UPDATE: This post was originally published on June 4.
As wedding bloggers, we’re always keeping an eye out for pretty details and decor. But sometimes (and only sometimes, because we love us some details), we like it when a couple takes a more intimate approach. A small gathering with a handful of friends or in this case, an elopement. Just Jennie and Ben, and the photographic skills of Joielala, are all you need. They married on a Monday evening at Spreckles Pavilion in Balboa Park and wanted their elopement to have a Parisian feel, as that’s where Ben proposed. Later, the evening ended with a romantic sailboat ride in San Diego Harbor. Dreamy.
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We need to own these pretty pink Badgley Mischka shoes!
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Dress: Ted Baker .
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"We had our intimate I dos and handwritten vows under the pavilion archway and my husband’s guitar teacher played our first dance song," she continued. "One of the best things about San Diego is the water, so sailing seemed like the perfect end to the day. I adore the pictures our photographers captured around the dock and on the boat. We ended the night with champagne and a picnic dinner watching the sunset. I don’t think I could have dreamt up a better day."
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"All the details were the fun part," said Jennie. "The possibilities felt endless. Should we rent a vintage car to drive up the coast? Get married on a rooftop downtown? With the freedom of just us we decided that the Organ Pavilion in Balboa park had the perfect mix of architecture for our ceremony."
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Macaroons: Bread & Cie Bakery.
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