The Glorietta Bay Inn located in Coronado, California was the setting of lovely bride Grace’s wedding preparations. Built in 1908, the Inn was designed with the simple, classic lines of an Italian Renaissance style. A mansion with six bedrooms, three baths, a parlor, dining room and library that was charming to Grace’s bridal party and family. The team from Make Me Blush provided makeup and hair services for all the ladies.
Following up beauty, the bride enjoyed time posing for photos with her bridal party and immediate family.
The bouquets by Native Poppy complimented the ladies dresses wonderfully. They had so much fun!
The ceremony was held on Central Beach Coronado, a breathtaking location right behind the Coronado Sand Dunes near the Hotel Del Coronado. The beautiful cross that represented the couple’s Christian faith, was built by the groom and acted as a part of their backdrop that included the gorgeous Pacific Ocean.
Garden style floral in ivory, peach, and orange with hints of blue, created by Native Poppy, dressed up the beach site. Wine barrels were placed at the aisle entrance and contained programs that welcomed guests.
Prelude and ceremony music was provided by guitarist Miles Moynier. It was a small intimate bridal party which included the bride’s two younger sisters – one a bridesmaid and the other a flower girl! The ring bearer carried the rings in a glass box filled with sand and it was a great touch.
The Family Photos & Transportation
Following the ceremony, the group participated in combined family photos on the sand and had a wonderful time! The couple of course enjoyed some quality time alone for their own portraits as they strolled down the beach. Old Town Trolley transported guests from the beach to the reception located down the street in an ivory trolley. The couple arrived in their own ride for the evening – a chauffeured Rolls Royce!
The Pretty Stuff
The style was elegant and romantic when arriving at the Bluewater Boathouse Grill. Guests found their seats by using the acrylic seating chart with a golden script. Each table was adorned by an array of candles with natural styled floral pieces from Native Poppy.
Photos of the couple were placed throughout the restaurant as a personal touch. Grace and Lalo also had a precious “In Loving Memory” area near the entrance of the restaurant with photos dedicated to those who have passed on and could not be there in person to share this day with them.
The guests enjoyed a cozy cocktail hour with a DIY Photo Booth upstairs. The couple created their own backdrop and provided props along with Polaroid cameras for guests to take photos. These photos were used in a guestbook where messages could be written for the bride and groom. They also had a framed picture of the Bluewater Boathouse Grill that guests signed.
The bride and groom offered guests their signature drinks served with personalized bar napkins. Their wedding favors were koozies showing the couple’s journey from Texas to California which guests were able to grab as they got drinks from the bar. Grace and Lalo made their grand entrance together which was followed up by toasts while guests still had drinks in hand! After toasts, a good friend of the couple’s, Garrett, said a blessing over the food.
The reception site was intimate and cozy. Guests settled in for dinner and chose from several different menu options before enjoying a full-service dinner. For dessert, the couple chose to have squared cupcakes from Cupcake Squared on a tiered stand that looked fantastic! The top tier was a small cake for Grace and Lalo to cut into with a beautiful Willow Tree topper.
Bruce of Battleson Entertainment kept the party lively by playing country music for this Texan crowd! The kids certainly enjoyed the dance floor and the kids table set up in the corner. This bride and groom made the perfect space to keep all of the children entertained for the night by having an area with: games, snacks, coloring sheets, and glow bracelets!
The Send Off
As this magical day came to a close, guests gathered to see the newlyweds off. They showed their Texas pride during the grand exit while guests waved U.S. and Texas flags as the couple exited and got taken away in a Roll’s Royce!
Thank you so much to Grace and Lalo for allowing us to be a part of your special day! We wish you a lifetime of happiness!!
Getting Ready Location: Glorietta Bay Inn
Ceremony Location: Coronado Central Beach
Reception Location: Bluewater Boathouse Grill
Coordination: At Your Side Planning
Officiant: Navy Chaplain Andrew Edwards
Ceremony Music: Guitarist Miles Moynier
Ceremony sound: Battleson Entertainment
Reception Music: Battleson Entertainment
Video: West Coast Wedding Cinema
Photographer: Amy Golding
Florist: Native Poppy
Transportation: Old Town Trolley
Makeup: Make Me Blush SD
Rentals: Platinum Event Rentals
Bride & Groom Transportation: Rolls Livery
Bakery: Cupcakes Squared