Photos by:

Daniel Cruz

If you think a wedding beside both the water and mountains of California couldn’t be anything short of perfect, well then, you’re absolutely right. Bride Jaime wanted her wedding to be full of personal touches, so she and her fiancé set to work creating their dream day in the mountains with rustic accents. Of course, it didn’t hurt to have the talents of Daniel Cruz and Brier Rose Design available to make the day extraordinary.

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From the bride, Jaime: One thing we really love to see at other weddings is personal touch. I wanted our wedding to reflect us and our personalities and interests. We served apple pie because it was Michael’s favorite dessert, our cake topper was Minnie and Mickey Mouse because our favorite place to go is Disneyland. Our wedding was in the mountains because we got to know each other through hiking in the mountains. So when my mom found the San Moritz Lodge, in Crestline CA, we knew right away that this was the perfect place for our wedding.

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Since our wedding was in the mountains we felt that a rustic theme was best. Between my mom, my sister Jessica, our florist and good friend Collette Budd of Brier Rose Design and myself, there were many DIY projects. Everything thing was hand made, painted or put together by one of us. Even my husband was put to work cutting wood for the table numbers and painting our mason jars gold. This cut back on a lot of cost and added the personal touch we were looking for.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? For couples planning their weddings now I would advise them to plan ahead, work hard, and when your day finally arrives let go and remember what this was all about. If your center pieces don’t look exactly the way you planned, don’t let that ruin the fact that you are marrying your best friend.

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View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: “The Day Before You,” Matthew West
First Dance: “Everything,” Michael Buble
Father/Daughter Dance: “My Little Girl,” Tim McGraw
Mother/Son Dance: “Morning Has Broken,” Steven Curtis Chapman

Wedding Location: Crestline, CA / Photographer: Daniel Cruz / Event Styling and Floral Design: Brier Rose Design / Wedding Planner: Maurine Hoffman / Venue: San Moritz Lodge / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal / Wedding Shoes: Nordstom Rack / Hair: Brocale Griggs of Hot Heads Salon / Makeup: Jaqueline Beeson of Vine and Branches Co / Wedding Caterer: Buca Di Beppo / Wedding Cake and Pies: made by family and close friends / Videographer: Plaid and Bowtie / Wedding Invitations: LFG Printing

  • Manny Spoelstra

    Wonderful and a very sweet wedding. Congratulations!

  • Thank you so much for the feature! You honor us!

  • Lovely wedding! Each and every details is so pretty and inspiring. Loved the wedding arch.

  • I love this rustic look! That alter is to die for!! Beautiful wedding!

  • Seeing how in love this couple is makes me want to fall in love. I am a hopeless romantic.

  • What a gorgeous location!