Another gorgeous day in La Jolla brings another wedding to the Cuvier Club. Our venue was packed with great people, great food, and a terrific couple that brightened the whole ballroom. We took a few photos of this unique wedding to share with you. Tell us what you think, and as always, feel free to Pin anything you like!
Let’s be honest, which table would you rather be at? This centerpiece was a giant vase of candy and goodies with other treats strewn all over. What a fun way to make sure the kids are enjoying themselves.
Maybe I’m a bit bookish, but I very much liked these simple centerpieces. The books added a nice touch that I’m sure was central to the bride or groom’s (maybe both) personality.
Simple and elegant, these reserved signs matched nicely with the theme and the rest of the decorations.
Here’s another photo of the centerpieces on the tables. Each table was slightly different and had their own unique accents such as this birdcage.
Yes, that’s a sword! Right in front of the ballroom they had this sword next to the wedding dessert!
Here’s the Chalkboard Menu for the evening served by the Abbey Catering. I got a taste of a few of the items and they were wonderfully delicious.
The table place card holders were very cool and I wasn’t the only one who thought so, too. Everyone was taken with the keys and thought it was a creative idea.
Here’s a shot of some of the props that were set out for the Photobooth.
As you can see, Chalkboard’s are very “in” right now and you can see why! They are a fun, easy and neat way to write messages. And reusable too!
So the centerpieces were a favorite of mine and I took a lot of photos of them. But most centerpieces are the same for each table so it was exciting to see something that changed things up like the birdcage and and this clock.
On a long square table there were a couple of these cool old bikes that were among the assorted items that made up the centerpieces.
This couple opted to use something besides just a regular wedding cake for dessert. If you look closely, you can also see that there are small pictures of Star Wars characters dispersed throughout. Sure it’s a little quirky, but I really respect that the couple did something that reflected their personality.
Traditional guestbooks are nice, but they often get lost or forgotten. With a guestbook that is more unique and fun, you are more likely to keep it somewhere out in the open. The guests loved the puzzle pieces and I do have to say that the chalkboard sign was clever.
As the wedding went on I stepped outside the Cuvier Club and I took just another beautiful La Jolla sunset. As the day ended, Seana and Johnny’s wedding marked the start of a new beginning.
We might only be steps from the beach, but that didn’t stop this couple from bringing the beach to the Cuvier Club! They decked out our ceremony site and ballroom with a bunch of beach-themed decorations. They had everything from a driftwood pergola to sea shells at the entrance of the aisle. As always, the wedding was a success and everyone had a blast. Check out these photos that we took to share! If you really like something put it on Pinterest!
This is the first time I’ve seen a beachy wedding at the Cuvier Club which is surprising since we are so close to all the famous beaches that La Jolla is famous for. This is the aisle just as guests were showing up and just about ready.
Check out these starfish decorations! They were at the ends of every other aisle. It made me think I was in a tropical paradise — I guess San Diego will have to do!
These reserved signs were really neat. They really made every effort to make sure all the decor matched the theme.
This driftwood pergola was a real hit with the guests. We mostly see couples married under a traditional arch, but this was a really cool way to incorporate a central decoration into what they were going for.
These shells and flowers were a great touch on our ceremony site and I really liked the placement at the beginning of the aisle.
Here’s a closeup of the shells they had at the foot of the flower vases. All of these little touches came together so well. They really utilized our ceremony site well!
This is one of my favorite pictures that I took of their wedding. A very special moment between the bride-to-be and her father.
The minister did a wonderful job of officiating the ceremony. He really knew the bride and the groom well and was ecstatic to see them married.
Weddings rings are such a timeless symbol of marriage, and though we see this at every wedding, each time is specially unique.
You can really see the joy in the couples faces. Here’s a moment right after their first kiss as a married couple.
It’s hard to believe that in just a few minutes, a promise is made to be together for many years to come.
The whole bridal party looking expectantly at their two friends.
They were like this all night! It was amazing to see them both laughing and smiling constantly.
Here’s a picture of the driftwood centerpiece that was on head table. Really cool design with the starfish and the white flowers that matched the ones on the ceremony site.
Keeping with the white, here’s a quick look at their wedding cake.
Everyone loves s’mores and it’s a great way to say thank you to your guests.
There was non stop dancing with this crowd. Our ballroom was one giant party by the end of the night. I hope you enjoyed these pictures of yet another beautiful San Diego wedding here at the Cuvier Club! Until next week!
We’ve had quite a few unique ceremony seating arrangements recently here at the Cuvier Club and this is one of our favorites. The spiral arrangement allowed for a more intimate ceremony for this smaller guest count then the tradition layout would have allowed. Most couples choose to get married underneath the arch, but this pair chose to use it as an entrance to space. We also loved how they turned the ballroom into a Parisian cigar lounge. I think it worked out extremely well. Let us know what you think!
We just celebrated Chris and Vienna’s wedding and their Asian-Fusion inspired theme was expertly done! Instead of the usual seated placement that we typically see here at the Cuvier Club, the ceremony took place under our pergola framed by hanging carnations. The guests were standing, which may seem less formal, but the ceremony also felt closer and more personal.
Chris and Vienna’s Guestbook. Nothing fancy, but elegant in its simplicity.
The Cuvier Club Ballroom where the reception took place. The lighting really complemented the other elements of theme and warmed up the whole space.
I liked the ballroom setup so much here’s another picture. The hanging carnations were a fantastic feature to the usual decor
Flower centerpieces. Notice how even the candles match the color of the lighting.
These assorted cupcakes are a very popular alternative to a wedding cake.
The wedding sign outside The Cuvier Club. This style script was used on everything else – table numbers, beverage lists, etc. Not overly busy, but still fun.
The bride reading the vows she wrote to her husband. Original, a few jokes, and not too soppy, everyone enjoyed this moment.
Vienna and Chris’ wedding party lining the ceremony site. I’m amazed at how much color there was during this event and it still looked great in our ceremony site.
And there’s the ring! Two guests happily look on.
All smiles from the Bride
The ceremony sites fountain fit well with the overall theme
These dyed hanging carnations were an excellent addition to the decor!
The ceremony site being prepped moments before the guests arrived.
The bride moving through the guests. She made it a point to thank every single person who attended. It made the day that much better.
This past Sunday was an absolute blast! We gladly hosted Lala and Robert’s reception at our venue on yet another gorgeous day here in San Diego! Here’s a quick peek at their teal themed party.
Cuvier Club Ceremony Site
Floating Flower Centerpiece
Champagne Tree in the Ceremony Site
Our ceremony site was literally bursting with color! Inside the venue, the reception was decked out with a terrific array of teal accents. The uplighting made the the entire event glow.
Teal Wedding Favor
Head Table with Uplighting
Teal Wedding Cake
Last week it was a great day to have a wedding! We took a few photo’s to share. Let us know what you think!
Here’s a shot of our ceremony site right before the ceremony. The Bougainvilleas are in full boom and ready for a great wedding season here in La Jolla!
Our Champagne Tree held some delicious mimosas to kickstart coctail hour!
We really enjoyed these name place holders. Save you’re wine corks and have a unique DIY project you can use at your wedding!
Simple, easy, yet these flipped over wine glasses made some neat centerpieces.
These cupcakes looked almost too perfect to eat!
“I Spy” was at every table. What a terrific idea idea to get the conversation flowing.