“Celebrate the love you have for each other, and the family and friends that are there to support you.”
Photography: Apollo Fotografie
Venue: Oceano Hotel & Spa
Hair & Make up: Girl With a Curling Iron
Officiant: Rachael Tanner
Event Rentals & Decor: Oceano Hotel & Spa
Stationary: Basic Invite
Florals: Two Sky Floral Design
Dress: Novella Bridal
Tux: Men’t Wearhouse
DJ: Heart of Gold DJs
Dessert: Bob’s Donuts
Catering: Oceano Hotel & Spa
From the couple:
We met at work at a fintech company in San Francisco. The proposal took place 2.5 years after our first date in February of 2018 in Banff National Park in Canada. We were there on a ski trip and Mike proposed at the Sulphur Mountain summit which we had taken a gondola ride to get to.
Our wedding inspiration came from our life together as a couple. Mike and I love to travel, we love the ocean and the outdoors, and we love to just have fun with family and friends. These themes, along with my faith, were the driving force behind creating our perfect day.
The bouquets were elegant and relaxed with light pinks, lavender and white ranunculus. The lavender gave off a beautiful pop against the sage bridesmaids dresses and looked perfect against the beach photo shoot.
The ceremony was extremely personalized and we worked very closely with our amazing officiant, Rachael Tanner, in creating a ceremony that outlined our relationship, beliefs, and the love & appreciation of our family and friends that were present. The table names reflected the places Mike and I have traveled to together and on the back listed why that place was special to us.
My look was simple and elegant. A gorgeous Pronovias dress with a low back and long train and no lace or design down the front, simple and elegant. The cathedral train pulled it all together and jewelry was kept very light. Mike’s gray suit was soft and formal against the coastal backdrop with a touch of green in his boutonniere.
The vows. We are not the type of couple that discusses feelings or emotions regularly so we decided to take this opportunity to write our vows separately and have them come from the heart. It was extremely nerve-racking to do this in front of 125 people but it was a very special moment.
Concentrate on throwing a party that celebrates the love you have for each other and the family and friends that are there to support you and you can’t go wrong. Also, know that it is all worth it when the day is over. The hours of planning, the drama, tears (and there will be tears LOL), it really is worth it. Lastly, remember to have fun. Weddings are supposed to be fun. Do not lose sight of that 🙂