Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim Hills is quite a magical wedding venue, and it’s close to home in Southern California! It’s nothing short of a modern-day fairy tale. The curling oak trees make an enchanted forest lifted straight from Lord of the Rings or Cinderella. I was ready to see fairy sprites fly over the arbor and hobbits hand out ceremony programs. Who knew Orange County hid such a magical wedding venue!
The location was perfect for Andrea and Randy’s rustic outdoor wedding. The couple is pure magic themselves. The bride wore a floral wreath in her hair and a gauzy bohemian gown. The groom donned a ponytail and tan suit. Looking at the pictures, I thought I’d see him ride in on a mighty stead. He didn’t, but a girl can dream.
Please enjoy this stunning outdoor wedding in Anaheim Hills.
There were a lot of gorgeous DIY projects at this wedding, including this handmade charm on the bride’s blue and white bridal bouquet. It kept the bride’s late father close to her during the ceremony.
Andrea was a whimsical bride, fit to be a fairy queen! I’m ready for birds to hold her veil and animals to walk her down the aisle.
The bride wore a stunning floral head wreath with an attached veil.
Randy, the groom, was looking absolutely dashing himself. A delicate blue boutonniere looked smashing on his coat jacket.
I love it when a couple has a first look. It’s such an intimate and special moment between the bride and groom.
What a stunning couple!
Randy and Andrea had a wonderful bride and groom portrait session before the ceremony. Oak Canyon Nature Center is a magical paradise … what a spectacular backdrop for this whimsical couple!
Nothing says fairy tale romance more than a kiss on the hand!
Seriously, this location is magical! I’m pretty sure these two are about to be married by the Elves of Lothlorien.
You’ve got to have comfortable shoes for an outdoor celebration!
These wood benches were perfect for a rustic wedding.
The lovely couple is ready to get hitched!
Off to tie the knot!
Burlap and lace details decorated the stage.
The bride was attended by four flower girls, with fairy baskets full of rose pedals and morning blossoms in their hair.
The groomsmen for these nuptials were these six dashing young lads. Green bow ties are cool!
The young groomsmen announced the bride’s arrival with homemade burlap signs.
Do you see her? Is she here yet?
Here comes the gorgeous bride!
Who needs to go to New Zealand to find the Misty Mountains of Lord of the Rings? Instead, head on over to Orange County! 🙂
A quiet prayer for the future.
I love these unique and romantic bridesmaid dresses. They compliment the blue and white bridesmaid bouquets perfectly.
The oak trees curled over the ceremony and listened in.
A dashing young ring bearer waits with the rings.
Weddings are all about new beginnings. This couple celebrated their unity with a flower planting ceremony. Don’t miss that adorable snail watering can!
I now pronounce you …
… husband and wife!
Andrea and Randy take their first stroll through the enchanted forest as a married couple.
A smile for all the well-wishers that witnessed their vows.
The two take a moment alone to soak it all in.
True to this couple’s style, they wed with unique nature-inspired rings.
The newlyweds hung out for another portrait among the magical oaks.
And then they walked off into the sunset … may happily ever after begin.
For this wedding, Russell was a second photographer with one of his favorite colleagues, Kelli of Kellimac Images.
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