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Sydney and Matt were married at Bernardo Winery in San Diego, Calif. on April 19. “It was very unique,” Sydney said. “It is the oldest working winery in San Diego and had so many beautiful backdrops that it made decorating easy. We absolutely loved the rustic feel it had too.” The bride wore a sweetheart mermaid wedding gown, accessorized with a chapel-length veil, while the groom wore a gray suit, accessorized with a white tie. Bridesmaids wore long one-shoulder pink chiffon dresses and carried do-it-yourself bouquets of hydrangeas and baby’s breath. “The moment I saw my emotional groom standing at the end of the aisle,” she said. “It is one of the images I will never forget, and I just could not wait to be his wife. The whole ceremony was filled with so much love, and it meant so much to me to see how happy everyone was for us.” Guests were escorted to their assigned tables via a chalkboard. Tables were decorated with burlap runners, numbers stamped on, succulent centerpieces, and homemade cookies in favor bags that said, “One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats”  at each place setting. “My grandma’s helped me make them a couple nights before the wedding,” Sydney said. “The recipe was on the back.”

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Photography: Petula Pea Photography | Venue: Bernardo Winery | Dress Designer: Allure Bridals from Mia Bella Couture | Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Caterer/Cake: Cafe Merlot | Officiant: Lewis Leon | Ceremony Musician/DJ: Jeremy Jones | Hair and Makeup Artist: Jackie Ellis | Jewelry: AnnMarie De | Shoes: BCBG