An Elegant Garden Wedding at Santaluz Club in San Diego, California

In an elegant outdoor celebration at Santaluz Club in San Diego, California, Bree Marshall (25 and in marketing) married Greg Hueners (30 and in real estate) before 120 family and friends. “Our vision for the wedding was a romantic garden style,” says Bree, who chose a neutral palette of cream, blush pink and gold accents. Bree incorporated the wedding rings of Greg's grandmother, who had passed away, by tying them to a ribbon around the stems of her bouquet. Bree and Greg opted for a first touch—instead of a first look—in which they exchanged letters while holding hands but remained obscured by a door. “With all the chaos and running around that morning, we finally took a moment to have it all sink in,” Bree says. “It was amazing, and I will never forget those feelings.” 

At the outdoor ceremony, Bree and Greg exchanged vows under a rose garland-topped arch on the country club’s lush green grounds. On their way to the tented reception, guests plucked their seating assignments from two ivy boards that were crisscrossed with ribbon. Inside the white tent, glimmering glass vases brimmed with roses and glowing mercury-glass candles adorned each table. “We had the tent open to a big grass area all night, so our guests could socialize under the summer stars,” Bree says. “Our wedding was our fairy-tale dream because of the ceremony and reception, and also because family members and friends came together. Everyone was together celebrating love.” —Carolyn Meers