Our Favorite Wedding Details |Best of 2016

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The flowers, the colors, the textures – oh my!

Call me flowery, but photographing the gorgeous decor at a wedding is one of my favorite things!! The details speak volumes about a couple and their personal style – whether they’re classic, modern, natural, or bohemian – and they set the tone for the celebration of the night!

This year, our couples just outdid themselves with stylish details, stunning florals, and personal touches, and their teams of vendors pushed themselves to their creative limits! It was a JOY to take part in such a creative year!

Here’s our favorite details and decor that we were privileged to photograph this last year, plus the amazing lead designers and florists that made it all happen!

I’ll be giving as many credits for the details when they appear for most of the weddings and images below, but also feel free to click on the image to go to the original blog posts where you’ll find the full list of amazing vendors!

Venue : La Valencia Hotel | Event Design : Francine Ribeau Events | Floral Design : Organic Elements

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Floral Design : Karen Tran | Chair Wraps : Nuage Designs

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Venue : The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel | Wedding Planner : Champagne Taste | Floral Design : Nisie’s Enchanted Florist

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Venue: Tom Ham’s Lighthouse | Event Coordinator : Joyous Weddings and Events by KDV | Floral Design : Petals by Katie

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Venue : Omni La Costa | Designer : Monarch Weddings

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Venue : The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe | Event Coordinator : EverAfter Events | Floral Design : Flowers Annette Gomez

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Venue : The Lodge Torrey Pines | Event Design : Susanne Duffy of Crown Weddings | Floral Design : Organic Elements

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Venue : Private Estate | Event Design : EverAfter Events | Floral Design : Flowers Annette Gomez

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Location : Hotel Del Coronado | Event Design : Susanne Duffy of Crown Weddings | Floral Design : Jennifer Cole Florals

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Bouquets were a fabulous mix of elegance and natural rustic this year, with so many wildflowers and organic elements being incorporated into the look of the florals.

Event Design : Susanne Duffy of Crown Weddings | Floral Design : Adorations Botanical Artistry

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Floral Design (Left) : Lavish Floral | Floral Design (Right) : Emily Smiley Fine Weddings & Soirees

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Floral Design : Native Poppy

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Floral Design : Flowers Annette Gomez

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Floral Design : Urban Garden Floral

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Floral Design : Flowers Annette Gomez

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Floral Design : Bloom Box Designs

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The bridesmaids looked stunning this year in floor length gowns that were soft and sheer. Plus, they got to wear different shapes on top that flattered each girl. Love it!

Location : The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe | Event Coordinator : EverAfter Events | Floral Design : Flowers Annette Gomez | Bridesmaid Dresses : Jenni Yoo Collection | Hair : Wendy McGill

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Venue : L’Auberge Del Mar | Event Coordinator : White Lace Events & Design | Floral Design : Isari Flower Studio

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Floral Design : Apis Floral

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Floral Design : Flowers Annette Gomez  | Make-Up : Sara Stewart | Hair : Julie Withers of JDM Salon

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Event Design : Jeannie, Details Details | Floral Design : Bloom Box Designs | Bridesmaid Dresses : Amsale

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Floral Design : Petals by Katie

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Another trend I loved was the use of different colors and types of glassware. I love how they gave the perfect pop of color to these gorgeous tables!

Location : Laguna Cliffs Marriott | Event Design : Crown Weddings | Floral Design : Jennifer Cole Florals

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Location : La Valencia Hotel | Event Design : Francine Ribeau Events | Floral Design : Organic Elements | Vintage Glassware : Adore Folklore

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Floral Design : Karen Tran | Chair Wraps : Nuage Designs

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I also loved the way our couples and coordinators got creative with different escort cards, particularly these cutouts, marble coasters, and beautifully designed signs!!

Location : The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe | Event Design : White Lace Events & Design | Floral Design : Flowers Annette Gomez | Stationery : Designs by Laney | Stationery : Harken Press

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Location : La Valencia Hotel | Event Design : Francine Ribeau Events | Floral Design : Organic Elements | Calligraphy : Wendy Ware Designer

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The cakes were GORGEOUS this year! Let’s just say their designs totally took the cake… LOL!

Venue : Hotel Del Coronado | Event Design : Susanne Duffy of Crown Weddings | Floral Design : Jennifer Cole Florals | Cake : Michele Coulon Dessertier

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Event Design : Jeannie, Details Details | Floral Design : Bloom Box Designs | Cake : Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

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Venue : Fairmont Grand Del Mar | Event Design : Monarch Weddings | Floral Design : Jennifer Cole Florals | Cake : Fairmont Grand Del Mar

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Event Design : Crown Weddings | Floral Design : Jennifer Cole Florals | Cake : It’s All About the Cake

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Location : Boston Public Library | Event Coordinator : Unique Weddings by Alexis | Floral Design : Table and Tulip | Cake : The Catered Affair

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Venue : The Ryland Inn | Cake : Palermo Bakery

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Marble Cake : Michele Coulon Dessertier

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Venue : Rancho Valencia | Event Design : Crown Weddings | Cake : Hey There Cupcake

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Cake : The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

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Donut Bar : Backup Backdrops | Cake : Michele Coulon Dessertier

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Venue : L’Auberge Del Mar | Event Coordinator : White Lace Events & Design | Floral Design : Isari Flower Studio | Dessert : VG Donut & Bakery

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There were also some incredible dance floors that were eye-popping this year!

Location : Crossroads Estate | Event Coordinator : Details Event Planning | Floral Design : TOAST Santa Barbara | Rentals : Classic Party Rentals

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Location : The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel | Wedding Planner : Champagne Taste | Floral Design : Nisie’s Enchanted Florist | Band : West Coast Music

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Natural touches and florals were HUGE this year, with lots of herbs like rosemary, sage, and lavender gracing the place-settings, as well as eucalyptus making a big impact on tables. I loved the organic and natural elements that were still done in a classic and elegant way!

Venue : Villa Montalvo | Event Coordinator : Arlene Hamacher | Floral Design : Apis Floral

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Venue : Villa Montalvo | Event Coordinator : Arlene Hamacher | Floral Design : Apis Floral

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Location : Crossroads Estate | Event Coordinator : Details Event Planning | Floral Design : TOAST Santa Barbara

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Venue : Omni La Costa | Designer : Monarch Weddings

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Venue : The Lodge at Torrey Pines | Event Design & Coordinating : Emily Smiley Fine Weddings & Soirees

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And finally, I just love how elegantly everything came together with these gorgeous designs!

Venue : Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel | Event Design : Jeannie, Details Details | Floral Design : Bloom Box Designs

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Venue : Hotel Del Coronado | Event Design : Susanne Duffy of Crown Weddings | Floral Design : Jennifer Cole Florals | Calligraphy : Wendy Ware Designer | Paper : J Grace | Stationery & Décor : Brightly Designed

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Venue : Fairmont Grand Del Mar | Event Design : Monarch Weddings | Floral Design : Jennifer Cole Florals | Stationery : Brightly Designed

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Venue : Rancho Valencia | Event Design : Crown Weddings | Floral Design : Adorations Botanical Artistry | Stationery : Wendy Ware Designer

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Venue : The Lodge at Torrey Pines | Event Design & Coordinating : Emily Smiley Fine Weddings & Soirees

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Venue : Laguna Cliffs Marriott | Event Design : Crown Weddings | Floral Design : Jennifer Cole Florals | Linens : La Tavola Linens & Luxe Linens | Stationery : Wendy Ware Designer

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Venue : Fairmont Grand Del Mar | Event Design : Monarch Weddings | Floral Design : Jennifer Cole Florals

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Venue : The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe | Event Design : White Lace Events & Design | Floral Design : Flowers Annette Gomez

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Location : Hotel Del Coronado | Event Design : Susanne Duffy of Crown Weddings | Floral Design : Jennifer Cole Florals

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I love our Best of 2016 series this year – we had so many amazing and talented vendors that we just adored!! Check out the rest of our Best of 2016 to see all of our favorite images, details, and moments from the year!

Hugs,
Erin

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We’re Jeff and Erin Youngren, and we believe running a business should be life-giving (not soul-sucking). So we’re passionate about teaching other photographers to run life-giving businesses and book clients they absolutely love.  

For 15 years, we’ve photographed weddings all over the world as a hubby & wifey team, but we’ve also grown a multi-brand photography studio in San Diego, CA. 

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