Modern Rooftop Wedding: Olivia + Nic

rooftop wedding

Olivia + Nic’s fun, modern wedding took place at a super unique venue that you certainly don’t come across everyday — the rooftop of a parking garage, overlooking the San Diego bay! The most important detail to this laid-back couple was that their guests would mingle + enjoy each other’s company, so they kept it simple and achieved the feel they wanted with stylish seating areas that encouraged conversation, and by serving guests snacks + drinks in a relaxed, cocktail-style setting. Here’s more from Olivia about what prompted them to choose such an untraditional location:

In the beginning, I envisioned a very natural venue (mountain top was my dream!) but after every option fell through, the idea of a parking garage came up. “Nah…” was our first reaction. But my wheels started turning and the planning began. With a mix of vintage + modern furniture, and the help of organic greenery and plants, the space was transformed from a concrete parking garage to an incredible place for people to mingle and celebrate our joy + love. It was unforgettable. And the views of the San Diego Bay and city lights didn’t hurt either…

Thank you so much to John Newsome for the awesome photography and big congrats to Olivia + Nic!

first look

first look

first look

first look


I’m a big fan of Olivia’s fun bouquet which layers so many different types of greenery!

leafy green bouquet

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bridesmaids

mismatched shoes

groomsmen

wedding party


Majorly love this simple, modern sign welcoming guests to Olivia + Nic’s ceremony!

calligraphy welcome sign

rooftop wedding

rooftop wedding

green ceremony backdrop

rooftop wedding

rooftop wedding

string nail seating chart


And their inventive, geometric-inspired escort display is so, so fun…

string nail seating chart

rooftop lounge

heart felt cake topper

rooftop wedding

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Groom + Bridal Party: Strawberry Swing – Coldplay; Bride: Promise – Ben Howard

Recessional: Daylight – Matt and Kim

First Dance: I Had a Real Good Lover – The Shouting Matches

sparkler first dance

rooftop wedding

tunnel exit


Be sure not to miss their sweet wedding video by Jack and Hannah!

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

1. Enjoy the process. Be kind and appreciate everyone who lends a hand.

2. If you like it, do it. You don’t want to look back and regret doing (or not doing!) something just because some didn’t like the idea. Most of the time, you’ll end up proving them wrong! :)

3. Take mental snapshots! It goes by way too fast.

photography: John Newsome // venue: The Columbia Garage in San Diego, California // floral design: Andrea Fakhouri // furniture: Pow Wow, Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals, bride + groom // wedding dress: designed by bride, made by Juliette Lunger // groom suit: Zara // calligraphy + signs: paperweight // cake: mother of the groom // desserts: groom’s aunts // videography: Jack and Hannah

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