Eric & Natalie // Romantic wedding at the Retreat in Corona

FROM THE BRIDE // I was so excited to wake up on our wedding day. I remember feeling calm but nervous at the same time. Nervous only because this was the day I had planned for months and wanted it to execute as planned. That feeling faded away as I was joined by my mother and bridesmaids during the process of getting ready. I’m surrounded by a great group of ladies, I feel fortunate. My favorite part of the wedding day was walking down the aisle. At that point it, all began to feel so real! I’m marrying my best friend! I was holding back the tears because I didn’t want to cry and ruin my makeup, but seeing Eric tear up made me tear up! For the longest time we knew that we would marry and with circumstances just right it was happening! I was so happy to marry my best friend with the presence of my family and friends. Most of my inspiration for decor was from Pinterest and Etsy. I love how you can personalize your decor when you decide to do it yourself. We purchased our cake topper and cake forks from Etsy. I would find ideas on Pinterest and put my own twist on it to make it fit for our ideas and wedding colors. Most of the items we were DIY that I created, like my wedding signs. I wanted them all to match, so I decided to create them myself using photoshop, purchasing different fonts, backgrounds, and images and having fun with it. My mom created the marquee of our initials and xoxo with my help. I wanted the centerpieces to be romantic and have an antique flair, plus I love jewels and gold. So I purchased those and provided them to my florist. My advice for any brides planning their wedding is give yourself lots of time especially if you plan on tackling DIY projects. It’s worth it to see the fruit of your labor and creating your decor exactly how you want it!
Wedgewood Venue, catering services and coordinators:
Cesar Haro floral design:
Instaglam photo booth:
Cucamonga Cakery Co:
Generation tux:
David’s bridal:
Make up: Anthony Ibarra –