For anyone who doubts fate, I dare you to reconsider after hearing this love story. These cuties found each other online, yet discovered they lived in the same apartment building, and worked only two blocks apart; they were destined to meet. And meet they did, and fall in love, and celebrate with a family-focused, colorful bash, with Joshua Aull and Taylor Films capturing it all. Read their story and see every pretty pic in our Vault right this way!
From the Bride… For two years before we met, Will and I unknowingly lived in the same apartment building in Arlington, Virginia. Our offices in downtown Washington, D.C. were right around the corner from each other. Every day, we were separated by just two blocks, and every night, we were separated by just two floors. We had no idea how close we were to each other – until we met on match.com. There was an incredible spark from the start and it’s been an amazing, fun-filled journey ever since.
Will and I got married in San Diego in the church I grew up attending. The reception was at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, right across the street from where I went to elementary school. We were married by Father Joseph Shea, the same priest who married my parents 35 years before – on the same weekend.
Our florist Kasia from Plenty of Petals helped us create a beautiful romantic setting. I loved our loose bouquets, and the pastel blooms with pops of color and bright foliage. My bridesmaids wore soft blush dresses, which was perfect with all of the greenery from the golf club and the Rancho Valencia where we got ready for the big day. We had a beautiful three-tiered cake with a cake topper that was passed down from my grandparents and my aunt and uncle. Will and I made sure to have a box of to-go cake in the backseat of our get-away car!
The dance floor was packed from the end of the mother-son song to the very end of the night, even after the late night sliders and fries came out and the ice cream bar was unveiled. Everyone chanted “One more song!” to The Heroes (our amazing wedding band!) at the end of the night because no one wanted the night to end. Especially us. It was the best day of our lives.
Photography: Joshua Aull Photography | Videography: Taylor Films | Event Coordination: To La Lune | Floral Design: Plenty Of Petals | Wedding Dress: Augusta Jones | Ceremony Venue: Church Of Nativity | Reception Venue: Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club | Band: The Heroes | Film Lab: Photovision Film Lab | Hair And Make-up: Lovestruck Makeup Artistry | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother