Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wedding Wednesday: Colleen & Peter

6/27/2016  |  The Admiral Kidd Clubb
Colleen and Peter knew they wanted to get married where it all began and decided to have their ceremony on the campus of the University of San Diego. Colleen's father is retired US Navy and he was able to sponsor them to host their reception at the US Naval Base Point Loma Admiral Kidd Center. Peter and Colleen both have very large, Catholic families and were very grateful so many of their friends and family were able to travel to their destination wedding in San Diego. Planning a wedding from out of town, and planning a reception on a military base definitely were not easy and they had more than their fair share of hurdles to overcome. However, the day of their wedding finally arrived and everything was magical. Everyone in the bridal party stayed at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego and while Peter and his groomsmen got ready in the bridal suite, the bridesmaids and Colleen had their hair and makeup done by the very talented artists in the hotel's salon: Bella Tosca Spa and Salon. After their pre-ceremony photos the party bus shuttled everyone over to the Immaculata Church at the University of San Diego. The traditional, Catholic ceremony was full of laughter, tears, prayer and beautiful music. Peter is a member of the Knights of Columbus Catholic men's group and so they were fortunate to have their color corps provide a sword arch for them as they exited the church in front of all their guests. After the ceremony the bridal party went to multiple locations around the college campus and the city for more photos. The couple then arrived at the military base as guests were arriving for their cocktail hour. Their florist, Mary Bowerman of Elements of Style, decorated the waterfront location with a mix of lavender, light blue and royal purple hues. The Admiral Kidd Center served a variety of seafood, fruit and vegetable dishes to complement the southern California atmosphere. Once they concluded the receiving line at the cocktail hour the plated dinner service began. Guests enjoyed salmon and chicken entrees while they played a photo montage of images from their childhood. After a series of sweet, yet light-hearted toasts, they cut their four tiered buttercream frosted wedding cake from the French Gourmet bakery. The DJ, Lady Merrylin of Artistic Productions turned the lights down and the dancing began! From Can't Take My Eyes Off You as the first dance song to Gangnam Style and everything in between, they definitely had a great first day to start their marriage!

Ceremony Location: Town and Country Resort and Convention Center
Reception Location: The Admiral Kidd Club
Photography: Libby Neder Photography
Videography: Cloudbreak Video
Florist: Elements of Style
Catering: The French Gourmet
The Immaculata Ceremony Location