Thursday, January 7, 2016

Laney Wedding Photos - Kellogg House Ceremony

Well my friends, I finally have all our wedding photos! Hallelujah! It was a long two months of technical difficulties and emotional breakdowns, but I finally have them and get to share them with you!

Our wedding ceremony at the Kellogg House at Cal Poly Pomona was the perfect backyard wedding under the shade of some giant trees! The Kellogg House was the perfect Southern California wedding venue!


Thank you for being so patient!

You can get caught up and check out the first post about us getting ready in this post here.

Our ceremony and reception were held at the historic Kellogg House on the Cal Poly Pomona campus in Pomona, California;  Houston received his undergraduate degree from Cal Poly so it was awesome to have our wedding at his alma mater.

The Kellogg House was conveniently located for all of our guests; both local and from out of town and the campus also has a hotel that was able to accommodate everyone who wanted to stay nearby.

Our wedding ceremony at the Kellogg House at Cal Poly Pomona was the perfect backyard wedding under the shade of some giant trees! The Kellogg House was the perfect Southern California wedding venue!




























The Kellogg House was the first venue Houston suggested and the third one we visited. We took one look at the backyard and instantly fell in love.  Pair that with the unbelievable wedding packages they offer and we booked it as our venue the next day.

Cal Poly Pomona sits on land that was donated by W.R. Kellogg (yes, as in the cereal) and the home was once his winter home (hello, California sunshine).  The house has been restored and furnished with period appropriate furniture which only adds to its vintage charm and elegant simplicity.

Need more convincing that the Kellogg House was amazing? You can read my Yelp review.

Houston and I wanted to keep our wedding really simple and timeless, and that included the ceremony site. We loved having the feel of a backyard wedding without having to plan, prepare, and coordinate everything ourselves!

Our wedding ceremony at the Kellogg House at Cal Poly Pomona was the perfect backyard wedding under the shade of some giant trees! The Kellogg House was the perfect Southern California wedding venue!

We decorated the white chairs with a simple chiffon aisle swag, white hydrangeas, and a satin navy blue ribbon.  Our florist was so sweet and even sprinkled white rose petals down the aisle.

We had an easel at the end of the aisle with a sign telling guests to "choose a seat, not a side" and a basket with beautiful sandalwood fans.

Our wedding ceremony at the Kellogg House at Cal Poly Pomona was the perfect backyard wedding under the shade of some giant trees! The Kellogg House was the perfect Southern California wedding venue!

Why fans you ask? Well, it was 104 degrees when our ceremony started and our entire event was held outside. 

The family that sweats together stays together.

Our wedding ceremony at the Kellogg House at Cal Poly Pomona was the perfect backyard wedding under the shade of some giant trees! The Kellogg House was the perfect Southern California wedding venue!

Houston's cousin John was our officiant and we loved how simple and beautiful our ceremony was underneath the giant trees in the backyard; they also provided some much-needed and appreciated shade for our guests.


Our wedding ceremony at the Kellogg House at Cal Poly Pomona was the perfect backyard wedding under the shade of some giant trees! The Kellogg House was the perfect Southern California wedding venue!

We kept our ceremony simple and probably set a record for the shortest ceremony among our friends. John had a brief speech on love, mentioned how we shouldn't dwell on the little things like toothpaste tubes, and read from Corinthians. We said traditional wedding vows ("I Elise, take you, Houston...), exchanged our wedding rings, and said "I do".

Our wedding ceremony at the Kellogg House at Cal Poly Pomona was the perfect backyard wedding under the shade of some giant trees! The Kellogg House was the perfect Southern California wedding venue!

I laughed and I cried - sometimes at the same time. Houston was so handsome. And just like that, we were husband and wife!

Our wedding ceremony at the Kellogg House at Cal Poly Pomona was the perfect backyard wedding under the shade of some giant trees! The Kellogg House was the perfect Southern California wedding venue!

Our wedding ceremony at the Kellogg House at Cal Poly Pomona was the perfect backyard wedding under the shade of some giant trees! The Kellogg House was the perfect Southern California wedding venue!
Our wedding ceremony at the Kellogg House at Cal Poly Pomona was the perfect backyard wedding under the shade of some giant trees! The Kellogg House was the perfect Southern California wedding venue!
Our recessional music was the James Bond theme. Classically cool.

Wedding portraits are up next!

Our wedding ceremony at the Kellogg House at Cal Poly Pomona was the perfect backyard wedding under the shade of some giant trees! The Kellogg House was the perfect Southern California wedding venue!


Need more information on the details?  Here you go:

Bride:
Dress: Maggie Sottero Verina
Bridal Salon: Deborah's Bridal
Shoes: INC International Concepts - Macy's
Jewelry: Carolee Earrings, Glass Pearl and Floral Linear DropEarrings

Bridesmaids:
Dresses: Alfred Angelo 7290L (in navy)
Jewelry: Carolee Earrings, Silver-Tone BlueGlass Bead Linear Drop Earrings

Groom:
Groom's suit: Brooks Brothers Madison Fit Three-Piece Stripe 1818 
Shoes: Cole Haan Williams Cap Toe II Oxford
Tie & Pocket Square: Wool - Navy

Groomsmen: 
Suits: Men's Wearhouse Pronto Uomo Gray Suit
Shoes: Cole Haan Williams Cap Toe II Oxford

Ties & Pocket Squares: Wool - Navy

Hair: Nicolette Peltier - Fullerton, Ca
Florals: Xavier's Florist - Diamondbar, Ca
Makeup: Colleen Longden (MAC)

Wooden Fans: Amazon
Fan Basket: Vintage

Wedding Ceremony and Venue: Kellogg House - Cal Poly Pomona, Ca
Hotel: Kellogg West Conference Center and Hotel - Cal Poly Pomona, Ca

DJ: JC Entertainment
Bistro Lights: Primetime Entertainment
Photography & Videography: George Street Photo and Video

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