Blush on pink on fuchsia is what you’ll find dancing around in this garden affair captured by We Heart Photography. It’s layers of pink coordinated by Bliss Events along with blooms by Blush Botanicals that give the already gorgeous backdrop of Rancho Valencia a beautiful punch of color. Find even more of this blushing fete right here.
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From Jessica, the bride… Darrel and I met in collage where he was studying to become an athletic trainer and I was playing on the softball team. After numerous visits to the schools athletic training facility in my dirt and sweat covered uniform, we both recognized that there was something unique and special about the other. It wasn’t long after that we stared dating, fell in love, and started the adventure of a lifetime together.
My inspiration for our wedding came from Anthropologie, with a little less boho and a little more chic. Our wedding embraced the natural beauty of the venue with an added punch of color and sparkle. I wanted the design to look eclectic yet cohesive. One of my favorite touches to the wedding was having our ring bearer nephews walk doing the aisle with a teddy bear and baseball glove. The teddy bear signifying our love for animals, and the baseball glove signifying my background of playing softball and Darrel’s playing baseball.
Darrel and I chose to wait until the ceremony to see each other, however, it was important to us that we would be able to pray together prior to that moment. Therefore, we set up a prayer where we could hold hands and speak to each other on either sides of a door. It was such a special and calming moment for me to have my soon-to-be husband lead us in prayer as we embarked on this exciting lifelong journey together.
I always envisioned myself walking down the aisle to a soft, acoustic song with meaningful lyrics. Divine Romance by Phil Wickham came on while Darrel and I were driving together and we knew right away that it was the perfect processional song choice for our wedding. Our recessional song was Sweetest Thing by U2, a favorite band of Darrel’s. Our first dance song was the easiest wedding decision that we had to make, Everything by Michael Bublé. This has been ‘our’ song since the day we first started dating and has stuck with us ever since.
Photography: We Heart Photography | Coordinator: Bliss Events | Florist: Blush Botanicals | Cake: Sweet Lydias | Ceremony Venue: Rancho Valencia | Lighting: Classic Party Rentals | DJ: Still Listening Productions | Makeup/Hair: Audre Rene
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If this wedding had a mascot, it would most definitely be the crown. Whether bridal or floral, there’s plenty of gorgeous crowns making an appearance in this classic indoor affair. It’s a dash of english garden with florals by Exquisite Blooms and a smidgen of race track inspiration designed by Concepts Event Design, planned by After The Engagement, and photographed by Chaz Cruz Photography. See it all here.
We also have the best film by Velare Imaginarium to wrap things up. It’s filled with cape twirling flower girls and an affair best described as magic. Have a look…
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From After The Engagement, Courtney Tibbets
…Andrea and Bryn are two of the nicest people I have ever met. Throughout the process, they were kind, loving, and always appreciative of their vendors’ creative efforts, which made working with them over the course of a year fun and productive. The venue, the Del Mar Country Club, hosts many parties and events, but not a ton of weddings, so it was perfect for this one-of-a-kind fete. To honor the groom’s background, the couple decided that their wedding culture would be English Garden meets Del Mar racetrack. Lots of dark wood and vintage art dots the venue, and it was a magnificent place to hold this wedding for 230 guests. Each detail was cultivated with the overall look and guest experience in mind- the Save the Date had a vintage racetrack photo with “A” and “B” on the horse’s bibs, the invitation had a single feather that fluttered out when the guest opened it, the flowers were meant to feel like you walked out into a garden and picked them. Upon arrival, guests were greeted with glass of champagne with floating fresh berry, and were escorted down a winding walkway by a harmonica player, where they found their seats in the lawn, where the ceremony backdrop was a gorgeous chapel screen, built by the bride’s grandfather. At the moment of the bride’s entry, several hot air balloons dotted the sky to accent the sunset. It was truly magical. Following the ceremony, signature drinks of Moscow Mules (served in proper copper mugs with striped straws) and lots of carefully cultivated wine options were served, alongside the full bar. Cocktail hour decor included deep red flowers arranged in vintage trophies and vintage English tea tins. Guests entered the ballroom through custom red velvet curtains with gold tie backs, where they were greeted by soft ivories and golds and a beautiful black and white checkered dance floor. The room was lit by tons of amber uplights, hurricane lamps, and of course, soft candlelight. A lovely English-inspired meal duet of chicken and beef was served, followed by a cake that was designed to match their guest table linens. They also chose to have several mini desserts served, including cookies frosted with the groom’s family crest. Dancing to a DJ and a wonderful 80′s cover band, a photobooth with unique props, and a late night snack of three kinds of tacos rounded out the night. The guests were then offered transportation back to their hotels in double decker red buses, the transportation of choice in London!
Photography: Chaz Cruz Photography | Videography: Velare Imaginarium | Florist: Exquisite Blooms | Bakery: Hey There Cupcake | Invitations: Sideshow Press | Bridesmaid Dresses: Saja Wedding | Hair: Lindsey Neavitt | Lighting: San Diego Events Lighting | DJ: Positive Energy Productions | Band: Tainted Love | Groom's Suit: Billy Reid | Bride's Dress: Mark Ingram Atelier | Copper Mug Rental: New England Country Rentals | Country Club: Del Mar Country Club | Designer Rentals: Concepts Event Design | Escort Card Calligraphy: Lisa Simmons Calligraphy | Event Planner + Designer: After The Engagement | Groomsmen Attire: Bonobos | Makeup: Marisa Von Sheere | Transportation: British Bus Company
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This is one of those crazy gorgeous weddings you can barely believe is real until you read the description. But let me assure you, loves, it IS real and a talented team of vendors happen to be behind every last moment of pure, unadulterated beauty. Think Details Defined, Kathy Wright & Co and Boyd Harris, all coming together for a fairytale day that will have you swooning all Monday. See it here.
From Details Defined… This Fourth of July weekend wedding took place under the golden sun, then celebrated under the star light skies of Rancho Santa Fe where a city ordinance does not allow street lights to allow the stars to shine bright.
Josie and Bobby said “I do” as the sun began to set and hot air balloons flew overhead. The celebration began pool side at Villa Magnolia then to the tennis court terrace and fabric draped tennis court.
There were about 180 guests dancing the night away to live music under the stars. The couple lives locally, the bride was always referred to as her mom’s little princess.
Photography: Boyd Harris | Event Planning: Details Defined | Floral Design: Kathy Wright & Co | Dress: M Bride Salon | Invitations: Carol Smith | Cinematogaphy: Modern 8 Films