Romantic Spanish Inspired Wedding: Hayley + Greg

lace wedding dress bride and groom

Haley always dreamt of a romantic, Spanish style wedding. A wedding filled with lace, brushed gold, chunky woods, candelabras, crosses, succulents, greenery, and ivory. With their location set on the scenic town of La Jolla California (near San Diego), Cortnie of Canvas & Canopy Events was the perfect designer to help Hayley + Greg create their dream day. Just wait until you see their stunning reception room! And of course hiring the lovely ladies of Joielala to capture their day made for perfection. Hayley said what she loved most about their wedding was “that the elegance of the day will stand the test of time and the uniqueness of all the details makes it stand on its own.” I couldn’t agree more! Congrats to Hayley + Greg!

soft pastel bridal bouquet

lace wedding dress

I knew the dress I wanted before I even started dating my husband. I saw it in the window one afternoon in a bridal boutique store in San Francisco. It was exactly what I had always envisioned in. The dress, I later found out was the Monique Lhuillier, Scarlet.  I didn’t try on one other wedding gown…it was a perfect fit.

sparkle wedding shoe

white with green bouquet

black lace bridesmaid dresses

succulent boutonniere

groomsmen wearing black

spanish inspired wedding invite

We got married in a small, Spanish Catholic chapel in La Jolla, California with wood beamed ceilings and a beautiful gold detailed alter.  The church was filled to the brim with our family and friends. Our reception was at the La Jolla Country Club, with breathtaking coastal views and wide open space.

chapel ceremony

chapel ceremony

bride and groom

la jolla wedding

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom


wedding lounge area

spanish wedding details

Our wedding planner, Cortnie Purdy with Canvas and Canopy events, took our vision and went above and beyond our wildest dreams.  The dining area was flooded with candles, beautiful lace linens, gold place settings, greenery, and unique vintage Spanish elements scattered about perfectly.

No two tables were alike. The elegance and uniqueness was like something we had never seen at a wedding before. The “party”room was just as beautiful, with funky customized elements. We played a little more with color in this room – throwing in some gorgeous reds and burnt oranges. Amazing vintage white and gold furniture provided comfortable (and stylish) seating area, with hand made printed pillows courtesy of Cortnie.

vintage tablescape

vintage tablescape

vintage tablescape

vintage tablescape

vintage tablescape

vintage tablescape

vintage tablescape

balsa wood flower centerpieces

flowers in vintage box

white cakes on gold stands

first dance

Such a gorgeous + beautiful wedding! Congrats again to Hayley + Greg!

photography: Joielala // event design + coordination: Canvas & Canopy Events // venue + catering: La Jolla Country Club // flowers: Studio Fiore // invitations + paper: Printed Palette Ink // cakes: Flour Power // vintage props, vases + rentals: Canvas & Canopy Events + Archive Vintage Rentals // photo booth: Broadway Booths // dj: Gabe Vega // dress:  Monique Lhuillier, Scarlet (purchased at M Bride in La Jolla) // bridesmaid dresses: BB Dakota // jewelry: Custom made by Juelerie by Pamela Pogue (purchased at M Bride) // shoes: Vera Wang, Lavender // veil: Headpieces by Toni // headpiece: Rachel Larraine // handmade wood pieces constructed by: The Timber Library

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  1. holy CRAP (can i say crap here?) this wedding is STUNNING. that bride looks like a model. SO GORGEOUS.

  2. Such a beautiful event. The bride’s gown is breathtaking and was the perfect fit for her.

  3. this whole event is so stunning.. just a classic stunning wedding done really well! refreshing to see!

  4. Absolutely breathtaking! Every detail (including the lovely bride and her gorgeous dress) are picture perfect!

  5. Honestly, I look forward to the posts you do from Canvas and Canopy Events. They seem to always go above and beyond to make their clients happy. The attention to detail is amazing. Yet another beautiful event by Cortnie at Canvas and Canopy Events. Congratulations to the beautiful and happy couple Greg and Haley

  6. Love all the gold in this wedding especially in the centerpieces and candles!

  7. Gorgeous wedding dress. Love the back of that lace dress.

  8. Wow…details,details,details! Timelss,classic,stunning. the bride and groom are gorgeous. Love everything about this wedding!

  9. so gorgeous. every single part of this wedding. wow :)

  10. Everything is gorgeous, but I’m especially in love the bride’s dress and the wedding cakes and their display!

  11. OK – I don’t even know where to start. The bride is gorgeous, and the bride and groom make a sexy couple (I hope they don’t mind me saying!). And I love those bridesmaids dresses! I want one for myself.

    This has to be one of the most beautifully style events I have ever seen! Congrats to the happy couple.

  12. What a beautiful wedding! The brides dress, shoes and jewelry were beautiful! The decorations, flowers and tables so inviting. The attention to detail was just fabulous! Great job Canvas and Canopy Events!

  13. Love this wedding so much! This bride has amazing taste! Love love love the bridesmaids dresses, may I get even further info on the BB Dakota dresses? Style name? In LOVE!

  14. Beautiful wedding! I need wedges! Where are the bridesmaids’ shoes from? Thanks!!

  15. thanks for the feature jen! this was such a fun wedding for us to be a part of – and we always love to shoot anything cortnie from canvas & canopy dreams up!

  16. Precioso! Everything about this wedding is timeless and beautiful. Gosh, that dress is stunning!

  17. Yes, yes! Tell us where those lovely shoes came from!!

  18. Wow. If it didn’t say this was in La Jolla, I’d think this was in Spain. So gorgeous and unique!

  19. Hayley Fernandez on:

    unfortunately i don’t think bb dakota makes it anymore:( i purchased it on shopbop at the time, but it was back in winter of 2010…

  20. We were so honored to do the flowers for this gorgeous couple! As always, working with Canvas and Canopy is such a joy! Cortnie’s attention to details is beyond! Timeless and elegant.

  21. This is by far on of the most spectacular weddings I’ve seen! How romantic! The details are stunning and the couple is gorgeous. I’m truly blown away and this makes me want to get married all over again:)

  22. What a beautiful wedding, another great event by Canvas and Canopy Events, thanks to Cortnie for including our handmade rustic votive holders From in her design, it was simply Elegant Yet unrefined, and we always look forward to seeing what she comes up with!

  23. This is so gorgeous! Any info on where those gold votives came from?

  24. Love every detail from this wedding. Another beautiful event from Canvas and Canopy Events. Love the elegant and romantic setting she designed for this couple.

  25. Absolutely fabulous! Great job Cort as always. Hayley and Greg congrats! you look stunning – so glad I got to be apart of this special and beautiful day for you. Thanks – printed palette ink

  26. Love this wedding. Especially the wedding dress. Well done

  27. This wedding is my absolute favourite! Just resplendant! I have the same dress and so excited to wear it but finding the selection of underwear challenging. I wonder if the bride could share what she found helpful. Sorry to lower the tone!

  28. Love this Monique Lhuillier dress! It’s kind of… PERFECT! :)

  29. Where did you get the BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES from?!

  30. This wedding is sooo beautiful! I hope my wedding looks half as nice. I wanted ton inquire about where the bride got her earrings and bracelet. Her accessorizing is on point and awesome. Please help a fellow bride out! Feel free to email me at:

  31. The dress speaks for itself…. stunning as is the rest of the wedding x

  32. where did you get those gold cake platters??? i have been looking for platters like that for my wedding

  33. Fantastic photos. The bride is gorgeous, love her shoes and the bridesmaids dresses. The decor is great!

  34. What a beautiful wedding. The brides wedding dress is just gorgeous, nice bridal bouquet and elegant table decorations.

  35. Those are some very unique centerpieces, they look so different and fun! Black bridesmaids are also not seen often, but they fit perfectly with this wedding. Gorgeous!

  36. What a beautiful wedding!! I am looking for bridesmaid dresses exactly like these-where are they from?

  37. Hi we are getting married in Spain & I am wondering does anyone know of any companies in Spain that do wedding decoration like this wedding above??
    Thank you x.

  38. Kudos to the wedding planner, the non-matching table settings is an inspired idea.


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