She’s a free-spirited adventurer with a sweet spot for fashion, he’s a surfer who’s love for family runs deep — together, Bree + Brock are a literal California dream come true! They planned a seaside wedding inspired first by those who mean the most to them, punctuated with plenty of color, laughter, tears, and a Spanish-tropical design. It’s safe to say that we’re in love with these two and their rad style! Laura at Fawn Events agrees, and brought her planning expertise to this downright dreamy day!
Before we jump into the photos, Bree gave us some insight into the wedding inspiration:
We wanted to make sure that the wedding reflected both our personalities, style, and love for our family. Brock grew up surfing and spending summers in Mexico, so we definitely wanted to be married near the water. We fell in love with our venue, Darlington House, in La Jolla. Darlington House has so much history, is one street from the ocean, could fit our 200-person guest list and featured the Spanish architecture that we love. We were married on a Friday which allowed us to have a full weekend with our guests, hosting a giant beach party on Saturday while cooking and relaxing. We love hosting parties so our wedding was the perfect blend of romance and fun!
Ready to join the party? Let’s have a look at the photos from Logan Cole Photo!
The Glowing Bride
Since Bree’s favorite color is yellow, her girls rocked the happy color in these adorable off-the-shoulder ruffled dresses from Bloomingdales!
The Sunny Ceremony
You guys obsessing over this ceremony arch by Joy of Bloom Florals as much as us?? K, cool.
THE cutest. Period.
The emotions were at an all-time high the entire weekend. We were both ecstatic about finally being married and being surrounded by people who have poured into our lives separately and as a couple. It was a wave of emotions seeing Brock for the first time when I walked down the aisle, all of the planning, waiting and excitement was finally unveiled. We were crying, laughing, uncontrollably giggling and then crying again throughout the entire ceremony and reception.
Yay! Our favorite part, every time!
Get You Wedding Party On
How adorable is Bree?! She and her sister, Mackenzie, are the cuties behind two little birds wander west, where they share about fashion, health, and travel!
Such a happy bouquet, right?
While the gals dazzled in yellow, the guys were outfitted in classic black from The Black Tux.
If you’re thinking these two look familiar, it’s because we featured them in this dreamy desert wedding inspiration!
Guests enjoyed drinks and poetry (more on that below!) during cocktail hour while the venue was re-dressed for the reception.
Loving this sunny boho lounge with pieces from Adore Folklore!
Other than our love, we also chose to focus the wedding on Brock’s sister and our family angel, Carley. Carley was obsessed with love, weddings, and finding her true Prince Charming. She wrote poetry about love and spoke about it with such magic. We had one of Carley’s poems, “Love Is,” read by her best friends during our ceremony, acrylic printed poems placed throughout the venue, and an amazing poetry corner, aka “Carley’s Corner,” during the cocktail hour where The Haiku Guys typed out personalized haikus for every single guest as favors.
We love Carley’s poem so much that we even incorporated it into the beginning of our wedding film. It was very important for us to have Carley physically at our wedding and the poetry made that possible.
Just the prettiest space!
Repurposing the ceremony arch for the head table? Brilliant.
Double Dipped Calligraphy helped Bree + Brock turn Carley’s poems into darling displays throughout the reception. We think this is such a beautiful way to honor someone!
The more flowers the better — and Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. agrees with this cute cake!
My advice for other brides is to enjoy every single step and remember the reason you're getting married is because of your love for each other. At the end of the day, it is about both of you and your love. Don’t compare your wedding to other people's budget! It is hard to see some weddings published on social media when your budget is not endless (who’s is?!), so don’t subconsciously compete with your friends or Pinterest. Have comfort in knowing that all it is really about is LOVE. Oh, and make sure you eat! Luckily my bridesmaids were reminding me to eat all morning!
Costume change! Because why hang a disco ball when you can BE a disco ball?
If you’re in the mood to laugh and subsequently hold back tears, this video by The Quail & The Dove will take you on the best kind of emotional rollercoaster:Hard not to fall in love with people who love well, isn’t it? The GWS team sends all our congrats to the happy couple — here’s to many sunny days ahead!
photography: Logan Cole Photo // venue name: Darlington House, La Jolla, California, USA // planning: Fawn Events // florals: Joy of Bloom Florals // wedding dress: Rue de Seine // wedding dress boutique: The Dress Theory San Diego // bride's shoes: Sam Edelman // bridesmaid dresses: Bloomingdales // getting ready robes: Mod Party // hair stylist: Garrett Markenson Coiffure // makeup artist: The Halcyon Agency // groom attire: The Black Tux // videography: The Quail & The Dove // paper goods: Minted // calligraphy: Double Dipped Calligraphy // catering: Personal Touch Dining // cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. // furniture rentals: Adore Folklore // linen rentals: Mod Mix Studio (napkins) // music: Vox DJs // photo booth: Momento Booth // dance floor: Events by Bliss LLC // poetry: The Haiku Guys // invitation: Four Things Paper // neon: Neon Dive Bar