An Old California Fete

When Juan and Celene started planning their wedding, they knew they wanted a unique outdoor venue with a view of the mountains to give their out of town guests a glimpse of the beauty of old California. When they saw the mountain scape and lemon trees at Limoneira Ranch, they knew it was the perfect fit for the wedding they had in mind.

Celene tied in lovely personal touches on the big day. She wore her aunt’s veil that she had worn more than 30 years ago at her own wedding. Celene’s grandmother made the veil and she, along with Celene’s mother and aunts, hand beaded the lace. Her grandmother and aunts also sewed all of the table runners and made all of the gorgeous bouquets. The cake was made by the same woman that made Celene’s parent’s wedding cake some thirty years before, and although Juan’s godmother could not make it to the wedding, the couple decided to make her famous Mexican sandwich cookies as one of the favors. Oh, and don’t forget the stunning dancer that did traditional Mexican dances during the reception!






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An Old California Fete