Real Weddings: Lindsay Slap & Daniel DeSimone
A Family Affair.
Wente Vineyards, Livermore
Daniel DeSimone and Lindsay Slap met in a dangerous place: a four square of romantic relationships. They were both seeing other people.
“She dated my best friend,” Danny says.
However, Lindsay realized her heart “was moving to a different beat,” she says. And Danny says he “couldn’t keep her out [of his head].”
Luckily, it all worked out. Their wedding at Wente Vineyards was a sophisticated swirl of light pink and ivory. With Lindsay’s tulle-and-lace wedding dress, soft pink bridesmaids gowns, and men’s sleek black suits, color brought romance to drama. Even the salmon and a three-tiered white wedding cake played into the color scheme. Adding even more depth to the event, Lindsay chose a dress that showed off her tattoos, which carry special meaning in her life.
Danny says he learned one key to making the wedding, and likely their marriage, a success: “Let your wife decide. As long as she’s happy, the groom will be happy.”
“Having the people who love you most in one place with smiles gleaming from wall to wall is fun,” says Lindsay. But perhaps nothing glowed as gorgeously as the look of wonder on the face of the flower girl, Brooklyn, the couple’s then 14-month-old daughter.
With full-time jobs and a second baby expected in May 2016, the couple plan to move from a Pleasanton apartment to a new home in Livermore.
Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal, Oregon | Caterer: Wente Vineyards | Entertainment: Ryan Lucero, San Francisco (DJ) | Flowers: Tri Valley Flowers, Pleasanton | Photographer: Weddings by Scott and Dana, Sacramento