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Modern San Diego wedding at the Ultimate Skybox: Kristin + Matthew

May 16, 2016
Modern wedding dress

Okay, big fans of bride Kristin’s wedding style over here. She + Matt had three values they made sure to incorporate when planning their day at San Diego’s Ultimate Skybox with Couture Events: fun, classy, and unique. Think a NYE party that you never want to leave (her words!). And can we just say? They totally nailed it. Thanks to Chris & Kristen Photography for sharing the shots!

Burgundy bridal bouquet

The bouquet from Organic Flora: Dark burgundy peonies, dark greens, ivory ranunculus, dark burgundy dahlias, dark cymbidium orchids, blush pink tulips, blush garden roses, hanging amaranths, and draping dark greens. It was wrapped with Kristin’s great grandmother’s brooch.

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Kristin says, After 5 bridal boutiques and 30+ dresses I finally found it. I knew I wanted something simple, but not too simple. I walked into M Bride and my Monique Lhuillier blush ivory dress stood out in a sea of white gowns. I pulled it off the rack, it was simple silk gazar without beading or lace and I had to try it on. As soon as I put it on, it was MY wedding dress! I just loved the column shape with a slit in the back, the cape-like train that bustled up so beautifully, and the brooch. That large diamond shape brooch on the back of the dress was that special touch that I was looking for!

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K + M had looked at lots of great venues but nothing gave off that chic downtown vibe that also lent itself to a great party for their 135 guests, quite like The Ultimate Skybox. Major bonus that Matt is a huge Padres fan, and its patio looks directly onto the ballpark. Now every time they go to games they can look up and reminisce. So sweet.

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Kristin tells it, I loved the look of mismatched black bridesmaid gowns, and have always had a thing for gold. After looking at inspiration photos, modern geometric shapes caught my eye and everything fell into place from there. I loved the black, white and gold scheme but wanted to shake things up a bit with pops of color in the flowers!

They also made hundreds of origami geometric shapes for place settings and decor like the ones below. (They even used the mini pieces to adorn their Christmas tree afterward!) Scroll through K’s Pinterest for more ideas.

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During the reception, Amari Productions showed a same day premiere… a highlight film full of moments from the whole day leading up to the video. Such a fun surprise for guests!
Cheers to M + K!

Photographer: Chris & Kristen Photography / Videographer: Amari Productions / Venue: The Ultimate Skybox / Coordinator: Couture Events / Florist: Organic Flora / Hair: Lyndsey Kader / Makeup: Flora Wade / Invitations & Signage: P27 Creative / Cake: Sweet Lydia’s / Ice Cream: Sensational Treats / Catering: Festivities / Rentals: Concepts Event Design & Classic Party Rentals / Entertainment: DamonArts Caricature / DJ: Billy the Kid / Officiant: Jeremy / Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier from M Bride in La Jolla, CA / Shoes: Valentino / Veil: Made by bride’s mom / Suits, Groom’s Shoes, & Ring Bearer: The Gentlemen’s Tux Club San Diego / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s / Flower Girl’s Dress: Mia Bella Couture