Fast forward to 2009 where a fun and French-inspired reception followed at L'Auberge Del Mar. The couple wanted to ensure the party had a French flair but had various elements to the evening to surprise and delight their guests.
As guests walked in, they were greeted by a beautiful "Eiffel Tower" martini luge created by James Lovejoy. I think that photographer Jared Bauman of Bauman Photographers totally nailed the French mood with this gorgeous black and white photo:
The food included fun tray-passed hors d'oeuvres to include pomme frites and tomato soup served in beaker-style glasses with mini-grilled cheese. My favorite was of the night was definitely the risotto station. Yum!
The mood was definitely light and fun. I wish I had photographed the response card, but it read "children welcome." When have you ever seen that in a wedding invitation? Leslie and Tim wanted to make sure that there were things to do and see for everyone throughout the night.
A mini cake of the wedding cake was made to celebrate a couple of birthdays that night. Photo by Jared Bauman.
Other fantastic vendors of the evening included:
Venue: L'Auberge Del Mar coordinated by Jessica Heck
Florals: Isari Flower Studio
Hair & Make up: Engaged Beauty
Lounge Furniture and Light Boxes: Plush Lounge
Guitarist: Rob Szajkowski