Bridal Bliss: Peggy and Willie

Bridal Bliss: Peggy and Willie
ESSENCE.COM May, 24, 2011

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Share in the love of California Couple Peggy and Willie, who met in the elevator of their office building and said “I do” in a classic, romantic garden wedding two years later.

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Peggy found her Pronovais wedding gown while on a PR trip in New York city. “I love Pronovais,” she tells us. “I’ve always been drawn to those dresses.”

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Pale pink peep-toe shoes complemented Peggy’s pearl-toned wedding gown.

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Peggy enlisted the help of Phoebe Ogan with Makeup by Phoebe to help her and her bridesmaids look their best on the big day.

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Peggy walked down the aisle holding a lavish bouquet of white orchids and hydrangeas, gathered together by Joey Corrigan with Sticks and Stones Design Studio in Beverly Hills.

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“I was excited and happy,” Peggy says of her emotions on her wedding day.

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“He’s really smart and he’s athletic,” Peggy says of her new hubby. “That combination always intrigued me.”

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Peggy and Willie’s two flower girls looked adorable in white gowns with sage sashes.

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The couple walked down the aisle to the tunes of a live guitarist and saxophoniist.

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Birdcages filled with flowers added to the romantic feeling of the wedding day.

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Another fabulous garden accent — the walkway that Peggy and took to meet Willie was lined with a slightly tropical garland.

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The young ring bearer took lots of care in carrying the couple’s wedding bands atop a bed of flowers.

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The two agreed that they should have a short ceremony. They sealed their nuptials with a kiss and then the festivities began.

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Peggy loves that Willie is “really down to earth and calm.” She credits him with balancing her out.

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“I feel lucky that I waited until I found the absolute right person,” Willie tells us. “When she was coming down the aisle it just hit me that she was exactly what I wanted.”

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“I always wanted to be with someone who could teach me something,” Peggy says. “We’ve just always had a lot to talk about.”

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“Plus, he’s really good looking,” Peggy adds with a giggle.

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Paper lanterns lit the couple’s garden reception area with an ethereal, soft white light.

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Peggy and Willie couldn’t stop smiling as they danced to “Lucky” by Jason Mraz.

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They couples exquisite vanilla-lemon-berry cake with a chocolate fondant icing and fresh orchids accents was crafted by Vanilla Bake Shop in Santa Monica, California.

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Ribbons on the bride and groom’s labeled chairs and lots of white flowers add to the romantic feel of the wedding day.

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White orchids stood tall on dining tables at the couple’s reception.

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As the sun set and the moon rose over Peggy, Willie and their guests the party didn’t stop.

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“I’m really looking forward to our partnership,” Willie says. “We have the same vision for what path we want our lives to take.”

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“I’m looking forward to living our lives together and figuring stuff out together,” Peggy says. “And we definitely want to have kids.”

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What would any Cali wedding be without a little snack from In-N-Out burger?
For more on Peggy and Willie’s wedding, visit The Bride’s Cafe
All photos by Claire Barrett Photography

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