Newland Barn Wedding in Huntington Beach: Cate + Ian

Lori and Keith from Lori Anderson Photographers share this Southern-inspired Huntington Beach wedding. Don’t miss the cute pinwheel action!

• Bride & Groom: Cate & Ian
• Wedding date:
July 8, 2011
• Location:
Newland Barn in Huntington Beach (ceremony and reception)

All The Details

Is that a pinwheel or a wind turbine? The bride made great use of handmade pinwheels throughout the venue (her dad helped assemble), although the wind picked up a bit and blew some of them asunder. They added a splash of color and fun. Other cool details included a fat jug of lemonade, sweet tea (it was a bit of a southern-themed wedding), and a “groom’s cake” which was a rather tasty-looking stack of glazed donuts. Yum! Speaking of sweet things, Cate carried on a sweet gesture that’s become a bit of a tradition: a handkerchief once owned by her grandfather, embroidered with her wedding date and that of several of “Grampa’s Girls,” was wrapped around her wedding bouquet.

Did you want fries with that?: Brides have lots of options when it comes to planning a wedding, but why not go with a southern California tradition? In-N-Out catered Cate & Ian’s Newland Barn wedding with its rolling food truck. Guests enjoyed burgers, chips and a bevy of fountain drinks. Alas, no fries are ever served on these trucks. We’ve seen In-N-Out at several weddings and it’s always been a major hit with the guests.

Tips from the pros: This is an outdoor venue with no natural lighting, so spring for the bistro lights – the facility has a vendor who handles this – and that will really make a difference in the amount of ambient light as well as create a more special atmosphere. Also, there is a gazebo that has “wedding” written all over it, but we’ve shot a couple weddings at this location and we think the water tower is cooler, so consider that as the central point for your reception!

If you see something you like contact these vendors from the wedding, and tell them you saw them at Orange In Love:

Venue: The Newland Barn at Newland House Museum, Huntington Beach
Photographers: Lori Anderson Photographers
Coordinator:
Bre Nelson, Joyful Weddings and Events
Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Flowers: Art with Nature
Lighting: Baker Party Rentals
Catering: In-N-Out Burger

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Welcome to Orange In Love!

Orange In Love Editors: Keith + Lori

A new year, a new blog: Orange In Love, a website dedicated to Orange County weddings and bridal goodness. Sure, there are other blogs that offer wedding inspiration, and some of them even have an OC section, but don’t we deserve at least one decent site with a specific emphasis on Orange County weddings?

So here’s the plan: we pledge to offer relevant local wedding information, inspiration and know-how. We’ll showcase top Orange County wedding vendors who will share their experience and advice to help you pull off a stunning wedding, regardless your budget. Gather ideas from our featured REAL weddings and engagement sessions to arouse your creative sensibilities and design a unique celebration that has “you” written all over it.

And then write to us to tell us how awesome your big day was!

In fact, if you’re an Orange County wedding photographer, florist, coordinator or other vendor and you have a story to share, use the submissions form (in the navigation bar at the top of the page) to contact us and we might feature your work. And spread the love via Twitter or Facebook—our site will be most effective with your input and with plenty of stories to share so brides have more eye candy to choose from.

We look forward to sharing this journey with you. Cheers to 2012!

—Keith + Lori

photo by the über-talented Mark Brooke Photographers

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