This Lavender Ranch at Laguna Beach Wedding is How You Do Elegance with an Edge

October 22, 2019 | Junebug Weddings

With a ceremony decked out in the most stunning of lavender blooms and a cozy reception, we totally fell for Emma and Evan’s elegant Ranch at Laguna Beach wedding! Penelope Pots was the talented florist behind creating a garden fairyland that the couple would say their non-traditional vows in (have we mentioned that it was absolutely stunning?).  The couple also hired All In The Detail Design to help them pull off their vision of a day that represented the abundant love they have for each other and added a little edge to traditional elegance. With cozy and fun rentals from Signature Party Rentals, a cool En Route Coffee coffee bar, and the most delicious looking Sweet and Saucy Shop cake, all exceptions were exceeded! We can’t wait for you to see how Lauren Cate captured this couple’s love and every impeccable detail at Ranch at Laguna Beach!

The Couple:

Emma & Evan

The Wedding:

The Ranch at Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, California

Our ceremony was beautiful. Jackie, from Penelope Pots, built us a garden fairyland for us to get married in. We didn’t go the traditional route with vows. Instead of the normal vows or each of us writing our own vows, we wrote one vow together for our marriage. We both promised the same things and honored each other’s hopes, expectations, and fears by focusing on love, grace, and respect as the foundation of our marriage.

Looking back, most people say that their wedding day is a blur; but for us, we still relive every moment. But both of favorite moment was the walk down the aisle. I (Emma) had been waiting up in the reception area where I got to see all of the vendors hard work and creativity come to life for the first time. I was not involved in the planning process too much. I took in every detail and then made my way down the aisle with both of my parents with me. My Evan was there at the end waiting for me just like I always had dreamed of.

The most important thing to me was that my friends and family knew how much we love and are so thankful for them! We wanted our bridal party and family to feel just as pampered as us on the day of. From the moment they got there until the dancing, we wanted everyone to participate in the abundant love that we feel everyday.

Wedding planning advice from the bride: Trust your planner (and vendors). They are there with your best interest at heart. Focus on the important thing: getting married. You are about to make a big decision in front of your friends and family so let the professional do their thing while you enjoy sweet time with your love!

Lauren Cate is amazing. She is the most comfortable person to work with. I am awkward in front of a camera but she made Evan and I feel comfy making out in front of her! But all jokes aside, she is the real deal. She never got in the way and she captured feelings in every picture that I didn’t know she could see.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Lauren Cate
Event Planning – All In The Detail Design
Wedding Venue – The Ranch at Laguna Beach
Floral Design – Penelope Pots
Catering – The Ranch at Laguna Beach
Cake – Sweet and Saucy Shop
Coffee Cart – En Route Coffee
DJ – Dart Collective
Videography – Iron and Fern
Stationery – Double Dipped Calligraphy
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Design Visage
Wedding Dress – Enaura Bridal
Bridal Boutique – Blush Bridal Couture
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Show Me Your Mumu
Groom’s Apparel – Hart Schaffner Marx
Rentals – Signature Party Rentals
Specialty Rentals – Archive Rentals
Napkins & Flatware – Hostess Haven
Linens – BBJ Linens


Congratulations Emma and Evan! We’re feeling grateful for Junebug member Lauren Cate who shared this beautiful day at Ranch at Laguna Beach with us! Loving Lauren’s work? You’ve got to see this Estate on Second wedding that took black and white to the next level with a pop of cranberry.

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