The gorgeous bride, Marika, wore an eyelet silk taffeta dress from Carolina Herrera. It was important to the couple to create as little waste as possible, so Marika looked for a dress that was pre-owned, and this is what she found! (On a side note- my dress, also a Carolina Herrera, was used as a sample in a bridal boutique. You wouldn't believe how much money I saved!).
The couple was married at The Darlington House, La Jolla. It was a beautiful setting for their small gathering of family and friends. Love this shot of the couple in the library!
All stationary used for the wedding came from post consumer waste paper. You would never know it by the looks of the ceremony program and the escort cards!
All of the floral arrangements were made from flowers grown by local farmers, and old curtain were given a new life as table runners!
The bride and groom gave their guests packets of seeds of their favorite herbs, and the bride herself grew the flowers that made the Ukrainian wreaths. Talk about DIY!
I adore the wheat cake from Sweet Cheeks Baking Company. The wheat is somewhat unexpected, considering the event took place in Southern California, just steps from the ocean, but it works!
Having a wedding in San Diego, it is insistent to take some photos as the beach. I love the impromptu bouquet toss to the bridesmaids!
Thanks again to the insanely talented Stephanie Williams for letting me share her work with everyone. To see more of Stephanie's work, please go to her blog. Best wishes to the newlyweds, Marika and Jamie! May you have a long, healthy and happy life together!