This romantic wedding at La Valencia features gorgeous blues and ocean blues. Megan and Nick, who currently live in Texas, have a shared history in San Diego. In fact, they got engaged right on the cliffs of La Jolla, so it was only fitting they and 24 of their closest friends and family fly back to San Diego to host their wedding at La Valencia.

Venue Views and Pretty Blues

Stunningly pink, La Valencia has a beautiful water view with the most chic landscaping. Letting the pink of the property hold its own, Megan chose a palette of grey and various blues for her stationery, flowers, and reception details. The invitations were printed on soft cotton paper with hand torn edges. Navy blue calligraphy accented the papers of the suite as a nod to the predominant color of the ocean.

Pink walls surrounded by palm trees and black and white stripe awning for a chic San Diego wedding venue, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Pink walls surrounded by hedges and potted pink flowers for a chic San Diego wedding venue, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Woman wearing pink dress and green necklace painted tile, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
White hand torn wedding invitation stationery with navy blue calligraphy wrapped in twine, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
White hand torn wedding invitation stationery with navy blue calligraphy wrapped in twine, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
White hand torn wedding invitation stationery with rings on top, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Ivory peep toe silk wedding heels with bow tied at the back shot on film on a navy styling board, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Ivory, green, soft peach, and blue bridal bouquet shot on film on a navy styling board, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
 
Megan got ready with her mother and her best friend over mimosas. Since there were only three people in the room, everyone was so calm and relaxed without the chaos of a typical bridal room. Goals, right?

Bride having her lips touched up photographed on film, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride with mother and maid of honor drinking mimosas in robes laughing, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyMother of the bride in a blue pajama set helping bride into her gown laughing, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by film photographer Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Glamorous and chic bride holding a bridal bouquet made with ivory, blue, and green flowers on film, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Natural bridal makeup and hair with glamorous waves shot on film, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
 

First Look

On a quiet patio at La Valencia, Megan and Nick had their first look. Nick adored Megan’s gown and was grinning from ear to ear once he saw her. I love moments like these. Capturing emotion is absolutely a cornerstone of my work, which is why I find the first look to be a no-brainer as it always results in beautiful moments.

Bride and groom first look in front of pink wall, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom smiling after first look in front of pink walls, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Bride and groom glamorous smiling at camera portrait with ivory and blue bridal bouquet on film, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom in a black tuxedo in a close up portrait on film, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Elegant and glam bridal hair and gown with long train, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride walking with groom up stairs that have mosaic color tile in between each step, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyTimeless stunning black and white image of bridal makeup with groom kissing bride on her head, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom portrait by white gate and pink walls, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography 

Portraits at the Beach

As gorgeous as La Valencia is, the ocean is too close not to venture to it for portraits. Megan and Nick braved a tricky walk onto the rocks of the low tide shore. The result was phenomenal. We had such perfect lighting for these ocean portraits!

Bride and groom on the rocks of La Jolla shores during low tide, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Bride and groom on the rocks of La Jolla shores during low tide, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom on the rocks of La Jolla shores during low tide, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
 

La Valencia Ceremony

For the ceremony, wild and organic arrangements with blue, ivory, and green flowers formed an asymmetrical backdrop on La Valencia’s intimate El Jardin space. Who wouldn’t want to have their wedding at La Valencia with these views!? Chic bistro chairs provided seating for their 24 guests and were introduced by two beautiful floral arrangements on both sides of the aisle.

Wedding ceremony on lawn surrounded by pink benches and ocean view, ceremony arch with organic green, ivory, and blue tall floral arrangements, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Wedding ceremony on lawn with bistro chairs and organic green, ivory, and blue tall floral arrangements, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom walking down the aisle for his wedding ceremony, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and father walking down the aisle for his wedding ceremony, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBreaktaking ocean and palm tree views overlooking a pool and surrounded by green hedges for a stunning wedding ceremony, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Intimate Wedding ceremony on the private lawn at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Intimate Wedding ceremony on the private lawn at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Intimate Wedding ceremony on the private lawn at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyIntimate Wedding ceremony on the private lawn at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Intimate Wedding ceremony on the private lawn at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Intimate Wedding ceremony on the private lawn at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
 

La Valencia Reception

Guests were led up to a private patio for the reception where one long table fit perfectly in this intimate space. Pink walls and the black and white stripe curtains framed the romantic and dreamy setting. Lush ivory, blue, and pink flowers fully filled the long table alongside blue and crystal glassware. The dinnerware from Hostess Haven included a dinner and salad plate in a soft grey tone paired with a matching grey napkin. An ivory hand torn menu with navy calligraphy wrapped in twine accompanied a sprig of rosemary for each guest. To complete the romantic and dreamy atmosphere, navy taper candles set the tone for the laid back evening.

Guests on patio with pink walls and market lights during cocktail hour, Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyOne long table for 26 guests with ivory linen, bistro chairs, green, peach, and ivory floral arrangements, navy taper candles, grey dinnerware, and blue and crystal glassware. Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

One long table for 26 guests with ivory linen, bistro chairs, green, peach, and ivory floral arrangements, navy taper candles, grey dinnerware, and blue and crystal glassware. Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
One long table for 26 guests with ivory linen, bistro chairs, green, peach, and ivory floral arrangements, navy taper candles, grey dinnerware, and blue and crystal glassware. Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
One long table for 26 guests with ivory linen, bistro chairs, green, peach, and ivory floral arrangements, navy taper candles, grey dinnerware, and blue and crystal glassware. Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Place setting with ivory linen, green, peach, and ivory floral arrangements, navy taper candles, grey dinnerware, and blue and crystal glassware. White hand torn menu with navy calligraphy. Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Ceviche served in large white spoon for tray pass cocktail hour appetizer. Place setting with ivory linen, green, peach, and ivory floral arrangements, grey dinnerware. Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
White one tier cake with ivory linen, green, peach, and ivory floral arrangements and mixed glass and metal votives. Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom at their wedding reception on a private patio with 26 of their guests. Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom at their wedding reception on a private patio with 26 of their guests. Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom at their wedding reception on a private patio with 26 of their guests. Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom at their wedding reception on a private patio with 26 of their guests. Intimate Wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

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