Coast to Coast.
Brian knew there was something special about Alicia. When Alicia received a job offer that would relocate her to a new city, New Orleans, Brian made a bold decision to move too so he could be with her.
On their third anniversary, Brian and Alicia returned to their home state of California for the holidays. He planned a romantic dinner and gondola ride in the Newport Beach harbor. At the end of the ride, a bottle floated by with a note from Brian. As Alicia finished reading the note asking her to marry him, Brian got down on one knee and gave her a “stunning ring.”
See Alicia + Brian’s feature in our 2016 Fall+Winter Print Edition below and click through the gallery above to see additional photos!
PHOTOGRAPHER + VIDEOGRAPHER: Welch Photography + Video | BRIDE’S GOWN: CB Couture, Pearl’s Place | CEREMONY + RECEPTION: Tomas Bistro | FLORIST: Beth’s Flowers | BAKERY: Haydel’s Bakery | HAIR: Rebecca Catalano | MAKEUP: Tori Bernard | ENTERTAINMENT: Etienne Stoufflet (ceremony) and Party Time Productions (Reception) | JEWELERS: James Allen and Zales | INVITATIONS: Wedding Paper Divas
"Brian and I wrote each other letters in books to read before the ceremony that we will now write in for each anniversary."
"My favorite part of my wedding day was our first look. I was unbelievably nervous and I instantly felt all of my nerves melt away. We got to spend a moment in each others arms realizing the significance of the day. We got to wipe each others tears and just be in the moment after a day of chaos." - Alicia
"Publisher's note: As New Orleans transplants, Alicia and Brian used their wedding as an opportunity to show off the "flavor" of their new hometown to their guests. We think these mini Tobasco bottles are the perfect favors!
"Brian wore a handkerchief from my baptism as a baby in his coat. He also carried his late fathers watch in his coat."
"I wanted to go with the rustic natural colors because of the feel of the venue with the old exposed brick."
"My parents collected vintage doors which stood as the backdrop to our ceremony and turned into a photo display for our ceremony."