Drew Anthuny and Yaritza get married in Orcutt Ranch, California
Life,  Love

We Said I Do in Orcutt Ranch! | pt. 1 Wedding Ceremony

Our Road To Mr & Mrs in our Beautiful Outdoor Venue Orcutt Ranch – California

husband and wife first kiss, Socal outdoor wedding, Garden Wedding. Orcutt Ranch.November 4th, 2018 was one of the best days of our lives because Drew and I finally got to say I Do. And it was a dream come true. We had the most beautiful outdoor venue, Orcutt Ranch in Southern California and the love of friends and family. If you are new here you can read our engagement story here.

At last, I’m getting around to sharing our wedding photos. A lot of people have been asking and I’m finally delivering. It’s been hard to choose our favorites considering our photographer LizztinPhotos did such an incredible job capturing our perfect day. So I’m going to break up this wedding post in two. First, the Ceremony and next week all share all the details of the reception.  I hope you guys enjoy. For a full list of our wedding vendors scroll all the way to the end.

Groom (Drew Anthuny) in a green suite looking at his bride with love.

His Vows, 

Yaritza, Mi Amor, Mi Vida.

We have grown together and experienced the truth that no relationship is perfect…  And that’s what makes up perfect. So I stand here before you and our family’s to give you my promise.

I promise to have the patience that love demands. To give you strength and be your rock. I promise to hold your hand every night even if we are upset at each other. I promise that I will walk with you hand in hand, wherever our journey leads us, living, learning, loving…. together forever. I love you.

Bride and Groom holding hands, standing in front of the Judge officiating their outdoor wedding at Orcutt Ranch.

Her Vows, 

Andrew J Estrada the first time I saw you I knew that there was something special about you because your smile brightened my entire day. Today 4 years later as I stand here ready to become your wife your smile still brightens my day.

I love you more than words can express and today on our wedding day I vow to continue to love you every single day until forever and beyond. I vow to always be your partner in crime, to always have your back and support you in whatever you decide to do. I vow to always stand by you as we grow in our marriage and I vow to stand back and allow you to grow as an individual. I promise to protect your dreams as if they were my own. I can’t believe that I’m the lucky girl who gets to call you my husband. I love you.

White bouquet and greenary Wedding Invitation Suite from zazzle .Invitations and personalized postage stamps from Zazzle.com

The Dress 

Black and White image of Bride looking out the window in her gorgeous Bristol Maggie Sottero wedding Gown.

I went shopping at Bella Wedding Bridal in Los Angeles and I tried on about 6 dresses total. But the moment I slipped into this Bristol Sottero and Midgley dress I was in love. I even got teary-eyed a little bit and that’s when I knew this was the dress I was going to wear on my wedding day. I just loved the ivory over soft blush and the lace applique but most of all I loved how it hugged all my curves and it made me feel absolutely beautiful.

Full disclosure I won my wedding dress in an Instagram giveaway and it was the best thing ever! I remember getting the DM from WeddingWire saying I was the winner of their Maggie Sottero Wedding Dress contest and I honestly couldn’t believe it. I was so excited to be able to get the dress of my dreams and not worry about going over budget.  So thank you WeddingWire.com and Maggie Sottero!

Bride portrait in the beautiful fit and flare Bristol Sottero and Midgley wedding gown.MyRoadTEA creator Bridal Portrait in her Bristol Sottero and Midgley wedding gownClose up of the Bride holding her bouquet that's made up of soft and dusty pinks and lots of silver dollar eucalyptus. Sparkles And Vintage creation. Bride Yaritza Betancourt Estrada putting on her floral wedding day shoes

My Groom 

portrait of Drew Anthuny (Groom) smilingClose up shot of the Grooms hands bottom up his green jacket with his love tattoo on his ring finger.Drew Anthuny (Groom) walking out of his Groom suite with his groomsman and best woman,

First Touch 

Bride and Groom separate by a door holds hands during their first touch momentDuring first touch, The Groom (Drew Anthuny) reads a note left on a handkerchief from his Bride. while the bride stands on the other side of the door that separates them.

We didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony so we opted out of the First-Look and instead shared a First-Touch. It was such a sweet moment because it had been almost 24hours since I had last spoken or seen Drew. And after all the running around of getting ready I was feeling anxious and nervous so it was really nice to hold his hand, hear his voice and remember that today was our day and everything was going to be great. During our first touch moment, I handed him a handkerchief with a note,

“ Today I walk down the aisle, towards our future life together. Good days, bad days, fun days, lazy days, With my whole heart, I promise you forever. ”

Here Comes The Bride 

3 flower girls going down the aisle with 2 roses each ready to pass them out to wedding guest.Our beautiful flower girls handed out roses to our guest as they walked down the aisle.

young boy walking down the wedding aisle carrying a book of vowsMy Godson carried our sacred vows inside this wooden Book of Vows.

cute 6 year old carrying a here comes the bride chalk board sign down the aisle.The Groom wipes away tears of joy as his bride walks down the aisleWe both cried throughout the entire ceremony.

Brides mom gives her away to the groom.

I’ve dreamt of this moment my entire life. Walking down the aisle to the man of my dreams. I couldn’t believe it was finally happening, I was so nervous and emotional my entire body was shaking.

Drew Anthuny & Yaritza Standing at the alter ready to say I DO.Bride and Groom are wrapped in a Native American Blanket for the traditional wedding blanket ceremony of unity.It was important for us to incorporate a Blanket Ceremony into our wedding to honor Drew’s Native American Heritage.

Drew Anthuny and his new Wife celebrate as they exit the ceremony site.Bride walking hand in hand with her bridesmaid on a dirt road and beautiful greenery of Orcutt Ranch in the backdropMy Sisters ♥Newlywed portrait Husband and wife looking into each others eyes in the middle of a dirt road surrounded my natureHusband wearing green suit admiring his new wife.Newly married husband and wife stand side by side holding hands and with their eyes close in prayer.Husband wearing a green suit hugging his new wife, both are smiling,Grooms Family Portrait - Orcutt Ranch WeddingBride & Groom with Grandparents - Orcutt Ranch WeddingPortrait with Bride & Groom and Grooms dadFamily Portrait with Brides' family - Orcutt Ranch WeddingBride and Groom in the middle surronded by bridal party & groomsmen on both sides - Orcutt Ranch Wedding

Thank you to all our friends and family for being so supportive and loving throughout the entire wedding planning process. Thank you for showing up for us when needed. We love you all so much! And of course, thank you to all our vendors.

P.s. Check back next week for our Wedding Reception Blog Post.

Our Wedding Vendors

Venue @orcuttranch.rental

Day of Coordinator & Florals @sparklesandvintage 

Photographer @lizztinphoto

Videographer @wonderwall_films

Bridal Makeup @melina.farhadi

Bridesmaid Makeup @makeupcarmenxo

Bridal Hair @beglammednow

Rentals  @smartpartyrents

Catering  @mofongosLA 

Bridal Gown @maggiesotterodesigns

Bridal Salon @bellaweddingbridal 

Day of Jewelry @theofficialpandora

Bridesmaids Dresses @fameandpartners 

Wedding Cake/ Desserts  @asweetdesign Cookies from @diddyriese

Serving Staff @nightandproductions 

DJ  @ultra.event & @djlennyg

Bar Services @sunserisbar

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Puerto Rican born, Boston raised lifestyle creative living in Los Angeles. I share my lifestyle, relationship, and self-love stories in the hope that you never stop believing in the true magic of love.

6 Comments

  • Hilda Betancourt

    Love love love this! It was a beautiful ceremony on a beautiful day where I got to witness you two live birds unite as one. You both had everyone teary eyed and crying with your vows. The love was felt. God bless this union for eternity!

    • myroadtea

      Awww thank you sis so much for being a part of our day for always being so supportive of our relationship since day 1. Love you Always! xo

  • Ceciliana Betancourt

    Made me cry right now again as I read this beautiful blog!!! Thank you for allowing us to be part of this love. May God bless you guys always!!!!

    I love, LOVE!!!! And I love you guys =)

    • myroadtea

      Aww thank you sis, for your continued support in my relationship. Thank you for being a part of our day Love you always!

  • Anica Barbosa

    ❤️❤️so perfect! Reliving the most perfect moments of the day my favorite people became one! Thanks for sharing and excited about what the future have for you two. Love you both

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