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Jeff & Olivia’s Candlelit New Year’s Eve Real Wedding

couple standing under glass dome ceiling

Jeff Sudol, who works in commercial real estate, proposed to event coordinator Olivia Cameron on New Year’s Eve 2015, five years after a very successful blind date organized by a mutual friend. So it made perfect sense that the 30-year-olds said “I do” on the festive holiday exactly one year later. The Encinitas couple chose the Fairmont Grand Del Mar for their elegant 216-guest affair, which included a candlelit ceremony in the on-site chapel and a bagpiper who escorted them down the aisle as husband and wife. Afterward, partygoers dined on cheeseburgers, watched the couple dance to the Hall and Oates song “You Make My Dreams Come True,” and enjoyed a midnight countdown that ended with a confetti blast over the dance floor.

groom in black tux and bride holding bouquet of white flowers

glowing candles lining tiled floor

“I have always loved a classic look of whites and greens,” Olivia says. “We incorporated pops of gold to give a slight nod to the glamour of New Year’s Eve.”

button-back white dress

Olivia loved her Antonio Gual dress as soon as she tried it on, then upped its drama by adding four feet of train!

seating chart, monogrammed chairs

couple standing at altar

“We chose The Grand because we felt it was the perfect place to have a New Year’s Eve wedding,” Olivia says, particularly the chapel, where they hosted their intimate ceremony.

monogrammed menu atop decorative plate

white florals and greenery

All-white florals with organically arranged greenery enhanced the couple’s simple, elegant aesthetic.

Their Talented Team:

Coordination: Before I Do Events
Photography: Aaron Huniu Photography
Ceremony, Reception, and Catering: Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Florals: AE Floral
Musician: Jordan Music Entertainment
Dress: Antonio Gual and The White Dress
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Hair: Nancy Vestal Bridal Hair
Makeup: Make Me Up Summer
Rentals: Hire Elegance
Confetti: Artistry In Motion

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