40s Hollywood Spanish-Glam Wedding at Rancho Bernardo Inn
You might remember Rosalina & Billy from their amazing engagement session with a Vintage white Cadillac and their cutie Labradoodle earlier this year.. you can view that HERE.
When their wedding day finally arrived, the excitement was palpable. This was a bride with a vision for her amazing day and it was executed flawlessly. It was important to Rosalina & Billy to have a romantic first look and have some surprises for each other through the day. These two really went all out for each other.
Rosalina gave Billy a new fishing rod with a personalized lure as well as an incredible surprise vocal performance during the reception. Billy gave Rosalina the vintage Cadillac they had rented for their engagement session. The moment she spied the card after the ceremony was amazing!
Thanks so much to the incredible work the wedding team put into this event. You all made it a magical day!
Event Planning: Molly Stark, Tres Chic Affairs
Flowers: Bethany, My Splendid Sentiments
Venue: Rancho Bernardo Inn
Cake: Sweet Cheeks
Eliana Strings – Cocktail Hour
Mariachi Real – Cocktail Hour
Lucky Devils – Reception
I asked Rosalina a few questions about her wedding, her responses were great so instead of re-writing them I’m just going to post them:
- How did you meet?
Billy saw me in multiple pictures on Facebook through a mutual friend’s profile. For a while, he stalked more of my photos , asked my friend about me, and wanted an introduction. When my friend mentioned him to me, I was not open to being set up AT ALL. I ended up checking out his Facebook profile and definitely didn’t think we would be compatible. After he kept fervently asking my friend about setting something up, I told my friend that I would be open to a group date, that’s it. Well, Billy, as forward as he is, ended up messaging me on Facebook. We chatted a few times on Messenger and one day he asked if he could kidnap me. I agreed. He picked me up and took me out to a comedy show and the rest was history!
- Describe your proposal?
I wouldn’t describe Billy as the planning type, but boy, did he ever surprise me! On the morning of May 5th Billy got up early and said he had to drive to LA to go pick up cabinets he had ordered for one of his house flips. I didn’t think anything of it. I went about my day like normal. Later that afternoon at work, I got a special delivery of three dozen long stemmed roses and Sprinkles cupcakes for my whole team. I called him sobbing because I thought he was showering me with love after I’d been having a tough time during that season. I ended up having to work late that night and didn’t get home until 8pm.
When I got home, I noticed a puppy cage in the living room and a camera sitting on the kitchen table. He ended up having our mini Australian Labradoodle puppy, Charlie behind his back!! I was so surprised!! I asked about the camera and he said it was to document my reaction to Charlie. He then said to go open the bag of puppy stuff that came with our puppy, specifically this little box that he said had her name tag in. I opened it and immediately started sobbing, The puppy tag said “Will you Marry us?” Billy got down on one knee and proposed!
It was exactly as I would’ve wanted it, intimate, romantic, unexpected, and on video! Turns out he had three GoPros situated around our home to document the entire thing. I guess I can’t say Billy isn’t a planner anymore J.
- Did you have a specific vision for your wedding? Any must-haves you were committed to from the start?
I did have a VERY specific vision for my wedding. I wanted an elegant, romantic wedding with a vintage glam Spanish flare. Must haves for us were a live, full band, hosted bar, late night party, and late night food. For me specifically, I am HUGE on music. I wanted a string quartet, a mariachi and a live, full band. I always envisioned singing my groom a song, too! I also wanted a very romantic feel so candles everywhere was a must and incorporating Charlie was a no-brainer since she was part of our story.
- What are the most memorable moments from your day?
Gosh, so many!! Hanging out with my bridesmaids was so much fun. They are so fun and kept me calm. First look was so beautiful. Billy was so handsome! Walking down the aisle with my Dad was definitely one. I’ve never felt so connected to him than on my wedding day. Next would be our vows and Charlie, our first dance as mr. and mrs., dancing with my Dad, and singing to my new hubby. Gosh, basically the entire thing! Hahahaha! I loved every moment it is hard to pick just one.
- Where is the honeymoon?
Our honeymoon will be in Thailand! We’ve always wanted to go there. We just want to relax and not think!