From the bride, Kayla:
Love Story: Josh and I meet in dental school at New York University. We are uniquely different, Josh the spontaneous, hardworking one and myself, the talkative and the planner of the family, however, we are best friends and are true team!
Josh and I loved the idea of having an intimate destination wedding and thought Coronado Island, California would be perfect! My vision for our wedding was to have a classic and romantic feel with a touch of rustic elegance. We wanted to bring wedding traditions from both Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and from New York. A huge cookie table at the reception is a must have for all Pittsburgh weddings, while large cocktail stations for cocktail hour is a tradition from most New York weddings.
Our favorite moment was walking down the aisle and seeing each other for the first time! The moment was so emotional and filled with so much happiness and excitement. It was such an amazing moment that everyone was able to experience with us!
Advice: Enjoy every moment of your wedding day! Smell your gorgeous flowers, sneak away for a few minutes of alone time with your husband, take in all the love and support from all your guests that made the trip to be there for you, and have the best time!
Music: As our family and bridal party processional, we had a guitar instrumental of “Here Comes the Sun” and “To Make You Feel my Love” and the bride’s entrance was to vocals by Michael Tiernan of “1000 years”. For our first dance, we danced to Michael Tiernan’s vocals to “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur. Our father daughter dance was “I Loved Her First”. Throughout the night we had a mix of popular music with a few live sets like 90s hip hop. We ended the night with a singalong version of Sweet Caroline to finish off the amazing day!
Favorite Photo: So hard to choose, we loved so many of them! I think our favorite picture is when Josh picked me up at the beach and we are very close to kissing! We love this one because it shows how much we love each other and how happy we were on our special day!
Photography: We Heart Photography | Coordinator: White Lace Events & Design | Florals: Jennifer Cole | Venue: Loews Coronado Bay Resort | Makeup/Hair: Audra Rene and Elizabeth Root | Cake: Baby Cakes | DJ: Still Listening Productions – Michael | Gown Designer: Lazaro | Menswear: Jos A. Bank | Photobooth: The Heartbooth