In our line of work, it never fails to warm our souls when we come across high school sweethearts. Newlyweds Chasni and Joshua couldn’t stop themselves from filling the day with little inside jokes, nods to their love for each other, and of course gorgeous visual treats for the guests in the form of the venue’s incredible Spanish moss. And did we mention Chasni’s Amsale wedding gown? Pinch me. Thank you to Virginia Ann Photography and Razzle Dazzle Event Decorating for your wonderful work on this day!
From the bride, Chasni: Of course when you start planning your wedding you want everything and Pinterest can definitely be at fault for that – LOL. I feel like the style I envisioned for our wedding was a mix between a shabby chic look along with boho touches here and there.
If I could best describe the look of our wedding I would say whimsical, elegant, and romantic. We didn’t have a theme but our color scheme was soft pinks, golds and ivory with touches of greenery everywhere! Oh and I’m such a DIY type of person, so with the help of my mother (and a few other family members) we tackled quite a few DIY projects throughout the wedding planning process. Some of the DIY projects included the wedding programs, our welcome sign, wedding invitations, the outdoor games – rings toss and cornhole boards, my bridal party’s jewelry – I made their necklaces and bracelets, “Here Comes the Bride” sign, my something blue keepsake garter with lace from my mothers wedding dress, and the list just goes on. My Dad is amazing and also helped with our DIY projects. He made me a palette coffee table that we used outdoors with a few other furniture pieces and it turned out great!
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Start early! The earlier the better, I’m one of those brides that did everything early and it really helped me out as we got closer to the wedding. I got so many things out of the way, even the small things you tend to forget about. For instance, parents gifts, bridal party gifts, wedding jewelry and accessories. I even started buying a lot of my wedding decor early on. I started grabbing those things about a year before the wedding and even throughout the planning. So, when I started to get organized and pull out everything from storage a few weeks before the wedding, I realized I had so many decorations and I was able use them all over the wedding venue! It was perfect.
Be sure to watch the film from 2911 Films:
Prelude: “All of Me,” John Legend; “You and Me,” Lifehouse; “Stay With Me,” Sam Smith
Processional: “Marry Me,” Train
First Dance: “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran; “Island Girl,” Tribal Seed
From the photographer, Virginia Ann Photography: Chasni and Josh are high school sweet hearts which meant their day was full of so many “I know you so well” touches. From their gifts to each other at the beginning of the day, a pair of sunglasses for her since she loves the beach and an awesome watch for him since fashion is so much a part of his line of work as a stylist, to the little looks and laughs from inside jokes they kept whispering to each other during portrait time. Their bond was so clear. The venue, The Ranch at San Patricio, couldn’t have been more idyllic, full Spanish moss covered oaks swaying in the breeze surrounding the little white chapel with the sound of the water trickling by from the small brook just behind. Their color palette of blush, gold, and pops of navy made for a classic strong look against the organic green background. All eyes were on Chasni as she walked the aisle in her stunning Amsale bridal gown to her groom. This day was one for the books!