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!
I’m a big fan of Olivia’s fun bouquet which layers so many different types of greenery!
Majorly love this simple, modern sign welcoming guests to Olivia + Nic’s ceremony!
And their inventive, geometric-inspired escort display is so, so fun…
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
Be sure not to miss their sweet wedding video by Jack and Hannah!
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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