Bold statement alert: La Jolla is one of my top five fave wedding destinations. The stunning soirees we feature in this locale never fail to disappoint in the pretty department. And the Darlington House is as pretty as it gets. One look at the stunning Rose Garden captured by heidi-o-photo in this romantic fete, and I think you’ll agree. See the rest of this beautiful day in the gallery!
From heidi-o-photo… Christine and Ryan are so sweet. They’re kind and loving, and fun and adventurous. They have a long history together. They met in Kindergarten, Christine was friends with Ryan’s sister, and their families became friends, but going to separate high schools they lost touch. But at a family Christmas party in ’06 they met again, exchanged numbers and have been inseparable ever since!
Ryan and Christine’s wedding was such a lovely event. Christine’s mother collected all the beautiful decor items- vases, lanterns and more that decorated the ceremony and reception. The soft pastel color palette of their outfits and florals fit perfectly with the Darlington House.
They partly chose the Darlington House so they could serve Ryan’s legendary margaritas- one of his talents is mixology. The Darlington House also has ecclectic global architecture and decor, which represents their love of travel.
The wedding was a beautiful coming together of all their friends and family.
Photography: Heidi-o-photo | Videography: OpenGlass Studio | Coordinator: Before I Do Events | Florist: Organic Elements | Cake: Heavensent Desserts | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Catering: Giuseppe Catering | DJ: Injoy Entertainment | Bride's Accessories- Belt & Earrings: BHLDN | Ceremony & Reception: Darlington House | Hairstylist: Rebeca At Sola Salon | Photobooth: Pixster
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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
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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.
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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