After Erin Dauphine, 28, of Poway, and Shaeffer Bannigan, 28, of Carlsbad, were set up through friends on a group bowling date, the two really go to know each other on their first real date at La Jolla Cove. Exactly one year later in the same exact spot, Shaeffer secretly strung 1,000 feet of twinkling lights before bringing Erin there and dropping to one knee to propose. The couple celebrated their wedding with a romantic, rustic reception at Estancia La Jolla Hotel.
Classic Beauty “I wanted the colors and decor to be timeless,” Erin remembers.
Location Love When the couple first toured the hotel, they fell for the lush landscaping, cozy outdoor fireplaces, and intricate stairways complete with beautiful Spanish tiling.
Rustic Elegance To keep with their theme, the couple incorporated antique urns, mercury glass vessels, and farm tables with soft, cream floral tones and dusty miller accents.
THEIR TALENTED TEAM
Day-of Coordination: Sweet Blossom Weddings
Photography: True Photography
Ceremony, Reception, and Catering: Estancia La Jolla
Florals: Organic Elements
Dress: Modern Trousseau
Shoes: Badgley Mischka & Calvin Klein
Cake: Michele Coulon Dessertier
Hair: Cindy Stirling
Makeup: Whitney Eve
Rentals: Concepts Event Design & Hire Elegance
Coffee Bar: Joes on the Nose
Photo Booth: Pixster Photo Booth