Feb
10

Real Wedding: Crystal and Onkar

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Drawn together by their shared appreciation of love and nature, Crystal and Onkar truly are a beautiful couple.  These two find themselves outdoors most often, going on adventures together, including hiking, backpacking, rock-climbing and sight-seeing.  It was only natural that Onkar proposed to Crystal during one of their hikes at Great Basin National Park under a beautiful grove of Aspens, her favorite tree.  How romantic!

Crystal and Onkar chose The Hideout in Kirkwood as their venue because they believed it showcased their love of nature and outdoors.  With it’s stunning views of the lake and mountains, Team KWE couldn’t agree more.  When asked how they wanted their wedding to feel, Crystal and Onkar stressed the idea that they wanted their day to reflect their lifestyle: simplistic yet whimsical.  They wanted their guests to be swept off their feet by the natural beauty surrounding them.  By highlighting the Hideout’s rustic venue with soft yet magnificent florals to whimsical decor, we believe we achieved Crystal and Onkar’s wedding desires!

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With the majestic clouds looming overhead, Team KWE sprung into action and executed our Rain Plan. We moved the ceremony to the lakeside deck, where they were greeted with delicious beverages and took their seats by the lake.  The couple sailed in a canoe and had their ceremony atop a secret rock on the lake while their guests looked on from the shore.

From here, guests moved to the reception to enjoy passed appetizers and drinks while celebrating the newlyweds.  Everyone enjoyed a delicious vegan and vegetarian buffet meal, including lasagna verde, spaghetti squash, potatoes and veggies. The newlyweds ended the formal evening in style to Katy Perry’s “Baby You’re a Firework” complete with sparklers.  They then invited guests to their after party, offering s’mores and hot chocolate.  The wedding was truly a success, despite the gloomy weather, and Team KWE was honored to be apart of it.  We wish you both endless amounts of happiness and love in your marriage.  Congratulations Crystal and Onkar!

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Feb
3

Highlight: Jaclyn and Jeff

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Jaclyn and Jeff, both California natives, met while working together on a political campaign in 2007.  The love between these two is unbreakable – and it was truly an honor for Team KWE to bring their wedding dreams to life.

One of the most sought out venues in California, The Hideout at Kirkwood is truly a breathtaking setting to say “I do”.  Concerned about rain, Team KWE lept into to action to secure the couple a tent for their reception – but the weather proved to be absolutely gorgeous on this sunny August day, creating a stunning view for guests to enjoy.  When asked what aesthetic they were looking to bring out on their wedding day, Jaclyn and Jeff expressed a “farmhouse Mexican chic” vibe – a different and unique idea that Team KWE loved!

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Guests arrived to The Hideout for an outdoor ceremony, where they sat on lively Mexican blankets.  Post nuptials, guests moved to the reception space to celebrate with the newlyweds.  The reception looked stunning with minimalistic but bright decorations, ranging from burlap table covers to vibrant floral centerpieces.  To go along with their theme, Jaclyn and Jeff chose to have a taco bar, filled completely with all of the delicious taco accoutrements.  The rest of the evening was spent celebrating Jaclyn and Jeff’s love with fun music, tasty desserts and drinks, and upbeat music.  We wish these two all of the best in their marriage and we hope it’s filled with love and happiness for many years to come.  Congratulations Jaclyn and Jeff!

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