A chill and effortless energy was central to Kelsey + Michelle’s wedding planning vision. “We tried not to get too bogged down by the details,” say Kelsey + Michelle. “We knew we wanted a relaxed, comfortable vibe, so we prioritized that from the beginning.”
The couple created their chic and comfy dream celebration by teaming up with coordinators from Moniker Events and filling Building 177—a light and airy industrial space in San Diego’s historic Liberty Station—with cacti and terracotta pots and desert tone florals.
Photographer Jasmine from Let’s Frolic Together said it best when she called Kelsey + Michelle’s wedding a “perfect, love-filled day.” And she snapped the gorgeous photos to prove it!!
How adorable are those cactus illustrations that Kelsey + Michelle included in their invitation suite?! Those cute little cacti made appearances on different details throughout the wedding day!
Check out our list of the best minimalist wedding invitations to buy customize + buy online to follow in the footsteps of Kelsey + Michelle’s chic and simple neutral tone invites.
Kelsey + Michelle’s beautiful baguette diamond wedding bands were created by Charles Koll.
The First Look
Michelle’s custom white suit came from Bindle & Keep.
Kelsey’s earrings! LOVE a subtle-yet-sparkly accessory moment! Check out this similar pair of Baguette Crystal Linear Drop Earrings by Ettika to add a little glitz to a bridal look.
Kelsey says she wasn’t sure of exactly what she wanted her bridal look to be. But this plunge neckline front slit stunner was the very first dress she tried on when she visited bridal boutique Dress Theory in San Diego, and it ended up being the one! When you know, you know!
Obsessed with the low strappy back of this simple yet elegant dress! Take a peek at our list of the 39 best simple wedding dresses for a stunning bridal look.
A.H.R. Floral & Design created tons of desert-tone floral moments for Kelsey + Michelle’s day including this lush, textured bridal bouquet filled with peachy and terracotta blooms.
Take a peek at our list of 21 chic looks for women who want to rock a bridal suit if you’re into the idea of going with something more tailored like Michelle.
Kris Santos was the artist behind the brides’ effortless, rosy glam makeup looks.
Stylist Jude Grimsley created Kelsey + Michelle’s relaxed wavy down-do and low pony.
If you’re loving the muted romance of this wedding party palette, check out our list of rose gold bridesmaid dresses and look through the grey suits in our list of the 29 best suits your wedding party will love.
Fun fact: venue Building 177 used to be a US Naval library.
Very into the contrast between the black metal guest seating from Cedar and Pine Events and the brightness of the white-walled venue.
Kelsey + Michelle processed down the aisle TOGETHER. So romantic.
Processional: "Catching Feelings" by Drax Project feat. SIX60
Recessional: "One Dance" by Drake
First Dance: "That’s How Strong My Love Is" by Otis Redding
Not a dry eye in the house.
Our ceremony for sure. One of our best friend's married us and she did such a wonderful job officiating. It was so special to have all of our family and friends there.
That gorgeous floral installation above the happy couple was made with a mix of dried and fresh florals!
Loving the button details down the front of Kelsey’s dress!!
Cedar and Pine Events, Hostess Haven, and Wonder Event Rentals filled the space with tons of modern and desert-inspired pieces. And the black metal ceremony seating looks so great flipped into the reception table setups!
Earthy meets industrial! Love all the terracotta pots worked into the tablescapes!
We highly recommend a longer engagement so you can plan slowly overtime with less pressure, it worked for us! Also, our wedding planner was amazing.
The day’s feast was provided by Harvest Kitchen. And there’s another cactus illustration detail!
Jenny Wenny Cakes created this pristine two-tier white wedding cake. So elegant and simple. Those delicate floral touches really pop!
Golden Bell got everybody up and dancing with a unique wedding entertainment situation: live musicians and a DJ performed together! At the same time!
Congratulations, Kelsey + Michelle, on your chic and charming desert-inspired day!! Best wishes from GWS!
visual identifiers: Michelle was the brunette in the suit, Kelsey was the blond in the dress. // photography: Let's Frolic Together // venue name: Building 177, San Diego, CA, USA // planning: Taylor Morrison // florals: Arturo Ramirez // wedding dress boutique: The Dress Theory San Diego // wedding suit: Bindle & Keep // bride's ring: Charles Koll // hair stylist: Jude Grimsley // makeup artist: Kris Santos // catering: Harvest Kitchen // cake: Jenny Wenny Cakes // tabletop rentals: Hostess Haven // furniture rentals: Cedar and Pine // specialty rentals: Wonder Event Rentals // music: Golden Bell Music // photo booth: Indybooth // cocktails: Moniker Cocktail Co.