Kayla & Mike

Wednesday, September 12 2012

Kayla Mistele and Mike Gorman

April 28, 2012

Married and Celebrated: The Cliffs Resort

Kayla and Mike went to school together at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, but it wasn’t until she saw his moves on the dance floor that Kayla knew she had to get to know him better. After five years of dating she began to feel that a proposal was in the works, and when Mike planned a romantic wine tasting trip in Napa Valley it seemed like the perfect opportunity. But the element of surprise was important to him, so he popped the question the Friday before the trip, when Kayla was least expecting it. The Cliffs Resort was the perfect pick for their wedding, as it held memories from several of their college dates and they loved the natural beauty of the location.

The couple married in a romantic ceremony complete with bright pink rose petals, live guitar music, and an unobstructed view of the ocean. The reception took place in a three sided tent overlooking the ocean, which allowed everyone to experience a gorgeous sunset. They choreographed their first dance, which gave their guests a show and got the celebration started. Each guest had a handmade placecard and indulged in two signature cocktails - greyhound's "pink drink" and strawberry margaritas. Hundreds of orchids, hand-strung by the bride and her family, hung from the manzanita centerpieces. The bride and groom made a dramatic exit from their dream wedding with a sparkler send off that illuminated the night sky and surrounded them with the love of their friends and family.