Elegant Seaside Wedding with Spring Pastels

Ask us about the things that make us giddy, and we’ll happily admit they involve pastels and whimsy. Ruth and Andrew’s elegant seaside wedding in La Jolla, California is all that and more with canopies of market lights, violet + copper pops, and wispy chandeliers overgrown with nature. The bride’s affinity for relaxed, bohemian style is evident throughout and met with classic details that work together effortlessly. So we’re pretty sure these images from Aga Jones Photography will start your week off strong.

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off the shoulder wedding dress and minimalist wedding ceremony arch with climbing greenery

lupin flower crown and square cut engagement ring

off the shoulder wedding dress with soft pink bow

Australian designer Sarah Janks is the artist behind this tres magnifique gown. So timeless!

minimalist wedding ceremony arch with climbing greenery

blush boho bridesmaid dresses with flower crowns

But these blush gems from Show Me Your Mumu are equally as mesmerizing. 10/10 with floral crowns!

yellow and white boho bridal bouquet

minimalist wedding ceremony arch with climbing greenery

The florals throughout are an absolute vision, but Siren Floral Co‘s innovative design for the copper ceremony backdrop is the crowning achievement. Structured, yet not at the same time, these wild violet stems climb towards the sky in a way our hands are now doing too #praise.

navy blue groomsmen suits

wedding ceremony signage

minimalist wedding ceremony arch with climbing greenery and boho white ceremony chairs

seaside wedding portrait session

boho lounge vignette seaside wedding

Okay wow, we’re digging this relaxed lounge vignette from Folklore sat upon the rugged coastline. That’s probably where you would’ve found us for most of the evening.

blush boho bridesmaid dresses with flower crowns

seaside wedding with market lights

violet and rose wild wedding centerpiece

From the bride, Ruth: Andrew and I both had toured a few local venues and hotels, but nothing quite felt right. We knew we wanted to take advantage of the beautiful San Diego weather and we both are beach people so really wanted it to be close to the water. When we toured Scripps we didn’t even have to say it out loud, we just looked at each other and grinned: we knew. The location, the beautiful wood architecture, the lawn overlooking the ocean, it was all just what we hoped for.

off the shoulder wedding dress with soft pink bow

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off the shoulder wedding dress and navy groom suit

I never felt like I cared that much about the dress. I figured a white dress is a white dress. I bought the second dress I tried on… about a year and 3 months before the wedding. Well, as planning continued I kept seeing different dresses that I fell in love with. I changed my mind on what style/look of dress I wanted about 15 times. Karen Thomas who does alterations at The Dress Theory was wonderful. She told me that we could achieve so many different looks by adding accessories or altering my dress to my liking. I ended up having her sew “Off the shoulder” sleeves on my dress and added a dramatic veil with cascading petals. It was perfect, she really took all my crazy ideas and gave me what I wanted.

floral chandelier wedding decor

blush bridesmaid dresses and navy groomsmen suits

violet and rose wild wedding centerpiece and copper frame table numbers

Copper frame table numbers with thick brushtroke calligraphy from Design by Laney. Swoon!

wedding guest seating chart

off the shoulder wedding dress and navy groom suit

I was so relaxed on my wedding day- my wedding planners, Molly and Rachel at Tres Chic Affairs, were so competent and on top of everything that I actually spent a couple hours on the morning of my wedding at my happy place: Whole Foods. I went to pick up food for all my bridesmaids and they begged me to let them do it for me but I said “No thank you, I want to go, by myself, and just wander around and pick out goodies.” and that’s exactly what I did. (I made sure to grab some refreshments for the boys, too!)

wedding dessert display doughnuts and cupcakes

Almost on cue, Pour Some Sugar on Me came raging into our heads when we saw this decadent dessert display from VG Donut & Bakery.

bohemian elegant wedding reception tables

bow tie napkin fold and wedding greenery

wedding doughnuts

blush boho bridesmaid dresses with flower crowns

naked wedding cake

We have been married for just over a year now, and we look back on our wedding day as one of the best of our lives. We frequently look through our wedding album and guest book. We decided that every year on our anniversary we will read each other the vows we wrote as a reminder of why we love one another and to keep holding ourselves accountable for the promises we made.

wild greenery table garland

mercury votive wedding decor

From the planner, Tres Chic Affairs: Our goal was to combine Ruth’s boho yogi lifestyle with a classic and effortless look that felt peaceful and organic. Some of our favorite elements were here simple yet statement piece of a ceremony structure that didn’t take away from the beautiful view of the sea. We also loved piecing together the different rentals that really helped to set the vibe.

wedding dessert display with doughnuts and cupcakes

wedding reception first dance

Wedding Vendors:
Photography: Aga Jones Photography
Event Planning and Design: Tres Chic Affairs
Floral Design: Siren Floral Co
Venue: Scripps Seaside Forum, La Jolla
Event Rentals: Folklore
Bride’s Dress: “Bella” by Sarah Janks
Bridal Boutique: The Dress Theory
Alterations: Karen Thomas from The Dress Theory
Hair and Makeup: Hair and Makeup Girl
Necklace: Wedding gift from the Groom
Diamond Earrings: Belonged to the Bride’s Grandmother
Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Groom’s Suit (custom made): The Ascot Shop
Groom’s Watch: Wedding Gift from the Bride (Shinola)
Groomsmen Suit: Men’s Wearhouse
Catering: Coast Catering
Desserts: VG Donut & Bakery
Drinks: Giuseppe Fine Catering
Band: Lucky Devils Band
Linens: APR Boutique Event Rentals
Calligraphy: Design by Laney

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