After Isabella + Hunter’s Spring wedding in San Diego, I was BUZZING. It seemed like the actual perfect day. My favorite wildflowers, a meaningful Catholic Mass, and enough tears from EVERYONE to fill a river. It was like a scene straight out of a romance movie, but better because it was real life.
First off, Darlington House—my personal FAVORITE San Diego venue. The kind of place that makes you question if you accidentally stepped back in time. Everything about the getting ready rooms makes me feel inspired – the old-fashioned floral wallpaper, the vintage furniture, the natural light – chef’s kiss. And the couple? They took intentional to a whole new level. I’m talking every detail, every moment—it was like they had a checklist for crafting the perfect day. From our very first consult call, I was SO drawn to their story (literally crying over their proposal – Hunter surprised her in FLORENCE. ITALY. when she thought she was just on a family trip!!) and throughout every interaction, they are the kind of people you just want to have around all the time!
Now, florals. I already knew I loved Native Poppy from personal bouquet deliveries, but seeing them everywhere, in every color, from the bouquets to the centerpieces, was like a burst of Spring had exploded, and I was sooo there for it.
Next—the Catholic Mass. It wasn’t just a ceremony; it was a spiritual experience. The air was thick with reverence and love. Isabella’s tearful looks over at Hunter, the vows, the prayers, the whole ambience—it felt like the universe was pausing to witness something extraordinary.
And one of my favorites, the moment that tugged at every heartstring—the first look with the bride’s father. I’m not even kidding; I had to discreetly wipe away a tear. There were surprise gifts, heartfelt words, and a conversation that every father and daughter should have. It was raw, it was genuine, and it was a moment frozen in time.
The bride looked so effortlessly chic. And the groom? He couldn’t take his eyes off her. It was like watching two people who had found their missing piece, and the whole room felt it.
That’s as best as I can summarize it, so take a look for yourself. If perfection had a name, it would be this Spring Darlington House wedding.