Friday, May 1, 2009

Coronado Wedding: Jessica & Joe

Thank you for everything. You were wonderful and we could not have done this without you. I will definitely be writing a letter and anything else you need from me…
Never will I throw a wedding without you!”
-Jennifer, Mother of the Bride
(who has 2 other daughters close in age to Jessica)
BRIDE & GROOM: Jessica & Joe
WEDDING DATE: April 25, 2009
Ceremony at Sacred Heart Church, Coronado.
Reception at the Island Club on the Coronado Naval Base

PRE-CEREMONY: This was one of those beautiful hometown weddings, that just sparkled with happiness, fun & lots of love. Jessica's home is just blocks from the church where she & Joe married, so she had a great time walking to the church with her large group of bridesmaids & flowergirls.

(Beautiful flowers courtesy of Diane's Flowers Please)

CEREMONY: The ceremony was a full Catholic Mass and the church was filled with 300 of the couple's friends & family. After the ceremony, bagpipes played as they were escorted down the aisle, now as Mr. & Mrs.

PHOTO SHOOT: After the ceremony and gorgeous family photos in the Park, Jessica, Joe & the bridal party of 24 got into a private bus with homemade Mojitos and traveled around Coronado, from one fabulous photo op to another.

Jacob Willis from Bauman Photography did a great job capturing the warm spirit of this group, and was a good sport, going along in the shuttle bus to capture every moment.

RECEPTION: The Island Club on the Naval Base was the perfect location for this fun-loving crowd of 300! And Jessica & Joe & their bridal party knew just how to start it off...with a rendition of the Footloose dance, where the girls all wore their Converse tennis shoes and the guys stripped down to fake tuxedo T-shirts, with their nicknames on the back. They rocked the house...and showed some real talent as well.

Of course, they included many traditional elements as well as Joe & Jessica shared their first dance together.

Check out the cutest cake ever, showcasing both Jessica & Joe as cake toppers.

(Cake provided by European Cake Gallery)