Ashen Wake Dreams

Westminster, California



Photography | Lori Phillips Photography | @loriphillipsphotography

Venue | Westminster Rose Center | @rosecentervenue

Event Designer | H&L Lovely Creations | @hllovely

Floral Designer | Willow Garden Floral | @willowgardenfloral

Plant Rentals | The Crafty Stem | @the_crafty_stem

Balloons | Time To Escape | @timetoescape28

Gown Salon | Casablanca Bridal | @casablancabridalflagship

Men’s Attire | Friar Tux | @friartux

Makeup | Louder With Powder | @louderwithpowder

Headpiece | Green Alaska Decor | @green_alaska_decor

Caterer | Jay’s Catering | @jayscatering

Cake | Sweet Traders | @sweettraders

Linens | Mikasa Linens | @mikasaeventrentals

Candy Cart | The Candy Coach | @thecandycoach

Suspenders | Dapper Gent | @dappergentonetsy

Invitations | Humming With Finnegan | @hummingwithfinnegan

Sparklers | Broadway Bridal Sparklers | @broadwaybridalsparklers

Model | Lisette Yvonne

Model | Himanshu Prasad

From the Photographer

Sometimes you just don’t want to wake up from dreams like this! The Rose Center venue in Westminster, CA boasts of an eye-catching 2 story lobby, with a clean and wide staircase, with full-length window light at the top landing. This was the perfect spot to capture our contemplative groom, as he buttoned his jacket and adjusted his tie as he pondered seeing his bride. Discovering perfect light in the bride’s ready room, I then lingered with our beautiful Lisette, as Tiffany (@louderwithpowder) polished the finishing touches of her perfect makeup and hair. When all was ready, we took advantage of the light and lines in that lobby area, and had our bride meet her groom halfway up the stairs, for unique bouquet presentation. (And a little pre-ceremony pda). The large ballroom had plenty of space for guest tables, sweetheart table, bar, buffet, and cake/dessert table. The colors and textures throughout were uniquely eclectic, with our designers bringing florals and plants together, with tones of sage and terracotta. The adjoining courtyard had sufficient space for a large ceremony area, complete with a stage/ platform, on which stood a uniquely shaped altar, which was beautifully adorned with florals and foliage. The big surprise was the bicycle pedaled candy cart, which was completely stocked with various candies that all guests (and photographers too), would love to dig into. And yes, I did in fact help myself to the delicious peach jelly treats! The cart was a yummy and adorable feature and I’m definitely recommending my couples consider adding it to their receptions. The day’s festivities concluded with a dance at the altar, while green smoke lofted skyward as their background. And the grand finale literally sparkled, as the couple and guests lit up the night with real sparklers. Like I said, I didn’t want to wake up. The team of H&L Lovely Creations continues to make these dreams come true!