Frankie and Claudia have known each other since they were 5 years old! When these two got engaged and brought At Your Side Planning on board, I was thrilled; each time we met they felt like family. They are a fun, young couple with incredible taste.
The wedding ceremony was held at the stunning Immaculata Church at the University of San Diego. Floral arrangements by Floral Works of Raphaels were beautifully set out at the altar. The parish was silenced as Claudia’s father escorted her down the aisle, beginning the beautiful ceremony.
Following the ceremony the couple enjoyed photography and videography time with their family and bridal party. Hugo Benson Photography and Geraldo Sonora Videography captured every moment. Everyone had so much fun laughing with smiles from ear to ear during this time together.
Afterward the couple joined their guests at the Doubletree in Hazard center. Cocktail Hour was located outside the reception in The Great Room. Guests enjoyed light hors ‘dourves and an open bar while Mariachi music played, creating an energetic atmosphere that was important to Claudia and Frankie. The mariachi group entered prior to the bridal party and started the party right! The escort card table was decorated with a gorgeous manzanita tree dripping with candles.
The new husband and wife entered the reception to the song Blurred Lines, further setting the tone for an upbeat energetic night. The room was perfect. Soft purple uplighting created a majestic feel and the tables were scattered around the white dance floor, covered in Rosetta linens from Raphaels and chiavari chairs from Concepts.
Half of the tables had a tall centerpiece with little crystals dangling down and white and light purple flower arrangements on top. The rest of the tables had a shorter version of the arrangement, creating dimension in the room. The couple’s sweetheart table was boasted an exquisite royalty chair by Concepts and was set up on stage in order for them to overlook their guests celebrating joyously. Behind them was a soft white pipe and drape.
The cake was a magnificent 5 tiers, identical to the one celebrity Mario Lopez had at his wedding. It was all white with crystal and pearl detail.
The couple were surrounded by over 300 of their closest family and friends. Everyone had a marvelous time and the party went until 1:00 AM. Each guest was so happy to celebrate this long awaited day with Claudia and Frankie. We wish you both all the best!