Elise + Sean

photography Jose Villa

Working with Elise & Sean on their wedding was a pleasure every step of the way. The couple is kind, loving and gracious and have incredible taste too. Elise, a talented children’s photographer, knew as soon as she got engaged that Jose Villa was the photographer for her. When we brought Mindy Rice on board to do the floral design, I knew their wedding would be something special.

They were married in a Catholic ceremony at Founders Chapel in San Diego. Jose then whisked the couple away for coastal portrait session, before they rejoined their guests at the Lodge at Torrey Pines. 

There we transformed an open lawn into a romantic garden, with custom wood structures by Rrivre Works. Mindy’s florals on the structures and tables were just breathtaking, in ivory & blush tones with trailing greens.

Elise & Sean’s wedding was the first to use Casa de Perrin’s Sage & Gold florentine chargers, which looked beautiful alongside their gold flatware & cut crystal stemware. We used both linen-draped tables and wood tables, to strike a balance between masculine & feminine. Following dinner, guests danced away to Encore, one of the incredible bands from West Coast Music.