Real Wedding - Nicole & Josh

Real Weddings

Real Wedding - Nicole & Josh

Gina Scanlon

Nicole Illingworth and Josh Muller were married on March 5, 2017 at SeaCliff Country Club in Huntington Beach, California among 100 of their closest family and friends.

How They Met

Nicole: At a Seal Beach Lions Club Networking Walk

The Engagement / Proposal

Nicole: Josh and I were headed to Florida for his Golf Channel Amateur Tour National Championship Tournament when he proposed to me midair over Kansas. I was not expecting it. He asked if he could get something out of my bag that was by my feet. Then he pulled out the ring and asked me. I had no idea that he had put the ring in there! It made a little bit of a scene on the airplane, but in a good way! It was pretty embarrassing.


Why SeaCliff Country Club?

Nicole: After shopping around the price was perfect for our budget, close to our house, and its location was on a golf course. The fact that it was all-inclusive didn’t hurt!

Challenges Faced During Wedding Planning

Nicole: Getting a DJ, photographer, wedding favors and nearby hotel accommodations for out-of-town guests, all while staying within our budget was certainly a challenge.

Highlights of the Ceremony

Nicole: We loved the sand ceremony portion of our wedding, as well as the fact that it had just rained minutes before the ceremony, and that there was a rainbow in the background.

Highlights of the Reception

Nicole: The food was a hit, but many of the guests love the photo prop table, and the outdoor games we had on the veranda.


Vendor Love

  • Venue: SeaCliff Country Club
  • Photography:  Kip Thulin
  • D.J.: DJ Connections (DJ George)
  • Dress:  TB Dress (online order)
  • Shoes:  Amazon (online order)
  • Flowers: The  Blooming Branch
  • Hair:  Kristen Holtzendorfe (my hairstylist for years)
  • Makeup:  Kristen as well
  • Cake: Roosmore Bakery