Encinitas Beach Wedding

I love seeing intimate weddings grace our inbox, because they often feel like a breath of fresh air in an ever-growing industry. Samantha and Aaron’s wedding hosted only 15 guests, which allowed them to focus on the details closest to their hearts – which were all captured wonderfully by Steve Cowell Photo. We’re particularly smitten with the “L-O-V-E” backdrop for the ceremony, which was custom made by none other than the groom’s brother!

Encinitas Beach Wedding - photo by Steve Cowell Photo class=

From the bride, Samantha: I envisioned a laid back, vintage, beach feeling for our wedding. I also wanted something intimate since it was a small wedding with close family. Our colors were peach, aqua, coral, and teal. Beach. Very intimate. Sunset. We had Vigilucci’s which is a high end Italian restaurant that is local to the San Diego north county area. Steak, pasta, and vegetables were on the menu and they served the meal for us at a really reasonable cost and it was delicious!

grooms boutonniere - photo by Steve Cowell Photo class=

groom getting ready - photo by Steve Cowell Photo class=

wedding rings - photo by Steve Cowell Photo https://ruffledblog.com/backyard-encinitas-wedding

Love wedding signs - photo by Steve Cowell Photo class=

paper lanterns - photo by Steve Cowell Photo class=

peach wedding bouquet - photo by Steve Cowell Photo class=
Flower recipe: Roses, baby’s breath, dahlias. The groom had a cockscomb boutonniere.

wedding processionals - photo by Steve Cowell Photo class=

wedding ceremony - photo by Steve Cowell Photo class=

wedding ceremony - photo by Steve Cowell Photo https://ruffledblog.com/backyard-encinitas-wedding

first kiss - photo by Steve Cowell Photo class=

wedding recessionals - photo by Steve Cowell Photo class=

wall of succulents - photo by Steve Cowell Photo class=

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I didn’t do much planning as my family pretty much took care of the details. I will say keeping a positive attitude and keeping it small was the best decision I ever made.

bride and groom - photo by Steve Cowell Photo class=

beach wedding inspiration - photo by Steve Cowell Photo https://ruffledblog.com/backyard-encinitas-wedding

beach wedding receptions - photo by Steve Cowell Photo class=

beach wedding decor - photo by Steve Cowell Photo https://ruffledblog.com/backyard-encinitas-wedding

backyard Encinitas wedding - photo by Steve Cowell Photo class=

backyard Encinitas wedding - photo by Steve Cowell Photo class=

whimsical wedding reception - photo by Steve Cowell Photo https://ruffledblog.com/backyard-encinitas-wedding

backyard Encinitas wedding - photo by Steve Cowell Photo class=

beach inspired weddings - photo by Steve Cowell Photo https://ruffledblog.com/backyard-encinitas-wedding

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ombre wedding cake - photo by Steve Cowell Photo class=

cake cutting - photo by Steve Cowell Photo class=

wedding cake cutting - photo by Steve Cowell Photo class=

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: “Sweet Thing,” Van Morrison
Recessional: “Moth’s Wings,” Passion Pit

Wedding Location: Encinitas, CA / Photographer: Steve Cowell Photo / Flowers: Bride’s Sister-in-Law / Venue: Private Residence / Caterer: Vigilucci’s

7 Comments
  1. Hello! What a beautiful wedding celebration! Congratulations to you and your families. This is near and dear to my heart as I too live in Encinitas and am planning a private ceremony at a private residence near Moonlight Beach for next Spring.

    I’m wondering if Samantha would be willing to reach out to me to share some of her experiences and feedback on her caterer/vendors. 🙂 It would be sincerely appreciated!

    1. Hi Shannon, I was the photographer for the wedding. I might be able to connect you with the bride if you still had some questions. Shoot me an email with them and I will be happy to forward them along! Thanks for asking!

  2. Could you please advise me on where she had her amazing LOVE letters made? They are truly perfect. Gorgeous event and beautiful bride. 🙂

  3. Beautiful! Love this intimate wedding! The L-O-V-E backdrop is very unique, love the colors, and love the hombre cake. The ocean is a perfect place to feel the presence of God. May he bless this beautiful couple with a lifetime of happiness and love.

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