19 Oct

La Jolla beach wedding: Katie + Jay

categories Real Weddings

vintage Japanese artwork invitation suite

Happy Friday! It has felt nothing like fall here in LA, so we thought we’d roll with it and share Katie + Jay’s beautiful La Jolla beach wedding. With her father being part Chinese and Japanese, and from Hawaii, Katie wanted to tie in traditions and images that would reflect the heritage that has played such an important role in her life. She did so beautifully by incorporating 1,000 origami paper cranes, and Japanese vintage art into her wedding invitations. And from Hawaii, there was a special flower that made it into her bouquet to represent a family member who couldn’t make the trip.

patterned sun dresses

wild flower boutonnieres

pale roses and lambs ear bouquet

Katie’s bouquet recipe: quicksand roses, dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus, poppy pods, scabiosa pods, pink misty.

My mom added a surprise to my bouquet, Pikake, (Hawaiian for Jasmine) a flower my grandmother sent from Hawaii. My grandmother is 85 and wasn’t able to make the trip to California from Hawaii for the wedding and her presence was very missed. These flowers were a beautiful way to have her join me on my wedding day.

Venus sweetheart wedding dress and handmade hair clip

pale pink rose florals and delicate shoe accent

Mary, Star of the Sea Church, La Jolla, CA

handmade paper bouquet flags

Encinitas wedding party portrait

rose boutonniere and pocket paper flags

handmade ring bearer pillow

Mary, Star of the Sea Church wedding

La Jolla, CA beach scene

beach-side wedding party portrait

luggage picture garland and tea canister vases

tree escort card illustrated poster

cards cage and notes box

"Love Libs" wedding notes

hanging paper cranes

ombre hanging paper cranes

In addition to our 1000 crane display we also included origami paper and crane-making instructions in our invitations to help our guests be involved in the well wishes this tradition would bring to our new family. 

wedding photo booth

guest popcorn gifts and jarred jams

paper flower adorned wedding cake

twilight wedding reception

My biggest advice is to be grateful every step of the way. On our wedding day my husband and I were so overwhelmed by the support and love from our family and friends and we just kept reminding ourselves how lucky were were to have each other and to be surrounded but such love. It was truly the most special day ever and worth all the hard work and preparation.

Congrats Katie + Jay!

Photography: Megan Clouse Photography / Ceremony venue: Mary, Star of the Sea Church / Officiant: Father Bernard D’Sa (Bend, Oregon) / Reception venue: Martin Johnson House / Catering: Coast Catering / Florals: Botanic Allure / Cake: VG’s Bakery / Hair: Tara Nelson / Makeup: My Girls on Film Studios / DJ: DJ KROM / Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo booth / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Gown: Venus / Groom’s suit: Calvin Klein / Flower girls: Target / Invitations: Ott Creative

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  4. Yummy treats and great photography. Love everything in here.

  5. Yay for Katie & Jay’s beachy San Diego wedding featured today on @100LayerCake !! http://t.co/flT5Uf5i

  6. Such an amazing wedding and fun group!!

  7. Thank you for sharing our wedding day, we are so excited to be a part of 100 layer cake!

  8. Beautiful photos! Great doing the makeup that day! Loved her beachy simply style! Wedding turned out beautiful! Yea 100 Layer Cake!!!! xoxo MGoFS

  9. Loving the soft colors for this wedding…simply lovely!

  10. Cute! RT @100layercake: Love the tiny ‘yay’ & ‘hooray’ flags in these bridesmaids’ bouquets. Photos by @MeganClouse http://t.co/jBHTsnPc

  11. All of the little paper details are adorable!

  12. There are so many incredibly creative and individualized ideas in this wedding. I loved the paper cranes with instructions, the jasmine added to the bouquet, and your ‘yay’ ‘yippe’ pocket favors are to die for! Very inspirational.

  13. Love is in these details. Just follow the paper trail. Great job.

  14. What a absolutely fantastic wedding! Would’ve loved to photograph it!

  15. Love the way this couple incorporated the bride’s heritage throughout the wedding – it makes the wedding extra special. Beautiful!

  16. Beautiful wedding! Amazing details and pictures!

  17. La Jolla Beach Wedding http://t.co/9RzjQbT7 on @100LayerCake

  18. I love the cake! Gorgeous and so different!

  19. cool wedding, congrats Katie + Jay!

  20. Beautiful wedding!!!
    Where did you purchase your cardigan? I’ve exhausted my search for a blush pink. I think I may give up and just get navy :(

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