Paul and Tara, who just so happen to be my neighbors, hosted their Hotel Del Coronado wedding on Valentine’s weekend. With around 60 guests, their wedding celebration was intimate and full of love and support for the couple. Just weeks before the wedding, Tara injured her leg skiing and was still recovering on the wedding day. Thankfully her spirit was strong and she was able to walk down the aisle and even do a bit of dancing in the evening.

Iconic view of the Del and palm trees. Hotel Del Coronado Wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth. 

Details and Getting Ready

With a short engagement, Tara and Paul mailed out save the date cards and kept their invitations online only. The card featured a burgundy brush stroke to tie into the ivory, green, and burgundy palette of the day. One of the sweetest details of the morning was the pearl bracelet Paul gifted to Tara. Groom goals!

Bride in white robe opening gift from groom. Hotel Del Coronado Wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.
Modern wedding invitation with burgundy brush stroke styled with rings, earrings, and Badgley Mischka flats. Hotel Del Coronado Wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.
Bride putting on pearl bracelet gift from the groom. Hotel Del Coronado Wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.
Rectangular vertical wedding ceremony program styled with ring in velvet octagon ring box.
Modern wedding invitation with burgundy brush stroke styled with ring in velvet octagon ring box, earrings, and Badgley Mischka flats.
Engagement ring and wedding bands in burgundy velvet octagon ring box.
Jenny Yoo wedding dress from BHLDN with a view of the ocean behind. Hotel Del Coronado Wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.
Bride in white robe sipping champagne with bridesmaids in burgundy robes. Hotel Del Coronado Wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.
Bride having her veil put on by her bridesmaids in burgundy dresses. Hotel Del Coronado Wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.
Groom's black tux shoes, bowtie, white rose and greenery boutonniere and silver monogram cufflinks. Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom putting on shoes with burgundy boutonniere with greenery and black tuxedo on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography.
Groom's silver monogram cufflinks. Film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyGroom with burgundy boutonniere with greenery and black tuxedo on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography.Groom and his father hugging before the wedding on black and white film. Cavin Elizabeth Photography. 

Bridal Party Portraits

A stunning courtyard in the middle of the Del served as the backdrop for bridal party portraits. Gorgeous bouquets with burgundy paired beautifully with the bridesmaid dresses as well as the hotel’s facade. One of the most important details from these photos is actually the smallest. On Tara’s bouquet, she carried a small portrait of her late mother. Wrapped around the stems was a piece of lace from her mother’s dress to further honor her memory.

Bride in BHLDN Jenny Yoo sleeveless wedding dress with bridesmaids in burgundy dresses and flower girls in ivory dresses with flower crowns. Hotel Del Coronado Wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.

Bride in BHLDN Jenny Yoo sleeveless wedding dress with bridesmaids in burgundy dresses. Bridal bouquets with burgundy, ivory, blush, and greenery. Hotel Del Coronado Wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.
Vintage red and white umbrella wall paintings. Hotel Del Coronado Wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.
Bride in BHLDN Jenny Yoo sleeveless wedding dress with bridesmaids in burgundy dresses. Bridal bouquets with burgundy, ivory, blush, and greenery. Hotel Del Coronado Wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.
Flower girls wearing ivory lace dresses and flower crowns playing with the dog ring bearer. Bridal bouquets with burgundy, ivory, blush, and greenery. Hotel Del Coronado Wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.
Bride's bouquet has a photo of her late mother and lace from her mother's wedding dress wrapped around the stems. How to honor a deceased parent at your wedding. Cavin Elizabeth Photography.
Groom in black tuxedo and groomsmen in navy suits with burgundy ties hanging out on red and white chairs at the Hotel Del. Cavin Elizabeth Photography.Groom in black tuxedo and groomsmen in navy suits with burgundy ties at the Hotel Del. Cavin Elizabeth Photography.Groom in black tuxedo and groomsmen in navy suits with burgundy ties at the Hotel Del. Cavin Elizabeth Photography. 

Hotel Del Coronado Wedding Ceremony

Under beautiful blue skies, Tara and Paul said their vows and listened to meaningful readings from close friends.

Wedding welcome table with ivory and green arrangement and wooden signs. Hotel Del Coronado wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.
Wedding welcome table ivory and green arrangement. Hotel Del Coronado wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.
Wedding welcome table with ivory and green arrangement and wooden signs. Hotel Del Coronado wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.Wedding memorial table with photos of deceased loved ones.Outdoor terrace ceremony with ivory and green aisle arrangements. Hotel Del Coronado wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.
Outdoor terrace ceremony with ivory and green aisle arrangements. Hotel Del Coronado wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.
Golden retriever ring bearer. Hotel Del Coronado wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.
Flower girls in ivory lace dresses and flower crowns walking dog down the aisle. Hotel Del Coronado wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.Bride walking down the aisle with a long veil. Hotel Del Coronado wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.
Bride and groom sitting for the wedding ceremony. Hotel Del Coronado wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.
Ceremony with a view of the iconic hotel Del red roofs. Hotel Del Coronado wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.
Ceremony with a view of the iconic hotel Del red roofs. Hotel Del Coronado wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.Ceremony with a view of the iconic hotel Del red roofs. Hotel Del Coronado wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.Ceremony with a view of the iconic hotel Del red roofs. Hotel Del Coronado wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.Bridal party with flower girls and ring bearers. Hotel Del Coronado on film by Cavin Elizabeth. 

Bride and Groom Portraits

Bride and groom with their golden retriever ring bearer. Hotel Del Coronado wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.

Bride and groom portrait with bride sitting down and groom standing. How to pose at your wedding when you have an injured leg. Hotel Del Coronado wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.
Bridal bouquet with burgundy peonies, white flowers, and greenery. Hotel Del Coronado wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.
Bride and groom on a patio with ocean view. Hotel Del Coronado wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.Bride and groom kissing. Bouquet with burgundy, blush, white, and greenery. Hotel Del Coronado wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.
Bridal bouquet with burgundy peonies, white flowers, and greenery. Hotel Del Coronado wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.
Bridal bouquet with burgundy peonies, white flowers, and greenery. Hotel Del Coronado wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.
Bride and groom sharing a sweet moment. Bouquet with burgundy, blush, white, and greenery. Hotel Del Coronado wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.Bride in BHLDN Jenny Yoo wedding dress and long veil. Bridal bouquet with burgundy peonies, white flowers, and greenery. Hotel Del Coronado wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth.Bride and groom romantic sunset photo. Hotel Del Coronado wedding on film by Cavin Elizabeth. 

Hotel Del Coronado Wedding Reception

Despite the pain from her leg, Tara danced beautifully with Paul for their first dance. I love that because it shows even when something derails your initial wedding plans, you should still soak up every minute of the day with joy just as Tara did. Throughout the night, little touches of New Orleans, where Paul hails, were found in the music, Paul’s groom cake, and on the dance floor with a second line. It was truly such an exciting reception that had guests of all ages dancing the night away.

Ballroom round tables with white linens and chiavari chairs and ivory and green centerpieces. Hotel Del Wedding reception by Cavin Elizabeth
Ballroom round tables with white linens and chiavari chairs and ivory and green centerpieces. Hotel Del Wedding reception by Cavin Elizabeth
Ballroom round tables with white linens and chiavari chairs and ivory and green centerpieces. Hotel Del Wedding reception by Cavin ElizabethBlack and white film photo of bride and groom on the dance floor. Hotel Del Wedding reception by Cavin Elizabeth.
Bride and groom first dance. Hotel Del Wedding reception by Cavin Elizabeth.
Bride and groom first dance. Hotel Del Wedding reception by Cavin Elizabeth.
Flower girl table at reception watching the first dance. Hotel Del Wedding reception by Cavin Elizabeth.Bride and groom thank you speech. Hotel Del Wedding reception by Cavin Elizabeth.Ariel above view shot of wedding reception. Hotel Del Wedding reception by Cavin Elizabeth.New Orleans second line with umbrellas and Mardi Gras beads. Hotel Del Wedding reception by Cavin Elizabeth.Bride held up on a chair during New Orleans second line with umbrellas and Mardi Gras beads. Hotel Del Wedding reception by Cavin Elizabeth.Groom held up on a chair during New Orleans second line with umbrellas and Mardi Gras beads. Hotel Del Wedding reception by Cavin Elizabeth.Bride and groom cake cutting wearing Mardi Gras beads. Hotel Del Wedding reception by Cavin Elizabeth.Bride and groom cake cutting wearing Mardi Gras beads. Hotel Del Wedding reception by Cavin Elizabeth.Bride and groom holding custom feather umbrellas for the New Orleans second line. Hotel Del Wedding reception by Cavin Elizabeth.

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