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Military Couple Receives The Boho Beach Wedding of their Dreams

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Sunset wedding at the beach

Amongst everything going on in the world today, kind and good people still exist. One of those generous individuals is Natalie Gartner of Little Miss Party Planner. A San Diego based company that specializes in designing contact-free super stylish micro-events. One of those on-trend micro gatherings was Ashley and Danny's Sunset Cliffs wedding. An intimate wedding by the sea complete with a circle wedding backdrop adorned with pampas grass and an incredibly gorgeous sweetheart table fit for two.

Little Miss Party Planner provided the day from start to finish. They provided absolutely everything from a gorgeously styled ceremony, the permits, officiant, photography, florals, cake, champagne, and so much more! Gifting Ashley and Danny, the boho-chic wedding of their dreams. Read on to hear the entire story. See all the details in the full gallery.

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The Story Behind The Wedding

From  Little Miss Party Planner:  When Ashley came to me, she and Danny were going to go to the courthouse to get married. You see Danny is an active military member and he was set to be deployed in the next coming months. At that time they did not have any other options.

I learned so much about this couple, how her husband is gone for the majority of the year with deployments, he missed the birth of their son and although he wanted nothing more but to be there for his family, duty called and that is his sacrifice.

When I first spoke to Ashley, she said they had settled for a courthouse wedding because they did not have any other options at that time.  Although I could see behind that smile that this was not what she had dreamed of she was willing to sacrifice her wants for what her family needed at that time. Ashley is an incredible stay at home mom, taking care of their son, keeping up with all home and family duties here while the love of her life was away, serving his country and providing for his family.  

I could see through her gorgeous smile when we met for the first time that she had settled for a courthouse wedding although it was not what she had dreamed of. Then asked her what her dream wedding would look like? It would be something intimate, a bohemian vibe and on the cliffs over looking the ocean. 

That is when I told her that Little Miss Party Planner would be providing the wedding ceremony of their dreams at no cost. We both had tears in our eyes. I couldn't think of a more deserving couple. 

We would provide absolutely everything from a gorgeously styled ceremony, the permits, officiant, photography, florals, cake, champagne and so much more! It seriously touched my heart and I wanted to give this couple the wedding of their dreams.

After that meeting she called me and told me she had told her best friend and that they were both in tears thinking is this real life?

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First Look

Danny and their son walked down the cliffs to see Ashley for the first look. Such an incredibly special moment for the well deserving family.

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Bride's first look with groom and their son

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Design and Decor

From Little Miss Party Planner: We wanted to incorporate a boho concept to match the beachy vibe. The ceremony was held at Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, California. We chose colors that the bride absolutely loved and we wanted to bring in a lot of contrast to that sandy beach, so we added dark brown and black to the color palette.

The bride loves pampas grass as well as eucalyptus so we went ahead and styled a gorgeous gold arch with nothing but pampas grass. I felt that with the ocean as a background, we did not want to add too much to the arch and it turned out perfectly.

They had a gorgeous ceremony, guest had a great time with a smoke stick send off, a champagne toast a gorgeous photo shoot for them to remember one of the most special days of their life!

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