Boojum Tree Hidden Gardens
How did you two meet or how did you propose?: We met at work at an advertising agency in the valley. No matter where Danny was supposed to go for a meeting, he would always find a route that passed by Bailey's desk. A few months later, they made it official, although Bailey made Danny work for it! Danny proposed to Bailey in Cancun. It was their second visit there, and Danny thought this was the perfect spot to pop the question. He started the proposal mid-air while parasailing, and once back on the boat, got on one knee and asked Bailey to marry him. He had the ring in his pocket the whole time! The whole thing was filmed on their GoPro, so we'll be able to re-live that moment forever.
How did you find your venue? Were you happy with it?: Danny had been there once before for a wedding years prior but it stuck in his head as his favorite. After seeing 5 other venues on their list, there was no question it was the place for them within 10 seconds of walking in. It lived up to their dream expectations in every way. Boojum Tree is an outdoor oasis and can be described as a rustic, chic garden. Our wedding coordinator gave them a year of laughs while planning the wedding and the day of could not have been more perfect and unique to us in so many ways. From a GoPro in the wedding bouquet to capture everyone's reaction while Bailey walked down the aisle to special tributes in memory to loved ones, it truly was the best day of our lives.
Describe the theme or color scheme of your wedding, and what you chose for your table setting at the reception: The color scheme of the wedding was coral and turquoise. These are Bailey's favorite colors and a good portion of her wardrobe fall in to these colors. The venue was so beautiful and full of plants, flowers and antique decor, that minimal decorations were needed. For our centerpieces, Bailey and Danny used turquoise mason jars filled with babies breath. These flower jars lined the aisles of the ceremony and were moved in for dinner. There were a few votives surrounding the mason jars wrapped in burlap jute and pearls. The table names were named after Bailey and Danny's favorite mexican food restaurants. They are both huge fans of mexican cuisine, and it was not hard naming 10 tables! If fact, we even had to cut a few off the list! As you can imagine, guacamole was served during cocktail hour, and tacos, rice and beans were served for dinner. The margaritas were flowing all night!
What piece of advice would you give other couples planning their big day?: Bailey's advice to brides is to not sweat the small stuff. Bailey's grandma was going to be the flower girl and unfortunately got a flat tire on the way to the venue. So they had to forego the flower girl even though they were really excited to have Bailey's sweet grandma sprinkle the aisle with rose petals. Also, the speeches went WAY too long, so Bailey and Danny had to cut a game out of the timeline they had been very excited to play. Bailey didn't let these items stress her out, as they were out of her control. It could have ruined the day, but she didn't let it!
Essence of Australia
Wedding Planners / Invitations
Oscar Betancourth at Valley Mix Entertainment
Cakes & Sweets
Jodie Jeffery, family friend
Catering & Bar
Krystal Woung at Kate Ryan Design
Hair and Makeup
Bailey did her own hair
Costa Rica, Hotel Nayara
Jennifer Brooks at Boojum Tree Hidden Gardens Officiant: Danny's Uncle, Al Klehr
10+ friends who helped take 3 GoPro's throughout the wedding to capture some amazing footage.
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