Today’s kaleidoscopic hot air balloon elopement has us feeling up and swept away! We’re not sure if we’re feeling light-headed because B + N’s intimate ceremony took place hundreds of feet in the air or if we’re just overcome by the cuteness of their day. The tablescapes filled with mini balloon centerpieces and greenery garlands were enhanced further by bright pops of tangerine and cotton candy pink from the bride’s bouquet designed by our own Blue Bell Florals. These bright images from Gabriella Santos Photography will take you straight to Paradise Falls, so let’s dive in!
About the couple: Briawna + Nick started their morning at 3:30am at the beautiful Ponte Winery Hotel in Temecula. Their first look was a tear jerker inside of the balloon as it was still filling up on the ground. They then eloped hundreds of feet above the ground in a Hot Air Balloon where Nick’s brother married them. Brunch was followed, at Lake Skinner. The couple had a hot air balloon for guests to take rides in, a mimosa and bloody mary bar, and a fabulous live band. All decor was made by hand by the bride and groom themselves, including the amazing waffle cake where the “poured syrup” instead of “cutting”. The love these two share was felt all around and their wedding day was absolutely blissful. Briawna wore a stunning Stella York gown and even did her own makeup for her big day. Their daughter Lenon even joined in on their big day for some portraits.
Photography: Gabriella Santos Photography
Videography: The Current Films
Floral Design: Blue Bell Florals
Event Rentals: Abbey Party Rentals
Dress: Stella York
Bridal Boutique: The Bustle Bridal Boutique
Hair: Anaia Valdez
Hot Air Balloons: Compass Balloons