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San Diego Real Wedding: Carrie & Leo

Merry Christmas Exquisite readers! In honor of the holiday season we found a swoon worthy real wedding full of love and features deep red wedding decor. You’re going to love it!

Carrie and Leo are a match made in heaven. They celebrated their long-awaited romance and union with their closest family and friends at St. Brigid Catholic Church. Carrie is currently the Director of the youth ministry at St. Brigid’s which made the ceremony, and all of the guests in attendance, significantly more meaningful. As Krista the wedding coordinator told us, “you could tell how excited everyone from the church was that one of their own was saying ‘I Do.'” One of my favorite parts of this wedding is the departure from the normal neutral bridesmaid dresses. Each of the bridesmaids look stunning in their full-length lace gowns. Unique, but not so much that they overshadowed the bride. The rich red hue also complemented the ornate altar in the cathedral.

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Following the gorgeous traditional Catholic Mass, the whole crew was ready to party! They made their way to the Bay View Restaurant for their reception where every table was adorned with white tablecloths, gold accents and romantic red roses. The couple danced the night away (don’t miss the photos below) and grooved along to DJ Dale’s awesome beats. Krista noted that the most special moment of the day, beyond their awesome dance moves, was when Carrie set aside time to wash Leo’s feet. A symbolic gesture following a Biblical story of Jesus washing the disciples feet as an act of unconditional love. It was yet another moment when the couple celebrated their religious roots and were able to share it with their closest friends.

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After the party Carrie and Leo snuck away with their photographers for a personal photo shoot at the Hotel del Coronado. The beachside stroll was the perfect ending to an already perfect day.

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GET THIS REAL WEDDING STYLE:

Wedding Coordinator: Krista A Joy Forever Events
Photography: Full Spectrum Photography
Videography:  Classic Filmworks
Florist: Vita Reivydas
DJ: DJ Dale
Cake: VG Donut & Bakery
Rentals: San Diego Linens
Ceremony Venue: St. Brigid Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Bay View Restaurant

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