April 28th, 2018
When did you know you were meant to be together?
Greg and I were friends in high school but we both had significant others so after graduation in ’08 we broke up with our SO’s and started hanging out more. I actually ended up moving to Fresno for a bit and Greg would drive up every weekend and either take me back to Bakersfield to spend the weekend or stay in Fresno with me. That’s when we knew this was something special!
Who Proposed To Whom?
Greg proposed to me.
How / Where Did You Get Engaged?
He took me to Dinosaur Caves Park in Pismo Beach at sunset to one of the outlooks (where he asked me to be his girlfriend 8 years ago) it was our 8 year anniversary of being together. He said “let’s go closer to the edge I think I see an otter way out there” I walked close, he stayed back and I turned around and there he was on one knee with the ring!
What was your Wedding Date?
April 28th 2018
Cypress Ridge Pavilion in Arroyo Grande, CA.
Did you have a Coordinator / Planner?
My mom and I basically took that job over and did everything ourselves but Jodi (day of coordinator at cypress ridge) was my day of and she was amazing!
Did you have a Theme / Color Scheme in mind or did you wing it?
We wanted it to be very simple but pretty. We picked a color called silver sage which is beautiful very neutral and then tan and gold for accents!
Cypress Ridge provided an amazing dinner.
Did you have a special cake made?
We did!! It was by Pardon My French in Grover Beach, CA it was simple with a vanilla buttercream outside and the inside was salted Carmel with some gold splatter on the outside.
If Yes, what was your Cake Topper?
A gold cursive “ALWAYS” (because I had to incorporate Harry Potter SOMEWHERE in this wedding) 😂.
DJ cheetah (Brian Cheetah Nadine’s husband) also so fun to work with and so into doing what we wanted and not starting us in a different direction even though we had some crazy songs we wanted played!
What was your song?
‘Only one in color’ by TRAPT.
Lori Boe Florist!! She only made my bouquet the girls bouquets were homemade by my mom.
Any advice for couples planning weddings today?
Don’t get too caught up in the planning. There is always going to be things that you can’t control (like the weather) you only get to do this once and planning is so much fun. Enjoy it and make sure you and your fiancé are planning some things together, it makes for awesome memories! Also it’s a little time consuming but I highly recommend making your own playlist. It adds a personal touch!
What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
Dancing!! Just looking around at all the people I love in one spot, all here for us, smiles on their faces and just having the time of their life. That was my favorite part!
Anything Else You’d Like To Share?
Take it all in! Don’t be stressed. This day goes by so fast. Just enjoy every minute!
Photographer: Cheetah Photography | Venue: Cypress Ridge Pavilion | Cake: Pardon My French in Grover Beach, CA | Flowers: Lori Boe Florist | Hair: Melissa Martinez of Indie Salon | Makeup: Lindsay Nettleton | DJ: DJ cheetah