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Whimsical Art Museum Wedding in San Diego

When it comes to Art Museum weddings, this one literally takes the Mondrian inspired cake. Pops of color were provided with vivid Organic Elements blooms, while bicycle bottle openers proved to be the perfect party favor. Each heart-warming moment captured by Petula Pea Photography is essentially a work of art, and we can watch it all unfold right over here.

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From Bliss EventsJuliana & Mark were married on the Sculpture Garden at the San Diego Museum of Art at dusk. The ceremony included 40 of their family members (a guest of honor was the groom’s daughter) and music played by the bride’s brothers, Andres & Robert. Afterwards, 150 of their friends gathered for a cocktail reception inside the rotunda of the museum where they enjoyed tray passed hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine and the “Painted Lady” signature cocktail, with melon liquor and passion fruit juices. Juliana and Mark were announced as a married couple for the first time as they descended down the grand staircase, while guests took pictures and cheered on the newlyweds.

Guests were then escorted into “vintage art elegance” for the reception and greeted by Juliana, Mark, both sets of parents, and a beautiful chandelier over the dance floor. When the guests were seated by a candlelit seating chart, they were each handed a favor: a hand-beaded bracelet by the bride’s aunts and a hand embroidered tote bag with the initials “J & M” that the brides Mom hand embroidered herself. The gentlemen enjoyed bicycle bottle openers with a note that read, “Let the adventure begin”! Mark & Juliana danced to their first dance to “Magic” by Coldplay.

A plated salad of Baby Organic Greens with Sliced Angria Poached Pear, Caramelized Pecans , Gorgonzola, Currants and Aged sherry Vinaigrette greeted the guests as they watched the couple dance. Guests then enjoyed dinner stations: Pistachio Crusted Butterfish, Amaranth, Farro & Quinoa with Medjool Date Parsley & Lemon Cumin Vinaigrette, Mustard Beurre Blanc & Grilled Squash and Grilled Kobe Skirt Steak with Garlic, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Olive Oil, Citrus Zest, Chili Flake & Garlic, Vegetables and Red Wine Rosemary Sauce. The guests could also accompany their entrees with Cavatappi Pasta with Roasted Butternut Squash, Wild Mushroom, Roasted Yellow Bell Peppers, Chardonnay and Truffle Oil.

After dinner, guests were delighted to hear the kind words of the couple welcoming them and heartfelt thanks for attending their wedding celebration. The couple cut the Mondrian inspired cake (this was AMAZING and perfect for an art museum wedding!) and guests enjoyed a variety of flavored coffees. In the final hour of the reception, guests were surprised by a band of 15 musicians with instruments walking into the reception and through the guests playing some of the bride and grooms favorite songs. Guests sang and screeched with delight as the band performed and the bride and groom took center stage and danced the night away.

Photography: Petula Pea Photography | Coordinator: Bliss Events | Florist: Organic Elements | Wedding Gown: The White Flower Bridal Boutique | Cake: Sweet Lydia's | Caterer: Coast Catering | Hair & Makeup: Couture Makeup | Band: Top Shelf Band | Officiant: Rev. Judy Winkler | Museum: San Diego Museum Of Art | Paper Goods: Love Notes Stationery | Rentals: Concepts Event Design

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Organic Jewel Tone Wedding Inspiration

We’re big fans of Koman Photography around these parts. Not only are Marlene and John an uber talented duo, but their love never ceases to shine through everything they capture, and the proof is in the pudding. Teaming up with Everly EventsCalifornia Floral Design and Found Vintage Rentals, they nailed this organic, jewel-toned styled perfection. Be wow-ed right here.

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From Everly EventsCalifornia is full of beautiful sunshine all year long, and even in the fall, we are fortunate to still have warm sunshine but with a touch of coolness that reminds us that we still have changing seasons. With that in mind, I wanted to incorporate both warm and cool tones into this beautiful fall styled shoot. The rich and dark purple and blue tones bring in the coolness of the season, and I wanted to accent those shades with soft blues and pinks that have been so popular and trending in many weddings this year. All of these colors were brought to life with the beautiful green backdrops that the Highland Springs Resort provided with their olive grove trees and lavender fields – it was the perfect combination! I wanted to create a modern, lush, and rich look with the dark hues but also pay homage to the popular trends of this year to tie it all together, and what better way to make it classy by pairing it all with gold accents and details? To complement the beautiful nature of the venue, I selected two gorgeous and romantic gowns that had lacey and beaded accents that really elevated the elegance of the shoot. The beautiful cake, desserts, and fun bar cart that I brought in were elements that I always imagined having at my own wedding, so the photo shoot seemed like the perfect opportunity to feature and showcase them!

Photography: Koman Photography | Event Planning: Everly Events | Floral Design: California Floral And Design | Wedding Dress: Bella Wedding Bridal | Hair And Makeup: Theresa Huang Makeup And Hair Design | Cake And Dessert: Sweet And Saucy Shop | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Wedding Venue: Highland Springs Resort

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Surf and Sand Resort

I love California, that’s a given. The sun, the sand, the ocean  — it’s all swoon worthy in my book. So when it comes to booking a West Coast wedding destination? I’d look no further than Laguna Beach’s Surf & Sand Resort. Featuring stunning accommodations, gorgeous views and unique event spaces, Surf & Sand Resort is the perfect spot for a dreamy beachfront wedding.

From the creative and exceptional cuisine at the venue’s on-site restaurant, Splashes to the endless local Laguna Beach activities right out the front door, your guests will be thanking you for saying “I do” in such a fabulous locale. Surf & Sand Resort has gorgeous spaces for every wedding weekend event — from rehearsal dinner to farewell brunch. Oh, I can’t forget to mention the venue’s award-winning pool and luxe 15fiftyfive Lounge that offers up incredible sunset views! My dears, this spot’s got it all.

I don’t know about you all, but my bags are already packed! OH! There’s more — if you book your big day at Surf & Sand Resort by March 31, 2015, you’ll receive an extra night stay for the bride and groom! Offer good for wedding reception of 50 or more guests and/or minimum $6000 spent in catering food and beverage. For new bookings only. Simply mention this post when booking your wedding date. Happy planning! xo

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