A Black and White Classic Wedding at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California

Dianna Richardson (32 and in sales and marketing) and Mike Harpin (32 and in graphic design) were introduced through mutual friends at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. Dianna and Mike talked and laughed the entire time they were together, ending the night with a romantic kiss. Dianna eventually moved to the mid-west to be with Mike, who soon after was ready to propose to the love of his life. Mike planned a weekend trip to California to visit their families for Mother’s Day, but planned a surprise proposal for that Saturday on the beach. The couple was walking on the beach and sat down at a secluded spot near the waterfront. Mike asked Dianna to close her eyes for a second, so she did, and when they opened Mike was down on one knee with a custom-made ring that resembled her grandmother’s. The couple had their classic outdoor wedding ceremony at Pechanga Resort & Casino, California. They used their color palette of black and white accented with red to design their wedding attire, flower arrangements and all the stationary for the occasion. The couple’s favorite detail on their wedding day was a black river rock that was placed on each wedding program positioned on folding chairs. At the cocktail hour, guests were invited to write personal messages to the newly wedded couple on the rocks. “We keep them in glass containers throughout the house and they are a constant reminder of the amazing people we have around us,” says Mike.