Allie Ridge and Joe Ctvrtlik met for the very first time after they have been simply 13 years previous. They reconnected in highschool and rapidly turned greatest associates. “As time went on, our friendship grew and we fell in love,” smiles Allie. “It’s so particular to have grown from greatest associates in highschool to life companions perpetually.” Whereas on trip in Park Metropolis, Utah – their favourite place – Joe deliberate a memorable spring proposal, secretly arranging for each of their households to shock his bride-to-be after she stated “sure.”
Although Allie and Joe at present reside in Dallas, Texas, they selected to alternate vows in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, not removed from the place they grew up in Newport Seashore. “We needed the marriage to be driving distance from our hometown, however nonetheless really feel like a getaway vacation spot,” explains the bride. “We liked having our wedding ceremony happen overlooking the ocean as we each grew up spending all our free time on the seaside.”
Allie and her beloved labored alongside Tessa Model of Tessa Lyn Events to plan their dream day with 230 family and friends in attendance. “It was an unbelievable weekend of celebrations as we have been capable of spend time with our household and associates over the course of three days,” provides the bride of the multi-day festivities that befell on the identical property. An intimate rehearsal dinner kicked off the celebrations on Thursday and earlier than a welcome occasion for all company on Friday night time, groomsmen loved a golf event whereas bridesmaids had a calming pool day. “The marriage felt very ‘us,’” Allie smiles.