The secret’s out. I am a total and complete reality TV junkie. It’s actually quite sad. The Housewives (every city, though the OC is my current fav), Idol, Project Runway…you name it, I’m probably watching it. And this season of The Bachelor, despite swearing to myself I wasn’t going to get involved, was amazing. So when I heard that one of our all time favorite photogs was the official photographer for Jason and Molly’s wedding, I decided to make it an All About Aaron Day, celebrating two things that I love the best…great photography and reality tv.
From the wonderful coordinator, Brooke Keegan…
Adena and Kevin wanted two things for their wedding: 1. a newer venue that many people haven’t heard of or experienced, and 2. a shabby chic, all white wedding. When they found the perfect location, The Grand Del Mar, it didn’t really fit with the Shabby Chic look. It has a very Mediterranean feel so we had to get creative. What we did was create several spaces within the property that we could play off of the existing décor and also bring in a bit of the Shabby Chic look. The ceremony took place in La Cappella, a beautiful chapel on property. We enhanced the look with a lot of candlelight and white florals. Cocktails were out on the terrace over looking the dinner reception and teatro. Here we were able to bring in a more Shabby Chic look. The dinner was out on the lawn and we incorporated white florals, lanterns, adirondack chairs, oversized pillows and a lot of candlelight. There was a Jazz band under the teatro for guests to enjoy during dinner, and that is where Adena and Kevin shared their first dance. It was so beautiful. Following dinner, everyone moved up to the Manchester Salon for the after party and dancing. We transformed the room into a chic lounge in gold’s and burgundy’s with a dessert and candy bar for the guests to enjoy. DJ Peter had the guests dancing all night. We ended up extending the party 90 minutes because no one wanted to leave such a fabulous event!
Wedding Coordinator: Brooke Keegan Weddings and Events / Wedding Photography: Aaron Delesie. / Video: Jennifer Anne Films / Floral/Decor: Elegant by Design / Ceremony/Cocktail/Reception Music: Vive Entertainment / Lighting: PSAV / Chairs: Chiavari Chair Rentals / Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens