A Traditional Church Wedding at New Life Presbyterian Church in La Mesa, California

Micaela Clough (21 and a registered nurse) met Charles Jones (26 and a navy fighter pilot) when he moved to San Diego for training and started to attend her church. A month and a half later, Charles finally took Micaela out on a lunch date Three months into their relationship, Micaela and Charles knew they wanted to get married. Once Chris asked her father for permission, he took Micaela out to a nice dinner where they had their first date and then to the top of Mount Soledad. Just as the sun was setting, Charles asked Micaela to spend the rest of their lives together. The couple got married where they first met and attend church at New Life Presbyterian Church of La Mesa in California. The spacious, wooden interior created the perfect ceremonial space for their simple, traditional wedding. Charles built the wedding arch that was set at the altar, made with wood stakes and garnished with eucalyptus-accented garland. The ceremonial aisle was sprinkled with hand cut colorful heart-shaped paper that had been tossed by the flower girls. Simple white tablecloths dressed dining tables at the reception, which were decorated with rose and daisy flower centerpieces. As the couple entered the reception hall, Charles’ military buddies created an arch of swords for them to walk under as they loudly announced, “Welcome to the Navy, Mrs. Jones!”