The Couple:  Lisa Alden and Ricardo Gutierrez
Wedding Date:  November 11, 2011
Photography by Diana Miller Photography
Tell us a little about you and your beloved:  We met nine years ago, we have two daughters together (ages 7 and 5) and we are expecting a new baby boy any day. We both love getting away, especially to the beach, where I love to surf and he loves to watch me surf!
What was the most amazing part of your day?  Playing on the beach after the ceremony with the kids.
What else would you like to share about your big day?  IT RAINED!

Ceremony Site: 
New Brighton Beach in Santa Cruz
Reception Venue:  Harvey West Reception Hall
Photographer:  Diana Miller Photography 
Caterer:  Family
Cake:  Mellisa Grant Romero
Flowers:  DIY by the Bride
Favors:  DIY by the Bride
Wedding Dress:  David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses:  JC Penney’s
Hair & Makeup:  DIY by the Bride
Invitations:  DIY by Bride and Groom
DJ/Entertainment/Band:  Family
First Dance Song:  “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now?  Delegation is important or you will drive yourself crazy.
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance?  No.

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Photos courtesy of and copyright Diana Miller Photography.

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