26Jun

Bohemian-Inspired Destination Wedding | Mikayla and Christian

By, June 26, 2017

Mikayla and Christian’s love story began on the high seas – they met while working on the same cruise ship! After traveling the world together, they settled in New York, where Mikayla is a professional singer. For a fun, bohemian-inspired destination wedding, they came to sunny San Diego, to be married at the Twin Oaks Garden Estate. Here are a few of our favorite moments from this bohemian-inspired destination wedding.

Night portrait of bride and groom at Twin Oaks
Bride Getting Ready before wedding ceremony
We were spellbound by Mikayla's stunning Roman-style dress :)
Bride laughing with bridesmaid during getting ready photos
Bride's Dress Hanging at Twin Oaks
Bridesmaids with Bride before wedding ceremony
Solo portrait of Bride smiling before wedding ceremony
Playing with the venue's rustic Victorian aesthetic, we rotated the couch into the shade, with the garden behind. This highlighted Mikayla's dress, while creating a romantic look.
Solo portrait of groom getting ready before wedding ceremony
Groomsmen help groom get ready before wedding ceremony
Wedding day flower details
Funny photo of groomsmen goofing around
Groom's Custom Knife with Wedding Date
Like a boss, Christian had this rustic switch knife custom-engraved with the wedding date ;)
Groom showing off cufflinks while getting ready
Outdoor wedding ceremony at Twin Oaks Garden
Wedding Signage details at ceremony
Groom's candid reaction to seeing bride at wedding ceremony
Bohemian bride walking down aisle on wedding day
Bride and groom hold hands during outdoor wedding ceremony
Box of Wine and hammer during wedding ceremony
After exchanging rings, Mikayla and Christian sealed a wood box to reopen in the future. The contents? A special bottle of wine!
Bride and Groom nail shut box of wine during wedding ceremony
Bride and Groom celebrate and walk down aisle after first kiss
bride and groom celebrate with first kiss during ceremony
Bride and Groom smiling at one another while sitting on vintage furniture
Solo portrait of bohemian bride and groom on wedding day
Bridal Party cheering while Wedding Couple Kiss
Funny group photo of bridesmaids and groomsmen
Groom pushes happy bride on wooden swing
Romantic bohemian wedding couple embracing under white gazebo
Black and white photo of bride and groom laughing and walking
Romantic bohemian wedding couple at rustic wedding venue
The venue's rustic highlights, such as fountains and tree swings, allowed us to be creative with new and interesting perspectives.
Group portrait of wedding couple with bridal party after outdoor wedding ceremony
Modern night portrait of bohemian wedding couple
As a fun prop for our nighttime photo shoot, we made use of the venue's vintage saloon bar (right). Exposing for the twinkle in the bar's lights, we used an off-camera flash. This illuminated Mikayla, and bounced light onto Christian with a reflector.
Outdoor Tented Wedding Reception at Rustic Venue
Fun, customized wedding reception favors at rustic wedding venue
Bohemian-inspired sweetheart table at rustic wedding venue
Bride and Groom share First Dance at Wedding Reception
Bride and groom react with laughter during wedding toast speeches during reception
Rustic Naked-style wedding cake and dessert table at reception
I do-nut :) Mikayla and Christian spoiled guests during reception with some delicious donuts and naked-style cake by Eat Your Cake Too.
Bride smashes Cake in Groom face during rustic tented wedding reception
Bohemian Bride tosses bouquet
Bride and Groom take selfie with wedding guests on dance floor
For a creative group photo, we had everyone huddle close together on the dance floor. We framed this photo around the happy couple, with their hands stretched out around the lens.
Guests dance and lift groom during open dance at wedding reception
Guests lift bride for hora dance during wedding reception
Bohemian bride and groom pose in Take-a-Pic photobooth during wedding reception
Bride and groom hold hands running under bridal party tunnel
Wedding Couple cheer during grand bubble exit after wedding reception
Bride and Groom cheer in neon green honeymoon Jeep after grand bubble exit

 

View more moments from Mikayla and Christian’s bohemian-inspired destination wedding.

Wedding Vendors

Venue: Twin Oaks Garden Estate
Coordinator: Twin Oaks Garden Estate
Bridesmaids Dresses: Lulus

Bakery: Eat Your Cake Too
Arch and Arbor: Moments in Bloom
Transportation: Five Star Transportation
Caterer: Twin Oaks Garden Estate
Disc Jockey: High Energy DJ
Photo Booth: Take-a-Pic Photo Booth
Custom Furniture: Twin Oaks Garden Estate

31May

Details Make the Difference | Carolynn and Jon

By, May 31, 2016

Today, it’s all about the details :) We were impressed by the sophisticated and meticulous details on Carolynn and Jon’s big day, and decided to highlight them here. This dreamy Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club wedding was put together by Monarch Weddings, who helped turn the initial vision into reality. You can definitely see the love and care that went into to every little aspect of this day.

Carolynn and Jon’s wedding is a beautiful example of how the small touches can really make the difference. We hope you enjoy our image selections below :)

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There’s nothing quite like a special live appearance by the USC Marching Band (below).

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Sweet and Saucy Shop made this amazing personalized groom’s cake, below. Go Winterhawks!

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Check out more of Carolyn and Jon’s Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club wedding.

Vendors

Wedding Venue: Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club

Wedding Planner and Designer: Monarch Weddings

Wedding Cake and Groom’s Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop

Macaroon Favors / Escort Cards: Sweet and Saucy Shop

Dancefloor, Head Table, Draping, and Chairs: Hire Elegance

Gold Flatware: Classic Party Rentals

Plates: Abbey Party Rentals

Menu: Brightly Designed

Linen: APR Fine Linens