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Ezra & Zoe in the Noah Gown

Zoe and her new husband, Ezra, tied the knot in Fallbrook, California. Ezra's 9-month dedication to crafting the wedding landscape set the stage for an authentic celebration with 262 guests.

 
Zoe and Ezra, about to eat the wedding cake

The Couple's First Date

Zoe and Ezra's love story ignited during their first date at an Asian Food Market; a captivating setting to explore, enjoy the flavors, and build meaningful connections.

Their wedding celebration is the perfect whirlwind romance, filled with no expectations and a fuss-free edge. The couple’s daring and fun side shows us how to go against tradition and pay tribute to their love story their way.

Bride and husband, eating next to the food truck

The Couple's Love Story

Zoe and Ezra's love story ignited during their first date at an Asian Food Market; a captivating setting to explore, enjoy the flavors, and build meaningful connections.

Their wedding celebration is the perfect whirlwind romance, filled with no expectations and a fuss-free edge. The couple’s daring and fun side shows us how to go against tradition and pay tribute to their love story their way.

The Experience Behind the Dress

Zoe purchased her dress at our Grace Loves Lace San Diego Boutique, nestled in the heart of the Cortez Hill district. Zoe's experience perfectly aligns with everything we cherish, from our hardwood timber floors to the intricate details of our chapel transformation.

 

The ambiance is carefully crafted to evoke a sense of whimsy and luxury through warm lighting, high ceilings, arch-ways, stain glassed windows, and cosy couches you can melt in. "It is the most beautiful wedding dress showroom I have ever seen", Zoe describes, "all things love and romance hang in the air of this old church building".

The Experience Behind the Dress

Zoe purchased her dress at our Grace Loves Lace San Diego Boutique, nestled in the heart of the Cortez Hill district. Zoe's experience perfectly aligns with everything we cherish, from our hardwood timber floors to the intricate details of our chapel transformation.

 

The ambiance is carefully crafted to evoke a sense of whimsy and luxury through warm lighting, high ceilings, arch-ways, stain glassed windows, and cosy couches you can melt in. "It is the most beautiful wedding dress showroom I have ever seen", Zoe describes, "all things love and romance hang in the air of this old church building".

Bride, in the noah gown
bride and groom, sharing a dance
bride and groom, walking down the aisle
bride alongside a cute flower girl
Bride wearing a stunning dress
Bride and groom, sharing a romantic dance
Bride, holding a cute little girl in her arms
bride and groom, walking down the aisle

"The Lace Detail, the Wings, the Hip.. She's Gorgeous!"

Zoe’s wedding dress is just as iconic as her wedding celebration. The beauty of the silhouette lies in the lace details, the intricate stretch trim and the softness. Zoe had the Noah gown saved on Pinterest since she was In high school. Zoe shares,"it was way before I ever met my husband. The lace detail, the wings, the hip... she’s gorgeous. She’s also the comfiest dress I have ever worn in my life.”

"The Lace Detail, the Wings, the Hip.. She's Gorgeous!"

Zoe’s wedding dress is just as iconic as her wedding celebration. The beauty of the silhouette lies in the lace details, the intricate stretch trim and the softness. Zoe had the Noah gown saved on Pinterest since she was In high school. Zoe shares,"it was way before I ever met my husband. The lace detail, the wings, the hip... she’s gorgeous. She’s also the comfiest dress I have ever worn in my life.”

Groom, kissing the bride with passion

A Personal Touch

Here at GRACE, we firmly believe that a DIY wedding should be a reflection of the couple's love story, channeling their life's vision into the celebration. The couple chose to handle everything themselves, turning their wedding into a family effort. The celebration was all about bringing together what make them so strong and unique.

 

Zoe's Mom, a talented florist, took care of the floral arrangements while her Uncle who collaborates with music artists and festivals, brought the lighting, microphones and DJ set. Family and friends helped with bars, props and photobooths, a close friend even stepping up as photographer. Zoe's aunts created a charcuterie board for cocktail hour and her Mom's sister, who owns an açaí and juice shop, set up an açaí bar. "Everyone chipped in. We're really lucky", Zoe explains.

A Personal Touch

Here at GRACE, we firmly believe that a DIY wedding should be a reflection of the couple's love story, channeling their life's vision into the celebration. The couple chose to handle everything themselves, turning their wedding into a family effort. The celebration was all about bringing together what make them so strong and unique.

 

Zoe's Mom, a talented florist, took care of the floral arrangements while her Uncle who collaborates with music artists and festivals, brought the lighting, microphones and DJ set. Family and friends helped with bars, props and photobooths, a close friend even stepping up as photographer. Zoe's aunts created a charcuterie board for cocktail hour and her Mom's sister, who owns an açaí and juice shop, set up an açaí bar. "Everyone chipped in. We're really lucky", Zoe explains.

 

Wedding Invitation

Enchanting Backyard Extravaganza

Backyard DIY

The couple tied the knot in a charming and one-of-a-kind backyard venue. This exceptional location was located at their parent's house in Fallbrook, California where Ezra spent nine months working on the landscape for their celebration. But this was no ordinary backyard wedding. The newlywed hosted 262 people!

 

The wedding festivities were filled with joy, authenticity, and exotic flavors where guests were greeted with Açai bowls and were served stone-fired pizza out of a fire truck for dinner. For their special day, Ezra and Zoe chose to embrace their love for ink by having a tattoo station at the wedding. This emerging trend is one of our favorites!

Enchanting Backyard Extravaganza

The couple tied the knot in a charming and one-of-a-kind backyard venue. This exceptional location was located at their parent's house in Fallbrook, California where Ezra spent nine months working on the landscape for their celebration. But this was no ordinary backyard wedding. The newlywed hosted 262 people!

 

The wedding festivities were filled with joy, authenticity, and exotic flavors where guests were greeted with Açai bowls and were served stone-fired pizza out of a fire truck for dinner. For their special day, Ezra and Zoe chose to embrace their love for ink by having a tattoo station at the wedding. This emerging trend is one of our favorites!

Bride next to her mother and father
Romantic couple in the backyard

An Ode to Authenticity, Emotions, and Love.

When we think of their first dance, anticipation and excitement comes to mind. Zoe and Ezra chose to make a bold statement, showing us how to break free from tradition and pay tribute to love with poise and positivity. Zoe decided to give away her first dance to her Mother and Father, who never have the chance to celebrate their own wedding or first dance when they eloped at the age of 18 to marry in secret. "It was a truly special moment to give them this experience", Zoe shares, "they are the embodiment of young, true love and have supported us throughout our relationship in so many ways. When I made the announcement, my Mom was immediately in tears and my Dad had so much love in his eyes as he gave her his hand. He’s such a gentleman and she’s so in love. They were made for eachother." Contemporary brides will never cease to amaze us!

Venue decoration

An Ode to Authenticity, Emotions, and Love.

Bride with the bridesmaids
Bride, holding her bouquet toss in the valley

When we think of their first dance, anticipation and excitement comes to mind. Zoe and Ezra chose to make a bold statement, showing us how to break free from tradition and pay tribute to love with poise and positivity.

 

Zoe decided to give away her first dance to her Mother and Father, who never have the chance to celebrate their own wedding or first dance when they eloped at the age of 18 to marry in secret. "It was a truly special moment to give them this experience", Zoe shares, "they are the embodiment of young, true love and have supported us throughout our relationship in so many ways. When I made the announcement, my Mom was immediately in tears and my Dad had so much love in his eyes as he gave her his hand. He’s such a gentleman and she’s so in love. They were made for eachother." Contemporary brides will never cease to amaze us!

Bride, alongside the bridesmaid party

Words of Wisdom

Zoe and Ezra chose to embrace authenticity and celebrate in their own way. Zoe shares, "do things your way! It's your day. Ezra and I had all our photos taken before the guests arrived for the ceremony. This allowed us to have some private time together after the ceremony and enjoy the cocktail hour with everyone. We also had our bridal party walk down the aisle and sit in the front, rather than stand next to us. Only our three siblings stood with us."

 

Trends come and go. While many brides meticulously select matching bridesmaid dresses, others have proven that mismatched bridesmaid dresses are the new norm of 2023! Each dress has a different color to match distinct personalities. We absolutely love how women's flair shine by blending alternating colors with their outfits.

 

So, let's set aside the overwhelming details and truly enjoy the day. Ever thought about swapping your bridesmaids' bouquets for parasols? For Zoe, no flowers, no problem!"None of my bridesmaids held bouquets. Instead, we gave them parasols. It was great for the photos, given that we had an outdoor wedding. We also used them for the first look with my girls."

 

As we tie the knot, we often overlook that it's our special day and our celebration of love. While being present for your guests is important, remember to also make time for your partner. Zoe's advice for the big day is simple,"be as present as possible. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed and it goes by so fast. Take some breaks if you can to regroup and be with your hubby! And then run back out and dance the night away."


Words of Wisdom

Zoe and Ezra chose to embrace authenticity and celebrate in their own way. Zoe shares, "do things your way! It's your day. Ezra and I had all our photos taken before the guests arrived for the ceremony. This allowed us to have some private time together after the ceremony and enjoy the cocktail hour with everyone. We also had our bridal party walk down the aisle and sit in the front, rather than stand next to us. Only our three siblings stood with us."

 

Trends come and go. While many brides meticulously select matching bridesmaid dresses, others have proven that mismatched bridesmaid dresses are the new norm of 2023! Each dress has a different color to match distinct personalities. We absolutely love how women's flair shine by blending alternating colors with their outfits.

 

So, let's set aside the overwhelming details and truly enjoy the day. Ever thought about swapping your bridesmaids' bouquets for parasols? For Zoe, no flowers, no problem!"None of my bridesmaids held bouquets. Instead, we gave them parasols. It was great for the photos, given that we had an outdoor wedding. We also used them for the first look with my girls."

 

As we tie the knot, we often overlook that it's our special day and our celebration of love. While being present for your guests is important, remember to also make time for your partner. Zoe's advice for the big day is simple,"be as present as possible. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed and it goes by so fast. Take some breaks if you can to regroup and be with your hubby! And then run back out and dance the night away."

Vendors

 

WEDDING DRESS: noah gown
veil: LUMI VEIL
EARRINGS: FELIPA EARRINGS
photographer: RAVEN BERLIN
videographer: anthony edwards
FLORIST: DeBloem Co. Jacque Ford
catering: The Dang Brothers