Pacific Ocean Waves + Romance

The breathtaking pacific ocean was the backdrop for Melissa and Bill’s ceremony in Carlsbad, California. With the waves rolling and the warm sun brushing the couples faces, everything for their day was incredible.


Melissa started her day at the beautiful Four Seasons Residence Club where a close friend provided hair and makeup services. Melissa was a stunning bride and her dress was spectacular!


Family and friends gathered at South Ponto Beach in Carlsbad. Personalized signage welcomed the guests with floral accents adorning the beach.


A close friend of the couple placed a few flowers on a chair in remembrance to Bill’s parents who had passed away which was extremely special. Craig from Craig Does Weddings had the honor of officiating the couples day. The ring bearer and flower girl were absolutely adorable!



The rentals from Allies Rentals formed a circular ceremony which gave a more intimate feel for the day. Pillows and blankets collected by the bride finished the bench seating making it a comfortable place for guests to sit and enjoy the ceremony.


Blue Ladder Botany embellished the site with gorgeous floral as well as the chic centerpieces at the reception site.


The couple had such a great time during their first moments alone as husband and wife – with photos captured by Narrative Visual Photography.


The couple’s grand entrance at the Brigantine Del Mar was celebrated with a champagne toast. Bruce from Battleson Entertainment did a fabulous job as always djing and emceeing the evening.


We fell in love with the dessert station! An eclectic mix of pastries and a lovely naked wedding cake made it such an inviting area for guest of all ages. Pastries were provided by Bonpastry while the wedding cake was from Sweet Cakes by Parisa.


Everyone had a spectacular time dancing with the couple, hearing toasts and enjoying delicious food and drinks at the Brigantine.


Thank you Narrative Visual Photography for all these beautiful photos! Thank you Bill and Melissa for allowing At Your Side Planning to come on board to coordinate your once in a lifetime day!


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