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Photographer: Julie Ferneau Photography | Wedding Planner: P.S. & Associates Event Planning | Bride: Erika de la Cruz | Ceremony Location: Andaz San Diego | Reception: The Ultimate Skybox | Florals: Soiree Floral Design | Videography: Adam Saada | Hair and Makeup: Emily Lynn + Co | Bride’s Gown & Veil: NApostol | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses: Andrea & Leo Couture | Groom/Suits: Suit Supply | Lighting & Entertainment: MES Entertainment | Favors + Rice Krispie Cake: Hers Bakery | Rentals & Linens: La Piñata Party Rentals | Invites + Signage: Simply Stated Stationery | Catering: Culinary Concepts, San Diego | Published in Modern Luxury Weddings Print & Online
Entrepreneurial power couple, Erika De La Cruz (Television Host and author) and Jock Purtle (Australian entrepreneur) met at a concert in Los Angeles. Neither wanted to go out that evening so when Erika noticed Jock starring back at her from the floor level, she knew she needed to meet him. When he found her, his charming good looks and his adorable Australian accent won her over. It was love at first sight
Since Jock proclaimed Erika as ‘the biggest Disney fan’ on earth, he planned a surprise scavenger hunt. It wasn’t just a magical Disneyland proposal, it was a day full of surprises. He included 30 VIP’s to help plan the hunt and flew people in from around the globe to celebrate the unforgettable proposal.
To their surprise, it just happened to be on Dapper Day – Disneyland’s Best Dressed Day, and you better believe I dressed the part. Jock planned it perfectly. Five scavenger spots around the park with four emotional video reunions with friends and family. Two straight hours of overwhelming joyful emotions ending with one very excited and emotional Aussie down on one knee. She said YES and let me tell you, not a dry eye in sight.
Erika and Jock worked with P.S. & Associates Event Planning to create the perfect Manhattan in California vibe. Since the couple travels so much for work and they are both entrepreneurs, they wanted a Power Couple theme. Each detail was untraditional but overall still gave a timeless and luxury feeling. Chabeli and her planning team executed the day flawlessly – as always!
The Bride wore three custom designed wedding dresses made by NApostol throughout the day. She started the day in her cabana gown she wore while sipping champagne cocktails with her bridesmaids by the pool. Jock opted to hang out with his groomsmen in his room while playing board games with beers.
Erika wrapped up the evening in a simple satin gown to relax at their after party in the poolside Cabana Suite.
Congratulations Jock & Erica!
To see more of Jock and Erika, head over to see their Disneyland Proposal or their NYC engagement photos. This couple is serious #couple goals!
Looking to book your wedding, engagement or portrait session in San Diego, Naples or the destination of your choice, reach out and let’s get you on the calendar!
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