Photos: Michael and Anna Costa Photographers, Santa Barbara | Event Planning: LaFleur Weddings & Events, Santa Barbara | Location: Bacara Resort and Spa
Lisa & Jerry in Santa Barbara, CA
At first, Jerry tried to resist Lisa's charm. They met through a mutual friend at a karaoke bar where Lisa was showing off her vocal skills while Jerry tried to look uninterested. The next day, Jerry, smitten with Lisa, got her phone number and the pair began hanging out with mutual friends, then one-on-one, and eventually becoming a couple.
The Bride Lisa Hwang, 30, interior designer
The Groom Jerry Takeoka, 28, dentist
The Date September 22
Six years later, just before Christmas, Jerry surprised Lisa with a Christmas tree holding a single silver ornament that said "Wishes." Inside was written "do come true" along with a sparkling engagement ring. The following fall, the couple exchanged vows, complete with a traditional tea ceremony, overlooking the ocean.
- Brianne DiSylvester