christmas day! In front of Mischelle’s family… in front of the Christmas tree! Andy had asked Mischelle’s father for his blessings. The ring box was nicely camouflaged inside an Oakley sunglasses box and it sat with all the other gifts under the tree. Mischelle did not suspect a thing! She was also dressed in pajamas, red socks and a Donald Duck sweatshirt. When she opened the gift and slowly unwrapped the ring box, Andy got on one knee. She shouted and cried (and also asked if she could go change)…. and said yes!
Just before sunset, Mischelle changed into her reception dress – AKA Dancing dress! Woot!! Beautiful detail work and flowy chiffon skirt made her look like an angel on the dance floor. Their first dance even had a few lifts!! It was magical!
Mischelle had a special dance planned for Andrew!! Andrew got to admire from the sidelines as Mischelle and her girls showed off some Indian flavor!
Shout out to this amazing team of vendors:
Venue // Casa Romantica // @casaromanticaweddings
Coordinator // Events By Cori // @eventsbycori
Hair + Makeup // Flawless Faces // @flawlessfacesinc
Florals // The Tangled Vine // @thetangledvine
Rentals // Signature Party Rentals // @sigpartyrentals
Caterer // Sundried Tomato Bistro // @sundriedtomatobistro
Cake // Plumeria Cake Studio // @plumeriacakestudio
DJ // APC Entertainment // @apc_entertainment
Wedding Dress // Panache Costa Mesa // @panachecostamesa
Bridesmaids Dresses // Vera Wang // @whitexverawang
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Suits // Friar Tux // @friartux
Officiant // John Dahlem
Photographer // Wheeland Photography // @wheelandphoto