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Elegant California wedding at Pelican Hill Resort: Brittany + Jere

February 27, 2017
Wedding at Pelican Hill Resort

There’s really no other way to describe this wedding: it’s all California elegance. Brittany + Jere had just moved to SoCal from Texas, so they wanted their wedding to celebrate their new home together with lots of California-themed details. Pelican Hill encompassed all they love about California (which they knew before even seeing in person), and it’s even near Crystal Cove, where Jere popped the Q. California vibes and Ashley Kelemen‘s lovely photos, check and check!

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Heather of LVL Weddings & Events planned the day, which was a huge help since they no longer had their close friends + fam nearby. Brittany says, My mom and our amazing planner Heather truly the reason we were able to achieve the wedding of our dreams—I cannot thank them enough for their help! As soon as I met Heather, I knew she was the one. She went above and beyond to help ensure everything we had envisioned for our wedding day came to life. Even more than that, her upbeat energy, organization, creativity, and ability to put us at ease not only made our wedding year stress-free but SO much fun! It also didn’t hurt that we had so much in common in terms of our styles; we both share a love for all things gold, boxed, and acrylic. 

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This Oscar De La Renta wedding gown is the stuff of dreams, no?

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Gah, so not surprised that J + B chose to book this one just based off of photos alone.

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They enlisted event + floral designer Inviting Occasions and Lovely Paper Things on all the different design elements following the California theme. One of Brittany’s faves was this escort card display with the state silhouettes.

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Our vision for the wedding weekend was to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. We also wanted to showcase the love Jere and I have for each other and the love that we have for all of our family and friends. We wanted our guests to walk away with a truly unique and memorable experience but most of all we wanted them to have the time of their lives. With the help of our dream team plus Pam Wolter and her amazing team at Pelican Hill, I think we definitely accomplished that!

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This cake sums up their wedding style pretty amazingly, we think.

Wedding at Pelican Hill Resort


Photographer: Ashley Kelemen / Videographer: Hoo Films / Venue & Cake: Resort at Pelican Hill / Wedding Planner: LVL Weddings & Events / Floral & Event Design: Inviting Occasions / Hair & Makeup: Design Visage / Stationery: Lovely Paper Things / Entertainment: West Coast Music / Cigar Bar: The Cigar Guys / Travel: Life Styled / Welcome Bags: Wedding Chicks / Welcome Gifts: Box Fox / Bride’s Dress: Oscar De La Renta from Joan Pillow Bridal / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid OC / Lounge rentals: Found Vintage Rentals, Signature Party Rentals, Rrivre Works / Lighting & Draping: Amber Event Production / Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen