Southern California Professional Photographer
Being Professional Photographers here in Southern California, we just adore the couples we meet, the venues we photograph at and all the other wonderful vendors we come across and work with to make the couple’s day as special as it can be. But perhaps our favorite part is hearing their stories. How they met, how they became interested in each other, their first date and of course, the proposal. This is definitely the case for James and Angie. An amazing couple that we had the pleasure of photographing at their Newhall Mansion wedding.
Located in Piru, which is located west of the 5 freeway before reaching the Grapevine and just north of Simi Valley and Moorpark, Newhall Mansion is a truly beautiful wedding venue that maintains that glamorous look to it thanks in large part to the vintage-era style, or as their motto states, “Where Antique Meets Chic.” Wedding ceremonies and receptions are held outdoors under the stars and the scenery is stunning. It’s no wonder why Angie and James selected this location to begin their marital journey.
As mentioned, there’s nothing better than a good love story and that’s exactly what we found when we first heard the story of James and Angie. These two high school sweethearts met at a football game, were best friends for 10 years, then got engaged on an epic overseas vacay, and tied the knot at one of the most beautiful outdoor wedding venues in all of Southern California.
With the help of Celebrity Army creating glamorous makeup and hair, and a stunning David Tutera lace mermaid gown, Angie had heads turning all day! James awaited his lovely bride in a black Michael Kors suit, looking dapper as ever. With his groomsmen by his side in all gray, and Angie’s bride tribe by her side dressed in mismatched blue gowns, these two exchanged vows on the intimate lush green outdoor ceremony space at Newhall.
After the “I-do’s,” it was party time! Oh Watta Night Entertainment Inc set the mood with some awesome beats, and created the perfect vibe for Angie and James’ first dance as newlyweds. Their epic first dance ended with sparkler fountains and a flurry of dollar bills being thrown in celebration of these two becoming one! Talk about a GRAND entrance! For dinner, Chef de Cuisine provided a mouth-watering meal and the sweetest ending to the evening was a delectable treat from Sweet Rosey Poseys.
Tricia Dahlgren Events did an incredible job of keeping everything in check throughout the day, and Kellie Jane Creative worked to create an amazing video so Angie and James could relive the day over and over!
All of the details of this glamorous vintage wedding were captured by the team at Three16 Photography.
We would really like to thank Angie and James for allowing Three16 Photography to be part of your special day. We wish you many years of love and happiness.
Check out their love story. We hope you enjoy it, and their photos, as much as we do.
Angie and James’ Love Story
How did you both meet and who liked who first?
We officially met at a Canyon vs. Hart football game sophomore year of high school; Go Indians! We were introduced by a mutual friend. We quickly became best friends soon after. We did not start dating until the summer before junior year of high school. I think we started liking each other around the same time.
Tell us about your first date. Who was more nervous and what did you guys do?
Our first date we went to go see the movie, “Hellboy”. I (Angie) was more nervous on our first date. My uncle was picking us up after the movies to give us a ride home. My mom had wanted James to meet someone from my family so that he took our relationship seriously. It was definitely nerve-racking.
What’s the proposal story? Give us all the details and tell us, who cried first?
James and I decided to go to London for our 10-year anniversary. We invited Billy to go with us since he had never been to the UK before. I had planned a studio tour of the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studios in London. I am a big Harry Potter fan. Right before we walked in the Forbidden Forrest Set, James suggested that we take a picture in front of the entrance to the forest. I didn’t think much of it and went to stand with him in front of the forest. While Billy was taking our picture, aka filming, James dropped down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was so surprised that I actually took a step back and asked him if he was serious. I was shaking and crying but I of course said, “yes.” James did not cry. He’s not really the type of guy to express his emotions too much. I’m the crier/emotional one in the relationship.
As you approach the wedding day, what have you both enjoyed most about the wedding planning process?
I think we’ve both enjoyed how it has helped bring family and friends together (Bachelor/Bachelorette Weekend). Our wedding party is a mixture of friends and family that we would not usually hang out with at the same. We’ve brought different circles of friends together.
What has been the hardest part about planning your wedding?
Trying to get guests to RSVP.
Why did you choose your particular wedding and reception venue?
We both love old homes that have a lot of history. I, the bride, personally loved the venue so much that any other venue I toured did not compare. I could not imagine having my wedding at any other venue.
Where did you draw some of your inspiration from for your wedding day?
We’ve been able to draw some inspiration from other weddings we’ve been to. In the end, our wedding day will be a reflection of James and I.
Where are you going for the honeymoon and why did you choose that destination?
Honeymoon plans have not been finalized. With only one week between our wedding and Christmas, we decided to postpone the honeymoon until next year. We’re thinking we’ll plan it for March of 2020 and see what peaks our interest after the wedding. We’re thinking Santorini and Greece in general, but we’re open to anything. We like trips that include more exploring than simply laying by the beach.
Vendors used for Angie and James’ gorgeous Newhall Mansion Wedding:
Ceremony, Reception & Caterer: Newhall Mansion
Address: 829 Park St, Piru, CA 93040
Company: Tricia Dahlgren Events
Company: Three16 Photography
Company: Kellie Jane Creative
Company: Oh Watta Night Entertainment Inc.
Company: Sweet Rosey Poseys
HAIR & MAKEUP
Company: Celebrity Army
Brand / Designer: David Tutera
Company: J. David’s
Brand / Designer: Michael Kors
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