Inn at Rancho Santa Fe Wedding from Joielala Photographie + Amorology
September 25, 2012
United States
If you've ever been curious as to what the actual definition of the word pretty is...well, today's your lucky day. Because never has their been a wedding so perfectly captured in a single word. Pretty. The prettiest of pretty actually. With a palette of pastels that would warm even the bitterest of hearts, a sweet love story a la high school sweethearts, a style by Amorology that is all together loveliness and perfectly perfect photographs by our friends at joielala. I'm telling you, this wedding sits right beside all things pretty in world. Click here to see so much more.
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From Amorology... From the moment that we met Lindsay and Danny, they seemed to emit a laid-back, easy-going, playful attitude that we just knew we had to replicate on their big day. Danny, being the surfer that he is, along with the couple's love for the ocean and all things outdoors, made for the perfect inspiration of a beachy, fun celebration! This long-time couple, who met in high school and have been together ever since, made love look effortlessly easy and we wanted their wedding to reflect that as well. 

The day was full of sunshine and love! Guests were shown to the ceremony location where capiz shell wind chimes hung that the talented Twigg Botanicals decorated with flowers to match. Blue and white parasols kept the sun off the guests as they watched Lindsay and Danny exchange vows under the gorgeous tree at the inn. At the ceremony, guests were invited to sign the pages of a coffee table book of ocean images taken by a Buddhist monk while sipping lemonade from their striped straws, complete with flags that said “DK loves LK” by the always adorable MaeMae Paperie.

When guests entered the reception area, they encountered the soft colors of blush, sand and seafoam in the centerpieces and linens. “You, Me, and the Sea” titled the escort card wall, which was custom-made by us here at Amorology. Each shelf displayed a variety of shells and escort cards showing their guests to their tables, each named after a favorite San Diego beach. At each place setting, guests were greeted by the favor bag of sweet sloops chocolates stamped with “grandma’s favorite.” And if they needed to “dive into something sweet,” the macaroon table was plentiful and popular. Their wedding cake was sweet and simple, decorated with just an icing ribbon and fresh succulents, and it was oh so delicious!  Later in the evening, the couple cut the cake with the sword of Danny's grandfather, who had served in the Marines. The sword has only been used three times, to cut the wedding cakes of Danny's mother and her two sisters.  They chose to carry on the tradition while honoring Danny's grandfather. We are so happy we were lucky enough to be a part of Lindsay and Danny’s amazing day and wish them so much happiness in the future! 

Wedding Photography: Joielala Photographie / Wedding Venue: The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe in Rancho Santa Fe, California / Venue Contact: Lauren Mandler / Event Design + Planning: Amorology / Floral Design: Twigg Botanicals / Officiant: James Kroener ( / Wedding Cake: VG Bakery / Macarons: ’lette macarons / Wedding Invitations: Bella Figura / Wedding Paper Goods: MaeMae Paperie / Ceremony Acoustic Guitar: The Bride's Brother / DJ: Tim Altbaum of Tim Altbaum Productions / Guitar: Joe Cardillo of Tim Altbaum Productions / Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co. / Wedding Dress: Amsale / Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Hair: Bobi + Rina Mosceri ( / Makeup: Tracy Mathis (425-985-2722) / Groom's Suit: Dolce & Gabbana