A new take on Pink and Blue makes for a Sweetly Romantic Grand Tradition Wedding

With vibrant melon pink bridesmaids and florals, sharp-as-a-tack blue-suited groomsmen, a couple deeply in love and the fairytale setting of Grand Tradition; this charming wedding in San Diego North County was set to be a romantic classic right from the start. We already know that this couple is going to have the most magical and fairytale-like marriage. Christian and Courtney had an obviously magical wedding ceremony and reception. We are swept away by their sweetly romantic theme. And we love the fresh summer-like youthful feel of their decor and colors! They had us at the "First comes love then comes cake" sign on their dessert table!

And yes, their emotional responses were a good sign that these two have something special between them as well. You know that a couple is so far fallen for each other when BOTH are crying tears of joy together!

However, it's HOW this wedding came about that we know their many years together are about to be the most magical yet. See, Cristian proposed to Courtney at a place that is full of nothing but pure magic. Disneyland. If this is how this couple started out, we know they're in for the [Disney-like] ride of their lives. 

Photography:  Astray Photography

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Grand Tradition 

DJ: Rick Walker with ProCity DJ 

Videographer: Rick Martinez with Diamond Image Films

Florist: Patricia Sterger with Wedding Flowers By Patricia

Bakery: Alexis Kuehl with Heaven Sent Cakes

Makeup: Courtnee Purdie with Purdie Makeup 

Hair: Britt Carattini 

Dress: Essense of Australia

Officiant: Steve Salomon with Rancho Community Church 

A sparkly, tropical, magical wedding showcases a dynamic couple's unique style

We just love it when a couple knows who they are and what they want! It sure makes their wedding celebration a day of all the things the couple is crazy about. For Felicia and Stefan it was a tropical atmosphere, great music, romantic candle lighting, their shared love of themed events, their families, and each other. Felicia chose the color palette of champagne and gold with pops of lavender, her favorite color since childhood. With added touches of sparkle in the table numbers, frames, gorgeous candle lighting everywhere, her gold heels, romantic marketing lighting throughout the tent, metallic vases and a fabulous sparkler send-off, this event at Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens captured by Brett Charles Rose Photo, was magical!

Incorporating their siblings talents was a must. Stefan's brother, a very thoughtful and profound speaker, the best man, gave the most heartfelt speech. One of the Bride's brothers, Phillip, whose charisma can capture an audience, married them and her youngest brother, a celebrated Broadway performer, serenaded them during the ceremony with "Stay With You" by John Legend and also sang as they danced to their first song as husband and wife.

Since the Groom is, in the Bride's words "an obnoxiously huge University of Miami fan", football is a huge part of their relationship. So to surprise him in a fun way and show some real team spirit, the Bride wore a garter proving her love for his team.

Bride: Felicia Ortiz   Groom: Stefan Macchi

Vendor Credits:

Photography: Brett Charles Rose Photo

Venue: Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens

Florals: Elements of Style

Cake: The Cupcake Crush

Videography: Tyler Booth

Transportation: Black Onyx Limo  Shuttle: All Access

DJ: Carcano DJ

Singers: Patrick Ortiz & Cassandra Bowerman & Catelyn Bruggema

Dress: Mori Lee by Madelyn Gardner

Jewelry: Bride's jewelry was "something borrowed" from a bridesmaid

Bride's heels: Aldo

Grooms/ groomsmen: Express Men's Suits, Ties and Pocket squares from tiebar.com

Accommodations: Pala Casino