by Amy Serrago
Sinead and Aaron met in high school, at a friends’s party. He was living in Arizona and she was living in California, but they became friends immediately. A year later, their friendship turned to romance, so they decided to try a long distance relationship. And they totally succeeded! After seven years of rocking the long distance thing, Sinead and Aaron knew it was time to say “I do”.
First, Aaron asked Sinead’s parents for permission to propose. They gave him their blessing and her grandmother’s wedding ring. After that, he had the ring reset to include sapphires and popped the question on their favorite mountain hike. They were overlooking the ocean in San Clemente, CA when Sinead said yes! She says it was the “perfect moment” with just the two of them.
Sinead and Aaron are nature lovers, so they chose a rustic, farm wedding with an outdoor ceremony that would bring them closer to nature. Sinead was gorgeous in her lace, trumpet cut gown and fingertip veil. For her something borrowed, Sinead’s mom leant her a pearl bracelet that matched a necklace and earring set her father had given her. Meanwhile, Aaron and his groomsmen went for a relaxed vibe in vests and rolled up shirt sleeves.
The reception decor featured sunflowers, baby’s breath and gold accents. At the same time, rustic touches like an antique piano and a vintage tractor contributed to the easy, laid-back vibe Aaron and Sinead wanted. The centerpieces, which were lovingly created by family members, featured wood slices and mason jars with burlap and lace. The newlyweds kept their traditional wedding fun with a soundtrack inspired by the movie “Guardians of the Galaxy” and lawn games in the afternoon sunshine. Later, Aaron and Sinead had a great time posing with the farm’s resident llamas. Congratulations Sinead and Aaron!