REAL WEDDINGS EXQUISITE WEDDINGS SPRING/SUMMER 2019 96 San Marcos 08 . 30 . 2018 Turns out Cupid still has a few arrows in his quiver, and in Austen and Dominic’s case, he proved he’s still a sharp shooter. The couple met on OkCupid and planned their first date on Dominic’s birthday. Three years and a deployment later, he planned to propose on another birthday: his employer’s 242nd, aka the Marine Corps Ball in Palm Springs. After she said yes, the preparations ensued—“the best moment of planning was definitely the cake and donut tasting,” Austen jests—for a wedding celebration at Decoy Dockside Dining in San Marcos, centered on the importance of the family, their friends, and the military. With the men dapper in their Marine blues, and the bride flawless in her strapless dress, the big day was the best balance of modern and classic. CATERING AND RECEPTION Decoy Dockside Dining, Lakehouse Hotel & Resort, lakehousehotelandresort.com CEREMONY Saint Thomas More Catholic Church, stmoside.org COORDINATION Dana Blancaflor, Josefina Events, josefinaevents.com DRESS The Dress Theory, thedresstheory.com ENTERTAINMENT Jimmy and Enrique, jimmyandenrique.com; Tetris Kelly, Vox DJs, voxdjs.com FLORALS Laura Kunoth, Bluebell Florals, bluebellflorals.com HAIR AND MAKEUP Stephanie, Fairytale Hair and Makeup, fairytalehairandmakeup.com LINENS Allie’s Party Equipment Rental, alliesparty.com MENSWEAR Friar Tux, friartux.com PAPER Minted, minted.com PHOTOGRAPHY Kayla Fisher Photography, kaylafisherphotography.com RENTALS Big AZ Letters, bigazletters.com ; Can Ham Photo Booth, canhamphotobooth.com; Rolls Livery, rollslivery.com SWEETS Babycakes, babycakes.online; The Goods, thegoodsdoughnuts.com VIDEOGRAPHY The Quail & The Dove, thequailandthedove.com AUSTEN DOMINIC ROLL ALONG The newlyweds escaped the ceremony in an all-white vintage ride—a Rolls-Royce rented from Rolls Livery!