On December 21, 2012… the world didn’t end. Yep that’s how this post opens because that is how my latest couple met, at an “End of the World” party, thrown by a mutual friend. Guests were asked to come dance, celebrate and enjoy a few beverages as they counted down their last moments on earth, as prophesied by the ancient Mayan Calendar. Well the end of the world didn’t happen and so Shannon and Jeff were then free to take their first date together. Two years and four months later, Jeff decided to propose, on a kayak, in the middle of Puerto Vallarta Mexico. I mean, does it get more original and romantic than that?!
She said yes of course!
Their wedding took place at The Wedgewood Eagle Ridge, a private golf and Country Club in Gilroy, California. This venue is wrapped in green, lined with palm trees and surrounded by an expansive backdrop of mountains. So naturally, most of the wedding took place outside.
The bride and groom had decided not to see each other before the ceremony but found a moment to hold hands, share their love and say a silent prayer together, just before the ceremony.
Although Shannon’s parents couldn’t be there, she made sure to keep them close. This locket, designed by: Origami Owl, was given to her by a friend and was wrapped around Shannon’s bouquet so her parents could be with her every step of the way.
Their colors were red and creme. Debbie Hernandez at I Do Wedding Cakes was the artist behind their beautiful three-tier wedding cake, lined with a colorful pop of red roses. As guests approached the reception, they were directed to their appropriate tables with movie tickets; tickets to Shannon and Jeff’s favorite romance flicks and each table was titled appropriately. Shortly after lunch was served, the Bride and Groom danced their first dance to “Here comes the Sun” by the Beatles and then, the dancing never seemed to end. It was an electric dance floor, filled with energy, excitement and love for the newly wed couple.
Congratulations again, Jeff and Shannon!