Beneath the Galletto Lights: Celebrating Sarah & Justin's Timeless Love
- Author: Natali Grace Levine
- Wedding date: 04/15/2023
- City: Los Angeles
Aww, guys, pull up a chair and grab some popcorn! Let's dive deep into Sarah and Justin's love story. They met, wait for it... almost 17 years ago! You might say, "But how?" Well, Sarah was dating one of Justin's friends. But as fate would have it, that relationship didn't last. Jump to 2017, and bam! Sparks flew, and they officially started dating. "We have now been together for almost 6 years," Sarah gushed. Can you believe it? True love waits.
Justin swept Sarah off her feet with a dreamy proposal. "Justin surprised me by taking me to Ironstone Winery in Murphys, California with a few close friends. After doing some wine tasting, we walked down this beautiful path, where he got down on his knees and asked me to marry him." A total fairy-tale moment, right? "I was not expecting it, and it was the best day ever." Just picture that!
When asked about their dream wedding, Sarah painted a clear vision. "The vision of the wedding was to have our closest friends and family celebrate with us, and just to make it a fun party."
A chic and timeless affair, inspired by the women in Sarah's life. "My aunt, mother, and sister were huge inspirations for this wedding and helped put together exactly what I wanted," she shared.
And the moment that took their breath away? "Giving each other our vows and committing to each other forever." Pass the tissues, please!
Morning time was all about the finer details. Their lovely invitations were designed by Paper Habit in Modesto, California. And their wedding rings? "Justin picked out exactly what I would’ve wanted and I had to pry out of him what he wanted but we ended up both very very happy with our wedding rings." Cute much?
Sarah was an absolute vision in her wedding dress by Stella York. "Once I tried on this dress, I knew it was the one," she reminisced. She found this gem at The Bridal Vault in Jamestown, California.
Getting-ready photos took place at The Doubletree Hotel in Modesto. And for that final glam? "I had a veil, hairpiece that had been passed down to me for my sister, my Bagley Mishka shoes, anthropology, earrings, and my necklace that Justin had bought for me for one of our anniversaries."
Oh, and let's not forget the breathtaking bouquet by her aunt Shalleen Bosch! "We had a variety of flowers from roses to orchids. It was stunning."
Justin looked dapper in his tuxedo from Rossini in Modesto. His getting-ready shots were taken at The Doubletree and Gallettos.
Here's the twist: they didn't have a first look! They chose to wait for that classic aisle moment. And it was so worth it! Justin was tearful and overwhelmed by Sarah's beauty, while Sarah was smitten by Justin's charm. She recalled, "How handsome and lucky I was to be marrying him."
The beautiful ceremony was held at Galletto Ristorante. Can you hear "Turning Page" by Sleeping At Last? Because that's the song Sarah walked down the aisle to. The cutie pie Reese played the role of the flower girl. And the unforgettable moment? "Standing at the altar with my husband looking at all of our closest friends and family celebrating us." So dreamy!
After saying their "I dos," the newlyweds posed in front of Gallettos and the old post office. Talk about picturesque settings!
Their wedding palette was "champagne and dusty rose," Sarah revealed. The venue choice was straight from the heart. "We both fell in love with Galletto the moment we sat down with Tina the manager."
Their first dance was to the romantic tunes of "Hold Me" by Teddy Swims. Guests dined on New York steak and shrimp with mashed potatoes and a Caesar salad. Yum! And for the sweet tooth? "We had a Bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes for our wedding cake and it was delicious and beautiful."
Shoutout to the rockstar vendors: photographer Jackie O’Brien and DJ Carlos Urgate. "We were completely overjoyed with both of Bottagra for an R DJ they made our day absolutely perfect. Jackie is a complete godsend and made us feel so comfortable with everything she did with us that we cannot speak highly enough about her and her daughter."