Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Real Wedding Wednesday

A Charming Backyard Reception

Ashley Spurzem & Alec Babiarz

Asking your girlfriend’s father for his daughter’s hand in marriage is a traditional and still often used gesture. For Alec Babiarz, it took an unexpected turn and Ashley first learned of her engagement by her Father’s congratulatory phone call. Alec’s quick wit helped him make the best of the situation and he still managed to surprise her a week later at 6am with a ring-adorned Lily. Ashley began planning her wedding day and focused on incorporating family touches throughout. Her husband’s childhood backyard was a natural choice and set the perfect stage for this casually elegant affair.

 Ashley’s Advice: 

“Remember that this day is about BOTH of you!
Involve your husband-to-be so that when the big day arrives,
he doesn’t just see you, he sees himself too.”

{CEREMONY} San Diego Botanic Garden 
{RECEPTION} Private Home
{COORDINATOR} Bliss Events
{PHOTOGRAPHY} Aaron Willcox Photography   
{FLORIST} Rae Florae 
{LINENS} Raphael’s Party Rentals 
{CATERING} Culinary Concepts 
{WEDDING CAKE} Sweet Cheeks Baking Company 
{HAIR & MAKEUP} The Bustle Beauty Salon 
{DRESS} The Bustle 
{MEN'S FORMALWEAR} A Better Deal Tuxedo 
{JEWELRY/RINGS} The Diamond Boutique 
{HONEYMOON} and Travel Paris, Amsterdam and Madrid