Wedding Wednesday: Kristin and Sam's Wedding

I thought this spectacular wedding was a fitting first post for the New Year! With only 6 weeks to plan and 350 guests we had our hands full! I will never forget Kristin calling me in late August to tell me about her Oct 5th wedding date. I surely figured she meant of 2013 but quickly realized she was meaning in 42 days! Luckily she hired me on the phone :) and the rest of history. The 3 of us hit it off right from the start. Both Tammi and I totally feel in love with Kristin's SWEET, generous and always positive spirit. Her and Sam were such an incredible couple and took all the decision making and hard work in stride!

The ceremony was held at her parents home in Rancho Santa Fe. Kristin had always dreamed of marrying in her backyard. Her hopes were fully met as her Dad built a railroad cross in front of the natural growing arch covered with foliage. 350 white chiavari chairs lined the green grass and all the small touches were at each turn. We had a lavender infused water and champage bar, stunning ceremony programs, and cones filled with lavender for their ceremony exit. It was so warm and welcoming and trulely stunning.

The cocktail hour and reception was held at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, a hotel and restaurant down the street from their house that they grew up going to.  We brought in two large lounge areas to make enough room for the guests to sit and adorned the cocktail hour with the work of Annette Gomez.

It was not hard to pick and stick to a theme as Kristin had been dreaming up this day for a while. She wanted a natural and effortless classic look. She wanted it to air on the side of "preppy" but lean more towards "timeless elegance". We mixed powder blue with pinks/blushes and deep emerald green.  She wanted it to feel beautiful but not stuffy so we added a rustic twist with wood long banquet tables.  Doing that allowed us to get more playful with some fun colors, fluffy blooms, elegant mercury glass, and LOTS of candles. Danielle Leopold did all of the print work.  Every item was custom designed and totally fitting for the style.

The Inn put on a delicious dinner to be followed by a yummy Michele Coulon cake and a ragging dance party from the Wayne Foster band! The dance floor was packed the entire evening and the energy was out of control. I feel so blessed to have been able to work with such a unique and special family and couple. Cheers to you both.


Thanks to Troy Grover photography we are able to share this story...


San Diego Wedding Vendors: 

Ceremony Location- Private Home
Reception- Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
Coordinators/Design- Before I Do Events
Floral- Annette Gomez
Cake- Michele Coulon
Photography- Troy Grover Photography
Videography- Taylor Films
Rentals- Classic Party Rental & Chiavari Chair Rental
Lounge Rentals- AFR Rentals
Linens- La Tavola
Band- Wayne Foster
Cocktail Hour - Peter Pupping
Print Work- Danielle Leopold
Dress- Modern Trousso from White Dress in Del Mar
Shoes- Alice and Olivia
Wedding Party- Jcrew (girls) and Vera Wang from men's warehouse
Hair and Makeup- Browtique
Transportion - E Limo
Valet- PVP

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