Introducing Noelle and John. Their wedding is right around the corner so what better time to share a bit about them.
Noelle is out most recent bride unveiled…
How would you describe your personal style?
My style is probably more classic. I have to wear suits to work, but I have to admit that I actually enjoy it! I also love bright, happy colors as accents which I really noticed when planning this wedding. I love surrounding myself with things that remind me of great times I’ve had and people I love being with.
The groom’s personal style?
John definitely has a more contemporary flair to him. If it were up to him, we would be living in a totally impractical and cold modern home with cement counters, glass tables with sharp edges and black furniture.
How do you plan on incorporating your styles into your wedding day?
We think the US Grant is the perfect venue for our classic-modern wedding. With its recent remodel, it has the old chandeliers, but the Grant Grill is decked out in modern furniture. The Crystal Ballroom is almost over the top, but the Celestial Ballroom is more subdued and elegant. Downtown San Diego brings back tons of amazing memories for us.
When did you get engaged? How did he pop the question?
When I was little, my mom would always drive by this giant decorated outdoor Christmas tree that was put up every Christmas across the street from our local mall, South Coast Plaza. Even now when I see that tree, it makes me think of my childhood and how that tree always seemed so magical. On New Year’s Eve 2009, John asked me to be his wife under this Christmas tree that I love. I cried. Hysterically.
What are your favorite wedding resources? Blogs? Magazines?
Definitely magazines. I like paper. I like pictures I can hold in my hands and show to people.
Describe your relationship in 5 words
A loving, laughing, busy TEAM!
What is the best part about being a bride-to-be?
I’ve had the best time seeing all my friends and family so often celebrating our engagement, planning the wedding, the bachelorette party, showers, and I can’t wait to see them all again for the wedding!
If you had one piece of advice for other bride’s what would it be?
I think its important to LAUGH…Laugh often and HARD throughout the planning process. When you start planning a wedding, EVERYONE and their mother will have an opinion about every single little detail. You’re going to get mad, frustrated, and upset. I’ve been frustrated with my own parents and John’s parents during this time, but then I start thinking about how riled up they get over these tiny things, and it makes me crack up! Once I start laughing, I get over it, and we find a way to resolve the issue.
What are you most excited about for your wedding day?
Easy question…Saying “I do!” to John in front of all of my family and friends!