Real Wedding of the Week:
Ingrid & Timothy in Long Beach

California, Real Weddings

Photos: Sweet Monday Photography

Tim and Ingrid were introduced to each other by the bride's matchmaking sister and a friend of the groom. They decided to host their wedding, at Rancho Los Cerritos in Long Beach. "We'd both visited the historic ranch on field trips as kids and knew it was the perfect place to get married," Ingrid says. Guests were invited to arrive early to take a tour of the property and enjoy lemonade from a refreshment stand the couple had set up. For the ceremony, Ingrid wore a Melissa Sweet gown. Bridesmaids wore turquoise Anna Elyse dresses. All the bouquets featured succulents and craspedia. The couple exchanged vows during an al fresco ceremony, held in the ranch's garden. Yellow and white flower petals decorated the aisle. Following the ceremony, guests walked next door to a private club for the reception. "We wanted our wedding to be a reflection of our personalities," Ingrid says. For all of Ingrid and Timothy's wedding details, see their full slideshow, and visit our Real Weddings page for more festive celebrations.

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