Monday, October 1, 2012

Real Wedding: Ocean Crush

From the moment that we met Lindsay and Danny, they seemed to emit a laid back and easy going, playful attitude that we just knew we had to replicate on their big day. Danny, being the surfer that he is and the couple's love for the ocean and all things outdoors, made for the perfect inspiration of a beachy, fun celebration! This long time couple who met in High School and had been together ever since made love look effortlessly easy and we wanted their wedding to reflect that as well. 

The day was full of sunshine and love! Guests were shown to the ceremony location where capiz shell wind chimes hung that the talented Twigg Botanicals decorated with flowers to match. Blue and white parasols kept the sun off the guests as they watched Lindsay and Danny exchange vows under the gorgeous tree at The Inn. At the ceremony, guests were invited to sign the pages of a coffee table book of Ocean images taken by a Buddhist monk while they could sip lemonade from their striped straws complete with flags entitled “DK loves LK” by the always adorable Mae Mae Paperie.

When guests entered the reception area, they encountered the soft colors of blush, sand and seafoam in the centerpieces and linens. “You, Me, and the Sea” titled the escort card wall custom made by us here at Amorology. Each shelf displayed a variety of shells and escort cards showing their guests to their tables, each named after a favorite San Diego beach.  At each place setting, guests were greeted by the favor bag of sweet sloops chocolates stamped with “grandma’s favorite.” 

As if they needed to “dive into something sweet,” the macaroon table was plentiful and popular. Their wedding cake was sweet and simple, decorated with just an icing ribbon and fresh succulents, and oh so delicious! Later in the evening the couple cut the cake with Danny's Grandfather's Sword who had served in the Marines. The sword had only been used 3 times, to cut the wedding cakes of Danny's mother and her two sisters. They chose to carry on the tradition while honoring Danny's grandfather.

We are so happy we were lucky enough to be a part of Lindsay and Danny’s amazing day and wish them so much happiness in the future! Thank you to Taryn and Shelby at Joie lala Photographie for sharing these amazing photographs!

This wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty and can be viewed here.

Wedding Photography: Joielala Photographie / Wedding Venue: The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe in Rancho Santa Fe, California / Venue Contact: Lauren Mandler / Event Design + Planning: Amorology / Floral Design: Twigg Botanicals / Officiant: James Kroener ( / Wedding Cake: VG Bakery / Macarons: ’lette macarons / Wedding Invitations: Bella Figura / Wedding Paper Goods: MaeMae Paperie / Ceremony Acoustic Guitar: The Bride’s Brother / DJ: Tim Altbaum of Tim Altbaum Productions / Guitar: Joe Cardillo of Tim Altbaum Productions / Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co. / Wedding Dress: Amsale / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Hair: Bobi + Rina Mosceri ( / Makeup: Tracy Mathis (425-985-2722) / Groom’s Suit: Dolce & Gabbana

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