Every nook and cranny of this intimate La Jolla affair from Brooke Keegan Weddings and Events and Marisa Holmes is filled with pretty that has me on the edge of my seat. The girls getting ready in floral Plum Pretty Sugar robes, the sweet and simple stationery from Jen Simpson Design, the blonde baby-blue-suited ring bearers and so much more. See Cloudless Weddings film for all the love in action!
From the beautiful Bride, Ashley… When Donnie and I met he was stationed with the Air Force in Northern Japan and I had just moved home to Southern California from New York City. I had been friends with his brother for 12 years and had recently just gotten to know his big family. We hit it off and started talking via skype and eventually started dating long distance. After two years of dating we moved together to his next assignment in Las Vegas. One year after living together in Vegas he proposed at sunset on the cliffs of Corona Del Mar CA and shortly after the wedding planning began.
I never envisioned myself having a traditional wedding until one Saturday afternoon in 2010 when I was assisting my Best Friend, Brooke Keegan, at one of her fabulously planned weddings at the Estancia La Jolla. I fell in love with the Estancia and secretly wished that some day I could have a wedding like the one that I was able to experience. After Donnie and I got engaged and started planning I was so excited to show him the Estancia and hoped he would love it too. It turns out that the Estancia is minutes from one of Donnie’s favorite surf spots Black Beach. He loved the location and fell in love with the property too.
We were very lucky to have Rev. Dr. Richard Kannwischer from St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach marry us in front of all of our friends and family. Karla Flores of Elegant by Design created an amazing arch for us to be married under and went above and beyond with all of the details. The night included amazing speeches, a surprise video, karaoke, and a late night scotch and cigar bar. Everything was absolutely perfectly planned by my best friend and Maid of Honor Brooke Keegan. We are so lucky to have had such an amazing wedding!
Photography: Marisa Holmes Photographer | Videography: Cloudless Weddings | Event Planning: Brooke Keegan Special Events | Floral Design: Elegant By Design | Hair And Makeup: Beautyfull By Molly | Officiant: Rick Kannwischer | Bridesmaid Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Cake And Desserts: Sweet Cheeks Baking Company | Ceremony And Cocktail Music: Israel Maldonado | Chairs, Lighting, Dance Floor: Chiavari Chair Rentals | Paper Goods: Jen Simpson Design | Reception Music: Vive Entertainment | Resort: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa