A Fall, Mountain Wedding at Newhall Mansion Wedding in Piru, CA
Chantley Sutanandi (32 and a registered nurse) and Joel Ouano (32 and a post production engineer) met on Match.com in December 2010. After a wonderful date at PF Chang's, the two dated for the next three years. Under a facade, Joel brought Chantley to an Italian restaurant in Newport Beach with close friends. After a delicious dinner, Joel broke out into song with a ukulele to "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" with his own vocals playing in the background and proposed with a single diamond with an Asher cut set on a white gold band. When looking for a wedding venue, it was important to Chantley that her guests could spend the night at the location if they wanted to. So when they found the Newhall Mansion that has nine bedrooms each with a different name, such as a Victorian room with hidden doors, the Captain's room with a wooden bathtub, a family room with a crib and bed for young children, and tavern that has a kitchen, bedroom, and dining room. Chantley chose Pantone's Tangerine Tango to be the color of the wedding, a orange-red that was bold and bright which contrasted nicely against the charcoal suits and dresses. The dinner was buffet style with a carving station for the beef sirloin that served chicken picatta, three cheese macaroni, salad with apples and gouda, grilled veggies, and rice pilaf. For a special treat, the couple brought in a cotton candy maker. With classic American songbook songs paired with the grace of DJ Michael McNeil of Ovation Entertainment, the reception flowed smoothly, never bringing a dull moment. "Planning a wedding is hard work but if you hire people who you click with, you genuinely like, and are good at what they do, something magical will happen," says Chantley.