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Elegant Outdoor Spring Wedding in California

These two are making my heart glow and swell with love. Maybe it’s they way she leans on him and how he smiles at her, but they’ve got me grinning goofy love smiles over here. Their L’Auberge Del Mar wedding day, planned by White Lace Events & Design, matches their love to a T. With blooms by Isari Flower Studio and a sweet sunset, Erin Hearts Court had plenty of photo opps to fill this stunner gallery.

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From White Lace Events & DesignGold sequins, olive branches and seaside romance surrounded Elise and Owen at their L’Auberge Del Mar wedding. Elise, stunning and soft with a flower in her hair and spring inspired shoes. Owen was dapper and cool in his tux – a power couple.

From the day we sat down with Elise and Owen, we knew that this wedding was something special. They met skateboarding, loved being outdoors and wanted to stay as far away from the traditional wedding flowers. It was everything gorgeous, wonderful and lovely. Tam from Isari Floral Studio created such masterpieces along the tables that encompassed lots of greenery, twigs, berries, petite trees and terra cotta beauty. It was an art piece that pushed the boundaries of wedding centerpieces and opened up a whole new world to the beauty of greenery and vases.

Above the u-shaped table large lanterns were hung to mimic the moon reflected upon the ocean and hurricane heaters lined the back of the terrace. No detail left unturned and each piece was thought out meticulously. Within the center of the u-shaped table, there were fire pits and lounge furniture that held beautiful throws and pillows. Towards the cozy time of the night, many laughs, cuddles and photos took up every inch of the benches. This night was something incredible and it was clear that only love, happiness and everything wonderful surrounded Elise and Owen.

It is weddings like these where White Lace Events & Design celebrates the relationship between the wedding couple and their personal details. Each wedding should always completely reflect the couple and their lifetime of love ahead—it is so magical, one-of-a-kind and absolutely incredible.

From the Bride… Owen and I share a love for traveling, and at times had fantasized of a small, intimate wedding in a historic European city. When it came time to actually get married, everything changed. In hindsight it was obvious this would happen; meeting for the first time as adults, we discovered early in our relationship that we both grew up in the same town, and on nearly the same street. Our hearts were in Del Mar, and it only felt right that it be here that we started our life together as a married couple. (Side note: If you asked my husband why we married where we did, he would likely have a different answer somewhere along the lines of “roots have no brains.”)

That simple decision set a beautiful path for the remainder of the wedding planning experience. Preparing for an intimate event – one so close to our roots, to be shared with our closest friends and family – quickly became an exciting experience I looked forward to each day. I am forever thankful for the energy and spirit our vendors brought to the experience. I was just plain fun working with them. And in the end, this team created a day for us where our only obligation was to enjoy the company and love of each other, our family, and our friends. It was perfect.

Photography: Erin Hearts Court | Event Planning: White Lace Events & Design | Floral Design: Isari Flower Studio | Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel | Cake: VG Bakery | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J Crew | Venue: L'Auberge Del Mar | Furniture Rentals: Concepts Event Design | Photo Booth: Mobile Photo Booth

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Marmalade Sky Films + A Discount + A Giveaway!

There is something so special about having your wedding day captured on film for you and your honey to relive over and over again. And when the film is done by the insanely creative Northern California boutique cinematography company Marmalade Sky Films, you’ll find any excuse to press play.

Behind the lens is a team of best friends, Eugene + Matt, who worked in the film industry prior to discovering their passion for wedding cinematography. Thanks to this experience, every film they create is based in a deep love for visual storytelling. Their films capture all the special moments of the couple’s big day, from the kisses to the laughter and tears, in a way that is authentic and genuine, to tell each couple’s individual and unique love story.

Are you head-over-heels yet? Well now’s the time to book your big day with Marmalade Sky Films because they’re giving SMP readers who book before September 2015 $200 off a Wedding Cinematography Package of their choice! Simply mention this post when booking to redeem the offer. Check out their packages here.
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Oh and there’s more! Marmalade Sky Films is giving one lucky reader a Save the Date film shot on Full HD ($499 value).

To enter:Comment on this post with why you’d love to have Marmalade Sky Films tell the story of you and your honey!

To win: A winner will be randomly chosen and announced in WIUP on Friday, April 24, 2015.

The details: Session must take place in San Francisco or mutually agreed upon location on mutually agreed upon date. The giveaway includes session time and one Engagement Video or Save the Date Invitation video (30 seconds to 1 minute in length).

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Destination Beach Wedding in Del Mar, California

Being a native San Diegan I can attest to the perfect weather and beach views that can stop you dead in your tracks so holding a destination wedding in this perfect little spot seems like a total no brainer. As does compiling a group of vendors to knock that destination wedding right out of the park; vendors like florist Jennifer Cole, planner Sweet August Events and Archetype Studio behind the lens. See it all right here.

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From the Bride… For our wedding we really wanted to take advantage of the beautiful weather in California. Our small intimate gathering of our closest family and friends was everything we dreamt of and more.. Taking place on L’Auberge’s Sunset terrace overlooking the ocean, we wanted a coastal vibe with elegance. Katherine Lopez made sure every detail at our wedding was personal and sentimental. We got to bring home amazing memories that will be with us forever. My favorite moment was our family style dinner with our favorite songs playing with string lights above us and a beautiful San Diego sunset beside us.

From the Photographer… Stepping off the plane from Texas to San Diego was a breath a fresh air! Texas weather in August is oppressive at best, and I savored every moment of that beautiful California breeze. Nicki & Manny are a wonderful couple and one of our favorite moments working with them during the wedding week was our chance to capture images along the beautiful coastline… near the very same place they saw their first sunset together as a couple. SO romantic! We love the opportunity to capture memories in places with a history to the couple! Wedding day was gorgeous and the floral details have to be some of my favorite from this season… lush and over-the-top with just the right amount of tropical flair mixed into the romance. We hope the images take you back to that beautiful romantic place and you find lots of inspiration in the details!

Photographer: Archetype Studio | Planner: Sweet August Events | Dress: Nordstrom | Venue: L'Aubrege | Ceremony & Reception: L'Auberge Del Mar | Floral: Jennifer Cole | Invitation: Anne Gibson | Suit: Nordstrom Rack | Video: SharkPig

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Elegant Del Mar Garden Wedding

We’ve been chomping at the bit to get this beauty on our screens, and today is finally the day. After fawning over both (yes, both) rounds of their stylish engagement session (see them here and here), we can finally soak in every gorgeous moment of their equally stunning wedding. Ok, it’s even more stunning, and that’s saying something. There simply aren’t words that will do this wedding justice, but these images from Ashley Kelemen speak for themselves. See them all here.

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From Ashley KelemenFrom the first time I spoke with Allison (and she sent over the “creative brief” for their day), I knew that this wedding would be special. She and Justin have the most amazing love for each other and for life, and every moment of their day reflected that. It was an honor to be a part of their day, and I’m so happy to now call them friends.

From the Bride…Justin proposed exactly one year to the day we met at the very first place we had said “I love you” – at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California. We knew we were going to have a relatively large wedding (around 200 people) but wanted the day to feel incredibly intimate and personal. I had always dreamed of getting married at home, and as Justin and I ate home-grown peaches under a floral arch in my parents garden, we immediately knew it was our perfect venue.

We were inspired by formal garden parties of the 1920′s but also wanted a touch of elegant bohemian, so that became our inspiration. For the table decor I wanted something classic and elegant, so I decided on natural and white French linen textiles. I’m a designer for work so I sourced a batch of raw linen from France and had it shipped to one of my favorite sewing teams. We made all dining and bar tables in a raw natural colored linen and finished them with a scallop edge. We accented the natural color with white linen hemstitch napkins monogrammed with a script “B” in the corner. We then finished each napkin with a silk ribbon tie and a sprig of rosemary from the garden.

My favorite photo of my parents wedding is a candid shot of them toasting with vintage champagne coups so we spent the entire year before the wedding collecting over 300 antique gold-rimmed champagne coups to include in our wedding. We finished the tables with gold-detailed baroque style china, mercury glass votives, and silver footed pedestal centerpiece vessels. I absolutely love botanical prints and thought they would be a classic tie-in for a garden wedding, so we used them throughout the event. Our Save the Dates and Invites included botanical prints, our cones for our petal toss were made out of pages of a vintage botanical book, and our guest book used vintage floral post cards for guests to leave a note. Other decor details included ribbon-tied programs, calligraphy accents, vintage outdoor chandeliers, hundred of hurricane candles, and a 35 foot high by 30 foot wide light curtain that lit up the entire venue with twinkle lights.

I had spent endless hours searching for the perfect vendors. After an initial phone call with our photographer Ashley Kelemen I sent her the creative brief I had created for the wedding. Luckily, she didn’t think I was crazy for making a creative brief and instead geeked out with us over our ideas and aesthetic, immediately making us feel like we were in the right hands. We did an engagement shoot in Venice Beach and a second one on the beach in Del Mar, after that Ashley was pretty much part of the family. I can’t express how much I recommend doing an engagement shoot – it allowed us to get 100% comfortable with each other and hone in our vision for the wedding day. The engagement photos to this day are some of our favorite things we own. I had met Ashley through our incredible florist Alise of Sweet Marie Designs who I luckily found after searching 30 hours on google (literally). The flowers were the most beautiful floral arrangements I have ever seen in my entire life; my incredible bridal bouquet (it’s still my screensaver), the centerpieces, the door wreaths, bridal party hair florals and bouquets – all of it, they were just breathtaking. The ceremony was brought to life by singer-songwriter Dawn Mitchele and her accompanied violinist. Her rendition of Darling Divine by Wild Child during my bridal processional literally sent chills down my spine. Wild Thyme deliciously catered the evening with choices of Cabernet Braised Beef Short Ribs, Herb Crusted Local Sea Bass, or Gnocchi with wild mushrooms and our 8 piece reception band JME rocked the night away with some of the best motown I’ve ever heard.

The day was truly incredible – from the ceremony (we were married by my parents best friend who is practically an uncle), the vows (we wrote our own), to the party (3 open bars – enough said;), but there are two words of advice I would give to brides planning their big day. 1 – Stop every 10 minutes to simply look around and take in that very moment as it really does go so much faster than you can imagine. 2 – Really invest time in finding the perfect team to collaborate with on your wedding. I honestly think the wedding industry is filled with some of the most passionate, kind-hearted, love-loving people in the world. I became incredibly close friends with some of our vendors just because of how much we loved working together and that allowed us to take comfort in our plans, let go, and enjoy the day.

Photography: Ashley Kelemen | Florist: Sweet Marie Designs | Dress: Carol Hannah | Cake: VG's Bakery | Stationery: Smitten On Paper | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Wild Thyme | Makeup: The Gilded Brush | Hair: Lacy At The Drybar (Carmel Valley) | Lighting: San Diego Lighting | Bride: StyleSaint | Bridesmaid Dress - Button Front: Jarlo | Bridesmaid Dress - High Neck Crochet: Nightcap | Bridesmaid Dress - Scoop Neck Lace: Jen's Pirate Booty | Bridesmaid Dress - Strapless: Lulu's | Bridesmaid Dress - Tank: Robert Rodriguez | Bridesmaid Dress - V-front Lace: Free People | Bridesmaids Dress - One Shoulder: Alfred Sung | Ceremony Band: Dawn Mitschele | Day Of Coordinator: Before I Do Events | Hair Jewelry: Paris By Deborah Moreland | Party Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Photo Assistant: Ryan Johnson Photography | Reception Dance Band: Jordan Music Entertainment | Valet: Preferred Valet Parking | Veil: Veiled Beauty

Summer Wedding at L’Auberge Del Mar from Christine Farah Photography

L’Auberge Del Mar is a venue dreams are made of. Nestled right along the gorgeous California coastline, it the perfect place for a sun-filled soiree. Take this pretty little number captured by Christine Farah Photography for example.  It’s packed with personality and filled to the brim with stunning florals from Flowerwild - making for a wedding that is not only gorgeous, but oh-so-fun too. See it all here.

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A beautiful sunset wedding started off the marriage of Yina and Jeremy at the L’auberge Hotel and Spa in Del Mar, California on a warm June afternoon. The couple loved the song “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles and used the title to the song as their starting point for the overall look for their wedding. A pale yellow and white color palette was set to give off the mellow vibe of the beach setting.

As guests arrived for the ceremony they were given white framed sunglasses, paper parasols, cold lemonade and the option to throw on some block from their “Shade Yourself” station. The couple wedded in front the ocean while having the sunset behind them. Kate from Flowerwild designed a beautiful white arch filled with some of the most giant dahlias yet. The ring’s were carried on the collar of the couple’s darling dog, Tobias. As the couple said “I do” and walked back down the aisle as husband and wife, guests were given white and yellow beach balls to toss at the couple while the song “Here Comes the Sun” plays in the background.

Being that the couple was a big fan of poker, guests were given a playing card escort card that directed them to their table for the reception. Andrea from Sugar & Fluff Design House created the beautiful water color menus and all the paper items at the wedding. As guests dined outdoors during the remainder of the sunset, they were then invited inside for cake, dancing and PINKBERRY! A custom, dessert station was created with the collaboration from Pinkberry and some of the couple’s favorite toppings. The cold yogurt was definitely a great way to end the evening after all the festivities and dancing.

Photography: Christine Farah Photography | Floral Design: Flowerwild | Cake: CAKE San Diego | Lighting: San Diego Lighting | Officiant: Deborah Young | Wedding Venue: L'Auberge Del Mar | DJ/MC: Props FX - Ammon | Desserts: Pinkberry | Hair + Makeup: Angie Pham | Stationery Design: Sugar and Fluff | Wedding Planner + Coordination: CCL Weddings & Events

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