A rustic wedding is made all the more special with a touch of elegance. Mackenzie and Dan’s dinner party inspired wedding began with a rustic vision and became more elevated and glamorous with the choice of Marston House in San Diego as the venue, Mackenzie’s incredibly gorgeous Justin Alexander gown, and romantic elements throughout the reception. Rachel Solomon Photography beautifully captured the day, including such lovely moments between Mackenzie and Dan after their I Dos!
Mackenzie and Dan
Marston House, San Diego, California
I think about 23 hours after our enagement, my mom had hired Daniel Duran with Duran Events to help in planning the wedding. I knew that I wanted the ceremony to be at our church, Grace Lutheran, and the reception to be at the Marston House. At first I wanted a very rustic wedding. But when I tried on my raw silk pretty formal wedding gown, I knew that the style needed to change to something a little more elegant and traditional.
The feel that we were going for was a more fancy intimate dinner party. We loved throwing them at our home and wanted everyone to feel like they were at a friend’s house. Family style was a must because I loved the look of the big kings tables with large platters of food and that it encourage everyone to interact with each other.
Our favorite moment from the wedding was the toasts! Our closest friends said some of the funniest and most thoughtful things that brought us to tears. We are so grateful to have such amazing friends!
The Couple Recommends:
Our favorite vendors were Rachel Solomon Photography and Little Fox Flower Shop. They both were so great and really understood what we wanted out of our special day.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Rachel Solomon Photography
Event Planning – Duran Events
Ceremony Venue – Grace Lutheran Church
Reception Venue – Marston House
Floral Design – Little Fox Flower Shop
Catering – Eco Caters
Cake – Twiggs
Live Music – Adam & I
Videography – Shawn Lloyd Films
Invitations – Celebrations in Paper
Wedding Dress – Justin Alexander via Suzanne’s Bridal
Bridal Shoes – Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Watters
Groom’s Apparel – Vera Wang
Thanks to Rachel Solomon Photography for sharing Mackenzie and Dan’s elegant rustic wedding. For more backyard wedding inspiration, check out Laurie and Nick’s Texas inspired wedding at the Inn at Mill Race Pond.