A Simple Campus Park Wedding at University of California, Los Angeles, in Los Angeles, California
Madeline Brooks (21 and a basketball player at UCLA) and Cody Poteet (20 and a baseball player at UCLA) met in geography class their first semester of college, quickly discovering their similar interests in sports and religion. After six months of dating, Cody spent the weekend with Madeline and her family at their beach house in Huntington Beach, California. Madeline and Cody took a long walk on the beach on the last night of their stay, with Madeline unaware of their friends and family hidden nearby. Cody proposed on the sandy beach, and the newly engaged couple celebrated with their loved ones for the rest of the night. The couple decided to get married on campus at the University of California, Los Angeles, where they met and fell in love. They had their ceremony on the Janss Steps terrace at sunset, overlooking the entire campus and Bel Air as a whole. The reception was held at the Sunken Gardens with minimal decor, as the natural beauty of the campus was more than enough. The simple, classic wedding was decorated with pink and white details complemented with a variety of neutral colors. Ivory garden rose bouquets served as the main flower arrangements throughout the day, and ivory lanterns hung from tree branches as reception decor. To reflect their athletic background and school spirit, the couple had a custom-made cake topper that resembled Madeline playing basketball and Cody playing baseball.