Every girl wants her dream wedding to be a fairy tale … but this wedding was literally a fairy tale! The Burbank Castaway was the perfect venue and backdrop for Valerie and Eric’s wedding. I knew it was going to be an fantastical day because Valerie mentioned during her engagement session that the theme would be “once upon a time in an enchanted forest.” She really went above and beyond at making that a reality! The decor and floral arrangements were unreal for this story book wedding. I was in heaven photographing all of the amazing details. Check out this collage below of all the intricate mushroom centerpieces and whimsical touches! Butterflies were a major part of the day and they even released a couple during their ceremony. The flower girls wore tinker bell dresses and the ring bearer carried the rings down the aisle in a delicate birds nest.
Valerie was one of those DIY brides that thrived during the wedding planning process, and I can tell she truly enjoyed creating her dream fairly tale wedding. I’m so impressed with her creativity and talent. She not only applied her own wedding makeup for the day, but she also made her feather bouquet as well! On top of being a planner extraordinaire — she is also an incredible singer. She sang a sweet song to her new husband during the reception and everyone in the room was just enraptured. There was nothing this bride couldn’t do, and I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to capture this day and all of the specials moments and details from her wedding. Looking at these photos is like having a glimpse into a dreamy wonderland.
One butterfly did not want to leave after it was released during the ceremony. It clung onto Valerie’s dress for awhile and finally took off after their first kiss. I thought this was a sign and just so very special!
Click below to see more from their fairy tale themed wedding reception!