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The Couple: Alissa & Steve

Wedding Date: November 22, 2014

Photography by Heart of Life Photography & Design

Tell us a little about you and your beloved: I am from the Bay Area, Steve is from Ireland. We met while living and working abroad in Japan. We got engaged while we were there, and decided to move back to California. Our wedding was an amazing meeting of friends and family from all points of our lives. We had 8 different countries represented at our wedding

What was the most amazing part of your day? The reception in the Estate Wine Cave. Sitting at our sweetheart table, I was able to look out at the entire party, and was overcome with emotion. Almost every person we cared about, at every point in our lives, were together in  room for a few short hours. It was a surreal moment to have friends/family from so many different countries together to celebrate us!

What else would you like to share about your big day? It was raining all morning, and we thought we were going to have to move the ceremony indoors. However, about 3 hours before it started, the rain magically stopped and the sun came out just in time.

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Ceremony and Reception Site, and Caterer: The Meritage Resort & Spa

Officiant: Fred Laudadio

Photographer: Heart of Life Photography & Design

Wedding Planner: Silver Key Events

Favors: Wine Glasses

Bridal Attire: Haute Bride

Bridesmaids’ Attire: Weddington Way

Hair and Make-up: All Dolled Up

DJ/Entertainment/Band: Nunchuck Taylor

First Dance Song: “Let’s Get Married” by The Proclaimers

Photos courtesy of Heart of Life Photography & Design.

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