The stars aligned for Allison Flaker when she was at a bar one night in 2010 and saw the “tall, bearded, and crazy handsome” Trader Joe’s employee, Jeffrey Derr, whom she’d been eyeing on her grocery trips. She introduced herself and the rest—six years of dating, a Christmas Day proposal, and a dream wedding—is history. Now event designer Allison, 30, and commodities broker Jeff, 36, live in Orange, and their San Diego wedding incorporated all of their interests and inspirations, from music and movies to literature and midcentury modern design.
I absolutely loved my bouquet,” Allison says. “Rachael of Siren Floral Co. knows just how to bring a level of romance to everything she touches, while keeping the arrangement organic looking with a touch of wild.”
“The Pearl Hotel had the aesthetic we were looking for, with the ability to make it our own,” says Allison. Plus, the venue’s 10 taps of local brew sealed the deal for this craft-beer-loving couple!
“I wanted to marry modern and bohemian, without swaying too far in either direction,” Allison says.
Their Talented Team:
COORDINATION: Lace and Likes
PHOTOGRAPHY: Studio Castillero
CEREMONY, RECEPTION, AND CATERING: The Pearl Hotel
FLORALS: Siren Floral Co.
DRESS: Nicole Miller, Tadashi Shoji
HAIR: Melinda Walker 619-770-7816
MAKEUP: Amber Silva
RENTALS: Witty Rentals