Dress: Hayley Paige
Hair and Makeup: Alberto Carrillo
Flowers: Bridget's Blooms - La Jolla
Dessert: The Baked Bear
Venue: Humphreys Half Moon Inn/ Humphreys By The Bay
Band: The Lucky Devils
We met at work, Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices in La Jolla. I chased Michelle around via phone calls, emails and "dropping by her office" for 3-4 months before I got a hold of her. After that I held on to her and haven't let go.
I (Craig) proposed. It was a lot of planning on my part, trying to orchestrate it in a way that was meaningful and unique to her, and also minimized the possibilities of mishaps. The result, aside from her saying "Yes", was a semi-private proposal, on a bright, sunny day, on the cliffs above La Jolla's caves. All this of course, brilliantly captured by Derek Chad and his paparazzi like stealth.
It checked off all of our boxes. It's close to the airport and provides accommodation for all of my friends and family, flying in front the east coast. Humphrey's by the Bay also has really pretty grounds for both the ceremony and more importantly, the reception. There's lots of room to fit everyone we've invited and even has a stage, which inspired us to splurge for a live band during the reception. Lastly, the staff and services seem very friendly, accommodating and easy to work with.
Michelle. She is the most special thing to me. Why? Aside from being a total bombshell, she's the sweetest, most caring and compassionate person I've ever met. There is not an inauthentic bone in her body, so I get to experience everything that makes up Michelle, and there's never any pretense or barriers. In audition to Michelle, I'm excited to see so many different families come together. My family from the east coast, all of Michelle's family from California. The wedding will be a space filled with love and unimaginable possibilities for all of our futures. Also excited for the Baked Bear ice cream bar. :)
I think it's a tie between the moment we say "I Do" and celebrating with friends after the dinner.