A Stunning California Garden Wedding

Do you dream of an outdoor wedding? Are you inspired by unique DIY decor on Pinterest and Etsy? This La Jolla, California wedding is filled with charming little details that anyone who loves a little sparkle and whimsy will just adore. Jessica Miriam Photography creatively captured this stunning garden wedding and the tangible love surrounding this stylish couple. Go ahead, pin every precious detail!

Cute and Causal Bride and Groom | Jessica Miriam Photography

A Historic Wedding Venue

The historic Darlington House provided an intimate wedding location as well as a pretty little spaces for the bride and groom to get ready. The groom was sharply dressed in comfortable attire and the bride donned an ethereal Sarah Seven dress and gorgeous Twigs and Honey flower crown.

Groom getting ready photos | Jessica Miriam Photography

Wedding Gown in the Window |  Jessica Miriam Photography

Bridal flower crown headband | Jessica Miriam Photography

A Relaxing First Look

The bride and groom took a private moment to exchange letters, followed by a first look and relaxing stroll through the neighborhood.

Planning Tip: In this whirlwind of a day, make sure to take time to cherish each special moment you’ve planned.

The Bride and Groom take a private mment to exchange letters before seeing each other |  Jessica Miriam Photography

Candid bride and groom portrait | Jessica Miriam Photography

Mismatched Bridal Party Style

The bridal party chose unique yet coordinating styles. Each groomsman wore a unique button down shirt and vest in a blue and white color palette, and navy ties pulled the look together.

Casual groomsmen style | Jessica Miriam Photography

The bridesmaids sparkled in mixed gold metallic dresses that suited their individual styles.

Style Tip: Get a polished look in photos with mix and match bridesmaid dresses with similar hemline lengths.

Sparkly gold bridesmaids dresses | mix and match bridesmaids | Jessica Miriam Photography

Mismatched wedding party ideas | Jessica Miriam Photography

A Gorgeous Garden Wedding

A canopy strung with lace and adorned with an organic arrangement of flowers served as a whimsical backdrop for the “I Dos.”

Lace Wedding Ceremony Arch | Jessica Miriam Photography

It was such a sweet moment when the father of the bride proudly escorted his daughter down the aisle.

The bride and her father walking down the aisle | Jessica Miriam Photography

Outdoor wedding ceremony | La Jolla, California | Jessica Miriam Photography

The couple incorporated a special reading to honor loved ones and include them in the ceremony.

A special wedding reading | Jessica Miriam Photography

Finally, the kiss and a joyful exit as husband and wife!

The kiss and recessional | Jessica Miriam Photography

DIY Wedding Details

Charming DIY elements made the receptions extra special. Up-cycled pallets were used a personalized sign and unique string seating chart.

Custom Pallet Sign | Jessica Miriam Photography

String Seating Chart | La Jolla Wedding | Jessica Miriam Photography

An Intimate Wedding Reception

Long estate tables created an intimate ambiance under strands of cafe lights in the garden, and cute little flags showed guests where to sit. Table runners made from greenery added a romantic element, and fresh lemons provided a pop of color and a fantastic scent!

Wedding Farm Tables | Outdoor La Jolla Wedding | Jessica Miriam Photography

Table number flags | Jessica Miriam Photography

Playful paper garlands framed the sweetheart table for the bride and groom.

Outdoor Wedding Sweetheart Table | Jessica Miriam Photography

A Bright Buffet

A buffet of Mexican fare awaited guests at the reception. The menu was filled with bright food and delicious bold flavors!

The Darlington House | California Wedding Venue | Jessica Miriam Photography
Mexican Wedding Menu | Jessica Miriam Photography

Outdoor Wedding Reception with Cafe Lights and Estate Tables | La Jolla, California | Jessica Miriam Photography

A First Dance Under the Stars

Stunning string lights lit the dance floor for the couple’s first dance under the stars. The happy couple laughed and smiled as they danced and celebrated their big day.

First dance | La Jolla Wedding | Jessica Miriam Photography

Personalized Wedding Favors

Personalized favor bags filled with treats were a sweet send-off for friends and family.

Custom Wedding Favor Bags | Jessica Miriam Photography

Bridal Portraits | La Jolla Wedding Photography | Jessica Miriam Photography

Vendors

Photographer: Jessica Miriam Photography | DJ:Apollo Productions | Floral Designer: Forever Blooms | Event Planner: Lace and Likes | Headpiece: Twigs & Honey | Caterer: Abbey Catering and Event Design | Cake Designer: Extraordinary Desserts | Dress Designer: Sarah Seven | Event Venue: The Darlington House

Are you planning an outdoor garden wedding? Share your favorite ideas in the comments below!

Happy Planning!

 


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