Holy moly, was this ever a wild gorgeous bash. Prepare yourselves for a color explosion! The thread I kept hearing from everyone through this wedding day is “this is just so them!” Rachel’s custom colorful wedding dress is to dye for (get it? DYE!). Each of their venues brought its own unique charms and whimsy and inspiration and playfulness. And of course, they marched a second-line parade complete with brass musicians making joyful noise from the Horton Grand to the New Children’s Museum with the entirety of the guests! And can you get over that feels-filled and totally shocked first look? My heart! Actually, the first looks with both dads were just as emotional, too.
Oh, and when you spot the styling they did at the weird and wonderful space that is the New Children’s Museum (yes full of strange and playful, creative art, unusual nooks to climb and explore, and engage in)… well you’re going to have your eyes brimming with a burst of color and vibrant wonder.
I must admit that this may have been one of my most logistically complex days to pull off, so I am so proud and pleased with the magic and wonder and joy of these results. You can see that I was simply unable to cut down this collection to anything smaller than this! I think you can see how palpable the playful, laughs-filled, inspired energy of this day was. Because as gorgeous as all the darling design aspect was, the best part were the emotional moments, the joy, the giggles, and the utterly endless joy.
Photography: Let’s Frolic Together / Getting Ready Venue : Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina / Ceremony Venue: Horton Grand Hotel / Reception Venue: The New Children’s Museum / Coordinator: Jacquelynn Jean Events/ Catering: Culinary Concepts / Bar Service: San Diego Wine and Culinary Center / Dessert: Stella Jean’s Ice Cream / Florals: Terra Cotta Studio / Makeup: Elizabeth Root / Hair: Kayla VanderZiel / Bride’s Attire: Elizabeth Dye / Bridesmaid’s Attire: The Dessy Group / Band: Lucky Devils Band / Rentals: Raphael’s Party Rentals / Second photographer: Jill Denny-Soto