This Couple Proves, "When You Know, You Know"
European-inspired California wedding at the Villa del Sol d'Oro in Pasadena with a pastel color palette and romantic floral design perfect for the springtime season.
The words from the groom, Wyatt will melt your heart in a second. It was clear from the beginning that Marissa was his forever love, though they began dating at just 14 years old. Fast forward to their wedding day photographed by Winsome And Wright and you'll see how their epic love story translated to a sweet and utterly romantic celebration.
"It took me all of about two weeks to fall
madly and deeply in love with her"
-Wyatt, The Groom
“When you know, you know.”
"It was the very best day of my life."
-Marissa, The Bride
"I look forward to spending the rest of my life with him
…and 5 beautiful children someday. Wink, wink."
More From the Couple
From the Groom...Karissa and I have known each other from a very young age. We met in Junior High school and started dating our freshman year of high school. I knew very early on that I wanted to spend my life with this girl. It took me all of about two weeks to fall madly and deeply in love with her, and that was it. I don't know how else to explain it other then "when you know, you know." The best part about it is that I got to grow up with her and experience everything the teen and early adult years had to offer with my best friend, and not many people can say that. A couple years after high school we moved to Denver, in an attempt to began our lives together as young adults. At this point, asking Karissa to marry me was not simply of matter "if", but "when" and "how".
On Karissa's 21st birthday, we traveled to New York City to spend the week there exploring and celebrating her special day. At approximately 10:30 pm, after taking a beautiful scenic cruise around Manhattan, we rushed to Time Square for a "special surprise" and "reservations" I told Karissa we had. With her hand on my mine, family behind us, and ring in my pocket, we barreled through the rows and rows of people to the dead center of Times Square and New York City itself, where everybody could see. It was then and there where I finally asked my best friend to join me in marriage and spend the rest of her life with me, and it was the best decision I ever made.
From the Bride...Wyatt and I started dating in high school when we were fourteen years old. I fell in love with him just two weeks later and I knew that he would be the one that I would marry. Now, nearly a decade later, everything that captivated me about him in the first place still remains the same. He's my best friend.
Both of us were born and raised in a small town in New Mexico. We wanted a change of scenery for our wedding so that's why we chose Pasadena, California. It was somewhat spontaneous considering we currently live in Denver, CO and got engaged in New York City. That sums us up though: we love travel, love adventure and we both have no idea where we might end up next.
April 22nd on a beautiful, crystal clear day in sunny Pasadena we said our "I Do's" at Villa Del Sol d'Oro surrounded by our closest friends and family. It was the very best day of my life.