A Rustic, Historic Wedding at The Villa Del Sol in Fullerton, California
It was through a shared love of music that Mony Chhom (32 and an accountant) and Lionel Orlina (34 and in government law enforcement) forged an instant connection. Eleven months after being matched online, Lionel took Mony out to dinner while her friends and sister helped create a proposal setting back at her apartment balcony. Once the couple returned home, Mony was surprised to find candles and flower petals extending up the stairs and leading to a table with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. That’s when Lionel took the perfect moment to propose. The couple had their wedding at The Villa del Sol in Fullerton, California, which offered the pair the scenery and courtyard they'd been seeking for their rustic, vintage theme. Their color palette of gray and yellow was incorporated into many of the day's details, from the canary yellow bridesmaid dresses to the light gray groomsmen suits and the small flower arrangements on reception dining tables. Following dinner was a surprise performance by one of Lionel’s groomsmen, with the rest singing backup. Mony and Lionel made sure to visit each table and take pictures with their friends and family. The pair later printed those photos and sent them out with their thank-you cards, adding a personal touch to show how much their guests' attendance meant to them.