This Couple's Industrial Wedding at Brick in San Diego Was Packed with Moody Florals
Although southern California's perpetually sunny weather is one of its biggest draws, Sean and John wanted their wedding to pay homage to the crisp autumns they grew up with in upstate New York. "John and I grew up in upstate New York, where fall is easily the most beautiful season. You don't really get that same atmosphere out on the west coast, so we wanted to bring that out here. We chose San Diego simply because we fell in love with the city, we always have a fantastic time when we go. The idea for the color palette was a moody, forest-inspired palette. So lots of burgundy, plums, deep greens," Sean shares.
Once the couple settled on bringing a New York fall to sunny California, they booked Brick, an urban and industrial venue in San Diego with plenty of charming exposed brick. "We wanted the space to really speak for itself, so we kept a lot of the décor to a minimum. The centerpieces on the tables were a gorgeous array of moody florals in gold vases, with some moss around it. Again, we really wanted that moody, fall forest feel to shine through. We wanted to give everyone two of our favorite things as wedding favors, coffee and chocolate. Sean sat up one night before the wedding and hand wrapped (what felt like) a million little burlap bags of Hershey's kisses and bags of coffee," shares John. In addition to tasty favors, guests were in for a treat with the couple's uniquely-served signature cocktails. "We had specialty cocktails! We both chose one and then threw in standard beer and wine that we enjoy. Sean chose The Bramble as his cocktail, and John chose a classic Whiskey Ginger. For our bar we found the SUPER whimsical Swig Rig to serve as our indoor bar for the event. It was a really great aesthetic piece," they recall of the setup.
When reminiscing on their San Diego wedding, the couple had this advice to share with current to-be-weds: "Just go for it! Have fun, but remember that while the wedding and the party might be great for your guests, make sure that you enjoy it too," says Sean while John advices that you, "Don't let family weigh in too much on the wedding, it was all the more special knowing that we handled every detail."