Katie and Todd’s gorgeous Coronado Community Center wedding has color on my mind and I’m sure you’ll find out why as you scroll through their wedding images. My favorite part of their wedding story, though, is actually how it began.

Hotel del Coronado wedding, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Navy white and gold wedding invitation suite with gold styling ribbon, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Todd and Katie met while seated at the same table at a wedding in Santa Barbara. Todd knew he had to ask the beautiful Katie to dance, to which she obliged, and even wowed her with some of his swing dance moves. It reminds me of a classic love story that’s begging to be turned into a movie.

White glitter Kate Spade Keds for a bride at the Hotel del Coronado, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Wedding styling flatlay of watch and vintage mirror case and sash and earrings and rings and Kate Spade Keds in white glitter, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Wedding rings on vintage mirror case, wedding day ring shots with macro lens, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyRed green peach and white bridal bouquet with white and navy ribbons, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

For their wedding day, the couple got ready at the Hotel del Coronado, one of Katie’s favorite locations in all of San Diego. It’s historic charm actually provided the perfect setting for their proposal. If you don’t love these two already, then I don’t know what more to tell you. They’re incredibly kind, intelligent, and generous people who will absolutely move mountains in their careers and personal lives. 

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Although rain had been on the forecast for their wedding day, it cleared up in time for a beautiful first look and portrait hour at the Del. It was as if nature knew not to rain on their parade with even a drop of April shower nonsense. 

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Officiated by Katie’s aunt, Todd and Katie’s gorgeous ceremony at the Community Center overlooked the deep blue waters of Glorietta Bay, giving guests two beautiful views. Having written their own vows, Todd and Katie spoke of their admirations for each other and what they promised to uphold throughout their marriage.

Coronado Community Center Wedding Ceremony, yellow peach red and green floral arrangements, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyCoronado Community Center Wedding Ceremony, yellow peach red and green floral arrangements, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyGroom and parents walking down the aisle for a Coronado Community Center Wedding Ceremony, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyFather and bride walking down the aisle for a Coronado Community Center Wedding Ceremony, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyCoronado Community Center Wedding Ceremony, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyFloral just married sign on the back of a Yellow vintage wedding getaway car, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Floral just married sign on the back of a Yellow vintage wedding getaway car, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Bride and groom in a Yellow vintage wedding getaway car, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Bride and groom portrait at the Coronado Community Center, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Bride and groom portrait at the Coronado Community Center, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Bride and groom portrait at the Coronado Community Center, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Bride and groom running together in a portrait at the Coronado Community Center, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

For their reception decor, Todd and Katie sought out the help from master designer Ashley of Coastyle Events. They wanted a traditional reception that featured a few sprinkles of mid-century modern vibes. By using an incredibly fun and bold color palette, Ashley pulled off this look by incorporating classic sports and literary elements into each table and playing up modern elements within the lounge and throughout every custom painted sign from To Be Designed. It was absolutely stunning and has me hoping brides will start playing more with color!

Blue custom painted seating chart for a wedding with greenery and colored flowers, sporting bracket style escort card sign, Cavin ELizabeth Photography Coronado Community Center Wedding reception by Coastyle Events, sophisticated sports vintage themed decor with blue red yellow and peach and green, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Coronado Community Center Wedding reception by Coastyle Events, sophisticated sports vintage themed decor with blue red yellow and peach and green, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Coronado Community Center Wedding reception by Coastyle Events, sophisticated sports vintage themed decor with blue red yellow and peach and green, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Mad Men themed lounge, Coronado Community Center Wedding reception by Coastyle Events, sophisticated sports vintage themed decor with blue red yellow and peach and green, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Mad men themed lounge, Coronado Community Center Wedding reception by Coastyle Events, sophisticated sports vintage themed decor with blue red yellow and peach and green, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Mid-century modern sweetheart tableCoronado Community Center Wedding reception by Coastyle Events, sophisticated sports vintage themed decor with blue red yellow and peach and green, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Four tier wedding cake with red and yellow flowers, Coronado Community Center Wedding reception by Coastyle Events, sophisticated sports vintage themed decor with blue red yellow and peach and green, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Four tier wedding cake with red and yellow flowers, Coronado Community Center Wedding reception by Coastyle Events, sophisticated sports vintage themed decor with blue red yellow and peach and green, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Coronado Community Center Wedding reception by Coastyle Events, sophisticated sports vintage themed decor with blue red yellow and peach and green, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Having essentially bonded over dancing, it was no surprise that Todd and Katie performed an impressive choreographed first dance for all of their guests. If you ever want to wow your friends and family, this is certainly an incredible way to do so!

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Todd and Katie, it has been such an amazing year working with you two, who I truly consider to be a dream couple. I absolutely cannot wait to watch you succeed in your careers and hope we can stay in touch often. Congratulations!! 

Bride and groom dancing at their wedding reception at the Coronado Community Center, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

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marguerite benward
April 26, 2017
CONGRATS, KATIE AND TODD! YOUR WEDDING LOOKS LIKE IT WAS A WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL, VERY BLESSED EVENT. PRAYERS AND BEST WISHES FOR YOUR FUTURE TOGETHER!
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