Turns out Cupid still has a few arrows in his quiver, and in Austen and Dominic’s case, he proved he’s still a sharp shooter. The couple met on OkCupid and planned their first date on Dominic’s birthday. Three years and a deployment later, he planned to propose on another birthday: his employer’s 242nd, aka the Marine Corps Ball in Palm Springs. After she said yes, the preparations ensued—“the best moment of planning was definitely the cake and donut tasting,” Austen jests—for a wedding celebration at Decoy Dockside Dining in San Marcos, centered on the importance of the family, their friends, and the military. With the men dapper in their Marine blues, and the bride flawless in her strapless dress, the big day was the best balance of modern and classic.
The newlyweds escaped the ceremony in an all-white vintage ride—a Rolls-Royce rented from Rolls Livery!
Their Talented Team:
CATERING AND RECEPTION: Decoy Dockside Dining, Lakehouse Hotel & Resort
CEREMONY: Saint Thomas More Catholic Church
COORDINATION: Dana Blancaflor, Josefina Events
DRESS: The Dress Theory
ENTERTAINMENT: Jimmy and Enrique; Tetris Kelly, Vox DJs
FLORALS: Laura Kunoth, Bluebell Florals
HAIR AND MAKEUP: Stephanie, Fairytale Hair and Makeup
LINENS: Allie’s Party Equipment Rental
MENSWEAR: Friar Tux
PHOTOGRAPHY: Kayla Fisher Photography
RENTALS: Big AZ Letters; Can Ham Photo Booth; Rolls Livery
SWEETS: Babycakes; The Goods
VIDEOGRAPHY: The Quail & The Dove