Arizona State University served as the setting for two of its athletes’ budding romance—Ashley Eveloff, a Scottsdale native, and Tyler Ludwig, from Sandy, Utah. Ashley was a member of the dance team while Tyler played lacrosse. In their sophomore year, they met at a party hosted by Tyler’s team, and went on their first date to Chili’s. Seven years later, during their first California Christmas, he proposed at McCormick and Kuleto’s in San Francisco. Ashley and Tyler, both 27 and living in Del Mar, tied the knot at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in front of 156 guests. —Brooke Renna
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
Photography by True Photography Weddings, May 18, 2013
The couple wanted the event to be black-tie optional, and their wedding’s neutral color palette played into this. “The charcoal grays, silvers, and whites with black tuxes were just so elegant.”
Guests were treated to an after-party, which included late-night snacks like Kobe beef sliders, fries, mint chocolate chip gelato shooters, and a candy bar.
At the reception Ashley and Taylor changed into their custom Converse shoes with “Bride” and “Groom” embroidered on the heel. They also provided flip-flops for all of their guests that said “Save Your Soles and Dance.”
THE FIRST DRESS
When Ashley visited M Bride in La Jolla, she tried on owner Michelle’s first choice, an Ines di Santo design. It was not what Ashley had had in mind but, she says, “I immediately knew that was the dress I was meant to walk down the aisle in.”
Since the groomsmen wore tuxes for the wedding, Tyler and Ashley decided to lighten up things by giving the groomsmen patterned socks to wear. Along with the socks, groomsmen also received customized pilsner beer glasses, while the bridesmaids received similar wine glasses.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
The couple practiced for four months prior to the wedding to learn the choreography for their first dance. “No one besides our wedding planner and videographers knew about it,” says Ashley. “It was so much fun seeing the surprised look on everyone’s faces!” The routine included ballroom dancing, swing dancing, and hip-hop.
Ashley’s bouquet consisted mainly of white peonies. For something old, she had vintage brooches placed throughout the bouquet and a piece of her mom’s lace veil wrapped around the stems. Then she “borrowed” her great-grandmother’s diamond wedding band and hung it from the bouquet.
COUPLE’S BEST FRIEND
In the planning stages, Ashley and Tyler knew their dog Bella had to be included in the wedding. They decided to have Bella act as the “flower girl” and walk down the aisle with the junior groomsman, Ashley’s younger cousin.
GET THEIR STYLE
- Day-of coordination: Crown Weddings
- Photography: True Photography Weddings
- Videography: Quixotic Pictures
- Ceremony and Reception: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
- Florals: Blush Botanicals
- Catering and cake: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
- Entertainment: NRG Music Productions
- Gown: Ines di Santo from M Bride
- Hair: Flirt Salon
- Makeup: Tasha Gonsalves
- Groom’s attire: The Clotherie
- Invitations: J Grace Luxurious Event Stationery
- Officiant: Rabbi Ian Adler
- Rentals: La Tavola Linen, dinner linens; Classic Party Rentals, cocktail linens; Platinum Pro, custom dance floor; Chiavari Chair Rentals, chargers, backdrop, chairs; Mobile Music Plus, LED lighting
- Ceremony and cocktail music: Michael Gonzales, 619-890-8404