Threatening thunderclouds on their wedding day couldn’t stop Julie & Mike, who may in fact be my most inspirational couple of the year.  Never fear—the sun emerged in time for a sweet and emotional ceremony officiated by Rev. Barbara Laughry at Faith Lutheran’s Garden Chapel in Canoga Park, and the perky, colorful decoration and ideas by Charm Event Design made Julie’s parents’ backyard sparkle for the reception.

Julie & Mike | September 10, 2011
Design & Planning: Charm Event Design
Makeup: Larissa Alvarado
Floral Design: Charm Event Design
Catering: Fork in the Road Catering
Lighting: Mars Resendiz
Ring (Mike’s): Kinekt Design

These wedding invitations by Charm Events are pretty impressive---they managed to merge two different images (one of toddler Julie and one of toddler Mike) into one picture to make them look like...well, soulmates!

Mike's mother had the honor of helping him get ready

Julie's mom sees her daughter the bride, for the first time

Mike has the most AMAZING wedding ring by Kinekt Design, I really could not stop playing with it. It has moving gears that rotate when you twist it!

Julie could hardly contain herself during "the reveal" when she saw Mike for the first time. One of the best reveals ever!

Cute candy buffet tablescape by Charm Events

Colorful details by Charm Events, and cake by Fork in the Road Catering.

Thanks to the vision and professionalism from the ladies at Charm and Julie and Mike’s ever-present mellow attitudes and patience, I can definitely say it was an event that nobody will ever forget!  Congratulations to J&M!