Indian Meets the Beach- Featured on Green Wedding Shoes!

San Diego Wedding Planner I distinctly remember the day I had lunch with my good friend + Catering Manager at the Hilton Mission Valley, Morgan Wessells, and my beloved partner in crime, Elyse of Plum & Oak Photo. We drank wine, and ate, brainstormed, and drank some more wine. That’s really when our creative minds got to work dreaming up one of the most unique set-ups I’ve done to date. It was over wine that we decided to take on a challenge- mix Indian boho vibes with a beachy feel. The masterpiece we dreamt up came to life with San Diego’s best vendors. My heart still swoons.

We brought the All-American guy together with the most stunning Indian bride covered in henna. I had my sites set on working with Pow Wow and boy was I a giddy soul the day I got to roam their warehouse. It was heaven. The florals were OUT. OF. THIS. WORLD. The Dainty Lion really outdid herself on this one folks! The biggest challenge of the day came in setting up the chairs at the ceremony site in a half circle. Don’t give the girl with OCD and perfectionist-syndrome that job. Lesson learned. My favorite part though was the table scape. I remember every weird look I got when I explained my vision and squealed in excited for the elephant plates. I wouldn’t have done it any other way. The hints of fun in a classic white setting was pure dreaminess.

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Vendor Love:

Photography: Plum & Oak Photo

Event Design: Kelsey Rae Designs

Videography: Beautifully Cinematic 

Venue: Hilton Mission Valley 

Floral Design: The Dainty Lion

Props/ Rentals: Pow Wow 

Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Stacey

Calligraphy: Louise Letters

Cake/ Cupcakes: Frost Me Gourmet

Models: Monique Ramos & Rhett Wellington

Tux: Friar Tux

Cake Topper: The Roc Shop

Wedding Dress: Brides by Demetrios

Henna: Henna Trendz by Wardah

Fanfare Chairs: Classic Party Rentals 

Geo Modern Seaside Wedding Inspiration- Del Mar, CA

San Diego Wedding Planner L’Auberge Del Mar… Like THE L’Auberge Del Mar let Elyse (newly!) Whall of Plum & Oak Photo and I put together a wedding inspiration shoot, and I can assure you we stepped up our A-game on this one! Quickly gathering San Diego’s most sought after wedding professionals, we carefully curated a design that would surely make us stand out. We think we accomplished this, especially now that it can be seen on 100 Layer Cake! My heart flutters.

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It is always funny how you can be so certain about something and then completely change your mind. This was the case with us, as we originally approached L’Auberge Del Mar with a completely different theme. As we walked the expansive lobby and deck that overlooked the ocean, we knew we had to change our design path. We spotted velvet chairs and a 70’s aura and knew we could play off both of those pieces. Their little succulent garden sitting off the restaurant patio inspired us and before we knew it, we had a Geo-Modern theme mapped out.

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Our model Caitlin was striking. Pure perfection. (Fun Fact- she also happened to be my college roommate!) Switching between BHLDN’s Beilin Gown and The Dress Theory’s Cheyne dress by Houghton; she encompassed true modern beauty. The table was donned with a geometric succulent centerpiece and many other shapes that were carefully hand-picked to make the design come to life. Elyse tapped into her inner crafting skills and built the giant geometric structure you see our models connecting within. This became the focal point for the shoot and a way to show unity from within the overall design and between the bride and groom.

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I hope this inspired brides to add a modern touch to the unexpected!

XO // Kelsey

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Vendor Love: • Venue: L’Auberge Del Mar • Event Design: Kelsey Rae Designs • Photography: Plum and Oak Photo • Floral Design: Cherry Blossom Floral Design • Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Company • Videography: Beautifully Cinematic • Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Stacey • Calligraphy: Cast Calligraphy • Props/ Glassware: Madam Palooza Emporium • Jewelry: Jefferson-NYC • Wedding Dress: BHLDN Beilin Gown • 2nd Wedding Dress: Cheyne by Houghton at The Dress Theory • Linen: GBS • Chivari Chair Rentals: Allie’s Party Rental