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Romantic Pink Inspired Darlington House Wedding

From the fluffy pink peonies to sequined tablescapes, this right here is a celebration after my own heart. Because when it comes to beachside romance married with a sparkling twist, this fete has left me dreaming over each and every detail. It’s a gallery of goodness straight from Jen Wojcik Photography and it’s all waiting for you here!

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From the beautiful Bride… I love fluffy blush peonies and sparkly tabletops. I wanted everything to be sort of dreamy and romantic with a little something extra! I also wanted a garden wedding and Joe wanted a beach wedding so the Darlington house in La Jolla was like a perfect combination of our two visions.

For The Groom… My favorite moment was sitting at our sweet heart table with my new wife and just enjoying all our guests coming up and talking to us, just soaking it all in.

Photography: Jen Wojcik Photography | Coordination: Michelle Garibay Events | Floral Design: Blush Botanicals | Wedding Dress: Blush Bridal Couture | Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Company | Caterer: Crown Point | Hair and Makeup: Lovestruck Makeup Artistry | DJ: The Creative Music DJ | Venue: The Darlington House | Bartender: Snake Oil Cocktail Co. | Guitarist: Miles Classical Guitar | Invitation Suite and Paper Detail: Posh Paperie | Linens and Chargers: BBJ Linen | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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Classic Santa Barbara Wedding with a Modern Twist

Any celebration bathed in California sunshine is bound to be incredible, but add in the unparalleled beauty of Bacara Resort & Spa and a team of talented vendors? Well, the outcome is simply beyond! With creatives like Saralee Franchi Of XOXO Bride and Michael Of Michael + Anna Costa Photography behind the day it’s beauty that breaks boundaries and it’s all in the gallery!

 

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From The Couple…I knew I wanted to marry Ursula during our first date. After almost a year of dating and traveling, I asked her father and mother for their blessing to propose. I wanted the proposal to be a memory we would never forget for the rest of our lives, so I decided to surprise her with a trip to Paris.

We stayed in a small boutique hotel off the Champs-Elysees. As we were leaving to dinner, I suggested we stop in the hotel’s outdoor garden for a drink. Little did she know I had reserved it just for us. As we walked in, there was a bottle of Champagne and a dozen roses on a table with romantic music playing in the background.

We sat in the garden and drank Champagne while I told her how much I loved her and how much she meant to me. That’s when I got down on my knee and asked her to marry me. I was overjoyed when she said yes!

We then headed to the Eiffel Tower for a romantic dinner at Le Jules Verne to celebrate. As we sat, soaking in the 360 degree views of Paris from the top of the tower, we marveled at our surroundings and at our day. It was a magical experience and one we will never forget. 

Santa Barbara is our favorite weekend getaway destination. Our favorite place to stay is the Bacara resort. Its gorgeous Spanish architecture and sweeping views of the ocean are awe inspiring. We both love the Spanish guitar and chose to have live music for our ceremony and cocktail hour. The Spanish guitarist really added to the romantic ambience of our ceremony which was held on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

We love mixing traditional and modern elements in our home and office and we wanted to do the same with our wedding. Everything, from our attire to the décor, was classic with a modern twist. I wore a classic lace wedding gown, but it was completely backless. The expression on my husband’s face when he saw me for the first time was priceless! Most of our décor was white with silver accents. We chose dark wood feasting tables and mirrored runners topped with mercury glass votives, vases and white pillar candles. We had lush floral arrangements of varying heights that consisted of white orchids, hydrangeas, tulips, roses and pops of peach Juliet roses. The sunset, combined with the candle light reflection off the glass mirrored runners and mercury glass, created the most beautiful glow over our outdoor dinner venue.

We are both of Latino heritage and love family, food and dancing and wanted to make these important aspects of our wedding. I wanted a way to honor my parents so I decided to have both my mother and father walked me down the aisle. We also incorporated a tribute to loved ones who are no longer with us by displaying their photos during our cocktail reception. Great food and wine was a focal point of our wedding. Dinner included a double entrée, sliders and truffle fries were served after hours of dancing, and huge chocolate chip cookies were served to guests when they left. We made sure no one went home hungry! Our talented DJ, Gavin Roy, kept everyone dancing all night!

Enjoy your wedding together. Usually, when we host parties, we barely see each other throughout the night because we are socializing and attending to our guests. On our wedding day, we made sure to stay together the entire time and it was so much more fun!

Take a few moments throughout your special day to step back and take everything in. Everyone we know warned us that the day was going to fly by in a blur. Taking those moments together to stop and appreciate everything around us made the whole day so much more unforgettable.

Photography: Michael + Anna Costa Photography | Cinematography: DP Weddings | Coordination: Saralee Franchi Of XOXO Bride | Floral Design: Tenley Erin Young | Wedding Dress: Katie May | Cakes: Christine Dahl Pastries | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Makeup: Ursula Of Honor Beauty | Hair: Jesse Rae | Lighting: Bella Vista Designs | D.J.: Gavin Roy Of Gavin Roy Presents | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Officiant: Reverend Miriam Lindbeck | Venue: Bacara Resort & Spa | Desserts: Christine Dahl Pastries

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Glamorous + Romantic Wedding Inspiration at The Villa Sevillano

Friend to friend, I feel I can let you in on a little secret… I struggle on Tuesdays. Week after week without fail, I suffer from the terrible Tuesday blues but today is special; I’ve come upon the ultimate solution and it goes by the name Sally Pinera. One glance at this glam shoot and I guarantee you’ll agree; she’s absolute magic behind the lens. Crafted by Poppy Design Co., these pics have put a permanent smile on my face and for that, I’m forever grateful. Make your Tuesday shine so much brighter right this way!

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From Sally Pinera… For this gorgeous, luxe and sultry shoot we chose The Villa Sevillano in Santa Barbara as our backdrop. The Villa featured gorgeous architecture and gardens filled with lush greens. Poppy Design Co. designed the tablescape with beautiful dark plums, muddy purples, concords, greens, and creams to create drama. Elegant pieces from The Ark was used to lavish our tabletop. Our model, Breann wore the amazing Galia Lahav gown for the ultimate elegance. This would surely be an amazing inspiration for the bold and daring bride!

Photography: Sally Pinera | Event Design: Poppy Design Co. | Floral Design: Poppy Design Co. | Wedding Gown: Galia Lahav | Ring: Trumpet And Horn | Calligraphy: Post Calligraphy | Venue: Villa Sevillano | Female Model: Breann Schram | Linens: Restoration Hardware | Makeup & Hair: Meagan Brown | Male Model: Denis Koltsov | Tabletop Rentals: Flowerwild

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Stylish San Clemente Wedding at the Historic Casino Estate

Beautiful details placed with purpose always makes my heart sing, so this San Clemente stunner at The Casino Estate truly makes me happy. With A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production  at the design helm and beautiful florals from Petals And Pop, I couldn’t love these images from Per Pixel Photo more if I tried. See them all here. 

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From Per Pixel Photo...Hello hello! I hope you’re having a great day and can’t wait to share this beautiful wedding with you! Tina and Levi tied the knot at the historic Casino Estate located in San Clemente, CA. SO many beautiful details sprinkled all throughout the venue and they totally transformed the reception room into a lovely, candle-lit, romantic ball room.

So many great moments but the coolest moment was when the couple decided to honor Levi’s grandparents. The grandparents did not have a “first dance” at their wedding so they opened the dance floor for them to enjoy a dance while everyone was cheering them on.

Photography: Per Pixel Photo | Event Planning: A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production | Floral Design: Petals And Pop | Wedding Dress: Blush Bridal Couture | Ceremony Venue: The Casino Estate | Wedding Shoes: Alice + Olivia | Catering: Jays Catering | DJ: DJZ | Groom's Attire: Topman | Grooms Shoes: Cole Haan | Hair And Make-up: Beauty By Angelina | Morning Robes: Forever 21 | Table Rentals : Signature Party Rentals

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Rustic Bohemian Romance at Saddlerock Ranch Winery

Lady Liberty Events describes this sweet duo’s love as “fun, hilarious, exciting and best friend forever kind of love.” And their wedding? Well, it’s a perfect extension of that energetic love that they share. From moments like this that will make you grin to giant balloons to adorable kisses with pup in tow, there’s so much to love about this day captured by Braedon Photography. See it all here!

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From Liberty Woodman of Lady Liberty EventsCandace and Mike, These two…. The love they have for each is other is that fun, hilarious, exciting and best friend forever kind of love. They weren’t frou frou fancy, traditional by any means, and frowned at the thought of anything that was cookie cutter. Simply put, they wanted a day that reflected both of their personalities that would be laid back with the perfect touch of elegance and would result in a kick-ass celebration that their friends and family would never forget.

We came to an overall event vibe that we called “rustic bohemian romance”… that ultimately would end up as a rave! With our style in place it was time to start nailing the details.

Ready for the ceremony to commence, guests were seated facing the weeping pepper tree where the existing twig canopy was accented with flowing fabric, romantic greenery, and a petite chandelier in the center. While the wedding party was just about done lining up and we were ready to cue the music, I noticed that the groom was sitting in the audience chumming it up with his friends! With a quick tap on the shoulder and a good laugh, Mike made his way up to prepare himself for what he will always remember as the most special part of their big day.

Since the ceremony lawn was vast, we used antique cottage doors flanked with bushes of wild lavender and garden roses to create a reveal. The front of the doors were accented with their initials, M & C, made with fresh antique hydrangea blooms. This provided a romantic entrance for the wedding party and bride, which also allowed us to shave more than 100ft from the aisle!

The ceremony was officiated by one the grooms childhood friends and was by far one of the most touching, personal, and funny ceremonies that I have had the privilege to witness. The bride and groom tied together the strings of two huge peach balloons (representing unity) and released them to signify the unknown adventures that they would embark on together.

During the cocktail hour, guests sipped on specialty cocktails such as spiked lavender lemonade, nibbled on tasty miniatures of Mike & Candace’s favorite guilty pleasures, and helped themselves to bottled beer casually chilling in vintage wooden tubs. The guest book area consisted of small note papers for quests to write letters to the bride and groom that they would read on their 6 month, 1 year, and/or 5 year anniversary. This table also displayed Glassy sunglasses that the groom had custom made which donned their wedding monogram. A large, old school, white boom box, was displayed for guests to “tag“. A hand painted wooden sign that read Mutual weirdness forever, sat under one of the venues gorgeous oak trees, where a trio of large hoops were hung flaunting the guests escort cards.

Candace loves dream catchers so we wanted to incorporate these in a way that would still create a timeless look without being something that would go out of style or feel dated when they looked back on their day. We hand made a plethora of multi sized dream catchers using vintage lace for the centers with hues of grey, purple, gold, and ivory incorporated into the ribbons, lace and feathers. Utilizing some super cool yarn that we found, which had hints of metallic gold and dark purple threads, these babies were going to have to be placed somewhere special to make a statement. We decided that an installation that hung only over the head table would create a unique and stunning way to highlight the bride and grooms table. With bistro lights strewn over the dinner area, accented with hanging crystal votives, the dream catchers added the ultimate boho touch to the romantic rustic dinner setting.

The dinner tables were a combination of raw and reclaimed wood square and kings tables all topped with a smoky purple runner. The bride and groom weren’t fond of having all round tables, so we integrated a just a few of them to offset the unique layout and to bring in a touch more of the purple color which was one of the grooms favorite hues. A grey linen napkin tied with a raw silk eggplant ribbon showcasing each guests’ name, and accented with fresh rosemary sprigs, were placed at each setting. Folded over brown paper bags replaced your standard breadbaskets, and purple tinted glassware added the finishing touch to the setting, keeping it simple yet charming. Gorgeous arrangements of horticulture styled blooms in hues of purple, peach, pops of raspberry, and forest style foliage created an overall lush yet naturalistic flair to each table. Silver mercury candles added a lovely glisten that helped us to create the overall rustic and romantic atmosphere that the bride and groom were wanting to exude.

After dinner, guests made their way to the dance floor, which was set within 4 lush oak trees all dripping in fairly lights. A collection of crystal chandeliers, were dispersed overhead creating a romantic and stunning glow to the entire space. As Mike and Candace stepped onto the dance floor to begin their first dance, guests circled around watching as they danced together for the first time as husband and wife. To everyone’s surprise the music stopped abruptly, and the bride and groom separated from one another only to catch the LED hula hoops that were thrown their way. The music resumed, however it was a techno tune that was worthy of the most epic and hilarious hula hoop battle between a bride and groom. Guests anxiously rushed the dance floor where everyone received large glow batons that quickly changed the romantic evening into a stellar party that one will never forget!

Surrounding the dance floor were multiple lounge vignettes with assorted vintage pieces providing unique seating areas for guests to relax their feet. As the evening was sadly coming to a close, and guests had sipped on plenty of specialty cocktails, a handsome gold bar cart strolled around the reception refueling guests with truffle popcorn displayed in petite brown bags stamped with the couples monogram, along with fresh mini donuts.

At one point, my team and I literally stepped back so that we could see the entire event in full throttle… and the view from which we were standing was exquisite. The hundreds of hanging fairly lights, the glisten from all of the chandeliers, the reflection from the bistro lights, and the blinking led lights moving around the dance floor was one of my favorite moments that I know can never be replicated. This bride and groom, who I am fortunate enough to call my friends, know what a celebration should consist of.

Photography: Braedon Photography | Cinematographer: Brinton Film Making Co. | Florist: Moon Canyon Design | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Catering: Contemporary Catering | Bride Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Cake & Desserts : Sweet And Saucy Shop | Ceremony & Reception Music: Grant Shapiro | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Saddlerock Ranch | Event Rentals: Town And Country Event Rentals | Event Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Groom & Groomsmen Shoes: Custom Lakai | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Printed Goods/Stationary : Prim And Pixie | Wedding Design/Coordination: Lady Liberty Events | Wedding Invitation : Minted

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