If you are looking for a European inspired venue in Southern California, look no further. When you arrive at Vista Valley Country Club, you don’t feel like you’re in San Diego anymore. This San Diego wedding venue contains gorgeous architecture and stone make you feel like you are on a European vacation. This flower filled affair took place on the first day of fall. The weather was warm and the skies were clear. It was a perfect day for a wedding!
The bridal suite inside Vista Valley Country Club is a beautiful spot. It is spacious and has many spots for pretty pictures. I love the natural light that comes in. Our photographer, Briana Nolan, did a fabulous job in getting detail shots of our bride and capturing special moments throughout the morning.
The ladies then went outside to take some photos together. To match the gardenesque vibe, the girls wore a variety of dresses with different floral patterns, textures and shades of pink. Mismatched bridesmaids dresses have to be my favorite! This stone entrance at Vista Valley Country Club truly is the best place to capture some stunning photos.
The venue also has a sophisticated grooms groom. Team groom got ready there and then made their way outside for some group photos. Along with the groomsmen were the grooms three sisters and sweet pup. There are a few ways to include your pet on your wedding day. Having them show up for photos and the ceremony has to be our favorite!
The couple decided to do a first touch rather than a first look. They headed to the balcony and took in the moment together. The anticipation was high and there wasn’t a dry eye in sight!
The ceremony took place in Vista Valley’s quiet garden. The trickling of the fountain nearby was the perfect backdrop to the stillness. As guests arrived through the french gates, they were greeted with a welcome table, linen welcome sign, whimsical florals and soft music.
Ceremony was nothing short of perfection. The bride was escorted down the aisle with her father and sister/maid of honor. After loving vows and rings were exchanged, the couple was announced as husband and wife and guests tossed petals in celebration.
After the ceremony finished, it was time to get the wedding party together for some photos. They looked amazing and had so much fun!
As guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvre’s, the couple snuck away to take some sweet photos in the garden. It was difficult to choose just a few of the newlywed portraits. These two are just so photogenic!
The reception space was truly stunning! Each table was sprinkled with delicate flowers and above hung twinkling market lighting. Each place setting included an elegant, cream charger plate and fringe blush napkin. The menus included the guests name and was color coded based on what they ordered.
We kicked off reception with a grand entrance of the wedding party and newly married couple. The couple then took to the dance floor for their first dance while their loved ones surrounded them.
Our cake and desserts were from Crush Catering. The floral accents really went with our garden theme. My favorite has to be the mini cakes, how cute are they!
Everyone finished off the night with desserts and dancing. Our beautiful bride changed into her second outfit of the evening; a glamorous jumpsuit. We passed out light up cowboy hats as everyone danced and they were a hit!
Planner: Serene Events and Design | Photographer: Briana Nolan | Florist: Blooms By Melly | Venue: Vista Valley Country Club | Hair & Makeup: A Toast To Beauty | Cake & Desserts: Crush Catering | DJ: Timmy D Productions | Videography: LL Visual | Photo Booth: Pixster
A Whimsical Garden Wedding At Vista Valley Country Club
March 4, 2023