The second you dive into this romantic garden wedding, it will be apparent that the Bride and Groom know their fashion. Both having worked at Ralph Lauren in New York City, they have that signature classic style nailed. And their Southern California wedding is a true reflection of that crazy good fashion. Planned by Luxe Special Events, with all white florals by Isari Flower Studio, get lost in this celebration through the lens of Dear Lovers.
Kristen and Patrick grew up less than a mile from each other, both from a tiny rural town of Morris, IL. They actually do not remember the exact day they met, since they went to the same elementary school and high school where they shared mutual friends growing up.
They grew closer by going on snowboarding trips with friends through high school and college. Their relationship grew even stronger with cross country moves for work in the fashion business. While on one of their yearly snowboard trips, Patrick proposed to Kristen mid-mountain in front of their closest friends in Telluride, CO.
As soon as they begun planning their wedding day, they both hoped it to take place in a lush green garden and wanted the reception outside just before dusk. Patrick, a former apparel designer at Ralph Lauren, and other notable brands, brought his natural eye for design while Kristen who worked in luxury retail and now designing and curating retail spaces for a Southern California lifestyle brand integrated her sophisticated style to bring their wedding vision to life. Both now work for golf lifestyle brand Linksoul based in SoCal so the venue search began and ended in San Diego.
Rancho Bernado Inn was a family favorite vacation spot for the Keegan’s when Patrick was younger, so it was a natural spot for all of their wedding activities. During a perfect holiday weekend, both families and friends traveled from all over to join the celebration some as far as Italy and Hong Kong.
Aside from the thermometer rising to nearly 100 degrees, it was a lovely weekend with the help of their amazing vendors. Choosing the right photographers was effortless. They worked with Dear Lovers Photography who incorporate digital and film into their shoots. They chose a classic yet timeless look of all white summer flowers from Tam Ashworth of Isari Flower Studio who combined glass and wood materials with a green, white, and navy color scheme. They tied together all of the small details such as their save the date magnets, drawn by animation student Luke Ashworth, of the couple at their future wedding venue.
Together the couple designed their own papergoods and invitation suite stamped with a custom wax seal. Patrick commissioned a local craftsman, Don Sanford of Sanford Shapes, to laser cut all of the guests name out of wood as well as create the seating chart.
The music was very important to the couple having Patrick’s Aunt and Uncle from the band Point Five to play their favorite songs during the ceremony seating and first dance. After dinner, they had Griffin House, a favorite acoustic artist of theirs, perform music for all of their guests while everyone enjoyed desserts by Jenny Wenny Cakes. The couple enjoyed Sunday brunch poolside with their out of town guests before taking off to Cabo to stay at the chic Cape hotel.
From Isari Flower Studio...This Bride and Groom both used to work for Ralph Lauren in NYC and they are both from the Mid-West. Now, transplants to SoCal they wanted a weekend experience for their family and friends whilst attending their 4th of July weekend wedding. Everything was beautifully captured by Dear Lovers.