Real Wedding - Jaime & Ryan

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Real Wedding - Jaime & Ryan

Gina Scanlon

Jaime & Ryan were married on August 1, 2015 in a highly personalized ceremony and reception at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach, California.

The Proposal

Ryan took Jaime to the Rose Garden in Balboa Park where he stopped in the center of a ring of roses to deliver a speech and propose marriage. Ryan’s mother, who is a professional photographer, was hiding out and waiting to capture Jaime and Ryan’s special moment.

The Wedding

With a color palette of dusty blue, gold and varying purple tone palate, their wedding was both classic and romantic. Their reception included a cocktail hour, which featured a life-size Jenga set built by the groom, along with a corn hole set, for entertainment. Reception tables were decorated with candelabras designed by The Flower Shop atop light gold crushed satin linen. The cake, designed by Sweet Cheeks Baking Co., was accompanied by a table filled with miniature desserts. For a full list of vendors see below.

Favorite Part of the Day

“When I first saw her walking down the stairs in her gorgeous white dress. In that moment all my anxiety from the planning and day had vanished and I knew I was doing the best thing I have ever decided in my life, to marry my best friend. I’m not an emotional man but I had tears of joy pouring out because of how beautiful she was and how perfect everything felt.”

---  Ryan

“How can I choose one moment? Walking down the aisle, with the ocean peaking over the green hills, rays of light shining through the cloudy sky, seeing all of our loved ones from near and far in one place, and finally meeting my groom. He looked so handsome! That moment felt like a dream. At the end of our ceremony, we took communion for the first time as husband and wife, and our pastor prayed over our marriage…that was the moment we will never forget. My Dad’s speech was so noteworthy and hilarious! All of our vendors were the greatest. It was a perfect day.”

--- Jaime

Vendor Love

Coordinator: Rachel Finn, I Do Weddings

Florals: The Flower Shop

Décor: Concepts Event Design

Cake / Desserts: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.

Photography: Half Full Photography

DJ: Thomas Giglio Events

Hair + Makeup: Beloved Hair and Makeup

Dress: The Bustle

Bridesmaid Dresses: Joanna August

Suits: Topman

Rentals: Concepts Event Design

Calligraphy: Haley Betlem

Invitations: Vera Wang