Looking for the perfect way to kick off your weekend? Well, you’ve found it. A Scripps Seaside Forum wedding with a decidedly modern feel and enough personal details to leave a smile on your face that will last until Monday… I promise you. It’s the sweet stylings of I Do…Weddings & Events paired with a breathtaking San Diego backdrop and a stunning bride and groom who seriously couldn’t be happier. And the gallery of gorgeous captured by Susannah Gill? Beyond perfection. Join me there for more.
From I Do…Weddings & Events… Rachel and Mike were married on September 9, 2012, and were inspired by a neutral palette of green, tan and white. The Scripps Forum located on the University of California at San Diego’s campus directly on the beach, is where the ceremony and reception were held. It was the perfect place for their friends and family to gather, as the couple, as well as most of their guests were visiting from the East Coast. Rachel and Mike really wanted a balance of formal and casual, and wanted a fun and festive atmosphere that was both rustic and organic. They also wanted to rely on the natural beauty of the space—as they loved the modern feel of the building, succulents and wood used throughout their décor and touches of galvanized metal. The view of the ocean was breathtaking.
During the planning process, Rachel and Mike made the move to La Jolla. We felt very lucky to have them here as we made final preparations, and saw all of their personal touches come together. They collected mementos from childhood and their courtship, and made an incredible display. Images were strung on twine, and swagged from two ladders. The family of the bride also has an incredible garden. From it, they gathered herbs and berries to create some amazing jams for guests to take home. Guests oohed and aahed over flavors like Lemony Peach and Blackberry Lemon Basil. The Bride and Groom were beaming in every single photo. It was a truly incredible celebration!
Wedding Photography: Susannah Gill | Wedding Venue: Scripps Seaside Forum in San Diego, California | Wedding Coordination: Lindsay Cross from I Do…Weddings & Events | Officiant: Judge Jerry Jessop | Floral Design: Melissa Barrad from I Do…Weddings & Events | Catering: Coat Catering | Wedding Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Company | Beverage Service: Giuseppe Catering | Ceremony Music: Bill Hartwell, friend | DJ: Tim Altbaum Productions | Rentals: Concepts Event Design