L'Auberge Seaside Wedding Style: Joana + Jelani
I know I say this all the time, but I have ANOTHER favorite L'Auberge wedding! Earlier this month I had the pleasure of working with Joana and Jelani, two of the most stylish and gorgeous people you will ever meet, on all the details of their stunning lavendar wedding in Del Mar.
From our very first meeting last year, I learned that these two had stood the ultimate test of time. Joana and Jelani met in 1995. 17 years, a beautiful baby boy, and a Paris engagement later they decided to make it official. Throughout the planning process I got the chance to see this amazing family work together to choose cake flavors, design flowers, and pick linens. I loved that they made every decision together (and I'm pretty sure their 1-year-old made the final call on the linen color). It was truly a family affair.
On August 4th all of their hard work paid off and our staff had the opportunity to witness one of the most touching and beautiful wedding days of the year. From a sweet ceremony overlooking the ocean to a romantic candlelit dinner overflowing with orchids, every detail dripped of elegance (including the dashing bride and groom).
Looking back, it's hard for me to tell if my favorite part was the actual day or the planning. Whenever I work with such an amazing couple -- or family, in this case -- I'm a little sad to see it end. Good thing for me I can keep reliving the day through The Youngren's fabulous wedding photos.