Dawn and Mike were true lovebirds when they tied the knot. Phillip of PhillipVN Photography captured their beautiful bird-themed wedding in Santa Barbara, California. The couple chose rose red as the main color for their wedding, then added touches of sunny yellow. Following the traditional ceremony and reception, the lovebirds flew off to a second smaller reception at the charming Stella Mare’s Restaurant for dinner and dancing.
The couple’s love story is as sweet as their wedding theme.
“We had been dating for four months when my grandma told Mike she had her grandmother’s ring—so my great-great grandma’s—to give to me when the time came,” bride Dawn explained. “Four months after that, on a snow day trip we planned, Mike popped the question, and I said YES! Mike lost his parents at a very young age, so he couldn’t be happier to join my family.”
Briana Miller, owner of Bree’s Creative Cakes and a close friend of the bride’s, made these adorable cakes with fondant hearts and flowers. You can see more of Briana’s fabulous desserts on the new season of Cupcake Wars on the Food Network!