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Wedding of the Week: Chelsea & Guillermo

Chelsea & Guillermo

They met as EMTs. Chelsea would bring her son to the station sometimes to pick up my check, and now my husband would feed him fruit. Chelsea’s son dubbed him “fruit guy” and is convinced he’s the reason they fell in love

The Proposal

Chelsea’s husband Guillermo and her had been together over 8 years, so they definitely weren’t expecting it! They took this magical helicopter ride to Catalina Island and stayed in this gorgeous hilltop mansion for a 3 day weekend. They explored all over and had the most romantic time. On their last day, Guillermo suggested they walk down to the water to take a picture of a cool boat for their son. They walked out onto a rocky bluff and they asked a couple sitting nearby to take a picture of them. Then they went retrieve them and Guillermo asked if they could take one more picture. It was so unusual for that man that loathes pictures! They turned around confused and he was down on his knee. For a second, She thought she might faint and fall into the ocean! It was perfect. As they walked back, a group of scuba divers on the shore started cheering. They were walking on clouds! Turns out, he had the ring in his pocket all weekend just waiting for the right moment. He had also asked Chelsea’s son’s permission right before they left. They can’t believe her son didn’t spill the beans!

Wedding Inspiration
“Rustic, beautiful outdoor spaces”

Favorite Wedding Memory
“Writing our own vows, my husband’s vows to my son (his now step-son), my son and dad walking me down the aisle, horse and carriage ride to the ceremony site, our friend being the officiant, the quiet moment with just the 2 of us after we’d taken pictures and everyone had headed to the cocktail areas (my husband and I just admired the beauty of where we were, watched the party of our loved ones across the lake, and breathed in being married)”

D.I.Y. Details
“Etsy! So many cute things to be had. Just order well in advance, because they are individual makers and not Amazon!”

& a Word of Advice…
“When you initially pick place, date, and time, try to accommodate getting your important people there. After that, the wedding should be all about you two. Try to laugh off the mistakes (our card box was delivered Mr. and Mr.) and find joy in the process. Planning a wedding is a year-ish, the wedding is just one day. Don’t be miserable for a year!”


Photography: Classic Photographers – Paolo C.

Ceremony and reception: Lake Oak Meadows – Temecula, CA

Florist: I Do Flowers For You – San Diego CA

Desserts: The Batter Up Bakery – Temecula CA

Dessert bar styling: Rustic Peony – CA

Hair and Makeup: Tammy Greenwood – Temecula CA

Catering: Temecula Catering – Temecula CA

DJ: Shawn Chidester at Good Time Entertainment – Canyon Lake CA

Dress: David’s Bridal – CA

Groom’s Suit: Macy’s – San Francisco – CA

Bridal party: David’s Bridal – CA

Groomsmen: Men’s Warehouse – CA

“If you have children, especially from a blended family, involve them as much as possible because it’s a huge day for them too. My son walked me down the aisle, and after we exchanged vows we both exchanged vows to our son. After exchanging rings, we gave my son a family medallion necklace to symbolize our promise to him also. “

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