Although Jessica DeFilippo, 27, and Cody Nenadal, 28, met as a cheerleader and football player at the University of San Diego, they didn’t reconnect until after graduation. When Cody invited her to a work Christmas party at L’Auberge Del Mar, they immediately hit it off.
Two years later, Cody arranged a surprise proposal at the beach in Del Mar near Poseidon — what Jessica refers to as the “best surprise of my life.” In the spring of 2015, the happy couple said “I do” at USD’s Founders Chapel. They hosted a romantic, Italy-inspired wedding for 110 guests at Luce Loft.
THEIR TALENTED TEAM:
Coordination: Melissa Barrad, I Do… Weddings and Events
Photography: Fawn Christiansen Photography
Ceremony: USD Founders Chapel
Reception: Luce Loft
Florals, Decor, and Design: Michelle Koch, Oxbow & Olin Design Studio
DJ: Austin Hendrix
Dress: Hayley Paige
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Cake: Jill Pinson
Hair Lindsay Ryffel
Makeup: Shelby McElroy
Rentals: Abbey Party Rentals; Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals & Design