The inspiration behind this coastal wedding day was perfectly summed up by the bride in two little words: ethereal beauty. With the help of Meadowsweet Events and Plenty of Petals they completely pulled it off, and Carmen Santorelli photographed the images we can’t stop staring at. Go see them all inside The Vault!
From The Bride…Planning our wedding was full of decision making, so what helped guide and inspire the process was our relationship. Our goal was to bring out the best in each other and stay true to our personalities. It was important to feel comfortable and special while fulfilling our dreams for the special day.
We took our time choosing the venue but once we walked into the Darlington House everything felt right. We were looking for a coastal venue as our hearts are connected to the ocean. The Darlington House lays a block from the beach. It is elegant and oh so romantic!
To best describe the inspiration for our wedding style, flowers and my dress I would refer to “ethereal beauty”. The idea was to have a simple yet a delicate look. I am happy to have found a dress that matched my personality which made wearing it so easy. The flowers were simple, soft and full of green details as if I had just picked them off the field (and somehow arranged them in the most amazing way, thank you Plenty of Petals).
It was also our top priority to book an outstanding photographer and a videographer. Your day can be planned to be as beautiful as ever but if it is not photographed and recorded accordingly it may not reflect the actual moments. We were fortunate to work with Carmen Santorelli and Fate Studios who did an excellent job in creating us the most beautiful memories of our special day. Overall, I found that the most important thing in your wedding are the people. Our officiate was the pastor from our family’s church, so we felt comfortable and confident. I also knew that I wanted to walk down the aisle by the sound of the harp, for that we had an amazing harpist Naomi Alter.
We had a blast at our wedding along with our guests who danced to the music played by DJ Mikey Beats. It was a memorable party for everyone. Just follow your heart (and gut feeling), enjoy your big day and it will be the most beautiful day of your lives!
Photography: Carmen Santorelli Photography | Event Planning + Design: Meadowsweet Events | Floral Design: Plenty of Petals | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Sweet & Saucy Shop | Bride's Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Makeup: Lindsey Jones Makeup Artistry | Hair: Nancy Vestal Bridal Hair | Stationery + Calligraphy: The Pointed Nib | DJ: Mikey Beats | Ceremony Music: Harp San Diego | Venue: The Darlington House | Letterpress Printing: Swell Press Paper Co. | Rentals: Event Party Rentals