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Most Beautiful Wedding Ever Jen Prather Caleb Ontiveros 2012
Weddings are always the most beautiful events. Ethereal atmosphere’s, lacy dresses, bouquets of flowers and immaculately displayed food, sounds pretty good huh? Not to mention the overlaying Romantic premise…

The tough part is finding that one special someone who you just have to spend the rest of your life with. About 6 years ago, my best friend Jen Prather was fortunate enough to meet her husband to be Caleb Ontiveros, while working at a summer camp in Santa Barbara California. This last month they decided to tie the knot in Santa Maria California.

If most weddings are inspiring to attend, the Prather-Ontiveros wedding was nothing short of Magical. Jen Prather is one of the most amazing artist’s I know, and she employed her creativity when planning her wedding, enabling it to be a truly semi-charmed event. I was lucky enough to be asked to be a bridesmaid in the wedding, and I got to be part of it all first hand. I would like to share some wonderful moments from their special day with you…

Most Beautiful Wedding Ever Jen Prather Caleb Ontiveros 2012

Jen and Caleb tied the knot at a family Ranch in Santa Maria California. A family member erected this amazing raw wood altar for them to stand under while they said their vows.

Most Beautiful Wedding Ever Jen Prather Caleb Ontiveros 2012

Jen thought of all the details, and every last inch of the property was adorned with lace, succulents, and whimsical remnants from the lives of the Bride and Groom.

Most Beautiful Wedding Ever Jen Prather Caleb Ontiveros 2012

Inspired by a display Jen saw in a store window in the Mission District of San Francisco, she made a slew of Gods Eye’s to adorn the Trees of the Ranch.

Most Beautiful Wedding Ever Jen Prather Caleb Ontiveros 2012

The happy couple are avid bikers, and chose to employ bike themed elements in their wedding. The Mother of the bride was inspired, and gave the bride and groom this sexy two seater bicycle as one of their wedding gifts.

Most Beautiful Wedding Ever Jen Prather Caleb Ontiveros 2012

We created a photo booth, where guests could take their photo by stepping on a pedal. Many sweet moments from the night were captured this way…

Most Beautiful Wedding Ever Jen Prather Caleb Ontiveros 2012

And of course there was dancing. Jen reached out to me and asked me to create vinyl decals to adorn the dance floor of her wedding. I based the designs off the imagery in their invitations, the color scheme,  the floral arrangements and my first hand knowledge of the happy couple.

Most Beautiful Wedding Ever Jen Prather Caleb Ontiveros 2012

The food was spectacular Santa Maria BBQ, these hand-made signs were created by drawing in chalk boards with chalk markers!

Most Beautiful Wedding Ever Jen Prather Caleb Ontiveros 2012

And last but certainly not least, there was my favorite part, the wedding cake and dessert…

I hope you found taking a peek at Jen’s wedding as Magical as I found it to attend. Check out the Gallery below to see more snapshots, and keep your eyes peeled for a post about making vinyl decals (for weddings and otherwise) coming soon!

Some of these lovely wedding photos were taken by the Talented Ken Kienow: http://www.kenkienow.com/

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