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A Neutral Colored Wedding with a Little Pop of Sparkle

Meagan and Justin’s Southern California wedding is proof that neutrals are anything but boring. With Event Design by Luxe Events,  a gorgeous color palette of soft gray, taupe and cream, plus blush and ivory flowers from Isari Flower Studio + Event Design, this darling duo mastered the art of a sophisticated and glamorous wedding. See all the pretty moments from Bryan N. Miller Photography and Open Glass Studio in The Vault!

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From Luxe EventsMegan and Justin found each other in the hey day of post-college beach living. That magical time when anything and anyone is possible. You find yourself at random house parties, and your soulmate happens to be one of your roommate’s girlfriends, friends, friends. And voila you have found the man you’ll forever share slow dances with in your living room at home. Many dance nights, and hard working days later these two became engaged after six years of courtship. The beach lovers chose a venue that was close to the ocean near to their first home together. The Darlington House’s charming garden back drop was the perfect setting for their “Sparkling Neutrals” wedding. The wedding design was centered around the art of layering textured neutrals from lush mushroom colored linens, grey washed papers, blush gauzy ribbon along with metallic vintage pieces. Soft watercolor taupe, grey, and creams make for a glamorous muted palette. Garden flowers in blush and ivory tones are accented with greenery creating lush tablescapes. Modern calligraphy graces the wedding elements from the custom water color invites, hand painted wood signage, and menus. The reception utilized a combination of long wood tables and lush linen covered rounds. Each table styled with a unique eclectic flower vignette. Vintage table settings glammed up the tables along with the silk ribbon tied menus. The bright garden light turned to sparkling dance party as the evening took over the al fresco dinner reception.

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Photography: Bryan N. Miller Photography | Cinematography: Open Glass Studio | Event Design: Luxe Events | Floral Design: Isari Flower Studio + Event Design | Catering: Toast Catering | Invitations + Calligraphy: Taryn Of Twinkle And Toast | DJ: Michael Tiernan | Venue: The Darlington House | Bridal Salon: M Bride Salon | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Farm Tables and More

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Bride + Groom Carry on a Family Tradition with La Jolla Wedding

For this Bride and Groom, finding a venue that was familiar and meaningful to them was a top priority. They found it in the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, where both the Bride’s aunt and grandmother were married. Incorporating shabby-chic beachy elements, I Do Weddings executed Brett and Jake’s elegant beach theme to perfection. See all the pretty from heidi-o-photo in The Vault!

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From heidi-o-photoBrett & Jake live in San Francisco, Jake is a software engineer, and Brett works in alternative health care and is a yoga instructor.

Brett’s grandma lives in San Diego and has been a member of the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club for years and generously suggested that Brett & Jake marry there. They had a lovely, but HOT, beach ceremony officiated by one of their closest friends. To cool off, straight from saying their vows, they walked out into the ocean and hung out knee-deep in the waves.

For the reception, the decor was natural- with driftwood, and stones. Each table had a theme of an earthly element.

From The Bride… Jake and I met at a party in San Francisco, where I actually didn’t know anyone. My girlfriend who invited me ended up not coming at the last minute, so I didn’t know a single person there. I remember I enjoyed chatting with Jake, and we saw each other a few times in the following weeks. It wasn’t until a full year later that we reconnected and went to lunch near our offices and started dating for real.

Jake proposed at Alamere Falls near Bolinas, CA. We love to hike and this particular trail was special to us as we went on a great backpacking trip there at the beginning of our relationship. That being said, I was completely surprised when he got down on one knee at the beach at pulled out a ring. We had plans to go to his friend’s birthday later that night. I was a sweaty mess. I just didn’t see it coming at all. He did so many sneaky things to make sure I was totally surprised (including sneaking our tripod and nice camera into his backpack so we could take photos right after). Of course, I was thrilled.

Both my aunt and grandmother were married at the La Jolla Beach Club. I have memories of spending time there for as long as I can remember. For me, it was important to get married someplace that felt familiar, and I love the timeless feel of the club. I thought the view of cliffs on the distance would make for beautiful wedding photos. I also hoped that getting married on a beach would keep everything casual (which it did, especially when it turned out to be unexpectedly 98 degrees in October and everyone got in the ocean the moment we finished our vows).

We wanted an elegant beach theme with shabby-chic elements including burlap, lace, mason jars, beachy décor and shells. The florals for my bouquet were eucalyptus, succulents, babies breath, and pale apricot roses. For our ceremony we had a three-post bamboo arch draped with fabric, driftwood and greenery, hydrangeas, china mums and babies breath.

I’m really into yoga and teach online, so we had one of my favorite yoga teacher’s conduct our ceremony. We tried to weave our interests into the décor and had tables named after the chakras (energy centers in yoga) and mountains (Jake’s hiking-obsessed). I also spent a large portion of my wedding morning meditating and getting centered. I think this is something more brides should consider incorporating into their wedding week to stay Zen! (I have a free meditation resource for brides here).

G-Sharp Entertainment did both our ceremony and reception music and we absolutely fell in love with Greg. No one ever stopped dancing at our wedding! He saved the day multiple times (like when the venue’s mike for our vows suddenly broke) and he threw an unforgettable party for all our family and friends. I also loved my floral bouquet by I Do Weddings. And of course Heidi, who did such an amazing job with our photos.

We love all the candid shots of us with all of our friends in the water. Everyone bee-lined to the ocean the moment we finished our vows due to the crazy heat. These pictures are so fun, sporadic and joy-filled. I never thought I’d be wading in the water in my gown on my October wedding day. It’s crazy how much you plan for your wedding day, and then the day still has the opportunity to surprise you.

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Photography: heidi-o-photo | Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Company | Hair + Makeup: Three Ways Beautiful | DJ: G Sharp Entertainment | Venue: La Jolla Beach And Tennis Club | Floral Design + Coordination: I Do…Weddings & Events

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Elegant and Classic La Jolla Wedding

There is no question, California knows how to host a wedding. And this beautiful soiree hosted at the stunning La Valencia Hotel and captured by Alex Warschauer Photography proves that point in the prettiest of ways. With the unmistakeable California light shining brightly over this couple’s gorgeous day, we are left with one stunning gallery of images. See even more in the VAULT.

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From Alex Warschauer PhotographySara + Austin’s love for one another is nothing short of pure and blissful – and their wedding was a perfect display of just that. When Alex Warschauer was asked to photograph Austin’s beachside proposal to Sara, is where he witnessed their love for the first time. After taking their engagement photos and seeing that once more, it was more than an honor to be asked to capture their day. For a photographer, there’s nothing more special and memorable that being a part of such incredible moments in ones life.

It was a gorgeous and misty morning alongside the coast of La Jolla, California on the day of Sara and Austin’s wedding, which took place at the historical La Valencia Hotel. Dawned with black and white checker marble floors, Spanish architecture, and an epic ocean view, guests and vendors a like knew that this wedding was going to be nothing short of spectacular.

The ceremony took place overlooking the Pacific Ocean, at one of the finer hours of the day – during sunset. An intimate ceremony of about 125 friends and family members gathered to watch Sara + Austin’s nuptials. Before the ceremony began, the officiant took a moment for the bride and groom to take one last look around before at their guests before they were wed. The officiant announced that this would be an unplugged ceremony which was wonderful news for photographer Alex Warschauer Photography.

The reception was elegantly dressed in white linens with accents of black and midnight blue. A dimly-lit room was the perfect setting for bright pops of white and candle lighting.

The dessert table was filled with white and midnight blue assortments of classical desserts with a modern twist. Beautifully decorated blackberries dusted in shimmery sugar sat atop miniature cheesecake bites. In coordination with the primary colors of the wedding, midnight blue, were also blackberry French macaroons filled with raspberry filing – and a floral cake to drool over.

At the end of the evening Sara + Austin were escorted outside by all of their guests to formally end their night on a sparkly note.

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Photography: Alex Warschauer Photography | Cinematography: The Raconteur Collective | Floral Design: Indulge Florals | Cake: Sugar and Scribe | Hair + Makeup: Pure Beauty By Danielle | DJ: Mikey Beats | Venue: La Valencia Hotel | Furniture Rentals: AFR

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