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Modern Wedding Inspiration: Bright Colors, Gold Metals, and Alpacas on a Rooftop

By Becca Jones

Alpacas, a beautifully lit marquee, a rooftop venue, what more could a bride and groom ask for? A photographer, of course, to capture it all—and that’s just what Shewanders did in this stunning space that brings an entirely new meaning to the word “public.”

The InterContinental San Diego is a downtown waterfront hotel, sure to take your breath away. Despite the incredible views, simple decor at the altar ensures all eyes will be on you.  Two wooden frames shadow the bride and groom with vibrant, diagonally strung floral arrangements.

Organic Elements used bright red, yellow, orange, green, and white tones to play up the playfulness. Each place setting mirrors this vibe and is adorned with a uniquely blue-dyed triangle menu, spotted orange hibiscus, and gold utensils. The wooden “love” marquee and dainty green accent leaves pop against the hotel’s sleek and reflective structure.

Need we underscore how well Bliss Events, the coordinator of this style shoot, perfectly fused tradition and modernity? The bride’s soft 1920s curls, the classic white trolley! A combination of bold florals paired with the groom’s funky checkered tie and bride’s tulle, glistening gown. This wedding feels familiar while also fresh and new.

The InterContinental’s lack of privacy may be a point of concern for some. But hey, when you say “I do” it’s meant for just you two, no matter the venue.

Bride and groom stand in front of white trolley car - modern wedding inspiration Hand-lettered sign that reads "Take me to the InterContinental. I'm getting married today!" Bride wears gold flower hair barrettes and dangling earrings - modern wedding inspiration Bride's bouquet of bright red and yellow flowers Groom wears a blue suit, a blue and white checked tie, and a boutonniere with red and green florals Two gold-framed, stand-alone walls with a floral installation stand at the front of the ceremony Two alpacas stand at the ceremony site Reception table with a script "Love" lighted marquee behind Reception tabletop includes bright-colored florals Triangle paper menu lies on a plate at the reception table Cube-shaped white wedding cakes with marbled detailing Blue and navy couches adorn the venue The couple walks with two alpacas in tow Red open-toed heels with bows sit on a yellow modern chair Bride wears lace gloves and a lace veil to depart Bride and groom holding hands in front of Rolls-Royce Bride and groom pictured in the back seat of the Rolls-Royce

Get the Look

AlpacasGarden of Eden Mobile Petting Zoo
Cake: Cake
Coordination: Bliss Events
Dress: Archive Bridal
Florals: Organic Elements
Hair: Victoria G Hair Design
Jewelry: Kendra Scott
Makeup: Kimm DiCato Makeup Artistry
Marquee: My Marquee SD
Paper: Whimsíque
Photography: Shewanders
Rentals: Contemporary Flair, Enticing Tables, To Be Designed
Transportation: Rolls LiveryOld Town Trolley Tours
Venue: InterContinental San Diego

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