La Jolla, I love you. This beautiful seaside town on the west coast was truly made for weddings. Weddings that I will never tire of and this one is has completely captivated me this afternoon. It might be the breathtaking florals from Isari Flower Studio, the lovely invites from Julie Song Ink or the charming grounds of Estancia. Either way, Studio Castillero will have me coming back to this gallery all weekend long.

From the Bride… Jonathan and I are exact opposites, and not many people understand our relationship. Yet, we are best friends and planning our wedding was an unforgettable experience. Our engagement and wedding was a bit of a traveling adventure. Jonathan proposed to me in Charleston, South Carolina and while we always thought we would be married in Atlanta, we decided to move our wedding across country to San Diego, California. Jonathan grew up in La Jolla and his father still resides there. It was a perfect opportunity to have a lovely Californian wedding. We chose the beautiful Estancia in La Jolla as our venue, and our wedding planning journey began from there.

I wanted a simplistic, romantic vintage garden wedding. I came across Style Me Pretty and found all my vendors there. This wedding would not have been what it was without Style Me Pretty. I wanted to put together the best vendor team that I could, since planning a wedding from across the country was going to prove to be difficult.

Tam with her team at Isari Flower Studio and Event Design provided so much of the inspiration for my wedding and brought my ideas to life. She was the first vendor I met with and she completely understood my concept. Since my concept was so clean and simple, the flowers were going to be the focal point of this wedding. Her studio is a beautiful, inspirational workspace that one must see to believe.

Our photographers, Rachel and Rico with Studio Castillero are fantastic, so understandably Jonathan and I fell in love with their work and they captured every wonderful moment of our wedding.

My wedding coordinator, Mandilee from Swann Soirees was an absolute necessity in planning our wedding. Her constant communication and guidance carried us through the wedding planning process. Brenna Meyers from Estancia and Mandilee teamed up and made me feel like I was in the best of hands. Having them there made me feel a sense of calm. The marvelous 10.11 make-up team provided the beautifying session that my bridesmaids and I will never forget!

Julie Song Ink, provided all of our beautiful paper creations. The amazing Third Coast Jazz Band serenaded our guests throughout dinner. Jonathan and I love the sound of live music, so we wanted to share this with our guests. The delectable cake and cupcakes were by Sweet Cheeks Bakery. Need I say more? It was beyond scrumptious!

Jonathan and I wanted our wedding to be an intimate celebration of just our closest family and friends. We had 40 of our loved ones there and it was truly wonderful. I wanted our reception to feel like an intimate dinner, and everyone could feel the support and love in that beautiful garden under the market lights. We did not want the night to end. Jonathan and I still talk about our wedding and I believe we will for many years to come. Thank you to our wonderful vendor team for helping to make our beautiful day come to life and for the lifetime of memories!

Wedding Photography: Studio Castillero | Wedding Venue: Estancia, La Jolla, California | Floral + Event Design: Isari Flower Studio | Wedding Coordination: Mandilee of Swann Soirees | Wedding Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking |Invitations + Paper Goods: Julie Song Ink | Band:  Third Coast Jazz Band

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