Lera & Sean - A Real Winter Wedding at Serendipity Garden Weddings
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A beautiful day in November was the perfect wedding day for Lera & Sean. Along with the couple, Mike from Mission Visual has shared his coverage.  This wedding film captures the essence of their day. you’ll walk away with a great smile after viewing this film. The couple celebrated their luscious garden wedding at Serendipity Gardens in San Bernardino, Southern California.

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1. How did you meet?

They met at Cal Poly Pomona, The Collins College of Hospitality Management. in the fall of 2007, when Sean returned to school with a braided mohawk and Lera with neon yellow heels, stars aligned and they became close friends. Both thought that their hair style and wardrobe choices were totally appropriate for a Club Managers Association of America meeting….such fashion statements also helped them understand that something special was there. After graduating Cal Poly in 2009, Lera moved to Vail, CO to pursue her career, while Sean had one more year to finish college and find his own path…. They still managed to see each other often, work together for the same company temporarily, pick up a few skiing and snowboarding skills, enjoy lots of snow, and make life-long friendships along the way.

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2. How long did you plan the wedding after the proposal?

One year, but only because the venue was unavailable sooner, the planning part was easy.


3. The top 3 challenges/difficulties of planning the wedding.

  • Getting everyone to RSVP – we are a very international family spread around the world.
  • Sticking to the budget 😉
  • Figuring out overnight / weekend accommodation for everyone.


4. The top 3 most fun/easiest parts of planning the wedding:

  • Choosing Serendipity Garden Weddings as our venue – the easiest way to make your wedding happen!
  • Working on all the cute fluff that ultimately nobody cares about – takeaways, decor, fun stations (photo booth, s’mores, etc.)
  • Asking family members for fun performances and acts of entertainment – a blast!


5. What fun/unique feature of your wedding made you the proudest?

International family performances that showed true love.


6. If you had it to do over, what would you change, add or do differently?

Not worry about the weather as much the day before, it all works itself out on the day of 🙂


About Serendipity Gardens:
Serendipity is an elegant wedding and reception location in beautiful Oak Glen. The venue is situated on 5 acres of private land surrounded by the mountains of Oak Glen. The reception area opens up to an expansive view of the valley below. They enjoy spectacular sunsets and twinkling city lights. The romantic ceremony area with a breathtaking mountain view leaves guests with unforgettable memories. Link: Visit the location, get more info.

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Credit to these vendors/services
Cakes/Cupcakes Michelle's Wedding Bakery
DJ/Disc Jockey Musical Phunktions - Kevin
Floral/florist Flowers Etc.
Formal Wear Groom & Groomsmen attire: Al Weiss DTLA
Gowns BHLD
Hair/Makeup The Girls Beauty Salon
Limo/Transportation Reserve Limo
Musicians Ben Mallare
Photographers Johnny Jaquez Photography