Allie Ridge and Joe Ctvrtlik met for the very first time once they had been simply 13 years outdated. They reconnected in highschool and shortly turned finest associates. “As time went on, our friendship grew and we fell in love,” smiles Allie. “It’s so particular to have grown from finest associates in highschool to life companions without end.” 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 the moment reside in Dallas, Texas, they selected to trade vows in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, not removed from the place they grew up in Newport Seaside. “We wished the marriage to be driving distance from our hometown, however nonetheless really feel like a getaway vacation spot,” explains the bride. “We beloved having our marriage ceremony happen overlooking the ocean as we each grew up spending all our free time on the seashore.”
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 unimaginable weekend of celebrations as we had 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 happened on the identical property. An intimate rehearsal dinner kicked off the celebrations on Thursday and earlier than a welcome social gathering for all friends on Friday evening, groomsmen loved a golf match whereas bridesmaids had a calming pool day. “The marriage felt very ‘us,’” Allie smiles.