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Laura and Michael’s Lush Mission Bay Wedding

A romantic getaway for two in Miami turned into a plot twist executed by the whole family, when Michael’s daughters helped him pop the question to Laura during an elegant dinner. “As we were getting ready to take our first sip of Champagne, I turned around and saw his two beautiful daughters—whom I had no idea were flown out to Florida by Michael’s mother and father—standing behind me with a big banner that said, ‘Lulu, will you marry our daddy?’” The Missourians opted for another destination affair in their Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa wedding. With just a 30-person guest list, the wedding was as intimate as could be and the perfect start as a new family—plus one more, when they welcomed their firstborn the following summer.

Couple holding hands


Bridal Party

Bride with kids

Couple at altar

“I had always dreamed of having a beach wedding,” Laura says. “There was no question we would choose San Diego.”

Table settings

Reception bar

Entertainment Area

Entertainment Made Easy

Lawn games, plush lounges, a s’mores bar, and a fire pit were just a few of the fun details for the whole family.

Bride and groom on beach

At First Glance

“Seeing Michael for the first time that day, I would relive it a million times,” Laura says. “I will never forget the look on his face.”

Reception on water

Their Talented Team:

Cake and Desserts: The French Gourmet
Catering and Venue: Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa
Coordination: Simply Gorgeous Events
Dress: Mikaella
Entertainment: Chiara Turne
Florals: Organic Elements
Hair and Makeup: Elwynn + Cass
Photography: Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Rentals: To Be Designed

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