Ann & David-A MCASD La Jolla Wedding!

Ann and David created a wedding in La Jolla with a wonderful mixture of tradition and modernity.  They held their ceremony at the gorgeous La Jolla Presbyterian Church (think super long aisle, organ booming, stained glass windows) and held their reception at the beautiful Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla.  Cocktails began on the ocean view Terrace (like you’re practically IN the ocean-view-terrace!) and adjacent Garden and the reception was in the Axline Court–known for its high arched ceiling and modern art pieces on display.

To start the day off, Ann and her bridesmaids got read at the Grande Colonial’s Little Hotel by the Sea.  This is one of my absolute favorite hotels in all of San Diego–I am in love with it.  And the Little Hotel is such a gem.  It’s a stand alone building on the property of the Grande Colonial with 8 all suite rooms with kitchenettes.  If you rent out all 8 suites, you get two additional common spaces, including an ocean view terrace, and a rate that is an absolute steal.  Renting the Little Hotel for sleeping rooms is an absolute perfect accompaniment for a La Jolla wedding (and I’ll mention that they have great spaces for rehearsal dinners or Sunday brunches–all catered by the fabulous 910 Restaurant…ok, I’ll stop pitching it now)!

Okay, let’s start with Ann’s getting ready photos at the Grande Colonial-I LOVE the picture of her on the staircase!

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Time to get married!  La Jolla Pres provides such a gorgeous backdrop to a wedding.  Below, David and his guys get ready for the big moment.  And look at the children waiting in anticipation–that’s one of my favorite photos from the day!

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Whew, we’re married!  Ann and David decided not to see each other before the ceremony so they allowed a little bit of time between the ceremony and the cocktail hour so they would have some time to get some great photos together and of the wedding party.  I think it’s okay to leave a short break but I stress to clients they then need to put the actual time the reception begins on the reception card.  It can be a little awkward to turn away guests who have wandered over early–we don’t want them coming in until the bar is open and the setting is perfect!

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Above and below: beautiful pictures of Ann and David and their wedding party.  Below left is in front of the Museum. Below right is the sea wall just below the Museum.

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Party time!  Ann chose a palate of purple and white with silver accents.  She wanted a lot of glassware with floating candles and flowers suspended in high glass vases.  It was gorgeous.  She chose a silver floor-length linen, white chairs and napkins (I personally think your chairs and napkins need to be the same color-or variation of the same color-as that ties your look together), silver frames for table numbers, and then the mixture of high and low glassware with white candles and white and purple flowers.  Classic Party Rentals provided all the rentals and Ginny with Adelaide’s did the beautiful flowers.  CAKE provided the cake and the amazing Giuseppe the food and alcohol.  Ann and David actually chose an all-star vendor team. I really love working with all of these vendors because they are so professional, so enjoyable, and so good and what they do.  I had no worries about this event coming together perfectly–not when you have this team!  See below for a few of the details.

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And thank you to Erika Kyte Photography for the great photos!!!

Steal this idea:
Whether you live in the town where you are getting married or not, you can create a destination wedding feel by booking a hotel or house where everyone can stay together. With relatives often living all over the nation, and even the world now, weddings have become family reunions.  As much as they are a big party, and the biggest decision you will ever make(no pressure, really), they are also an opportunity to spend time with your family and friends. By all staying together, and possibly creating a fun itinerary of meals and activities (which you don’t necessarily HAVE to participate in yourself, you can create a wonderful gathering for your family and friends.

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