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Ben & Stephanie’s Elegant Green Acres Wedding

Even before they made it to the altar, Ben supported Stefanie in sickness and in health. At eight months old, she was diagnosed with a rare bone marrow disorder, which required weekly blood and platelet transfusions until she found a bone marrow donor. Throughout high school, Ben organized blood drives, visited Stefanie in the hospital, and even donated blood himself. He was there in college when she developed bone marrow cancer and needed a transplant to survive. Through all of it, they were just friends—until the sparks inevitably flew. On the 10-year anniversary of her first successful transplant, Ben made it an unforgettable celebration by taking a knee during a walk around Coronado. She said yes, and in an elegant ceremony the friends-turned-fiancés honored their love story—and one other, forever vowing for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer—and of course, in sickness and in health.

Couple embracingBridal BouquetCouple with dogCouple at altarBridal partyWedding Invitations

Ben designed the invites himself!

Stone Brewing Party Favors

A Crafty Farewell

“Our wall of gratitude was displayed throughout the night with our favors on display: Mexican-inspired beer from Stone Brewery, which honors not only our heritage and love of craft beer, but Ben’s employer as well.”

Table Decorations

Annual Reminders

“Our guests were serenaded by a jazz sax playing handpicked songs symbolic of our life and relationship. Guests sat outside under market lighting at eclectic tables marked by each year we’ve known each other, which included an excerpt of a significant event occurring in our lives that year.”

Couple at receptionParty at Reception

Their Talented Team

Cake, Catering, Linens, and Venue: Green Acre Campus Pointe
Coordination: Jessica Mattly, Bluestocking Events
Dress: Poppy & Rose Bridal Boutique
Entertainment: Aaron Valencia, DJ Sound Express; Knyght Ryder
Florals: Joy of Bloom Florals
Hair: Angela Gerson,  The Park Salon
Paper: Ben Liddi
Jewelry: Carter, Diana
Makeup: Nikki Caswell
Menswear: Jos. A. Bank
Officiant: Phillip Dozier
Photography: Katie Gardner Photography
Rentals: Enticing Tables

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