REAL WEDDING | Red, White and Silver Summer California Wedding | Sundance Photography

This California wedding we have on tap is such a treat! Veronica and Derek’s red, white and silver affair in Thousand Oaks, California was full of such happiness and love you can clearly see it shine through in these gorgeous photos from Sundance Photography. Read on for more of Veronica and Derek’s sweet story, including their first dance song choice. Love it!

Veronica & Derek


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How did the two of you meet? Derek and I met almost 9 years ago at work. Describe your engagement: Derek and I were engaged for 3 years. We had many obstacles thrown in our way but were able to pull through all of them! We even bought our first home! Personal or handmade details: One of my favorite details/surprises was our Family Wedding Photo Table. I was able to get wedding day photos of all of our immediate family. It was so nice to be able to celebrate their marriages while celebrating mine. Describe your Flowers: I loved my flowers! Red is my favorite color so we used a lot of those flowers. I also love hydrangeas so we broke up some of the red with white ones. Memories and Stories about the Day: Everything goes by so fast it was such a blur. It was amazing to stand there and marry the man I love in front of all our family and friends. Your first dance song: Ed Sheeran- Thinking out loud The thing that we would have done differently is? I would have seen Derek before the ceremony so that we had more time for photos. We were between 2 songs for our first dance, Ed Sheeran – Thinking out loud and Lauren Hill- Can’t take my eyes off of you. We went with Ed Sheeran because it seemed easier to dance to. But I should have gone with my gut and picked Lauren. Your advice for other plus size brides: Be yourself and don’t worry about what other people will think! At first I was very concerned about covering my arms. But decided that I wasn’t going to cover them because I had always imagined a strapless dress. It’s you and your husband’s day and you two are all that matters. What has surprised you most during the first few months of marriage? How much fun I would have saying husband now! I found myself working it in to every conversation I could!

Vendor Love - Photographer: Sundance Photography | Wedding Planner: Velvet Alley Events | Invitations & Calligraphy: Pomegranate Paper Company | Florist: Unique Floral Designs | Bakery: Skiffs Cakes | Jewelry: Torgny & Co | Bride’s Attire: Allure “Liana” from Della Curva | Bride Shoes: Badgley Mischka – Kiara | Bridesmaids Attire: Bill Levkoff | Groom’s and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Warehouse Vera Wang Collection | Ceremony and Reception Location: Los Robles Gardens | Music/Entertainment: DJ FX | Rentals and Décor: Party Pleasers | Officiate/ Minister: Barbara Laughray

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Shafonne Myers is a certified wedding and event planner who longed for bridal inspiration that looked like her. She has created a website and magazine that brings bridal inspiration to plus size brides. She does speaking engagements educating the world about plus size brides and self confidence.
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