Tolu Babalola & Samuel Perales

Coming Together in California


Married

May 5, 2017
Fairfax , California


Photo Credit

Emily Jean Images


Style Guide


Color Palette



Style

Whimsical


Season

Spring





The Proposal

I was born in Nigeria but grew up in Texas. Sam was born in Spain and moved to Florida when he was just 8. We met at in San Francisco in May of 2013. After talking for a while, we realized we lived on the same street just eight blocks away from each other. Sam proposed to me on Hawk Hill in Marin Headlands just across from the Golden Gate Bridge. It was absolutely gorgeous!



In Preparation

We knew we wanted our wedding to be an intimate event for us, our friends and our family, but we also wanted to honor our distinct family traditions. We had a traditional Nigerian ceremony the evening before our western ceremony. This was important for both of us so that we could show our loved ones how were were becoming one family.



The Big Day

Both nights were filled with great food and dancing, but we were just blessed to be surrounded by our loved ones as we celebrated our union of love. Our fondest memories involved our families coming together and the beautiful toasts from our friends.



The Retreat

As we left the reception, our friends and family cheered us on and held sparklers up to create a walkway of light. We were whisked off to start our new lives together.



 

Contributing Vendors

Caterer 

Cater Marin

Venue 
Deer Park Villa
Cake

Raphael Ferrenbach

Event Planner
Perfectly Planned Moments
Florist

Tawnia Quick

Gown

Brickhouse Bridal

Invitations

Minted

Photographer

Emily Jean Images

Hair

Tanja Ogilvie

Makeup

Meko White

Rings

Brilliant Earth

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