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Real Wedding: Emma & Michael

This bride’s ombre wedding dress set the stage for all the gorgeous details of this La Jolla real wedding, particularly the impressive dessert table!

Emma’s dreams came true when she married Michael on a perfect 70-degree day on the beach. Her vision, executed flawlessly by event designer Lauren Stewart and wedding coordinator Cara Thomson, came to life through special details reflective of the bride and groom. I love the unique and subtle ombre fade of the Emma’s gown, which was carried throughout the details of the entire day, particularly the dessert table, which the bride admits was one of her favorite elements.The sign above the table, which reads “give me some sugar,” this Southern groom’s way of asking Emma for a kiss!, and was handmade by event designer Lauren Stewart. The florist covered the custom made Chuppa in sweet peas – words of endearment Emma and Michael use for each other. Guests also enjoyed cornhole (check out the personalized boards – so cute!) and late-night ping pong before sending off the new Mr. and Mrs.



1. Ceremony: The Wedding Bowl/Cuvier Club; La Jolla, CA
2. Reception: La Jolla Woman’s Club
3. ‘Getting Ready’ location: Pantai Inn 
4. Design, Planning, & Coordination: Lauren Stewart Design + Events, tel: 213-804-5195
5. Event Coordinator: Cara Thomson, Luxe Events
6. Linens: La Tavola
7. Hair & Makeup: Nicoletta Daskalakis
8. Furniture: Found Vintage Rentals
9. Videographer: Stephen Alberts Wedding Films
10. Photography: Orange Turtle Photography
11. Florist: Oak & the Owl
12. Desserts: Sweet & Saucy Shop
13. DJ: Red Shoe
14. Cornhole Boards: Victory Tailgate
15. Wedding Gown: The White Dress
16. Accessories: Renee Pawele Bride
17. Invitations: Anthony Graglia





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