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Elegant Beachside Wedding in La Jolla, California

The perfect printed linen is one of those small elements with a big impact. It takes the beauty of this modern beach wedding designed by Before I Do Events and adds a layer of chic so beautifully photographed by Carmen Santorelli. Seashells, modern beach lounging and lovely blooms by Isari Flower Studio – that’s what this gem is all about. Click here for more and be sure to have a look at the film captured by Enjet Media below.

 

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From The Bride…I feel that Anthony and I are the epitome of ‘what’s meant to be will be’, and that theme shined through on our wedding day. We fell in love with our gorgeous beachfront venue, so we decided to take on the challenge of planning our wedding in just four months in order to secure our dream location. With the help of the amazing team at Before I Do Events and all of our incredible vendors, it proved to be no challenge at all, and everything easily fell into place just perfectly as it was meant to be, for the big day.

We wanted our wedding to be classic with romantic hints of vintage, and Parisian-inspired touches throughout. Most of all, we wanted the wedding to be ‘us’. From the wood planks that lined the aisle with the things we love about each other (how Anthony proposed), to our personally written vows, to our family-style dinner from one of our favorite restaurants, to our basketball themed grand entrance (yes, my husband dunked in his tux), to our delicious dessert bar – it was a night centered around everything we love, including each other and our dearest friends and family.

Love and genuineness filled the room, and we had a blast dancing the night away. We also made it a point to take some time out together to take it all in, which was great since time flew by. After the party ended and Anthony and I got back to our hotel, and we did an impromptu photo shoot on the beach, and we then found ourselves playing ping pong in our wedding clothes (then maybe or maybe not headed to Jack in the Box). It was the best, most perfect night because it was just so ‘US’.

Photography: Carmen Santorelli Photography | Floral Design: Isari Flower Studio | Wedding Gown: Romona Keveza From Isis Bridal | Hair Stylist: Jamee | Band/DJ: Still Listening Productions | Beverage Service: Giuseppe Catering | Catering Service: Tapenade | Chair Rentals: Chiavari Chair Rentals | Desserts: Hostess Haven | Furniture Rentals: Farm Tables And More | Linens: La Tavola | Location: Scripps Seaside Forum | Makeup Stylist: Krysta Demetris | Printwork: Jillian From Coastyle Events | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Transportation: Embassy Limousine | Video: Enjet Media | Wedding Coordination + Design: Alicia From Before I Do Events

La Tavola Fine Linen Rental, Isari Flower Studio + Event Design and Carmen Santorelli Photography are members of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
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Bridal Boudoir at The Darlington House

A boudoir session done this beautifully is a work of art. And it shouldn’t be a surprise with Carmen Santorelli behind the lends, Thorne Artistry  styling every beautiful moment, and florals from Plenty Of Petals filling every frame. This gallery is as lovely as they come, and you can devour every image here.

From Carmen Santorelli Photography…This boudoir session was inspired by the beautiful peach colored Claire Pettibone lace robes that Shop Gossamer sent us for the shoot. We created this ethereal session to celebrate a woman’s body, and to offer inspiration to brides who are considering doing a bridal boudoir session prior to their wedding day. Thorne Artistry styled it to perfection, and created the soft and feminine look that paired well with the location, The Darlington House in La Jolla. The location itself has a lot of personality, and a lovely vintage vibe, so we played that with the vintage lace robes and the hair pieces. For florals, we tried to create something simple and whimsical with the vintage medicine bottles used as bud vases, and Plenty of Petals also created a unique floral garland for the model to wear in a few shots. We are hoping that future brides will find this simple and beautiful session inspiring!

Photography: Carmen Santorelli Photography | Floral Design: Plenty Of Petals | Lace Robes: Gossamer Vintage | Styling, Makeup And Hair: Thorne Artistry | Venue: The Darlington House

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Organic Winter Wedding in La Jolla

There’s a winter wedding on the East Coast (think piles of snow and wintery whites) and then there’s a California winter affair full of blue skies and beautiful rich color. Whatever your preference, this wedding is undeniably good, good, good. Crafted by Brooke Keegan along with florals by Flowers Annette Gomez and imagery by Michael Radford, this is a day that transcends all seasons. Get inspired right here in the full gallery.

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Winter
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Bohemian

From the Bride… Brogan and I met during high school through a mutual friend in April 2004. We were both going on a trip down to Mexico during spring break to build houses. Little did we know that would be the starting point to a lasting relationship. After that week we didn’t have any contact with each other for a couple years. We both went off to college on athletic scholarships, Brogan at University of Colorado, Boulder and I at Cal State Long Beach. But to my surprise one night at a teammate’s house we ran into each other after Brogan had transferred back to Long Beach. It was as if we didn’t even skip a beat. We became quick friends again running in the same circles throughout college. It wasn’t until September 2008 that we realized what was right in front of us, something we had been downplaying for years. We ran into each other at the first party of the new school year and it’s the only time in both our lives that time went into slow motion and we have been together ever since.

Brogan and I both envisioned a venue that was quaint, charming, and rustic with an old Californian feel. After talking with our amazing wedding planner, Brooke Keegan, she suggested we check out the Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa. Once stepping foot onto the property, I knew this is where I wanted to get married. After being shown around there was not doubt in my mind, this was it. The property gives a very warm welcoming vibe, the grounds are beautiful, and the customer service is top notch. We wanted a venue that could host the whole event: rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception, where no one would have to leave making it a weekend destination wedding. The Estancia offered everything we wanted and more.

We wanted our wedding to feel like an extension of us as individuals and as a couple. Our wedding can be described as rustic garden chic with lots of textures and a pop of color, an event that brings out our fun personalities but elegant taste. With the recommendations from our planner, Brooke we were put in touch with some amazing vendors. All of our vendors: Michael Radford Photography, Vive Entertainment, Israel Maldonado Music, Cloudless Weddings Videography, Flowers by Annette Gomez, and Jen Simpson Design were so easy to work with. From our first meetings with each of them, we were able to see a connection form between them and us, making it very easy to work together. We could see little bit of us in each of our vendors. But last but not least we have to give credit where credit is due and our wedding was unbelievable executed thanks to the amazing Brooke Keegan. From the moment we stepped into her office thanks to a friend’s recommendation (DeGroot Family) I knew I wanted to work with her. She understood my vision and was able to bring it to life that far surpassed my wildest expectations. She was there throughout our wedding journey as a soundboard, visionary, and now friend and we couldn’t of done it without her!

Photography: Michael Radford Photography | Videography: Cloudless Weddings | Planner: Brooke Keegan Weddings And Events | Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes | Hair And Makeup: Beauty By Ashlyn | Officiant: Paul White | Ceremony And Cocktail Music: Israel Maldonado | Chairs And Lighting: Chiavari Chair Rentals | Floral/Decor: Flowers Annette Gomez | Hotel And Spa: Estancia La Jolla | Linens: La Tavola | Paper Goods: Jen Simpson Design Handmade Paperie | Reception Music: Vive Entertainment

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