Sheila + Ryan
The Love Story
This is the story of Sheila and Ryan. Their love story started at Chuck E. Cheese. They were there celebrating Sheila’s brother’s twenty-fourth birthday to which the birthday boy was the one responsible for their introduction.
Their relationship happened very naturally. They hung out as friends and eventually developed feelings after binge watching Entourage and seeing Princess and the Frog at the theater together.
How did they realize their relationship was meant for forever?
Ryan: “You can’t really explain what the feeling is. It’s like something in your body, mind, and universe just aligns and stays aligned. “
Sheila: “He’s such a cornball! For me, I felt it from the beginning. I had just ended my previous relationship and was talking to Ryan a bit. I initially didn’t want another relationship but felt like I was missing out on something good if I didn’t give him a chance. That feeling just never faded.”
How adorable are they?
After six years together, the proposal was in the works. It happened on a trip to Portland for Ryan’s birthday and their anniversary. On the second day of their trip they went to Hoyt Arboretum because Ryan wanted to take some photos. After hiking around Ryan suggested Sheila to pose with her back facing the camera to get "the" shot. Just like in the movies, the right shot at right the spot, Sheila to turn around and found Ryan with one knee on the floor and one hand with a ring.
The answer was “YES!”
She was in overalls and dyed lavender hair. We exchanged smiles and hellos. We grabbed our seats and went straight into wedding planning.
Sheila pulled out her wedding folder and laughed about her planner. I loved it.
She showed me pictures and shared with me her ideas and inspirations. We talked about Ryan, the venue, the design, the style, the look, everything. Thirty minutes flew by and before I know it, our meeting was done. She knew exactly what she wanted.
Before parting we had one last conversation. I was anxious to tell her that I had just ventured out to do this florist thing on my own. She was very understanding. In fact, both her and Ryan were. The fact is, all their vendors are new in the business and that was something they wanted. She told me they knew how difficult starting off was and wanted to give us a chance. I fell in love with them that moment.
A week later, we exchanged signatures and the date was saved.
Sheila and I only communicated through emails after our first meeting since Glendale is a distance from me. She apologizes all the time for supposedly bugging me, but I enjoyed getting emails from her. It is like having conversations with an old friend and getting to help plan her wedding at the same time.
Like a lot of couples, Ryan and Sheila found their wedding planning process both fun and stressful. Pinterest was their wedding planner. Absolutely relatable to every couples out there lol.
And from the couple themselves, food tasting won favorite part of their process.
Saturday traffic was not our friend. We are based in OC; the venue was in Glendale.
The night before, JC drove up to Glendale to drop off half of the items at his cousin’s house, which was close to the venue. The day of, we packed everything else along with all the flowers.
Setup went smoothly. The venue draped both sides of the ceremony space to cover the reception tables. This allowed us to setup both ceremony and reception ahead of time . The ceremony space aisle was lined with LED pillar candles along with artificial mauve rose petals since the venue does not allow real ones. We designed the stage with an arch, draped with vines and clusters of florals to bring some outdoor indoors.
Sheila was a gorgeous bride. JC and I got to attend the ceremony. We hid behind the drapes and peeped through the open space. Lol. It was a beautiful ceremony filled with happiness, laughter and a lot of love. Once ceremony was over, we took everything from their ceremony space and redesigned it for their sweetheart table mixing candles and mixed matched vases of florals together. The guest tables had floating candles in cylinder vases and (3) hand tied floral arrangements. It was simple, warm and sweet.
“Be patient. Pick and choose your fights."
Thank you, Sheila and Ryan, for kick starting Chloe Rose's floral journey. It was both a pleasure and a blessing to have met you both and be able to be part of such a special day. You two will forever have a special place in my heart. This post has been in the works for a long time, but I figured there was no better time than today, your ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY to make this post. So much love for you both and I’m so glad to have had a friendship grown from this experience. Happy anniversary and I cannot wait for baby Rhian to arrive in April! (yes, the first CR baby is on her way..so excited!!) Sending my love <3
Last words from the coolest couple on the planet:
“Don’t put anything aside til last minute. If you’re able to take care of it, do it. Make sure you have an amazing Day Of Coordinator who will take care of everything without you. Also, don’t let anyone tell you how to have your wedding. At the end of it all, even if you’re not paying for it, it’s YOUR special day. ENJOY your wedding. Soak in every single second of it cause it will definitely end before you know it.” - Sheila & Ryan Rescober (01.19.18)
Wedding Venue: Vertigo Event Venue | @vertigoeventvenue
Photographer: Phil | @_philmatic
Florist: Chloe Rose | @chloerose.design
Gown: @mariposabride | @maggiesotterodesigns
Bride's Hairstylist: @jasmini8
Bridesmaid's Hairstylist: @glambymrsocasio
Bride's MUA: @beautybyellek
Bridesmaid's MUA: @jessicafox_rnk
(all photos provided were taken by Phil @_philmatic and Chloe Rose)