Tivoli is an Italian-inspired, wedding venue oasis perched among the mountains of Fallbrook, California. This stunning destination offers a unique blend of European elegance and California charm. Whether you choose to celebrate your special day under a captivating European-style canopy adorned with timber-inspired beam trusses or amidst the open-air courtyard with trickling Italian fountains, natural lawn, stonework, and weathered brick, this San Diego wedding venue promises a breathtaking backdrop that resembles a Tuscan hillside. The sweeping views of the San Diego hillside, both by day and under starry nights, create an enchanting setting for a truly unforgettable experience. Join us as we explore the beauty and magic of Tivoli in this blog, where the allure of Italy meets the tranquility of Fallbrook. Earlier this year, we celebrated a beautiful, modern yet elegant wedding and we can’t wait to share the enchanting experience with you.

The excitement of the day began at Tivoli, where both the bride and groom, along with their wedding party, prepared for the festivities ahead. Tivoli offers a Groom’s Room and a luxurious Bridal Suite, ensuring everyone’s comfort.

The first look at Tivoli Villa was a heartwarming moment, filled with smiles and admiration. The property’s lush, green surroundings provided numerous hidden spots for beautiful photos, creating a magical backdrop for the couple’s special day. I just adore the way these two look at each other. So many laughs and smiles!

The couple’s two pups played a heartwarming role in their special day. They were not just part of the ceremony but also joined in the pre-wedding festivities and photos, adding an extra layer of charm and love to the celebration. I feel like our bride totally looks like a Disney princess here and I am loving it!

At Tivoli’s ceremony site, there is a magnificent tree as its centerpiece. We wanted to embrace the beauty of it so we focused our design and flowers to the sides of the aisle. The ceremony was an intimate and emotional moment and we loved hearing their personal vows.

As the ceremony concluded, the celebration seamlessly transitioned into a delightful cocktail hour. Among the many exquisite offerings was an oyster bar that quickly became a favorite among guests. The couple, naturally, couldn’t resist the temptation and joined in the festivities, savoring the fresh oysters and engaging in lively conversations with their loved ones. Live music filled the air and guests were able to leave the the newlyweds a message on their audio guestbook.

The bride’s love for cookies inspired a unique and delectable idea to the wedding day. A creative seating chart was designed, featuring a shelf adorned with cookies, each bearing the name of a guest. These yummy treats were more than just a place card; they also featured the couple’s personal monogram, infusing an extra layer of elegance and sentiment into the celebration. The combination of the bride’s love for cookies and the clever design choices added a delightful and unforgettable aspect to the wedding, leaving guests both impressed and touched by the couple’s thoughtful attention to detail.

These portraits were truly heartwarming, revealing their deep adoration for one another. Each glance, each touch, and each shared smile were a testament to the love that had brought them together on this special day. Tivoli’s enchanting backdrop provided the perfect setting for these intimate photographs, capturing the essence of their relationship for them to cherish for a lifetime.

Their reception was a picture of elegance and style. Farm tables and cross-back chairs created an inviting atmosphere for guests to enjoy the festivities. The centerpiece arrangements were a true highlight, featuring stunning white florals and a soft glow of candles. Each place setting was thoughtfully adorned with a black and white menu, adding a chic and personalized touch to the dining experience. The reception décor set the stage for an evening filled with love, laughter, and memorable moments.

To kick off the festivities, the couple dazzled their guests with a champagne tower, a glamorous and celebratory way to start the evening. As the celebration continued, an adorable ice cream taco cart and photo booth made its appearance. The couple also made sure the drinks were both creative and fun, with a range of imaginative concoctions that added a splash of excitement to the party.

As we come to the end of this wonderful wedding day at Tivoli, here are some of the best reception moments. The couple and their guests had a blast, dancing the night away. The first dance was a touching highlight, followed by the traditional cake-cutting ceremony. As the music played, the dance floor lit up with laughter and joy as everyone joined in the festivities. It was a day filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable moments!


Planning & Design: Serene Events and Design | Photographer: JC Jones Photography | Venue: Tivoli Italian Villa | Florist: Haus and Co. | DJ & Live Music: Kevin Miso | Makeup: Taylor Haupt | Hair: Alexis Hagan | Ice Cream Tacos: Little Fox Cups & Cones | Seating Chart: Rent Boho Babes | Hedge Walls: Unreal Designs | Photo booth: Combi Photo Booth | Videographer: Ray Swanson | Signage: Evoke Happy

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