Sunny San Diego is home to the place Cara and John first met in 2011. John was a fresh graduate, and Cara was finishing up her senior year. Their wedding planner, Mandy, actually introduced the two! Although nothing happened at the time, it started their love story. Three years after their first time meeting, they reconnected in Phoenix. Their storybook love just keeps growing.
After a few years of dating, Cara was anxiously awaiting a proposal. In preparation for a family vacation to Switzerland with John’s family, Cara cautiously watched as John packed his bags looking for the infamous ring box. Finding nothing, Cara did not expect a proposal in the Alps. John knew she would be on the lookout, so he had the ring shipped to his parents, and they brought it on the trip. With no specific plan of when he planned on popping the question, the ring stayed in his pocket for three whole days. Spur of the moment, John dropped down on one knee on a bridge during a snowstorm. In complete shock, Cara was so excited to say yes!
Cara and John planned an intimate backyard wedding of their dreams just steps from their front door. Intimacy was one of the main driving factors during the couple’s planning. Both bride and groom have incredible relationships with their families and intended to let that shine through their love story. The couple is lucky to have their memories captured by Paige Withee Photography and planned by Mandy Marie Creative. Their sweet and rustic wedding came together perfectly with long wooden tables topped with pink vintage glasses from The Confetti Studio and garland blooms by Bloom & Blueprint. John and Cara made their day even more unique by sharing a beer they brewed together with their family and friends. It was a day they will never forget.
Intimate Backyard Wedding
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Tabletop Rentals: The Confetti Studio
Photography: Paige Withee Photography | Event Planning: Mandy Marie Creative | Floral: Bloom and BluePrint | Wedding Cake: M Culinary | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | Makeup: Pearl Espinoza | Lighting: Divinity Lighting | Submitted via: Matchology