I met Anna and Marc through Skype as they both currently live in Europe. Marc grew up in La Jolla and always envisioned a home town wedding. He and Anna only flew out once together for a full week of wedding planning activities. Marc flew out one other time for business and worked in some final wedding details but the next time I saw the bride, was at the rehearsal! I feel like about half my clients are planning somewhat of a destination style wedding here in San Diego. Everyone loves to come to San Diego for a wedding and I, of course, particularly love La Jolla! Marc, Anna, and I worked with Alex of Blush Botanicals to plan a stunning decor. The inspiration was all Anna’s–all white romantic flowers, a beautiful mint-sage green linen I found for her from La Tavola for the guest tables, and purple-grey dresses for the bridesmaids–each custom-made to be similar but have different neck lines. The overall look, set against the greens and blues of the La Jolla Country Club golf course with the Pacific Ocean in the distance behind and lots of blue sky was amazing! And the ever incredible Sara of Sara France Photography captured the day!
Marc rented a beautiful ocean-front house for Anna, her bridesmaids, and her mother. The staged the getting ready photos there and it was exquisite! Below, Marc and his groomsmen await the ceremony!
The ceremony took place on the first green at the La Jolla Country Club golf course. Anna’s vision of white pedestals with falling white flowers in tall glassware was gorgeous! Following the ceremony, Sara was prepared with a ladder for a super fun group photo. Love it!
Anna’s dress, from M Bride in La Jolla, was amazing! A tulle train was attached to the dress the wafted in the breeze behind her–it was exquisite! And I LOVED the bridesmaid’s dresses–a perfect washed out tone to compliment the airy outdoor colors! The varying necklines made them all unique and made each of the girls look amazing! Below, the chandelier ceiling at the Club, the simple but stunning escort card display, and the Ukrainian wedding bread, brought on the plane by Anna’s mother.
Below: the simple and gorgeous cake created by Michele Coulon, the place settings with hand-made chocolate favors brought from Europe, and the head table with the Sunset Room in the background. For entertainment, we combined a DJ (Andy Hagenah of Disc Go Round) and a band consisting of Marc’s friends. The band members played when they wanted to and Andy filled the rest of the space. It was a great way to include musical friends but still have an overarching sound and MC to create a perfect flow for the evening.
It really was a perfect evening! Anna created a simple and stunning look that was both modern and romantic. The food was, as always, amazing at the La Jolla Country Club, and the setting was perfect. It was such a pleasure to work with these two amazing people and see their vision, and perfect wedding day, come to life!