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A Bohemian Adventure-Inspired Wedding at Moniker Warehouse in San Diego, California

Megan Grable (33 and a strategist) and Ray Pilla’s (36 and a scientist) stunningly creative wedding takes bohemian to a whole new level with amazing t

Megan Grable (33 and a strategist) and Ray Pilla’s (36 and a scientist) stunningly creative wedding takes bohemian to a whole new level with amazing teepees, star marquees and tribal patterned rugs. Inspired by the spirit of adventure and excitement they feel during their explorations, (such as Ray’s amazing proposal at the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro after about 11 hours of climbing!) they worked with Melissa Strukel of Pow Wow Design Studio to create an ultra-bohemian feel mixed with the raw urban coolness of Moniker Warehouse. “We had our wedding in San Diego at a friend's awesome converted warehouse that's becoming one of the most popular venues in San Diego: Moniker,” Megan says. “We kept it casual: Lots of classic colors, wood, brick, maps, camping goodies and rustic flowers. Shared tables, no assigned seating, teepees, hanging lights and marquee signs. And, of course, great reclaimed furnishings from a local group called Pow Wow.” Emilia McCool from Sweet Emilia Jane helped piece all the eclectic details together and ensure the couple got hitched without a hitch while photographer Jasmine Fitzwilliam from Let's Frolic Together beautifully captured every moment. One of our favorite details was the delicious menu! “We live in San Diego, and so we naturally featured some of our town's greatest beers,” Megan says. “Beyond that, we served people the things we love: A food truck with the best taco bar in San Diego, some pour over coffee, a s'mores bar and 12 deep dish pizzas to keep the party going late into the night.” The couple even made their own s’more cake (which they lit on fire!) with melted chocolate shavings on top. Yum!

Megan and Ray sent rustic wooden looking travel-inspired invitations decorated with teepees, feathers and packing lists in a bold red and turquoise color palette.
The bride and bridesmaids carried pheasant feathers, billy balls, lotus pods, ranunculus and wildflowers in their organic bouquets.
The cocktail hour and reception were decorated with large teepees, bohemian rugs, rustic wooden barrels and marquee stars to match their creative, adventure-inspired wedding theme.
The bridesmaids wore their own navy dresses while the groomsmen wore casual gray slacks, leather suspenders and navy ties for a shabby chic look.
The North Chapel Ceremony Venue in San Diego
Megan wore a strapless knee-length lace wedding dress because she wanted her look to be simple and casual for her and Ray’s bohemian wedding.
Megan and Ray exchanged vows at The North Chapel in San Diego. They loved the rustic venue with vaulted wood-beamed ceilings, ornate stained glass windows and gothic chandeliers.
Megan and Ray Recessional at The North Chapel
Rustic, Bohemian Teepee Cocktail Hour Seating
Rustic DIY Chalkboard Menu Sign at Reception
Guests enjoyed their drinks out of eclectic vintage colored glass glassware to match the shabby chic, bohemian feel of the wedding.
Moon Marquee, Teepee, Futon Bohemian Seating Area
“We had our wedding in San Diego at a friend's awesome converted warehouse that's becoming one of the most popular venues in San Diego: Moniker,” Megan says. “We kept it casual: Lots of brick and wood. Shared tables. No assigned seating. Tee-pees. Hanging lights and marquee signs. And, of course, great reclaimed furnishings (and tee pees) from a local group called Pow Wow.”
Rustic White, Red and Yellow Wildflower Centerpieces
For dinner, the couple served a food truck taco bar along with 12 deep dish pizzas (Megan is from Chicago after all!). The menu was displayed on a bold red card decorated with whimsical typography and bohemian feathers.
Megan and Ray at Moniker Warehouse in San Diego
Megan and Ray made their own s’more wedding cake and lit it on fire! They sprinkled chocolate shavings on top for a melted chocolate glaze. Yum!
DIY S'More Bar at Moniker Warehouse in California
Megan and Ray First Dance at Moniker Warehouse