Maggie & Brian deserved nothing less than a picture-perfect wedding! These two were not only high school sweethearts but also attended Notre Dame together. They spent the majority of the last year cheering each other on (especially through the bar exam!) while living in different states. They wanted their wedding to reflect their relationship together so it was fitting that they chose to have their ceremony and reception at Maggie’s high school alma mater, The Academy of Our Lady of Peace in San Diego. In fact, we were the first to plan a wedding reception at the Academy!

The historic property overlooking Mission Valley was the perfect location for their romantic garden wedding. The atmosphere enhanced our polished and chic design with a whimsical and modern edge. We chose wild garden florals, family style farm tables, market lighting for ambiance, and cozy lounges. It was also key to have all of their favorite foods so naturally, a taco bar, killer sweets table, craft cocktail bar, and smores station for guests to cozy up to the fire pits was mandatory! Lastly, it was really important to Maggie and Brian to incorporate their families and friends who have supported their relationship all of these years. Their wedding party was full of their friends from high school and college who have seen their relationship grow, friends of their parents proudly threw confetti after the ceremony, their parents both toasted and read poems throughout the reception…it was truly a family affair.

We absolutely adored every detail of planning with these two and can honestly say that it was one of our favorite weddings of the year. They are both so sweet and humble and most importantly, allowed us to enhance their design in all of the right ways. We wish them nothing but the best and years of adventures!


Planning + Design: Nicole George Event Planning & Design

Photography: Shelly Anderson Photography

Accommodations: The Dana on Mission Bay

Bar + Beverage: Barcon Cocktail Co.

Beauty: Juna Beauty

Bridal Salon: Mia Bella Couture

Bridesmaids’ Attire: BHLDN

Cake + Desserts: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.

Catering: MIHO Catering Co.

DJ: JMC Events

Florals: Bloom Babes

Groom’s Suit by The Black Tux

Rentals: TBD San Diego + Abbey Party Rentals

Venue: Academy of Our Lady of Peace