An Elegant, Romantic Wedding With a Rustic Twist at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa in La Jolla, California
The outdoor garden space with lush landscaping and indoor ballroom filled with charm at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa in La Jolla, California, set the romantic tone for this elegant wedding with rustic accents. "We loved all the greenery, gardens and intimate pathways at Estancia, as well as the old California-style architecture," Rachel Byer (25 and a physician assistant) and Chris Thompson (29 and a nursing student) say of their marriage. "We also loved the laid-back, rustic feel that had a touch of elegance to it." Rachel and Chris shared a mutual love for the outdoors, so they decided on a palette of neutrals that blended well with wood detail, captured on camera by Bryan N. Miller Photography. The wedding's organic appearance was reflected through the ivory invitations created by Lauren M Design, with foliage designs wrapped around the text that gave guests a clue of what was to come. The aisle lined with white rose petals and soft-colored flower arrangements by Thistle Dew Floral & Event Design, which led to the green wooden canopy accented in a lush garland of blooms. Inside the ballroom reception, round dining tables were decorated with garden roses, spray roses, hydrangeas and lisianthus, all arranged inside wooden boxes to add rustic flair to the elegant occasion. The night's meal ended on a sweet note, thanks to the dessert table filled with bite-size treats and, of course, the wedding cake—a three-tier creation covered in buttercream frosting and topped with a "Mr. & Mrs." sign. See more details we fell in love with from this day of romance, below.