A Pink, Black-and-White Modern-Style Wedding at Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club in San Diego, California

This modern-style wedding at Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club in San Diego, California, was shaped by the black, white and pink palette—a romantic c

This modern-style wedding at Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club in San Diego, California, was shaped by the black, white and pink palette—a romantic combination for a day of romance. Alicia Umpierre (29 and a scientist) and Justin Umpierre (30 and a nonprofit manager) chose the venue not just because they wanted the ceremony and reception at the same location, but also for the surrounding landscape that naturally took care of its own decorations. Alicia and Justin were married on the lawn outside, right at the classic white gazebo decorated with a pink flower-frenzied arrangement. Alicia walked down the aisle sporting a vintage look with her birdcage veil, plus her ivory strapless wedding dress accented with lace. She held a fuchsia bridal bouquet filled with roses and calla lilies, which resembled the centerpieces that decorated dining tables inside the country club's banquet hall. Our favorite (and most delicious) detail of the day was the black-and-white wedding cake topped with a bride and groom figurine set, propped up on a silver branch stand. A tip from Alicia: "Our advice to future couples is to take ownership of your wedding as much as possible. Try to inject as many personal elements that will help you remember your special day."
 


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Alicia picked out a white birdcage veil that added a distinctive accessory to her classic outfit. She wore a stunning pearl necklace that matched her dangling pearl earrings.
The ceremony took place outside on the lawn at Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club in San Diego, California, where white folding chairs faced the classic gazebo where Alicia and Justin said their vows.
"I always envisioned myself wearing a black-and-white tuxedo at my wedding, so I wanted to keep it simple," Justin says. "I just wanted the groomsmen to be wearing orange, since it's one of my favorite colors. It really represents my alma mater, Syracuse University."
Alicia and Justin got married at the classic white gazebo, decorated with a lush arrangement of fuchsia flowers, which added a pop of color to the ceremony site.
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Justin had a fuchsia orchid and orange calla lily boutonniere pinned to the lapel of his black tuxedo. Justin rocked the classic look by wearing a black tuxedo with a matching black bow tie.
Alicia held a bridal bouquet filled with fuchsia calla lily and roses arranged by Michael's Flower Girl.
The dining table at the reception perfectly matched the day's black, white and pink palette. Guests sat at tables covered with black linens and decorated with fuchsia gerbera daisies and tiger lily centerpieces.
The three-tier white cake had black wrapped around the bottom of each layer. A silver branch cake stand elevated the cake, topped with an adorable figurine version of a bride and groom.
Alicia wore a white feather clipped into the side of her updo hairstyle, which gave her an entirely different look from the veil worn at the ceremony.