Connecticut residents Ashley Geier, 29, and Patrick Kennedy, 31, have been together since their first date three years ago, at a little West Village wine bar in NYC, where they were both living at the time. After a romantic candlelit engagement during a weekend in San Diego, the two married in the Founders Chapel at University of San Diego, Ashley’s alma mater, before celebrating with 256 guests at Ashley’s parents’ Rancho Santa Fe home.
The couple used touches of navy blue throughout the reception, a classic color that upped the white wedding’s elegance factor.
“When Patrick and I walked into the tent for the very first time, we were alone, and it was a moment I will never forget!” Ashley says.
“We chose to have the reception at my parents’ house because it’s where I have always wanted to get married, and we wanted to make our wedding day feel as intimate and special as possible,” Ashley says.
“My parents’ house has beautiful flowers and greenery all over the property, so I wanted to go with a secret garden feel,”Ashley says.
Their Talented Team:
Coordination: Merilee Hennings, EverAfter Events
Photography: Paul Barnett
Ceremony: Founders Chapel, USD
Florals: Annette Gomez
Catering: Giuseppe Fine Catering
Music: Musician Encore, West Coast Music
Cake: Michele Coulon
Hair: Wendy McGill, JDM Salon
Makeup: Vivian Kuriakos
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Officiant: Msgr. Daniel Dillabough