Katie and Luke: A Summer Wedding In La Jolla California

It would take too many blog posts to describe how special this bride and groom are.  We were honored to have been able to coordinate this beautiful wedding and it was nice to leave Las Vegas for a few days in July! Katie and Luke were married at Estancia Hotel and Spa.  Katie is extremely creative and with the help of family, they made all of the decor for their big day. Their vintage travel themed wedding fit them perfectly as traveling is one of their favorite hobbies. There are too many good photos to keep on writing so here we go!

Katie made this peach colored bird cage veil

The coins came from different countries Katie and Luke had visited while traveling Europe together

Their first look was done on the beach!

Katie, along with her family, made the groomsmen boutonnieres.

The Olive Lawn at Estancia Hotel

They used different countries as table names. Passports were used as escort cards.


Katie’s father Tip created this wooden structure for their chalkboard frames to be placed on.

Instead of a champagne toast, the bride and groom wanted to include a touch of Ireland (where they lived while Katie did her student teaching) by having a Guinness Beer toast.

One of their songs “Galway Girl” played as guests clapped and cheered.


Guests got to take their own photos in Katie and Luke’s fun self made photo booth. The props sat in a vintage dresser with a chalk board sign.

The night ended with a packed dance floor and guests participating in Katie and Luke’s signature dance called “Let It Go”.

I know Katie and Luke will have many memories together and many more place to travel! Thank you for letting us experience a gorgeous California wedding!

Wedding Coordination: Green Orchid Events
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Estancia Hotel and Spa
Photography: Whitney of Whitney Darling Photography
Videography: J Video Productions
Disc Jockey: La Jolla DJs
Wedding Cake and Cupcakes: Elegant Dessert Designs
Officiant: Kevin Odor
Hair and Makeup: Jen and Tammy
Florist: Linda


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  1. I love the coins in the hair. What a great idea to incorporate a part of their lives in the ceremony. I also really like the photo of the bride and her dad…what a great shot

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