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Real Wedding: Cassie & Jeremy

Cassie and Jeremy’s southern California featured Southwestern inspiration, complementary bold and soft colors, funky patterns, and desert flora.

When Cassie Salcido, 30, and Jeremy Templeman, 31, attended San Diego State University, their paths never crossed. However, a mutual friend introduced Cassie to Jeremy a year after graduation, and the two hit it off. Despite Jeremy’s international job travels, their relationship remained strong. Before leaving on a three-month work trip in 2012, Jeremy swept Cassie away for the weekend to Santa Barbara, greeting her with flowers, champagne, a heart-felt note, and a ring. -Lauren Craig

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Southwest Funk

The groom grew up in Santa Fe and they both visited several times, falling in love with the city. “We wanted the wedding to have a Southwest feel with bold and soft colors, fun and funky patterns, and desert flora,” says Cassie.

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DIY Elements

Friends and family helped with multiple aspects of the wedding. Cassie wore her sister’s veil, while Jeremy’s cousin, Chris, married them. A friend’s mom baked cookies. One bridesmaid snapped the engagement photos, and the bridesmaid’s dad assisted with the photo booth. The best personal touch? Cassie’s garter was created from her first pair of 7 For All Mankind jeans.

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What A Spread

The 185 guests enjoyed a Mexican-inspired feast with tacos, enchiladas, roasted vegetables, and salad stations.

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An Everlasting Presence

Although Jeremy’s mother passed away when he was 10, her presence on his special day was still possible through the work of florist Leigh Johnston at Posies Flowers. Besides the mix of thistles, succulents, and flowers, a charm from his mother’s jewelry was incorporated in Cassie’s bouquet, Jeremy’s boutonnière, and his sister’s bouquet.

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The wedding party entered the reception with hot feet, dancing to “Footloose,” a favorite song that Jeremy and Cassie love to dance to. “It definitely helped set the tone for a funk, dancing-filled evening,” Cassie says. The couple swayed to “Hey Pretty Girl” by Kip Moore for their first dance.

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Solid As A Rock

Cassie and Jeremy’s personal rock collection inspired their wedding slogan, “Sticks and stones can build a home, and true love never fails me.” This idea was captured through décor like painted Mexican beach pebbles, realistic-looking rock candy, and tables named after various rocks and stones.



Coordination: Heather Balliet, Amorology WeddingsVenue: Coronado Community Center
Florals: Leigh Johnston, Posies Flowers
Photography: Brittany Dow
Wedding Invitations and Paper Elements: Peanut Press Creative
Cake: Hey There, Cupcake!
Catering: Crown Point Catering
Rentals: Raphael’s Party Rentals
Chairs: Chiavari Chair Rentals
DJ: David Cutler, Hit It Music
Linens: La Tavola
Videography: Benny Ek
Hair: Amy Nicoletti
Makeup: Bride’s makeup by bridesmaid Lindsay Kearney; bridesmaids’ makeup by Theresa Amundsen, Bijou Beautiful
Dress: Tara Keely, Here Comes the Bride Boutique
Shoes: BHLDN

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