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Rancho Valencia Real Wedding: Michelle & Alex

Michelle Nishikubo, 29, and Alex Morales, 29, both of San Francisco, met at a career fair during their last month of college. On July 4, 2014, Alex surprised Michelle with a post-brunch proposal as a friend took their photo. The couple threw a party with 130 guests at Rancho Valencia to celebrate their wedding.

rancho valencia real wedding forestrancho valencia real wedding cakerancho valencia real wedding arrangement“Our goal was to create the best ‘date’ that we could possibly take our closest friends and family on,” says Michelle

rancho valencia real wedding couplerancho valencia real wedding tablesDream Decor “The farm tables, cross-back chairs, flowers and candles everywhere, bright linens, and gorgeous chargers were the perfect combination of color and contrast for the night,” recalls Michelle.

rancho valencia real wedding receptionLove Notes “We wrote a note to each guest on the back of the menu cards. It took us a really long time, but it really added to the intimacy of the entire night. It was a personal touch that we are still receiving compliments on,” Michelle says.


Coordination: EverAfter Events
Photography: Paul Barnett
Ceremony and Reception: Rancho Valencia Resort
Florals: Flowers Annette Gomez
Dress: Amsale
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Cake: Extraordinary Desserts
Paper Elements: Aerialist Press
Calligrapher: Pick Then Print
Signage: Bee Curious Designs
Hair: JDM Salon
Makeup: Sara Stewart
Rentals: Stecklair Events, Classic Party Rentals, Platinum Pro, & Concepts Event Design

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