A Romantic Garden Wedding at Brick in San Diego, California

rn Andrea Swartz (28 and a marketing manager) and Corey Elliott (30 and a student) found a perfect fit for their romantic, lighthearted wedding at Brick in San Diego’s Liberty Station. “We loved the large, open space and the creative freedom that comes along with it,” Andrea says. “The beautiful brick walls are the perfect backdrop, and we were able to get a large space without being in a formal ballroom.” After deciding on their reception space, Andrea and Corey opted for a ceremony on the same grounds, at Liberty Station’s outdoor North Promenade. A neutral palette of blush and ivory was accented with pops of green—usually in the form of succulents and leafy garlands. “I wanted it to be a timeless look that will still be on trend 50 years later,” says Andrea, who carried a lush but restrained bouquet of garden roses, lavender and succulents. After a modified Jewish ceremony—Andrea and Corey both stepped on the glass—200 guests headed to the reception. Flowers Annette Gomez crafted numerous garlands and flower chandeliers for the airy, outdoor space. “Things won’t go exactly as planned, and there’s a 99 percent chance you are the only one who will realize any mistakes,” Andrea says. “Do what makes you both happy because in the end, it’s your day. Also, it’s true that you really don’t get to eat the entire day unless someone is putting the food in front of you, so put someone in charge of that.” —Carolyn Meers