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Avoiding Photo Burnout

It happens to the best of couples: photo fatigue. That moment when you realize that smiling through one more photo sounds like not so much fun. Having to endure an extended period of time in which you have to be “on” can be exhausting!

Here are a few tips I’ve learned over the years that can help minimize the effects of photo fatigue and allow you to enjoy your wedding the way you and your partner intended it.

Photo by True Photography

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Why settle for just a wedding day, when you could have a wedding weekend?

“What date are you interested in?” is one of the first questions you will be asked are when searching for a wedding venue.

Traditionally, most couples immediately think of a Saturday. However, you may be missing out on some amazing benefits to considering other weekend days. Here are a few reasons why a Friday or Sunday might be the perfect fit for you!

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The “off-season” could be the BEST season for you!

Getting married during the “off-season” offers some big advantages worth considering. With Del Mar’s fair weather, thoughtful planning, and just the right vendor team, couples can wed off-season and enjoy the perks of avoiding the summer-fall rush.


Photo by David Manning

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Reception Seating: Escort Cards vs. Place Cards

Once you have collected all of your response cards & RSVPs and finalized the seating arrangements for your reception, it’s time to design and produce your escort cards and/or place cards. What’s the difference you might ask? Your L’Auberge Wedding Team is here to clarify: 

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How to Choose a Signature Wedding Cocktail

What better way to spice up your wedding reception than with a Signature Cocktail? With so many delicious and creative options, we’re here to help you decide on your signature drink of choice. Check out these suggestions to help create the perfect libation for your seaside celebration.

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How to Include a Pooch in Your Wedding

Celebrate your big day with the ones you love the most...including your pooch! Our dog-friendly seaside hotel allows you to have your best friend by your side when you tie the knot in Del Mar.

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#WeddingWednesday Trends: Donut Dessert Walls

When it comes to sweet treats for the big day, couples can find plenty of substitutions for traditional wedding cakes. The latest dessert trend is something you “donut” want to miss. 

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Celebrate Your Mini-moon on the California Coast

After you've said “I do,” let the magical moments continue seaside in Del Mar. Celebrate your “mini-moon,” a short and sweet escape before the big trip, at L’Auberge Del Mar. With pleasant weather year-round, L’Auberge Del Mar is the perfect spot to discover not just the destination, but each other. 

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#WeddingWednesday: Food Stations

When you’re planning for the big day, consider food stations for a unique way to serve your guests dishes that cater to your wedding theme. Whether you choose casual eats or gourmet cuisine, the options can be customized to ensure that the food for your celebration looks as good as it tastes. 


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#WeddingWednesday Trends: Flower Walls

This new floral wedding trend is sure to dazzle. Standout floral walls, made entirely out of fresh flowers, are a picture-perfect backdrop for your ceremony, and can also be repurposed throughout the celebration. Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian-West, Natalie Portman and many others have been seen posing in front of vibrant floral walls to make their big day even more special.

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