A Classic, Eclectic Wedding at Tropical Paradise in Camarillo, California

Shirley Moore (33 and a school counselor) and Patrick Fernandez (35 and an attorney) went to the same high school, but didn’t really get to know each

Shirley Moore (33 and a school counselor) and Patrick Fernandez (35 and an attorney) went to the same high school, but didn’t really get to know each other until 14 years later. Shirley joined a reggae band that Patrick’s best friends were members of, so they would see each other at practices and shows. It was only natural that when Patrick proposed to Shirley, he did it in front of 700 people at a summer gig. The couple had their traditional Catholic ceremony at Santa Clara Catholic Church in Oxnard, California, with ornate interior that needed little additional decor. Shirley held a large red fabric rose bouquet, while her bridesmaids held white fabric roses. They had their outdoor reception at Tropical Paradise in Camarillo, California, with lush landscaping and a large enough space that accommodated their 400 guests. The coral and navy color palette was incorporated into wedding day details, such as their lemon raspberry chiffon wedding cake. The four-tiered ivory cake was wrapped with navy lace and decorated with coral roses, and the display table was sprinkled with coral rose petals. The custom-made topper was a figurine depiction of Shirely, Patrick and their dog.

Traditional Set of Silver Wedding Rings
Shirley wore champagne colored shoes, covered in lace with an open toe.
Shirley wore a strapless ivory wedding dress with a mermaid style.
Bridesmaids wore strapless long dresses in coral, and held onto their ivory fabric rose bouquets.
"Patrick and I are Catholic, so there was no doubt we would have a traditional Catholic ceremony at the beautiful and breathtaking church we belonged to, Santa Clara Catholic Church in Oxnard, California," Shirley says.
Shirley and Patrick had their Catholic wedding ceremony at Santa Clara Catholic Church in Oxnard, California, where they attended service.
"From my perspective, letting go and allowing ourselves to enjoy our special day was the best decision we made," Shirley says.
A green and white wedding sign made of wood was displayed outside at the reception venue. "One day while venue hunting for our reception, we stumbled upon Tropical Paradise in Camarillo, California," Shirley says. "It was an airy and gorgeousrnoutdoor property that could accommodate our large party of guests. We couldn't imagine our reception anywhere else after touring it's vast and lush high-heel friendly grounds."
The lemon raspberry chiffon wedding cake stood four tiers tall, each wrapped with navy lace at the bottom. The cake was accented with coral roses and topped with figurines portraying Shirley, Patrick and their dog.
The happily married couple shared their first dance at Tropical Paradise in Camarillo, California.