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A Romantic, Pastel-Colored Wedding at Balboa Park in San Diego, California

Blush pink and olive green flowed throughout these outdoor nuptials between Nicky Ollerton (31) and Stephen Bush (29), creating a romantic atmosphere

Blush pink and olive green flowed throughout these outdoor nuptials between Nicky Ollerton (31) and Stephen Bush (29), creating a romantic atmosphere without sticking to a strict theme or style. Stephen's one request to get married by the sea came true at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park in San Diego, California, where they stood on the edge that overlooked breathtaking waterfront views. The bridesmaids chose different Jenny Yoo dresses in the same shade of blush to go with the palette, while the groomsmen sported a timeless look with classic black tuxedos designed by Vera Wang. The party moved to Balboa Park in San Diego, California, for the reception, where wooden picnic-style tables had elegant sets of gold-trimmed ivory chinaware paired with etched glasses. The floral artistry accenting tabletops created a romantic ambience, with arrangements varying from pastel-colored centerpieces overflowing with blooms to olive branch garlands draped down the middle. We really felt the romance at the sight of Nicky's elegant ivory BHLDN dress, adorned with stylish beading from top to bottom. "I’m not sure any garment has ever made me feel such an overwhelming sense of excitement," Nicky says. "It didn’t make me want to cry like so many tell you. It made me want to dance and twirl!"

Guests received white invitations with black calligraphy; their rosemary designs added a natural touch. Blush envelopes with gold paisley liners sealed the invitations inside, creating an overall elegant package.
White Beaded Hair Crown
Single White Rose Boutonniere
Nicky picked out an absolutely stunning dress by Anthropologie's wedding brand BHLDN, which embodied the perfect amount of elegance for the romantic occasion.  Beads embellished the gown from top to bottom, with a tulle overlay covering the skirt portion of the dress.
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Ceremony Site
Natural Green Rosemary Bouquet
Floor-Length White Tulle Veil
"Kasia from Plenty of Petals created the most beautiful bridal bouquet I’ve ever seen," Nicky says. "She filled it with pastel peonies, tulips, garden roses and many other blooms, along with perfectly arranged greenery. I loved the shape she created, and when I held my bouquet up close to smell it, it felt as though I was cradling a baby."
Wooden picnic-style dining tables filled up the outdoor space at Balboa Park in San Diego, California. Settings made up of gold dinnerware covered the tabletops, along with draped garlands and lush, overflowing flower centerpieces.
Blush Pink Seating Chart
"The centerpieces were the real showstoppers, and Kasia from Plenty of Petals completely blew my mind with her floral artistry," Nicky says. "Kasia mixed it up with half the tables having pastel centerpieces, and the other half with olive branch garlands with blooms placed sporadically within the garlands."
The bridesmaids each picked out a blush Jenny Yoo dress in styles of their choosing, paired with accessories the girls picked out for themselves as well. The light shade of pink perfectly followed the day's romantic palette.
Classic white numbers on tall metal holders marked the tables. Each number stood close to the lush garland speckled with pastel flowers that draped down the middle of the dining table, in addition to tall white candles in brass candelabras.
Nicky found white plates trimmed with gold on Etsy and paired them with glasses etched with gold. Gold silverware rested on the sides of the display, and a white escort card with gold calligraphy labeled each seat.
Stephen and his groomsmen wore black bow ties that complemented the black Vera Wang tuxedos, all rocking a timeless look for the wedding. They stood in a line with the bridesmaids, who wore blush Jenny Yoo dresses that elegantly draped down to the floor.
Personalized Silver Spoons With Blush Ribbon
Blush and olive green silk wrapped around jars of honey and jam given out as wedding favors. Honey dippers and vintage butter knives were used for the delicious treats that guests took home.
Black Vera Wang Tuxedo