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Real Weddings: Nichole + Joel

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I am in love with every detail of today’s wedding, photographed by the fabulous Aaron Shintaku (assisted by Ashley Rose) in San Clemente, CA.  Nichole and Joel pulled together the entire event themselves – with the help of Nichole’s mother – and it’s one of the most beautiful DIY weddings I’ve ever seen! 

Nichole is positively stunning, isn’t she?

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{Aaron Shintaku}

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Peach is one of my favorite colors for weddings and it’s not used enough – so I was so excited to see these gorgeous peach bridesmaid dresses, paired with casual gold sandals.  Perfect for a beach wedding!

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Not to be outdone, the men were handsome in light blue suits.

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The ceremony was held at the Calafia Beach County Park in San Clemente.  There were tons of great spots for photos!

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All of the programs were accented with fabric flower details.

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(how cute are the ring bearers?)

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The reception venue, The Historic Cottage at San Clemente State Beach, was the perfect backdrop for all of Nichole and Joel’s DIY details.

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Nichole’s aunt created all of the flower arrangements and her mother sewed these gorgeous table runners!

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handmade table runner with white fabric flowers
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orange and white DIY tablescape
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Guests were treated to homemade cookies and cupcakes and lemonade in mason jars.

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Last but not least, my favorite photo – I love how happy and relaxed Nichole and Joel are. That’s what a wedding should be all about!

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{Ashley Rose}

Aaron, thank you so much for sharing Nichole and Joel’s wedding with EAD! 

E.