College sweethearts Ashley and Andrew brought their families and friends together in their beloved San Diego to celebrate their wedding day. Both graduates of the University of San Diego where they were active on their rowing teams, they wanted to incorporate the laid-back, fun nature of the town, while honoring their mutual love for the water in a special, refined style. They chose to work with the unparalleled team of Sterling Social to create their magic affair.
The experience began with a simple, elegant stationery suite by Casie at Francis Orr that combined formal typography with a blue ombre motif reminiscent of watercolor. The classic ceremony was held at their alma mater's Church of the Immaculata, a pristine space with sentimental value. Next, was a fabulous cocktail reception at the historical Hotel del Coronado's Windsor Lawn, where they sipped signature margaritas and played lawn games. The reception, held in the exquisite Grand Ballroom, was timeless with a modern twist with a muted silver and white palette and sea-themed details, including starfish place cards and sea shell adorned tables. Lush white florals by Carissa of JL Designs included roses, casablanca lilies, tulips, calla lilies, peonies and hydrangeas. Formal lounge areas surrounded the dance floor, where guests danced all night to a live band. Memories and details were caught by the lens of John Schnack.