Estancia La Jolla has to be one of my favorite San Diego wedding venues. It is a perfect hidden gem. It’s filled with flawless photo backdrops, lush gardens and Spanish architecture. Estancia has a special place in my heart because I used to work there in the spa. I always dreamed of working weddings on the property and here I am fulfilling my dream! If you have the chance to visit the spa at Estancia, you are definitely in for a treat!
When Chelsi reached out to me, I immediately could tell how kind she was. After finding out we had a mutual friend, we knew it was meant to be! Chelsi and Maxx got married on a beautiful summer day in 2021. The day started out with hair and makeup in the bridal suite and followed with pops of bubbly!
As guests began to arrive, each ceremony detail was in place. From the elegant signage, to the marvelous florals to the individual fans for each guest… Everything was well thought of and complete.
The ceremony was extra special. The bride is close with her dad and step dad and was able to have both of them walk her down the aisle. Laughs and tears were exchanged as Chelsi and Maxx said their vows. As they were pronounced man and wife, mariachi music filled the air and the celebrations began!
This warm summer day was the perfect backdrop to a fun cocktail hour. All the senses were in play as live music filled your ears, tequila and good food were tasted, beautiful florals were smelled, many hugs were felt and special moments of the bride and groom were seen.
Estancia is truly filled with an array of backdrops for your newlywed photos! I always love seeing newlywed photos, but this venue really enhanced the love and beauty of the day.
The reception space was completed with gorgeous centerpieces and a variety of candles. Each place setting had a white and gold charger plate, a shantung rose napkin and an elegant menu. The table numbers were white and gold acrylic and were the perfect mix of a classic and modern touch. We brought in the ceremony arch and placed it behind their sweetheart table. Our florist did a stunning job on every detail!
The evening was spectacular and filled with so much love! Everyone danced the night away and enjoyed hearing funny stories, eating cake and sipping cocktails.
Venue: Estancia La Jolla | Photography: Amazonas Photography | Florist: Rae Florae | Officiant: Weddings Royale | DJ: DJ Dre Motion | HMUA: Natalie Payne Artistry | Rentals: Crown Rentals | Bridal Gown: Archive Bridal