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

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.

Bride Getting Ready in a Silk Pink Floral Robe
Originally wanting to choose her sister's wedding dress to save money, Chantley decided on a mermaid style dress that still had ballroom gown feel at the bottom of the dress.
"We had never gone ring shopping but he had picked out exactly what I would have wanted," says Chantley.
Groom Fastening his Charcoal Bow Tie
Joel, his groomsmen, and the officiant wore matching Italian style, slim fit, three-piece charcoal suits looking very dapper.
Bride Greets her Groom for the First Look
Groom Smiles at his Bride during the First Look
The bouquets were gorgeous mixture of orange, red with accents of white and green, standing out against the charcoal dresses and suits.
"I liked that my bridesmaids would be able to show off their own style and personality. Surprisingly, all of their dresses matched," says Chantley.
Father Walks his Daughter Down the Aisle during the Processional
Bride and Groom Exchange Vows on a Mountain
"There was an arch that we wanted to be decorated with the orange flowers. It turned out better than what we had in mind.  It was full and bright, bursting with the orange flowers," says Chantley.
"Our ring bearer lost Joel's ring as he was walking down the aisle.  My uncle, cousin, and friends stealthily swept the grass and dirt looking for the ring all during the ceremony.  My cousin finally found it right before we put the rings on each other and no one even noticed this happened!" says Chantley.
Clear Glass Goblets and Champagne Flutes with Orange and Red Floral Centerpiece
Orange Calla Lily, Rose, and Orchid Centerpiece with Accents of Pink and White
The scarves were plaid and striped with silver wired ribbon that Chantley's mother-in-law made into bows and topped off with wooden name tags.
Orange and Red Calla Lily Boutonniere with a Contrasting Charcoal Bow Tie
Nighttime First Dance Under Hanging Lights
Bride Laughs with her Father during the Father-Daughter Dance
Since Joel sang to Chantley during his proposal, it was only right that he sang to his wife during the reception.
"Our wedding cake was special because my mom's best friend from grade school made it at her own home. We had no idea it was going to look so beautiful and taste amazing," says Chantley.
Guests Frantically Reach for the Tossed Bridal Bouquet
Bride and Groom Embrace on the Dance Floor Surrounded by Their Friends and Family
DJ Michael McNeil of Ovation Entertainment passed out favors during different songs such as Michael Jackson gloves, feather boas, light up rings, foam glow sticks, and maracas.