Elyse + Al planned their wedding day around some of their most favorite things + a color combo that they love (but isn’t too often used in weddings): blue + white. By working through the details with the talented team at Amorology, their vision came to life in the most stylish + beautiful way and we can’t wait for you to see for yourself in the images below by Luna Photo.
Elyse tells us, Everything about our wedding had a little piece of each of us – our friends kept saying how it all reminded them of the two of us. From the blue hues that are our favorite colors, to the agate and macrame accents. We wanted things to be effortless and beautiful and they really were. The ideas from our wedding all revolved around the quote, “In a sea of people my eyes will always search for you” – something Al referenced to me when we first started dating.
Such a genuine + sweet first look…
Shop this fun, blue bridesmaid look in our guide below:
We’ve definitely seen our fair share of gorgeous bouquets, but still think this peony bouquet by Oak and the Owl is pretty much everything!
Processional: California Sunrise – Dirty Gold
Recessional: Everlasting Light – Black Keys
First Dance: Un Amor – Gypsy Kings
The reception space was bursting with blue + white details, macrame elements, pretty typography details + calligraphy placecards by Dear Darling Calligraphy.
At the end of the night, after the dancing, we went back to our room where Al had arranged to have our wedding desserts sent - we hadn't had time to even think about eating dessert and it was so fun to recap the night and enjoy the moment just the two of us. The second best was our first dance. We had been secretly learning to salsa and the fact we actually pulled it off without anyone finding out was really fun. And you'd be surprised how much you learn about your partner in a couples dance class!
See even more in the sweet film below by Kavin Lindgren:
Don't sweat the small stuff. At the end of the day the only thing that matters is that you're marrying your partner - that is the most important detail.
photography: Luna Photo // florals: Oak and the Owl // wedding dress: Claire Pettibone // hairpiece: Untamed Petals // bride's shoes: Rachel Simpson // hair stylist: Beauty By Melina // makeup artist: Beauty By Melina // groom attire: Canali // videography: Kavin Lindgren // paper goods: Lovely Paper Things // cake: Hey There Cupcake // music: Red Shoe Productions // officiant: Family Friend // venue name: Rancho Valencia Rancho Santa Fe, California// event design + planning: Amorology // catering: Rancho Valencia Rancho Santa Fe, California// event design + planning: Amorology // bridesmaid dresses: Aidan Mattox Jenny Yoo, Joanna August, J.Crew // calligraphy on tiles: Dear Darling Calligraphy // rentals: La Tavola, Hostess Haven, Casa de Perrin, Classic Party Rentals