Each week, we feature a couple from our latest issue.

When Aisha and Godfrey Baldez first met—on the phone after being introduced by Godfrey’s cousin, who was in Aisha’s running group—they never imagined meeting in person and falling deeply in love about a year later. They certainly didn’t expect to be engaged eight months after they started dating, but the couple's whirlwind romance just felt right. “When you know, you know,” Aisha says.

During a surprise trip to Universal Studios, Godfrey hired a photographer for a fun couple’s photo shoot, getting down on one knee and proposing mid-shoot. Aisha said it was like “a dream come true,” as she had dreamt of being proposed to during a photo shoot.

They married in October in a perfect display of love, surrounded by friends and family members gathered to celebrate their union. Personal touches, like a “Sunday newspaper” handmade by the bride and flower arrangements created by her and her bridesmaids, made the wedding both beautiful and memorable for all.

The Details

Wedding date: Oct. 27, 2019
Wedding colors: Orange, green, white and yellow
Attendants: Three bridesmaids, six groomsmen, one flower girl
Bride wore: Hayley Paige gown from The Dress Theory (San Diego, CA) and accessories from Etsy
Hair and makeup: Hair done by Madison Mikl, makeup by Glam and Tan (San Diego, CA)
Groom wore: Suit from The Black Tux
Rings: James Allen
Bridesmaids wore: Gowns from JJsHouse.com
Groomsmen wore: Suits from The Black Tux
Rehearsal dinner: The Goat at LC RiverSouth
Ceremony: The Ivory Room
Reception: The Ivory Room
Caterer: Cameron Mitchell Premier Events
Cake: Short North Piece of Cake
Florist: The Flowerman
Photographer: Comfort Photography
Videographer: Benjamin Ellis (Denver, CO)
Invitations: Shutterfly.com and Minuteman Press
Reception tunes: Buckeye Entertainment
Sunday brunch: The Ivory Room