San Diego’s Cucina Urbana restaurant is now Jeff Swain and Lindsay Cross’s favorite spot; it’s where the 29-year-olds met on their first date, having been introduced by mutual friends. Jeff and Lindsay designed her engagement ring together before Jeff proposed on their two-year anniversary. The couple got married on Flag Day, 2015 (particularly meaningful, since Jeff is in the Navy) at Rancho Santa Fe’s luxury Rancho Valencia hotel. The ceremony included both Irish and Jewish traditions, and the 105-guest reception went off without a hitch (particularly meaningful, since Lindsay is a wedding coordinator!).
“Relax and have fun!” Lindsay advises. “It can be very stressful, but take a moment to remember what you are doing and why—you are throwing a party to celebrate meeting the love of your life. It’s all worth it in the end!”
“Our colors were navy and white with gold accents,” Lindsay says. “We wanted to choose a color scheme that was classic and timeless.”