Brian wooed Ashley as any upstanding college student would: He invited her to Phi Tau’s annual toga party at Cal Poly Pomona. “It was this night our true feelings for each other came out,” Ashley recalls. “We danced and drank cheap vodka all night.” For their big day, they opted for classier duds and drinks, though there was no stopping the happiest parts of their beginnings as college sweethearts from shining through as they danced the night away. Temecula’s Callaway Vineyard & Winery served as the backdrop for their timeless affair, adorned with white florals and a gold-and-navy color palette.
“She was so prevalent in my life growing up,” Ashley says of her late great-grandmother, whom she represented in the ceremony through a pendant on her bouquet. “I wanted her close to me on my and Brian’s wedding day. I loved her so much.
“We recommend hiring a day-of coordinator. Ours made our wedding day so much easier; Brian and I really got to enjoy ourselves without worrying about anything.”
The cocktail hour commenced right at sundown, setting the scene for the evening.
Their Talented Team:
Catering: Bombdiggety Hot Dogs, Callaway Vineyard & Winery
Coordination: Cara Goset, Michelle Garibay Events
Dessert: Sugar Divaz Dessert Boutique
Dress: Martina Liana, The Ivory Suite Bridal Boutique
Entertainment: C Squared Events
Florals: Soirée Floral Design
Hair: Alexandra Juarez, Union Salon South
Makeup: Be Pretty by Chelsea Pagnini
Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse
Paper: Christa Suppé
Photo Booth: Captured Photobooths
Photography: Sister House
Rings: Inta Gems & Diamonds
Venue: Callaway Vineyard & Winery
Videography: Emma Lynn Cinema