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June 11, 2020

Sarah and Matthew L’Auberge

Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day.
That was the theme song for this wedding as the weather was so unpredictable that weekend. Thank goodness we had so many backup plans because we actually ended up using one of them, as right after the ceremony it started to pour. However, everyone knows it’s good luck if it rains on your wedding day… right?

But let’s back up to the very beginning of this love story.

I had been working with Sarah and Matthew for over a year planning their beautiful wedding at L’Auberge, Del Mar. If you have not been to this hotel before then you need to go on and book your trip immediately! Everywhere you look all you can see is the Pacific Ocean and it’s stunning.

This couple was from Los Angelas but had an apartment in La Jolla right next to where I lived at the time. Once a month, when they would come down to visit, we would meet up to discuss all the details.

Together they dreamed of flowers and sunsets, which is exactly my vibe. If you don’t know by now, flowers are the first thing I work on with all my couples. They add color, texture, and can make the simplest weddings extraordinary.

Sarah wanted to have something unusual, something you don’t see at every wedding. So for her escort cards, we had TBD Rentals build us a wall and handwrite each of the guest names on mirrors. Fox and Flora then worked her magic and add floral blooms everywhere.

For the reception, we rented farm tables from Rustic Urban Events. Each table had french blue runners down the middle with candlesticks everywhere. To bring in that sunset feel, we incorporated pink, yellow, and peach flowers. It was breathtaking, to say the least.

Sarah’s wedding dress was from Grace Loves Lace, and she looks flawless. This is one of my favorite designers so I was swooning. Matthew’s face during the first look was absolutely priceless.

This ceremony was held on Pacific Terrace which overlooks the Pacific Ocean. If it didn’t rain, cocktail hour would have been held on Sunset Terrace and dinner would have been served on the Pacific Terrace. Since it rained, we moved cocktail hour to the Emerald Ballroom and dinner to the Platinum Ballroom downstairs. It was an easy transition and even though it was not what we planned it still came together perfectly.

Sarah and Matthew were such a fun couple to work with! It feels like their special day was just las week. I hope you enjoy some of these shots from their wedding day.


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