Amy and Chris were neighbors before
they ever knew each other. Amy had fallen with San Diego on a trip, and
then decided to move across the country from Pennsylvania. Though they
lived close, and eventually met through mutual friends and hit it off.
is an interior decorator and yoga instructor, and Chris works in
engineering. They are both adventurous and they like to stay active
together. Amy may seem cute and girly, but she is totally the type of
girl who will get down and dirty and go night fishing with Chris!
did a lot of her own wedding planning, with the help of her friend
Christine (and of course her bridesmaids!). Her experience as an
interior designer was very apparent. The hilltop ceremony at Kate O.
Sessions Park was absolutely breathtaking, and beautifully styled. The
entire Soledad Club was made over to fit Amy + Chris’ style on their big
day. They chose a shabby chic look with lots of warm blush tones paired
with succulent and mint greens. Everything felt really natural and the
flowers were all eco-friendly and grown locally in San Diego. Amy’s
amazing friend Christine also provided the gorgeous flower-topped cake
and never-ending cookie bar. The escort cards used something from Amy’s
home back in PA- the Love symbol from LOVE park.
Before the ceremony,
Amy’s mom presented her with a very special gift. Amy’s christening
bonnet was made from a piece of fabric that Amy’s mom carried on her own
wedding day. The earrings Amy wore were her grandmother’s, and they
were worn in her honor because she was unable to attend the wedding. Amy
also wore her mother’s veil to complete her elegant ensemble.
bought all of her bridesmaids Kate Spade bracelets to finish their look
on her big day. Her girls looked gorgeous in blush Bill Levkoff
bridesmaid dresses- the maid of honor wore a slightly different cut than
the rest of the girls. The San Diego heat gets even more intense in
September- and Amy thought ahead and provided bamboo fans for all of her
guests to beat the heat!
Amy and Chris bought each other some very
special wedding gifts. Chris made a darling shadow box for Amy, and also
bought her a personalized necklace to remember their special day. Amy
has not only been writing Chris a journal, but she also bought him a
boat! Yes- a boat! Before the wedding, Amy enlisted the help of Chris’
father to get this huge wedding gift right. She had her future
father-in-law help Chris look for boats online, and played it all off as
though he were going against her wishes in doing so. He even went and
looked at a few of the boats in person, eventually falling in love with
one. Amy was disappointed to find out the boat Chris loved so much had
been sold. A few weeks later, she was beyond excited when she happened
to see the boat re-appear on Craigslist. It had been bought and worked
on, and was in even better condition than before! Needless to say, Amy
jumped on the opportunity and got the boat! She surprised her new
husband with it at their gift-opening party the morning after their
ceremony. The next afternoon Amy + Chris took off for their honeymoon.
These two lovebirds will be enjoying in Hawaii for the next couple of
Location: The Soledad Club
Hair & Makeup: Bella D’Ora Spa
Rentals: Best Rentals
Gown: The White Flower Dress Store
Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Organic Flora
Entertainment: The Summer Januaries
Coordinator: With Love Event Decor