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Dreamy La Valencia Wedding | Katie + Brian



The dreamiest couple, Katie and Brian, tied the knot at the iconic La Jolla pink hotel-La Valencia!


Their story began in Arlington, Virginia, where they both lived in the same apartment complex. Katie started noticing Brian at the gym, always wearing his Sigma Chi cutoffs. A couple of weeks later, Katie decided to wear her own Sigma Chi shirt, and Brian inevitably "took the bait" as she describes it, and struck up a conversation. They clicked immediately, and not long after that interaction, they headed to their favorite local sushi restaurant for their first official date! Many more dates followed that one, and soon they became inseparable.


After several years, Katie and Brian decided to make the move to Southern California, which began their West Coast adventures. They fell in love with San Diego, where they ultimately got engaged!


When it came to wedding day priorities, they knew that floral and tabletop settings were the most important to them! Katie has always had a deep love for fresh floral, as she grew up with her father always having the most magnificent gardens, that she would admire and pick her own bouquets from. For her wedding floral, she wanted it to feel organic, classic, and beautiful. The couple also wanted tons of candlelight to create a romantic ambiance for their guests. They couldn't wait to share their love with their loved ones in the most gorgeous setting!



Getting Ready: La Valencia Bridal Suite


Both Katie and Brian spent their wedding morning with their closest friends surrounding them, and getting ready together. Katie decided to do a first look with her bridesmaids, who made her feel alllllll the love! Brian's friends helped him look all spiffy for his upcoming first look with his soon to be wife!


La Valencia Hotel Wedding


Bride and bridesmaids by the pool at La Valencia Hotel Wedding


Bride at La Valencia Hotel Wedding