They say third time’s a charm. But in the case of our February/March 2020 cover, it’s Fiona and Jared’s third wedding that had us totally charmed—so much so that we deemed their big day cover worthy.
The San Diego sweethearts said “I do” not once, not twice, but three times over the course of a year and saved the biggest and best shindig for last.
And since the bride is an event planner herself, pulling off all three “I dos” was easy as, well, one-two-three. Not to mention, she had an all-star vendor team, from Hannah Rhodes Design spearheading the invitation suite and signage to the day-of coordination from a trusted personal friend.
They called on Catalog Atelier to outfit the venue with sleek black and white décor and subtle florals (talk about a one-stop shop!). Fiona also broke out a brand-new dress for her final ceremony—a chic Solace London design she ordered online.
And while we love the juxtaposition of the gown and the groom’s navy suit against the lush gardens, that wasn’t the only reason we picked this image for our cover shot. What won us over was what the newlyweds were dressed in from head to toe: wedded bliss.
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THE TALENTED TEAM BEHIND THE REAL WEDDING COVER
Venue: San Diego Botanic Garden
Photography: Kambria Fischer Photography
Cake: VG Donut & Bakery
Catering: The Kebab Shop
Coordination: Personal friend
Dress: Solace London, Net-a-Porter
Entertainment: DJ Cutlos Supreme
Florals, Linens, Rentals: Catalog Atelier
Hair: Brooklyn Cardenas
Jewelry: Oscar de la Renta (earrings); Soko Jewelry (wrist cuff)
Makeup: Elizabeth Root
Menswear: A Better Deal Tuxedo
Paper: Hannah Rhodes Design
Rings: Marrow Fine (engagement ring); Melanie Casey (her band); Grounded (his band)