A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA





Today I am excited to share all the details from Aubrey and Brandon's wedding at the Darlington House in San Diego, CA. When I first talked to Aubrey, she told me that she wanted her wedding to feel like a European dinner party and wanted the theme to be 'Champagne.' That right there was my kind of bride! The kicker? She also wanted there to be a touch of a 70s disco party in there. I have to say, that combo was a first, but it was one of the many reasons I absolutely LOVED working with Aubrey and Brandon!


While this may have been a first, it truly embodied who Aubrey and Brandon were. As a couple, they loved to travel (and had taken many trips to Europe), appreciated good food and drink (aka. they were foodies!), loved spending time with family and had a weak spot for 60/70's music. I mean, their theme was spot on and creating a day that truly feels like our couples is exactly what we strive for.


When it came to pulling off Aubrey's aesthetic, she decided to keep the color pallet very neutral with lots of greens and whites, and then accented with hints of dusty blue and mustard. These colors truly embodied that elegant European vibe Aubrey loved and added a very subtle hint of retro.


On the wedding day, Aubrey looked absolutely breathtaking! Her long sleeve lace gown was perfect for a December wedding and was the perfect fit for her style and personality. And her bridesmaid's couldn't have complimented her any better than they did in their chic dusty blue dresses. And they, of course, started the day with an elegant champagne toast!



A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA


A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA


A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

CEREMONY:


The wedding ceremony took place in the Darlington House's Egyptian Patio and Blooms Design House dressed it up by added a gorgeous floral arrangement to the iron gates and small arrangements with velvet ribbon down the aisle.


The entire wedding party looked incredibly chic standing above the fountain in their slightly mismatched dresses and classic black suits.


The ceremony itself was just perfect for Aubrey and Brandon. It had the right amount of fun, seriousness and readings, and Aubrey and Brandon were so excited to finally say 'I Do!'



A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

COCKTAIL HOUR:


After the ceremony ended, guests made their way to the Andeulsian Patio for the most amazing cheese and charcuterie board I have ever seen! And were guided to their seats by the most adorable vintage floral place card display. Each guest had their own personalized vase with an individual bloom. This perfectly set the tone for guest's to make their way to the reception space.


While guests were mixing and mingling at cocktail hour, Aubrey and Brandon were off taking adorable during sunset.


A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA

A Retro European Dinner Party Inspired Wedding At The Darlington House in La Jolla, CA