Real Wedding: Cody & Lindsey's Garden Wedding at The Orchard

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Real Wedding

 

Imagine growing up with a wedding venue as the family business. Imagine fishing in the pond as a child, working your first job as a teenager, and then finally saying 'I do' in the very same place. Traditional, meaningful and kismetdon't you think? 

That's exactly what Cody thought when he began planning his proposal to the love of his life, Lindsey, just a few short years ago. Cody is the grandson of the beloved owner of The Orchard in Menifee, CA, a beautiful garden wedding venue that feels like a secret garden. We've known Cody for quite some time, and we were thrilled when he wanted to celebrate his marriage with our team at The Orchard. The entire family holds this venue close to their hearts, making this wedding an extra special honor to host! 

Join us as we recap our favorite moments from Cody and Lindsey's stunning wedding day!

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Cody & Lindsey on their perfect Southern California wedding daycody & lindsey on their perfect southern california wedding day



For a couple who knows this wedding venue like a member of the family, we were dying with anticipation to see how they would transform the space into their own. Our hearts swelled with excitement as Lindsay described her vision for the special day: rustic elegance with a romantic lace wedding dress, navy blue tuxedos, farmhouse tables, white roses, trailing eucalyptus, metallic accents, and a classic getaway car. 

 

"It’s always a pleasure to work with this family but I think the most memorable part of the wedding for me was getting to see Lindsey receive the coveted hockey jersey given to anyone who marries into the family. It's such a special moment and makes you tear up a little just looking at it!”
- Amanda, The Orchard by Wedgewood Weddings

 

the wedding party

The wedding ceremony was beautifully classic and romantic, with the historic gazebo and sparkling lake as the backdrop. Cody & Lindsey chose classic white lawn chairs and elegant white roses to adorn the ceremony site. The ceremony was sweet, funny, romantic and everything that a wedding ceremony should be! 

Gorgeous Bridal Party in Blue and Sequins at The Orchard
have you ever seen a more stunning bridal party?



Gorgeous Bridal Party in Blue and Sequins at The Orchard

the blue tuxedos and metallic bridesmaid dresses are handsome and modern


The Bride's Family at The Orchard in Menifee, CAthe brides family all decked in sequins, plus two adorable flower girls

 

Tying The Knot

The wedding ceremony was beautifully classic and romantic, with the historic gazebo and sparkling lake as the backdrop. Cody & Lindsey chose classic white lawn chairs and elegant white roses to adorn the ceremony site. The ceremony was sweet, funny, romantic and everything that a wedding ceremony should be! 

Bride Walks Down The Aisle With Her Father at The Orchardlindsey's father proudly walked her down the aisle

Outdoor Gazebo Wedding Ceremony in Menifee, CAa stunning outdoor ceremony under the palm trees of the orchard

Outdoor Gazebo Wedding Ceremony in Menifee, CAthese two know how to have fun! We loved seeing so much laughter on this special day

Outdoor Gazebo Wedding Ceremony in Menifee, CAthe handwritten vows added a personal touch and left us all in tears

Newlyweds Cody and Lindsey Celebrate at The Orchard, CAjust married! the happy couple heads off into the sunset for wedding portraits

 

the outdoor reception

The reception was hosted under a regal white tent for shade on the beautiful summer day. The rustic elegant decor featured farm tables made of reclaimed wood paired with beautiful Chiavari chairs, gold chargers, gold silverware, and custom manzanita tree centerpieces. The details came together perfectly to create a rustic, elegant affair. So spectacular!

Elegant Outdoor Wedding Reception at The Orchardthe handwritten vows added a personal touch and left us all in tears

Elegant Outdoor Wedding Reception at The Orchardrustic elegant decor at its finest with metallic accents and deep blue linens

Vintage Seating Area Next To The Sparkling Pondthis beautiful seating area is perfect for cocktail hour and fun photo opportunities!

A Romantic First Dance In The Gazebocody & lindsey shared a romantic first dance under the classic gazebo

 

 

wedding cake & sweet treats

Dessert for this extravagant garden wedding featured a three-tiered naked wedding cake on a metallic gold stand with floral accents. Vintage platters and trays displayed delicate cake pops and candies for those who prefer something other than cake. This stunning cake display was provided by Jackie at Heavenly Treats and she was an absolute joy to work with!

A stunning naked wedding cake and cake popsa stunning naked wedding cake and cake pops

 

wedding fun

Of course, it wouldn't really be party without some extra F-U-N mixed in! Lindsey and Cody are such fun personalities, so it makes perfect sense that they'd want to infuse some special details. For a unique twist to the popular photo booth, they hired a live caricature artist to draw photos of the guests, the happy couple, and the celebration. What a fun idea! And for a tasty surprise, the infamous In-N-Out food truck stopped in to deliver the best burgers and fries that California has to offer. 

Wedding Caricature Artist at The Orcharda caricature artist drawing photos of the wedding guests

IN-N-OUT FOOD TRUCK FUN AT LINDSEY & CODY'S SOCAL WEDDINGin-n-out food truck fun at lindsey & cody's socal wedding

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Cody and Lindsey's wedding day was an actual dream come true! Every detail was meticulously planned and perfectly executed by the entire team of Wedgewood Weddings staff and vendors. We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this day a resounding success for the happy couple! We all wish the love birds nothing but joy and happiness. 

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