Tina and Levi met as high school freshmen — but ended up as husband and wife. After spending their first four years as best friends, they realized that they were meant to be much more. The two became inseparable while dating the next eight years, finishing college and starting their careers together.
For their wedding at the historic Casino Estate in San Clemente, CA, Tina and Levi envisioned an intimate garden ceremony and a romantic, backyard dinner-like reception. "We love the feeling of sitting at a long table with all of your close friends, chatting over a cocktail, and some really good food," Levi told their photographer. "So we made that our focus and went from there."
One of the sweetest moments during the couple's wedding was the first dance — but not theirs. Levi's grandparents were also celebrating their 60th anniversary but didn't get to share a first dance on their own wedding day since it wasn't yet a tradition in the '50s. "He showed me a song that they would have danced to if they had the chance," Levi shared. "So Tina and I arranged to surprise them during the reception with a special moment on the dance floor, where they could have their first dance to their special song."
Take a look at the gorgeous pictures ahead!