This Wedding at The Pearl Hotel Blends Mid-Century Style with Hawaiian Vibes

If you’re a fan of mid-century style and tropical florals, Tish and Darren’s glorious San Diego wedding at The Pearl Hotel will make your heart skip a beat! Alexandria Monette Photography worked her magic to capture photos that showcased the couple’s unique style and fit the bright, laid-back vibe of the entire day. In true Hollywood style, the couple was dressed to the nines! Tish looked flawless in a chic Alexandra Grecco gown and Badgley Mischka accessories, and Darren looked like a long-lost member of the Rat Pack in a classic black and white tuxedo from The Black Tux. Their poolside ceremony and reception were anything but stuffy though, and featured an array of tropical florals from California & Florist, a wall of succulents, personal knick-knacks, personalized signs, and a giant screen to project movies when the sun went down. We’re pretty sure this was one night and one party their guests will never forget!

The Couple:

Tish and Darren

The Wedding:

The Pearl Hotel, San Diego, California

We wanted a unique mid-century modern style hotel. We visited mostly Palm Springs venues and remembered a cute boutique hotel we had visited when we were friends that was located in Point Loma. When I found out that you can “Own the Hotel” for your wedding, we were pretty sold. Once we visited, we were met with a warm and hospitable staff. It just made sense for us to revisit this old gem!

For my wedding look, I wanted to feel relaxed to enjoy the day. That meant finding a dress I can move and dance in. The look needed to feel slightly classic to offset Darren‘s awesome black shawl white tuxedo jacket. My accessories were minimal. The rest of the bridal party was asked to select a dress of their choice in the color that was given to them. The only rules was it was cocktail style and had to make them look sexy!

Our vows to each other were hands-down the most memorable. We are pretty private people, so to put our heart in a vulnerable place for all our closest friends and family to hear was definitely a life-changing moment for the both of us.

Alexandria Monette Photography was professional and warm from the beginning. It was so helpful that we booked an engagement session prior to the wedding. It helped us feel at ease with her. We worked on a detailed schedule for the day and she nailed every shot. Her dedication to her craft was transparent in every way.

Groom’s Entrance – “Simple Love Son” by Anuhea
Bridal Party Entrance – “I Was Made For You” by She & Him
Bride’s Processional – “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley
Recessional – “Baby I’m Yours” by Arctic Monkeys
First Dance – “Latch (Acoustic)” by Sam Smith

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Alexandria Monette Photography
Venue – The Pearl Hotel
Floral Design – California & Florist
Cake – Azucar
Cake Topper – Roc Shop
DJ – DJ Sureshot
Stationery – Minted
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – Vanity Belle
Wedding Dress – Alexandra Grecco
Bridal Accessories – Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – ASOS and Lulus
Groom and Groomsmen’s Apparel – The Black Tux
Rentals – San Diego Party Rentals
Laser-Cut Sign – NARWALL


Congratulations to Tish and Darren, and an extra special thanks to Alexandria Monette Photography for sharing this fabulous wedding with Junebug! Need more tropical prettiness in your life? Get ready to flip for Tracy and Michael’s Gatsby glam meets tropical wedding at Wolkenburg!

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  1. Love the look of this wedding, the wee bike it cute, I’m guessing there is a wee story about a tandem, cute!

  2. Where did you guys get the super cute blue surf board favors?

    • They look like they are actually custom printed hotel key fobs.

  3. Awesome pictures with fab colors. Love them!

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