by Amy Serrago
Aria and Chris’s wedding day started with first looks by the Pacific Ocean in beautiful San Diego. Their wedding party joined them for a few portraits on the beach before their intimate ceremony at Lot8. Surrounded by 50 of their closest friends and family, Aria and Chris pledged their loved to one another and sealed their bond with a kiss. Aria was radiant in her vintage-inspired BHLDN gown and Chris was handsome in a gray suit and red bow tie.
They followed the ceremony with a chill reception that felt more like a laid-back family gathering than a formal event. Aria spent months collecting antiques to use in her vintage-chic decor and personalized the day with items like whiskey bottles, maps and books. Guests signed a globe instead of a traditional guest book and Aria and Chris skipped the classic sit-down meal and served brick oven pizza. Guests were able to mingle and play games before enjoying an assortment of pies for dessert and when the sun went down, the space was lit up by strands of Edison lights. Once the newlyweds got the dancing started, their guests danced the night away until it was time to send the happy couple off, sparklers in hand. Congratulations Aria and Chris!