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Real Wedding: Lindsey & Michael

Lindsey and Michael’s real wedding in Rancho Santa Fe is overflowing with bright, festive colors and unique, modern detailing.


Mike Farrington, 30, first developed a crush on Lindsey Eastman, 29, at a junior high summer camp. The two stayed close friends throughout their time at Sante Fe Christian College, and beyond, and ended up living just 200 yards apart in Solana Beach. They finally began dating, and six months later in 2013, Mike proposed. The couple chose the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe for their 290-person wedding, located a mile away from Lindsey’s parents’ home, where the reception was held.  Anna Goforth

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Standout Gown

After visiting four boutiques on a trip to L.A., Lindsey found her dress at Vera Wang. “It stood out because I felt both comfortable and beautiful in it.” Watching her dad’s face when she walked out in the dress was one of Lindsey’s favorite moments of the wedding.

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An upholstered chair that the bride found on Pinterest inspired the entire color scheme for Lindsey and Mike’s invitations and event. The chair was made up of black, white, and gold with bright pinks and oranges. “The invitation suite then set the tone for the rest of the reception design,” she says.

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Natural Touches

Lindsey’s colorful boutique was filled with pink roses, peonies, dahlias, kumquats, mint, and passion vines. Working with florist Annette Gomez, the couple wanted to create arrangements that were both beautiful and “down to earth.” The centerpieces added color and still allowed for conversation across the table.

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O How Happy

Musician and vocalist Ken Anderson leads the Martin Luther King Jr. Gospel Choir and is also a personal friend of the couple. Anderson, along with 50 members of the choir, sang throughout the ceremony, and closed with “O Happy Day.”

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Culinary Art

Lindsey considers food to be a big deal in her family. The illustrated menu placed at each seat was custom-painted by watercolor artists Tracy Hetzel. The paper came from Posh Paperie.

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Homemade Treats

For party favors, Lindsey baked 450 cookies. She and her mom made and froze eight batches of dough weeks before the wedding, and friends helped bake them the day before. “I’m still getting frequent requests for my cookie recipe, ” says Lindsey.


Coordination: Merilee Hennings, EverAfter Events
Photography: Ryan Ray
Ceremony: The Village Community Presbyterian Church
Florals: Annette Gomez
Music: Martin Luther Choir, Ken Anderson (ceremony), West Coast Music (reception)
Menu Water Color Illustrations: Tracy Hetzel
Videography: Aqua Vivas
Caterer: Giuseppe Fine Catering
Wine: Gen7 Wine
Cake: Michele Coulon
Hair: Wendy McGuill
Makeup: Janelle Nelson, Lux Beauty Bar by Michel Benaroch
Coffee Cart: Joes on the Nose
Valet: Sunset Valet
Transportation: Rolls Livery, Midnight Express

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