What do you get when you mix a gorgeous venue, talented wedding planners, soft colors, romantic blooms, and a very happy couple? Claire and Marcus’s magical California wedding day! This beautiful couple planned a relaxed and intimate event with their nearest and dearest, and treated their guests to a fancy dinner party full of special details. Beyond the usual wedding festivities, they also planned a sweet surprise for their cake cutting to help welcome in the little one that would be arriving in their lives soon! Read on to learn more about this very special moment and to enjoy the beautiful images captured by BB Photography!
The Goals: Claire and Marcus imagined their wedding day as intimate, romantic, and magical; with their closest family and friends surrounding them. The historic San Ysidro Ranch was full of romance and charm, and an elaborate dinner party for their 30 guests proved to be the perfect way for everyone to slow down and enjoy each other’s company.
The Design: For Claire and the talented design team from La Fete, romance was the name of the game! This meant sparkly chandeliers and crystals, blush and champagne hues, lush flowers with ruffly petals, and lace, lace, lace! La Fete had custom champagne lace toppers made for the tables, and wrapped hurricanes in the material as well. The lace reappeared again on the cake design and in the detailing on the custom dark chocolate menus that were a nod to her father’s love of chocolate.
The Look: Claire’s bridal look was all about classic elegance and more romance. The fitted column of her dress was embellished with a small flower detail on the bodice and pleated ruffle on the hem. She wore her gorgeous long hair loose and soft, and complemented her look with classic pearls and understated jewels.
The Moments: The day was filled with so many romantic moments and love! The couple loved stolen moments of quiet time together strolling through the gardens of the San Ysidro Ranch. The intimate ceremony in the ranch’s beautiful courtyard, with their most beloved friends and family there in support, was deeply meaningful and special. Tim Lopez of Plain White T’s is the son of planner Colette Lopez of La Fete, and he treated to them to a performance of “The Rhythm of Love” as the walked down the aisle. But by far, the most unforgettable moment was a fun surprise they planned for their guests. Claire and Marcus found out they were expecting a boy, just days before the wedding. They kept the good news a secret from everyone, and then made the big announcement with bright blue frosting in between the layers of their wedding cake. It prompted another round of cheers and celebrating, in a day filled with amazing memories in the making!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding day full of sweet moments, Claire and Marcus! We also send you a huge congrats for that sweet boy that was announced!
Readers, we have more romantic wedding inspiration for your own wedding in our Wedding Image Gallery!