It’s official – this couple is too cool for school. The high school sweethearts are probably also too cool to refer to things as being “too cool for school”, but that’s neither here nor there. Their photographer, Amy of Betwix Studio, could not have been a better fit for their fabulous personalities, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is just a drop dead perfect venue for this duo. I have serious envy for this couple’s coolness, and you can join me in admiring them in the full gallery.
From Amy of Betwixt Studio…Andrea and Paul’s wedding was held in the quaint beachside city of La Jolla, California at The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego overlooking the La Jolla Coves. The bride & groom were married on their 9 year anniversary! These high school sweethearts planned a day that blended both their loves; art and the ocean. As a graphic design artist, Andrea set the tone of the wedding from the handmade invites and vintage postcard save the dates right down to the wedding florals & diy Scrabble cake topper! Paul started the day with a morning surf session with his groomsmen and they all kept it cool throughout the ceremony in black Vans classics and various teal blue-pattern skinny ties and suspenders. Andrea’s bridesmaids choose various black J.Crew dresses and had matching black beads & chain necklaces tied with silk teal ribbon. The bride wore an Amsale gown from the Spring 2010 Collection, adorned with a custom vintage pearl belt.
The guests were transported to the ceremony in an Old Town Trolley where they arrived to Paul’s friends band, Science Fiction, playing their soothing jazz & contemporary music. The aisles were adorned with burlap runners, black wooden boxes of potted succulents and yellow billy balls and staggered vases of candles & dried black beans. Cocktail hour immediately followed the ceremony where a cigar bar enticed the men!
The reception was held inside the Museum in the Axline Court, where an amazing clerestory lantern lit up the ceiling with strips of light while bringing in the natural moonlight from the open spaces. The guests enjoyed a dessert bar filled with cupcakes in 4 flavors, “presidential pralines” (yes, the actual ones given during the Clinton Administration thanks to Sweet Cheeks Baker, Donna who was their pastry chef!), See’s chocolates, coconut macaroons and of course for the bride’s family, a plethora of Italian cookies. Everyone danced the night away after a delicious meal and the evening ended with some fun sparklers right outside the Museum’s entrance!
Photography: Betwixt Studio / Cinematography: FortyOneTwenty / Flowers: DIY, Wholesale Flowers and Supplies / Coordination: Jennifer Robinson / Ceremony & Reception Location: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego / Invitations: DIY / Dress: Amsale Cecile / Bridesmaids Dresses: J Crew / Grooms Tux: Express / Decor: Concepts Event Design and Platinum Party Rentals / DJ and Band: Science Fiction / Hair: Gretchen Phillips / Makeup: Chandra Campos / Desserts: Sweet Cheeks Baking co, The Sugar’d Flour, Cafe Zucherro