Annie and Frank first crossed paths at work, and after a lucky seven years of dating, Frank popped the question by taking Annie on a scavenger hunt within their home. Based in Denver, they wanted to wed in a place with almost gaurenteed sunshine in the fall located a stone's throw away from the beach. Boom! The idea of a San Diego destination wedding was born, with a stunning private home in Coronado serving as the ideal place for their ceremony and reception. The groom's only request: beachside portraits. Frank asked, Frank received!
The day began with something I love: things that sparkle. Champagne, beautiful jewelry, and the prettiest headpiece that slipped perfectly into Annie's do.
As Annie was given her last touches of make up...
...her bridesmaids looked on in amazement and approval as she transformed into a bride.
The girls moved to Coronado's Hotel Marisol to dress, where Annie took a moment to herself to soak in the day and moment. I have to say it: Annie, you're stunning!
And so, putting on her wedding dress began, included the placement of an stunning broach, and her Grandmother's earrings, her something borrowed.
Back at the venue, Frank and his groomsmen were in full preparation mode.
These gentleman were not playing around! They were quick to get suited up and were ready for this wedding!
With the venue ready, guests having arrived, and Annie and her bridesmaids on their way from Hotel Marisol, Frank patiently sat and awaited for the ceremony to begin.
Annie's parents beamed as they walked down the isle with Annie and Frank's dog, Lola, in hand, while Frank's Mom gave her son a strong hug before he head up to the alter.
Accompanied by her Father, Annie walked down the isle as Frank looked on as if the clouds had parted and a ray of sunshine was peering through.
With all of their friends and family, including Lola, in attendance, Annie and Frank wed.
Their vows were both emotional, with Frank right there to wipe Annie's tears...
...as well as downright hilarious, with both of them cracking up in laughter!
With a first kiss to seal the deal, Annie and Frank were pronounced husband and wife!
Because the only appropriate thing to do after getting married is toast!
Stay tuned for Part II of Annie and Frank's Coronado Wedding!