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From the magnificent, fall-inspired floral arrangements created by Layered Vintage to the hand-lettered seating chart made by the bride, this wedding evokes all the romanctic feelings. The inclusion of their law enforcement love story into their wedding is beyond dreamy. Captured by Analisa Joy, Erika and David's wedding day is sure to have you in awe.
"David and I met in October of 2014 and began dating in January 2015 (Just shy of three years together now). We had a fairly quick courtship but David told me on our second date he was going to marry me one day. I remember thinking to myself, "Yea, you're probably right."
"David and I met in the police academy. David actually first noticed me at our orientation the week prior. We were both recruits with the same department so we hung out in the same group and sat together in class and at lunch. We started harmlessly flirting in class, hiding each other's pens, name tags and lint rollers as we left for our 10 minute breaks. We were also partners in our Defensive Tactics class, wrestling with each other four hours a weeks for six months. I gave him a bloody nose one day!"
"Oh David's proposal... As soon as David had the ring he couldn't wait to give it to me. My mom says he was at a loss on where to do it. They were discussing places that were meaningful to our relationship when he landed on where we met... the Academy."
"David says I had no idea, but I knew the minute he exited the freeway. There was no other reason to take that exit then to go to the academy. David took both my hands in his and told me this is where it all began and where he fell in love with me. He said I'm his best friend and he wants to spend forever with me. He dropped to one knee and with a big smile said, "Erika will you marry me?" Hugs, Kisses, tears and then he pulled out his phone and started texting... our families were up the road and were there to congratulate us after."
"Our wedding day was all my little girl and big girl wedding dreams come true. I remember feeling more at ease than I thought possible for such a day. But I think when everything feels so right, there is nothing to be nervous about. I still get compliments to this day about how much people truly enjoyed our wedding. They say it was the best wedding food they have had and it was such a beautiful venue. David and I felt so loved as our friends and family swarmed our sweetheart table to say hello and give us their blessings. The night was full of long overdue reunions and conversations with friends and family. David stayed by my side the entire night as we interacted with the people closest to us. It was the perfect start to a lifetime with my best friend."
Catering: John Little Catering
Florist: Layered Vintage
Photographer: Analisa Joy Photography
DJ: Tamagni Sound
Coordination: Milagro Winery
Cake: Cute Cakes
Dress: Justin Alexander from Mon Amie Bridal Salon
Makeup: Shelby McElroy
Hair: Mariam Giahi
Melanie and Paul became wife and husband underneath the arch tree with those closest to them as witnesses. After saying "I do", they celebrated into the cool, gorgeous October night with family and friends. With pops of blue and an array of sunflowers, their dream wedding vision came to life.
"We met in college through mutual friends. Then we had a literature class with a terrible professor (which we bonded over) together and fell in love! We have been together 6 years and 7 months."
"We LOVE camping and try and go as much as possible. We like to hike so we get to do that a lot when we go camping. Traveling together in general is one of the most important things to us."
"Paul proposed to me at my favorite place on Earth! We had never been there together, but he knew how fond I was of La Basilique du Sacre Coeur. So he took me up to the top of the dome at Sacre Coeur, which is the highest point in Paris and overlooks the whole city, and proposed to me. I was SO surprised. I mean, I was really hoping he was going to propose on the trip, but I had NO idea. It was so sweet and romantic!"
"Our wedding day was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. It literally went off without a hitch! From the morning when we got there to get ready, everything was so laid back and easy because Megan and Gabby were so on top of everything. Everything was so beautiful and magical. The setting was rustic and beautiful. The ceremony, which was most anticipated, was so natural, romantic, and, once again, PERFECT! I felt so at home at Milagro while walking down the aisle to tie the knot with the love of my life."
"The reception was the best party ever! So well coordinated, everything flowed so smoothly and it was honestly the most fun we've ever had. It's 2017 and people still talk to us about the memories we all made at Milagro. The market lights, the trees, the wine cave and crush room....it provided the perfect atmosphere for our special day. Paul and I could not have been happier or felt more at home!"
"When Paul proposed in Paris in 2015, we were actually on our way to Ireland the next week for my brother's wedding. And having a destination wedding is really intense! So after that I was like, "I need a breather from weddings; I want a really long engagement!!" Then we went wine tasting at Milagro and I fell so deeply in love with the wine, the property, and the staff. We knew we wanted to get married at the end of October so, while there, we asked what dates were available in October 2016. So we booked 10/29/16 and the rest is history!"
Coordination: Milagro Winery
Photography: Red Trolley Studio
Catering: Park Boulevard Catering
Dessert: Sugar and Scribe
Photobooth: The Photo Bus
Florist: I Do Flowers For You
Officiant: Jani Ashmore
Harpist: Victoria Rose
Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo
Men's Suits: Men's Wearhouse & Friar Tux