A Vintage, Rustic Wedding at Santa Margarita Ranch in Santa Margarita, California
Chi Nguyen (33 and an attorney) and Ryan Cox (32 and an attorney) met at a coffee shop in Syracuse, New York. Chi was running late and reaching for a lid on a high shelf when she heard a voice asking if she needed help. Once she turned around and noticed the handsome Ryan, she got nervous and rushed out of the shop. It turned out that Chi and Ryan were both on their way to the same class, so it wasn’t long until they saw each other again. When they were transitioning from friends into much more, Chi and Ryan spent time watching 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' together -- who would have thought that someday Chi would walk down the aisle to "The Origin of Love” from the musical! The couple was married under an oak tree on Estrada Garden Lawn at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch in Santa Margarita, California. Since the venue's surrounding landscape supplied plenty of natural decor, the couple felt there was no need for a color palette and allowed the wedding party to select their own dresses and suits. The reception took place inside the barn on the property, where their vintage and rustic celebration came to life through succulents potted in teacups, mismatched china place settings and 1920 antique mason jars used as centerpieces.