Susan & Xander were introduced by friends, set up on a blind date kayaking to First Landing Park, and a two hour paddle turned into an all day adventure with chicken wings and champagne! Their blind date quickly became a romance which took them adventuring all over the east coast, from Kitty Hawk to Niagra Falls. When Xander got orders to go to California Susan came along, and they started building a little family together with their dog, Sally, in San Diego.
To propose, Xander took advantage of the fact that Susan always wanted the perfect photo with her guy and her puppy by gifting her a professional pet photography session at a few locations around San Diego. He had coordinated the proposal with a photographer, and at sunset on Coronado Beach, Xander surprised her with the ring!
Wedding Day Professionals:
Wedding Venue: USNA Chapel, Navy Stadium
Wedding Planner: Jan Wise – Going to the Chapel
Catering: Bo Brooks
Wedding Cake: Grauls Bakery
Wedding Dress: The Dress Bride – Santa Barbara
Makeup Artist: Rachael Wontrop – Fleur T Beauty Company
Hair Stylist: Jamie Halcott – Baltimore Bridal Hair
Florist: Danielle Krasner – Petal & Vine
DJ/Band: Crow Entertainment
Videographer: Rivion Wedding Films
Transportation: Towne Transport
First Dance Song: You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates