A Formal, Glam Wedding at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, California
Sean Dowling, 27, a web news host and editor for Zazoom Media Group and Darren Davis, 42, President of iHeartMedia met through Facebook when Sean sent a random friend request to Darren after seeing they had a mutual friend -- "and after seeing his handsome profile picture!" says Sean. Since Facebook was an integral part of the start of their relationship, Darren knew he had to include it in his proposal, so one night when Sean walked in the door, he was greeted with a room full of flowers, a hug and a directive to check the social media site. "I refreshed my feed and the first thing I saw was a collage of the two of us from various trips, and a big, bold caption that read, 'Sean, Will you marry me? Love, Darren.' It was truly special," says Sean. "And since all of our friends know the story of how we met, it was special to them too, being able to instantly see the moment it happened -- in real time!" They planned their wedding with the help of A Good Affair Weddings & Events at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point. A romantic scene of cherry blossom trees, hydrangea clusters, white wooden folding chairs and a diaphanous wedding arbor greeted guests on the botanic lawn for the ceremony, while the reception was held in indoor-outdoor space, Club 19. Throughout the day, the couple's favorite color, purple, was added subtly to the white, silver and black color palette in the couple's attire, the unity ceremony and the reception's uplighting.