A good friend that I haven’t seen in years, a beautiful couple in love, roaming the desert to make portraits, a motorcycle, did I say a beautiful couple in love…such an amazing day for Nicole and Eric.

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From Luxe Events…Along the coast line outside the Hotel Del Coronado lies the sliver of beach that played host to this intimate beach wedding.  With the request to make the vast beach feel intimate, the reception is grounded by wood beam cabanas adorned with greenery creating a very physical dreamy outline.  Guests are greeted with a grand entry accented with lanterns and abundant flowers.  Long clean family style tables are dressed with a “whisper-of-blue” linen, romantic white flowers, and an accent of navy in the menus and table numbers.  The light and bright ocean view setting turns twinkly and magical as the sun sets and the market lights brighten the darkness.



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Coordination & Design: Luxe Events

Floral: Blush Botanicals

Reception: Hotel Del

Paper Goods: Brightly Designed

Rentals: Farm Tabels & More

Featured: Style Me Pretty

So very excited to finally share Megan and Justin’s wedding today. Thank you to Style Me Pretty for sharing this wedding with their readers and thank you to everyone involved, especially Luxe Events for introducing my work to Megan and Justin.

Megan and Justin found each other in the hey day of post-college beach living.  That magical time when anything and anyone is possible.  You find yourself at random house parties, and your soulmate happens to be one of your roommates girlfriends, friends, friends. And voila you have found the man you’ll forever share slow dances with in your living room at home.   Many dance nights, and hard working days later these two became engaged after six years of courtship.   The beach lovers chose a venue that was close to the ocean near to their first home together.  The Darlington House’s charming garden back drop was the perfect setting for their “Sparkling Neutrals” wedding.  The wedding design was centered around the art of layering textured neutrals from lush mushroom colored linens, grey washed papers, blush gauzy ribbon along with metallic vintage pieces.  Soft watercolor taupe, grey, and creams make for a glamorous muted palette.  Garden flowers in blush and ivory tones are accented with greenery creating lush tablescapes.   Modern calligraphy graces the wedding elements from the custom water color invites, hand painted wood signage, and menus.   The reception utilized a combination of long wood tables and lush linen covered rounds.  Each table styled with a unique eclectic flower vignette.  Vintage table settings glammed up the tables along with the silk ribbon tied menus.  The bright garden light turned to sparkling dance party as the evening took over the al fresco dinner reception. 


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Photography: Bryan Miller Photography

Design/Coordination: Luxe Events

Venue: Darlington House

Furniture Rentals & Lighting: Farm Tables & More

Paper & Calligraphy- Twinkle & Toast

Flowers- Isari Flower Studio

Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linen

Catering: Toast Catering

Bridal Salon: M Bride

Videography: Open Glass Studio

 Featured on Style Me Pretty

Something happened on this day in La Jolla that I had never seen before. We get amazing sunsets here is San Diego but this was a unique day. A gentile mist rolled in at around sunset and draped the beach, and our sunset, in a layer of fuzzy goodness. That layer of mist let the light in beautifully and made for the softest light I ever did see.

This beautiful day had to have been rewarding Nicole and Mitch for being two incredible people. The way Mitch holds Nicole…the way they look at each other. This was a special session for two special people. I’m so glad to have met these two and I’m so grateful to Melissa with Sweet Blossom Weddings helped us cross paths.

Nicole & Mitch, can’t wait for your wedding day!