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Gretchen Hackmann & Eric Adler

June 22, 2013 | The Westgate Hotel, San Diego

The bride wore a Monique Lhuillier Platinum gown and Charlotte Olympia heels.

Late-night treats followed the wedding cake by Extraordinary Desserts.

The couple chose The Westgate Hotel for its classical architecture.

An elegant place setting

The white-and-champagne color scheme carried through into the flowers, created by Annette Gomez.

Gretchen dons one of the masquerade masks that was handed out during the reception.

Babson College students Gretchen and Eric met days before his graduation and, hearts afire, began a three-year long-distance courtship. Eric later proposed in San Diego at his restaurant, Puesto.
Gretchen’s favorite childhood musician, Yanni, serenaded guests on the piano during the romantic white-and-champagne affair.
As the co-editor of fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog, Gretchen left no detail untouched. Bridesmaids wore Monique Lhuillier and Liancarlo couture. Fans around the world were able to follow the wedding via the social media hashtag #nubrywedding.