25 Feb

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

When you’re defining your wedding day style, you can really get as specific as you want. On a weekly basis, we hear all kinds of lovely descriptions from ‘rustic elegance’ to ‘understated glamour.’ But it’s not everyday you hear “Hemingway’s beach house in Cuba, but transplanted to La Jolla, with a bit of Moroccan flair as an added bonus”—which is how Michelle and Gareth describe their wedding aesthetic. Well, whatever you want to call it, we like what we see. Thanks Jill Thomas for capturing it all on camera!

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

What a fun and sparkly shoe choice!

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

 

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Pink peony bouquet | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Navy bridesmaid dresses | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Michelle says, Gareth and I both agree that our favorite part of the day was hanging out with our bridesmaids and groomsmen before and during the wedding. Our best friends are spread out all over the U.S. and it’s nearly impossible to get everyone together. So when you have this group of people that you truly love the most and all of them are in one place together, it creates some of the fondest memories.

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

buganvilia florals | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Garden rose centerpiece | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

Southern California Moroccan wedding | Photo by Jill Thomas Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=68885

My advice to all future brides would be not to stress out so much. I have a feeling this is falling on deaf ears (I know I felt the same way when I was given this exact same advice), but truly, don’t worry so much about THE WEDDING. Seriously, no one is going to realize if one little thing goes wrong or if it’s not entirely perfect. Just try and appreciate what is happening and try to tone it down a bit. Also, write your thank you notes as soon as you start receiving gifts, it’s much easier that way!

Congrats, guys!

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Photographer: Jill Thomas / Event & Floral Design: Sweet Emilia Jane / Event Coordination: Amanda McPhail from Creative Affairs / Venue: The Darlington House / Hair & Makeup: Carmen Tafoyam & Sarah Davis at Hyde Edwards Salon / Invitation Designer: The bride & groom / Cakes: Cake / Catering: Coast Catering by Barry Layne / Rentals: Crown Rentals / Band: The Wheelers with Lady Dottie / Bride’s Dress & Veil: Temperley London / Shoes: Valentino / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Shoes: Crockett and Jones / Bridesmaid Dresses: Alice by Temperley

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Comments

  1. Beautiful images and gorgeous couple!

  2. Sooo gorgeous!! Love the flowers and dress. Amazing pictures!!

  3. Thank you for sharing this wedding! This is definitely my favorite wedding of all time and they are just the most beautiful, lovely, amazing couple!!!

  4. Beautiful as always Jill! :)

  5. Such a stunning wedding, the bride looks beautiful in that vision of lace and I love the bow tie on the groom!

    Elizabeth x | Candyfloss Curls, Cupcakes & Couture

  6. Everything about this wedding is delightful, the bride is both beautiful and glamorous – definitely has a gorgeous glow about her. And the overall wedding looks wonderful!

  7. Each and every details about this wedding is just so beautiful. Right from the reception area decor, to the linens, the florals, those pretty hanging lanterns and lanterns with flowers in it. Loved it all!

  8. Absolutely stunning, I love every image :)

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

  9. Nice job. Everything looks stunning!

  10. Such a gorgeous wedding. Her dress is very similar to the one I will want for my wedding. I think this simple approach to a Moraccan style worked very well.

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