by Amy Serrago
Kirsten and Bobby each have a daughter from previous relationships, so their wedding wasn’t just about joining their two lives together, but about creating a whole new family! It was important to them that their daughters play a huge role in their celebration, staring with first looks before the ceremony. Kirsten and Bobby included their kids in their first look photos and even exchanged special gifts with the girls, sharing a private family moment before the big event. Then they exchanged vows on the roof of the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park in San Diego, CA. Their wedding altar was draped in eucalyptus and blush roses and decorative geometric gold lanterns hung from its center. The girls participated in a unity ritual by tying their parents’ hands together with eucalyptus rope to symbolize the joining of two families into one.
Kirsten was radiant in her sleek sheath gown with its modern lace and dramatic train. She finished her look with a long veil and carried a lush bouquet of blush and white florals featuring anemones, blue thistle and roses. The ladies in the wedding party wore non-matching gowns in varying shades of blue and the guys were handsome in navy suits paired with brown accessories. At the reception, which took place inside the museum near the dinosaur bones, a live caricaturist was there to capture the moment and the eucalyptus and rose theme carried over from the ceremony into the centerpieces. Gold accents completed the decor and the dessert table was absolutely overflowing with the most adorably delicious mini-cupcakes. Congratulations Kirsten and Bobby!