A nighttime reception for a Southern California wedding.

A Desert Chic Southern California Wedding

June 15, 2021
The Authentic Storytellers

Diallobe and Kendra’s Southern California wedding perfectly reflected who these two are separately and together. They put the emphasis on the term power couple, with them both excelling in their careers within the music industry. In fact, that’s where their initial connection began when they first crossed paths. The couple exudes this strong grounded strength on their own and in each other. You can tell that one is not more important than the other, they are equals and support each other with all they have. A true love that is a joy for us to capture. Joined by family and friends, they had their ceremony and reception at Kempa Villa. From the gardens to a full twinkling light canopy, no detail was missed for these two. 

A twinkle light reception

Fawn Events went all out with coordinating and decorating the wedding reception. You had lush green lawns, muted neutral dried florals, and fresh roses, all surrounded by an unforgettable mountain scenic background. They created a warm and romantic environment through tall burning candles placed around the evening’s decor. Kendra made a grand entrance down the stairs in her stunning ball gown and long veil flowing behind her, she truly glowed from head to toe. The desert chic aesthetic came to life through cocktail hour decor.  We loved the combination of velvet taupe chairs and natural wood accents. We also can’t forget to mention how the guests showed up and showed out, making the entire night feel like a red carpet event. 

Once you’ve seen the outdoor wedding reception, we believe you too will agree on the WOW factor it gave. The night ended with an outstanding twinkle light tent centered around the dance floor. Talk about a Southern California wedding videographer’s dream?! The tent made for perfect soft lighting, stunning videography moments, and an overall enchanting feeling to the entire night. 

Kempa Villa wedding venue

This venue is a stunning Southern California wedding destination with top-notch accommodations. From their very own vineyard, luxurious infinity pools, a peaceful pond, a full fitness center, golf carts for guests to use on the property, and did we mention helicopter access? An outstanding perk of choosing Kempa Villa as your venue is that they only host one event at a time. Meaning that you and your guests get space and privacy, along with undivided attention from staff during your wedding and stay. If you are looking for a wedding weekend getaway retreat, this SoCal venue is for you. 

Capturing weddings on film

We say this all the time but the best part of our jobs is capturing true, authentic love. There is a way that film can attain the true essence of a couple’s connection that will never get old to us. Kendra and Diallobe’s friends blessed the evening with their genuine words that pegged them completely. One of the ways that we make wedding videos personal is by having the couple’s speeches play over the montage of the entire evening. Their honest words set the tone for how we choose to display the day. These two didn’t miss a single detail when it came to planning this wedding and the intention can be felt on a deep level throughout the film. We’re so thankful every day that we get to do this for couples. The joy of making friends through capturing love will never be lost on us. 

a bride and groom at their Southern California outdoor wedding venue.
a bride and groom at their Southern California outdoor wedding venue.
A Southern California outdoor wedding venue with twinkly lights and white and pastel florals.

Wedding Vendors Included

Videographers: The Authentic Storytellers

Venue: Kempa Villa

Planning & Design: Fawn Events

Photo: Matoli Keely Photo

Catering: Little Nelly Catering

Bar: Snake Oil Cocktail Co.

Cake: Hey There, Cupcake

Floral: Joy of Bloom Florals

DJ: Got Mad Skillz

Sound & Tech: The Index Room

Live Music: Jeremy Green

Specialty Rentals: Adore Folklore Catalog Atelier 

Rentals: Bright Event Rentals

Linen: BBJ La Tavalo 

Lighting: Brilliant Event Lighting

Invites & Paper Goods: Velvet Fox Designs

Dance floor: Hcd Portable Dancefloors

Photo-Booth: Classic Photobooths

Late Night Snack: In-n-out

Dress: Sareh Nouri

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