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Whimsical Wedding Inspiration at Vista Valley Country Club

This incredibly fun photo shoot by Shane & Lauren Photography might be one of the best ways to kick off a new week. With colorful blooms by Isari Flower Studio + Event Design, we’re transported to a whimsical wedding with lace teepees filled with sweet treats and the chicest carved wooden placemats… that I’m left craving for my own home. Start your week off right with all of this fun right here.

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Summer
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Country Club
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Whimsical

From Isari Flower Studio + Event Design… Vista Valley Country Club was the perfect backdrop for this fun and innovative photo shoot designed and coordinated by White Lace Events & Design. Bringing together a true dream team of vendors the goal was to highlight upcoming trends for 2015 in an unconventional way. From a lace dessert teepee, to a dinner table in a more commonly used ceremony location, and a ceremony backdrop created of iron gates this shoot takes traditional wedding elements and adds an unexpected twist. Isari Flower Studio and Adore Folklore brought the scene to life with vibrant, lush florals and one of a kind furniture (did we mention the teepee and cake by Sweet Cheeks Baking Company!) that truly highlighted each unique detail from custom wooden cutting board placemats provided by Grace and Salt, mixed pattern and textured table settings and amazing lighting options! Lucky To Be In Love added the finishing touches to the table with garden inspired paper goods. With the bride and groom clad in Nicole Miller and Combat Gentleman, and hair and make-up by Audra Rene and Elizabeth Root the romantic scene was set! Our couple, so very much in love dressed in the magnificent bridal and groom changing rooms at Vista Valley – think fainting couch, elegant chandelier and grand mirror for her, and a stunning Italian inspired library for him. The day was completed with an adorable flower girl, wearing the most fantastic flower crown, bridesmaid, groomsman and officiant – a truly intimate experience any couple would dream about. All captured by the truly talented Shane and Lauren Photography, a simply magical day! Taking the vibrant garden, Parisian inspiration to a whole new level, this shoot plays with color, texture, romance and whimsy.

Photography: Shane And Lauren Photography | Coordination: White Lace Events & Design | Floral Design: Isari Flower Studio + Event Design | Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller | Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Company | Makeup: Elizabeth Root | Hair: Audra Rene Studio | Groom's Attire: Combat Gentleman | Custom Wood Placemats: Grace And Salt | Paper Goods: Lucky To Be In Love | Rentals: Folklore Vintage Rentals | Wedding Venue: Vista Valley Country Club

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Traditionally Elegant La Jolla Wedding

After seven years together this duo wanted their day under the sun and by the sea. The result? A relaxed coastal getaway at the hands of Esoteric Events complete with bouquets of lush Krista Jon blooms, ethereal Amsale gowns, and gorgeous sequined La Tavola linens. Set against the organic Garden Courtyard, Emily Blake captured a gallery illustrating the joy, right here!

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From Esoteric EventsI can not say enough amazing things about Cayla and Tyler! I was absolutely honored to have been chosen to be by their side during the planning process and on the wedding day. The ceremony took place in the Garden Courtyard of the Estancia Hotel with all their family and friends in attendance and it was pure magic. Cayla looked breathtaking in her Nardos Imam gown accompanied by a bouquet of lush flowers and etherial hair. After the ceremony guests sipped on cocktails while listening to Israel Maldonaldo playing the spanish guitar. Guests then entered the reception at sunset and danced the night away to the PG Band under warm candlelight tones.

From the beautiful Bride… There were only a few prerequisites my husband and I noted as we first deliberated our nuptials a few days after the whirlwind of our engagement. His ideal wedding would be “small(ish), summer, feels like us.” Mine: “warm, and in California.” Growing up in SoCal, I could hardly consider any other place to get married than under the sun and by the sea. But having lived and fallen in love in Dallas, with a fiancé hailing from Kansas City, I hoped he would be as open to the idea of a wedding 1,500 miles away. Thankfully, all parties were keen on the idea of a summer getaway to the coast to say “I do,” and La Jolla ended up being the most beautiful destination to do so.

When it came down to venue for our ceremony and reception, we agreed it would be ideal to have both in the same location as the hotel where our guests could stay in order to create the “vacationing with friends” setting we had hoped for. After dating seven years, we were thrilled at the opportunity to unite all our friends and family from across the country who have supported us throughout our journey as a couple to celebrate altogether. Estancia La Jolla, nestled right up the hill from downtown La Jolla village, proved to be the perfect host to our gathering, providing both an incredible backdrop for the celebration and elegant accommodations for our guests.

Planning is something I’ve always loved to do for my friends – parties, showers, group gatherings—you name it, I love to flush out the details. But when it came to planning our own wedding, I was overjoyed to take a backseat (okay, maybe passenger seat!) and let Esoteric Events take the reins of our big day. Our vision was so easily translated that I felt completely assured the day would be just as casually glamorous as I had hoped: a juxtaposition of a lush, organic backdrop highlighting the natural beauty of California with luxurious hints of my favorite color: sparkles! I envisioned a backdrop of neutrals with touches of glitz and soft pops of color throughout, and Krista Jon for Archive helped to create the perfect culmination of the two within our floral arrangements. Our cocktail and reception areas were accented with gorgeous gold-sequined linens from La Tavola, and the mercury glass and candlelight pieces from Archive Rentals created a beautifully-lit reception. Each detail came together to create a relaxed and refined celebration that felt just “like us” (as per the groom’s requirements!). And it wouldn’t have been a party without the help of PG Band, who held helped keep the dance floor rockin’ well into the wee hours of the morning!

It’s hard to believe after a little over a year of planning our wedding has already come and gone, but we were so lucky to have our incredibly supportive group of loved ones surrounding us through the best weekend of our lives. We couldn’t be more thankful to the vendors and friends who helped create such magical memories. Thank you for sharing in our joy!

Photography: Emily Blake Photography | Floral Design: Krista Jon | Wedding Dress: Nardos Imam For Stanley Korshak | Cake: Hey There, Cupcake! | Ceremony Venue: Garden Courtyard | Reception Venue: La Jolla Ballroom | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Hair & Makeup: 1011 Makeup | Lighting: Five Star Visual | Band: PG Band | Groom's Attire: Ralph Lauren Black Label | Ceremony Music: Israel Maldonaldo | Bridal Party Robes: Personalized Brides | Coordination & Design: Esoteric Events | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: Archive Rentals | Tanning: Plush Tan | Wedding Rings & Bands: Matthew Trent

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Whimsical Fall Wedding

Combine crazy awesome vows (“You’re like an avocado, you make everything better”) with a bohemian meets whimsical party and the results are all kinds of awesome.  Picture colorful blooms from Sharla Flock Designs, the fab stylings of Downey Street Events and a sweet 70′s vibe woven throughout the entire evening.  Fall in love with every moment captured by D.Lillian Photography right here 

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Fall
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Resort
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Rustic

From D. Lillian Photography… Beyond Fall being my favorite season in the history of seasons, having the opportunity to shoot a wedding in Fall where the leaves and all their colors make up the natural background to an intimate ceremony is kind of like a “work day” jackpot for me. Add a stunning couple and thoughtful, profound vows (still smiling from Jenn’s line of, “You’re like an avocado, you make everything better”), and it’s already the most quintessentially perfect wedding day that not even a Pinterest board could replicate.

Besides all the aesthetically beautiful elements from this day, there really is something so exhilarating about seeing two people you’ve been rooting for from the very beginning, wholeheartedly choose a life together. My perspective as a photographer is always a bit different, possibly biased, when I know (love) the couple personally, but in every sense of the word, these two belong with each other, and I have about 2,500 images to prove it.

From the Bride… It’s almost impossible to articulate the wedding “theme” we created, because it was much more of a feeling we wanted to create than anything. I’d say overall it was a little 70′s hippy, a little boho glam, a little country club, a little whimsical, and just a whole lot of Jenny and Jeremy. We wanted people to be smiling, comfortable, warm, at ease, and just having fun. If we could’ve lived in another decade it would’ve been the 70′s for sure so we wanted that to shine through a little bit, too. We wanted the day to feel like us.

Almost all of our vendors were friends of ours, people in our everyday lives that are important to us, or they were highly recommended from friends who know us well. We also used a lot of Etsy shops – there is something so special about certain Etsy vendors, they put their heart in soul into their craft and it really shows, we also loved supporting their small businesses and having such personalized items. The groomsmen ties/bow ties, which were specially customized for us, tied everything together in the most perfect way. It’s all about the small things in life, right?

Every single little detail had meaning or some kind of story behind it. We choose one of our best friends to marry us (someone who knew us in both our lives NYC and CA). We brought in wine from our favorite hippy winery, Casa Nuestra. We wanted all the bridesmaids and groomsmen to choose their dresses and suits with a little color direction so the look would come together in an organic and natural way. I wore my hair down because I wanted to look like myself.

We held the ceremony outside under beautiful oak trees in hopes it would create a peaceful aura – nature can be very powerful. We all know it’s not a party without a hashtag, so we had to incorporate that in fun and cute ways! My dress was a huge part of the inspiration – Uma by Rosa Clara. The woman at the boutique told me months ago the meaning behind “Uma” was “goddess of the sun” and that felt so right for a CA wedding, that was it, I knew I had found it.

Photography: D.Lillian Photography | Cinematographer: Hit Maker Films | Event Design: Cassandra O'Gara Of Downey Street Events | Event Planning: Cassandra O'Gara Of Downey Street Events | Floral Design: Sharla Flock Designs | Wedding Dress: Rosa Clara Soft Collection | Invitations: Aerialist Press | Ceremony Venue: Silverado Resort & Spa | Wedding Favors: Lulusugar | Groom's Attire: J Crew | Bride's Heels: BHLDN | Groomsmen Attire: Divine Domestication | Hair/Makeup: Grasshopper Salon | Linens: La Tovola Linens | Photography - Assistance: Jessica Rowland | Rentals: Wine Country Party Rentals

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