10.30.2015

Amazing Ocean View Wedding "Old California Style"

Last weekend, we attended Brooke and Andy's wedding ceremony in Laguna Beach, California.
 At the reception in nearby Dana Point, we were greeted by mariachis over looking the Pacific Ocean...setting the Old California tone.
  These branches, as we entered, were for hanging personal messages to the newlyweds.
 Baskets held glass floats with the table placements.
 Then, we had this amazing view for cocktails.
 Isn't this a pretty little seating area?
 Thoughtful touches like childhood photographs of the couple were displayed.
It was such an elegant setting but so relaxed, as well.

My great grandmother, grandmother, parents and I were born in Southern California.
We  grew up with outdoor elements like citrus, roses, eucalyptus, succulents, and of course, the Pacific ocean.


Notice the Mexican terra-cotta tiles as chargers and the personalized place cards.

Florist:   Larissa Rehder Inviting Occasions
Wedding Planner:   Paula Laskelle Champagne Taste

Isn't Brooke lovely?
They had a great band and I danced a lot.  In the morning my feet felt like Barbie doll feet from my high heels.

What a fun dessert table.
Such a beautiful, happy occasion.
Thank you Laura and Jack for inviting us!
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28 comments:

  1. Wow...what a gorgeous wedding...love her dress!

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  2. What a gorgeous wedding with so many special touches. I love Brooke's dress. Strapless has been so prevalent but her dress is a reminder of how beautiful and elegant a dress with straps is. Her traditional veil is breathtaking too!

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    1. It was such a lovely dress...you should see it in person!

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  3. Everything was perfect and gorgeous! The Bride was the most beautiful of all, thanks for sharing Mary Ann!

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  4. How absolutely lovely Mary Ann....from the little girls to the stunning bride, her veil, the flowers, the view!! All so beautiful. It looks like the venue was the Ritz? We stayed there for my 40th birthday and I am dreaming of returning. You are so lucky to have grown up in that area!!

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    1. Yes, It was at the Ritz Carlton, Lisa...such a pretty place!

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  5. wow! everything is lovely and that is the most beautiful bride. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Wow! so gorgeous. What an incredible, natural venue...beats the city any day!

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  7. What a gorgeous wedding. Every detail was perfection, the setting, the flowers, the tables, the dessert table (yum) and especially the bride and groom. Her dress is amazing! Us native Cal Gals have to stick together! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful event.
    Happy Weekend...Gail

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  8. Mary Ann,
    What a lovely dress. I think we've attended a wedding at that same venue and the view is breathtaking. Her dress, the flowers and the tables were show stoppers.
    How fun.
    Karen

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  9. Mary Ann, so fabulous and that glorious view!!
    I have spent so many happy times in Dana Point and Laguna Beach. You have captured the essence of the wedding perfectly!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena
    Artist Lesley Schiff

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    1. You are so kind, Karena...I want to meet you in person!

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  10. Wow, how beautiful. The setting, the view and the bride!

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  11. How very beautiful! And oh, that dessert table…hard to resist one of each!

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  12. Gorgeous pictures...I love the setting, views, flowers and tables among everything. But the bride's gown floored me. Stunning!

    Jane x

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  13. Her dress was absolute perfection...and that view...to die for...

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  14. What a gorgeous wedding!! Handsome couple. Laguna is one of my favorite places in the whole world!

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  15. So pretty! That's my old stompin' grounds so I loved taking a beautiful sentimental journey back. Loved the idea of the terracotta tile chargers.

    Celia Becker @ www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

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  16. Extravagant flowers! Beautiful gown.

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  17. Stunning! Love the dress, love it all!

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    1. I know the dress is gorgeous and the sweet gorgeous girl in it!

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  18. Love the venue for their wedding, I love her dress too, I'm sure it was a beautiful day for a wedding at the beach!
    xo,
    Gail

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  19. What an absolutely perfect wedding. LOVE LOVE LOVE the flowers and the table top details. STUNNING!

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  20. We had our wedding here and couldn’t have asked for anything more than what we got with the chef and staff. The food at Chicago wedding venues was amazing and my family is still raving about how great it was. The staff was so on top of everything.

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