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Wedding of the Week: Stephanie & Romeo

Stephanie & Romeo 02-24-19

They met in college through mutual friends. Her husband attended San Jose State University. She lived in San Jose, CA and was attending community college at the time. Her best friend invited her to a party one night. Little did she know, she met her future husband. All she could remember was how funny this guy was and how she needed to see him again. They dated for a few months and one night, he handed her a piece of paper. It said "Will you be my girlfriend?" with two checkboxes for "yes" and "no". She said yes and they have been together for 10 years.

The Proposal

Her husband and his family like to go on family vacations. This was their second trip back to Oahu, Hawaii. They wanted to celebrate everyone in the family. They were celebrating his dad's retirement, his sister and brother-in-law's wedding anniversary, his other sister and her boyfriend's anniversary, and Stephanie and his mom's birthday (they shared the same birthday). The day they arrived, everyone checked into the hotel to get ready for the luau they were going to that night. Before they left, someone asked if they should take pictures by the beach at their hotel. She thought it was a great idea. This is the moment her husband said that she accidentally "orchestrated" our engagement. Apparently, She organized the order of who will be taking pictures. It just so happened that they were last. When it was their turn to pose for our pictures, he went down on one knee and opened a box. She couldn't stop crying. She couldn't help but notice how bright her ring was! To commemorate this moment, he had a card made for her that asked, "Will you marry me?" And two check boxes that said "yes" and "no". Of course, she said yes!

Wedding Inspiration "The barrels at the venue we chose inspired our wedding. My husband and I wanted a romantic/rustic wedding theme so we visited a few vineyards until we found Palm Event Center. We knew we wanted a lot of greenery decor. We are both allergic to flowers so we decided to have succulents in geometric terrariums as our centerpieces. I ordered faux eucalyptus garlands for the for the head tables and the sweetheart table. I also ordered a faux bouquet and faux eucalyptus bouquets for the bridesmaids. All the groomsmen and our wedding sponsors wore faux boutonnieres. All the faux florals/greenery were very lifelike and no one could tell the difference. My husband was amazed how real my bouquet looked on our wedding day. And we were lucky enough that our venue provided all the tealight candles to give our wedding that romantic feel. "

Favorite Wedding Memory "Everything! We had an amazing wedding party that included our siblings, our youngest cousins that are like siblings to us, and our closest friends from college. We wanted a small wedding guest count so that we can see and talk to everyone at the reception. Plus, we are glad we extended our reception an extra hour."

D.I.Y. Details "My husband and I made our own centerpieces with the help of his parents and one of my bridesmaids. We bought two styles of geometric terrariums from Michael's. The nursery where we bought our succulents from had an amazing staff that taught us how to make the succulent arrangements. My husband's coworker made wooden slabs for the centerpieces to be placed on for each table. I made a wooden sign with our names, wedding date, and hashtag "#soQuintoyou" at a DIY wood sign workshop at Board and Brush. It was used as focal piece on our welcome table. We printed out the table seating at home and placed it on a push-pin board we bought from Home Goods. We bought faux greenery from Hobby Lobby that was used to decorate our wedding cake and our welcome table. The bouquets, boutonnieres, and garlands were all purchased from Etsy."

& a Word of Advice... "It is YOUR wedding, you and your fiance's. No one else's. A lot of people will try to give their opinion and try to sway your decision making. But always try to keep in mind that this is one day only. You and your future spouse's. My husband and I agreed to remind each other to put ourselves first and what WE wanted."


Photography: Classic Photographers - Don P.

Reception: Palm Event Center

Lighting and Customize GOBO: Fantasy Sound Event Services

DJ/Photobooth: Rockit City Dj's

Newlyweds Ride: Ambassador Limo Service

 Wedding Dress:  Janene's Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses:  Jaime Bridal

"We loved hearing comments from our guests that they felt the love in the room for us. It makes us so happy that we shared this day with our closest family and friends. They've supported our relationship since day 1. Our hashtag #soQuintoyou came from when we initially wanted our first dance to be: So Into You by Tamia. "

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