You know a bride + groom are just too cool when they choose a classic theme like nautical and transform it into something that totally represents their playful, sweet relationship. Candy colors, sailor motifs, and good vibes made up the design—all after their initial planner didn’t come through. (A blessing in disguise because Vanessa of Alchemy Fine Events clearly executed Christin’s vision flawlessly.) They were pretty thrilled when she also recommended Ashley Kelemen—now they’ve got a go-to photographer for life.
Delicious invitation suite by Alchemy Fine Events...
Christin + her MOH handmade all the stylish bowties for the groom + groomsmen.
Christin explains, It was love at first beach! We actually met in La Jolla at John’s beach house birthday party. The open ocean, sunshine, and white sand has been something that we both enjoy and consider a necessity in our life. We found ourselves always taking vacation to tropical destinations with amazing beaches. A beach wedding was an absolute dream come true for us.
This netting and chandelier situation is incredible.
Guest count: 125
C + J actually danced down the aisle to Bruno Mars’ Marry You, and had their first dance to Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat. Catch a snippet in the Joel VanZ film below. To those of you watching from the office—you will definitely giggle… And probably cry. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Too sweet for words, congratulations you guys!
Photographer: Ashley Kelemen / Videographer: Joel VanZ / Venue: La Jolla Cove Suites / Design, Planning, & Stationery: Alchemy Fine Events / Flowers: Krista Jon / Cake & Desserts: Sweet & Saucy Shop / Hair: Ya Ling of Zen 2002 Hair Studios / Makeup: Bride / Catering: Roppongi / Furniture Rentals Archive & Farmtables & More / Vintage Glass Rentals: Hostess Haven / Seating Cards: Kathryn Murray Calligraphy / Photobooth: Flying Camera / Lighting: AV Event Design / Linens: La Tavola / DJ: DJ Alpha / Bride’s Dress: Watters from The White Dress / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Earrings: Kate Spade / Bowties: Made by Bride / Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulu*s / Belt & Accessories: J. Crew / Groomsmen Suits: Club Room / Khakis: Calvin Klein / Shoes: Forever 21 / Watch: Seiko