Art Deco Black & Gold Wedding at The San Diego Museum of Art-Balboa Park

Once in a while, it doesn’t happen often these days but I have a hard time getting photos from a photographer.  Luckily when I get the sense that it will happen, I bring in my amazing trusted friend Joe of Joseph Matthew Photography if he is available to take some decor shots for me.  There have been time where I  never get the photos or the decor photos are not what I hoped for, or there is simply not enough photos to showcase my work.  I was so fortunate to have Joe come and shoot a few pics of this gorgeous art deco wedding we did at The San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park.  They had dinner in the Sculpture Courtyard.  It is a beautiful indoor/outdoor space that can be transformed in so many ways!  We have more events that we have done there, coming up on the blog.  This wedding had a bit of a art deco flair to it.  We stayed with the colors, black, gold, and white with crystals.  The bride loves having some bling!  We also set up the dinner tables in king feast style.  The feast dinner set up is becoming quite popular!

Photo: Joseph Matthew Photography

Floral: Aileen Tran Event Stylist

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Long King’s Tables is very popular right now

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I love this shot with the drama of the columns

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The aerial view of the tables

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I love the use of candlesticks when we are able to use them

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gold grapewood with all white flowers.

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It’s all in the details on the vases. Bows are making of a huge come back.

 

 

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Time Lapse at The University Club Atop Symphony Towers

A few years back, I did a time lapse of a wedding that I did at The University Club Atop Symphony Towers.  The WAE team had the opportunity to have lunch there yesterday with the catering manager Brigette Bower.  The view and the food was amazing as always!  It made me remember about the video that I had done.  It was fun to watch again and reminisce.  It is also a great way to take a look the space and the view!  Here is the video again.  Enjoy!

 

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Love Note from Kim & Ace {Rancho Santa Fe Wedding Planner}

The night of the wedding is always so bittersweet!  I feel like a mom sending off their kids to college when I hug my couples goodbye.  After working together for over a year and emailing, talking, and seeing each other almost on a daily basis, it’s always hard to say goodbye.  I just loved working with Ace & Kim so much.  We always had such a great time with each other and I love how they adored each other.  Kim attended a wedding that I did a couple years ago and she saved my business card until Ace proposed.  That week after he proposed she called me!  I was so honored and humbled that she knew she wanted to work with me.  Their wedding was absolutely beautiful!  However, after the wedding, that tiny part of me always thinks, “I hope it was everything they hoped for if not more!” If I don’t hear from my couple, I always get a little nervous! lol!  I received the most amazing note from Kim & Ace, and it’s a constant reminder of why I do what I do.  Kim & Ace, we wish you a lifetime of happiness together, and don’t ever stop making each other laugh =)

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Purchase Veil at Wynn Austin Collection

“Dearest Wynn,

Thank you for giving us the wedding of our dreams!  It was everything we wanted and more!  Words cannot begin to describe the wonderful experience we had working with you.  Wedding planning is supposed to be a stressful time but you made the entire process so easy and so enjoyable (that I still miss it!) I had a vision of what I wanted and you brought it to life.  Our wedding was absolutely BEAUTIFUL and it went beyond our expectations.  Ace and I were amazed.  You saw my inspiration and made it a reality.  From the smallest details to the bigger fine points, everything was executed perfectly.  We are still getting compliments to this day!  Wynn…you are the most honest, professional, kindhearted person we’ve ever had the pleasure to work with.  You have such a passion for your craft and we are so glad you are sharing it with the world.  We love you and cannot thank you enough!”

Love, Kim & Ace

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Love Note from Katie & Roberto {Wedding at The Santaluz Club}

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Photo Credit: Joseph Matthew Photography

 

 

“I had the pleasure of working with Rachel Le and Laney Schenk (Wynn’s Assistants) for the month of my wedding. I could not have been happier with BOTH of them! Rachel did an impeccable job putting together and incredibly detailed timeline for my big day which made everything run seamlessly. Every bride I’ve ever spoken to gave me the same advice, “Something is bound to go wrong on your wedding day and you just have to laugh it off.” Honestly my day went PERFECTLY with not one slip up. I attribute everything to Rachel for keeping everything on schedule and coordinating with all my vendors so perfectly. They were both so attentive at responding to my one million emails the month of right away. Rachel and Laney are both so sweet and have such nice calming demeanor’s which is super important to be surrounded by on your wedding day and the month leading up to. I could go on and on about my amazing experience and would recommend hiring them to EVERYONE who is seeing “the perfect wedding experience!”

Love,

Katie & Roberto

 

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Katie & Roberto’s wedding highlight video from Stockham Media {Santaluz Club Wedding}

http://vimeo.com/112978517

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Harv’s 60th Birthday Celebration Pictures {The Santaluz Club}

When I met with Michelle, and she told me her husband is turning 60 so she wanted to plan a weekend extravaganza for him.  At the time I did not realize she was talking about Harv Eker as in the international best selling author & speaker of “The Millionaire Mindset”!  Michelle and I planned for 6 months a 2 day experience for their guests.  I find it still amazing how she was able to keep this under wraps.  We had guests coming from all over the world, Signapore, London, Hong Kong, and all over the country.  It was such a special occasion!  After meeting Harv, I can see why everyone was willing to come out to San Diego.  Talk about a down to earth person and their guests are some of the sweetest most grateful people I have ever met.  One of the things that I love about my job is the opportunity that I get to meet so many interesting and amazing people.  I love learning their stories.  While we are planning, the vendors that we worked with were completely blown away all the efforts that Michelle was putting into this occasion.  All the guys said it’s their “Dream Lady” to have someone do this for them!  Even I thought, uh oh! I better come up with something good for my husband when he has a special birthday!  The events turned out absolutely amazing, and I loved seeing everyone had such an amazing time!

Thank you Harv & Michelle for having us be a part of such a special occasion!

xoxo,

Wynn

Enjoy the amazing pictures, courtesy of Tim King Photography

Friday Night: The Big Reveal!

 Friday night guests were invited to the courtyard at The Santaluz Club where guests were greeted with Harv’s favorite drinks, Mai Tais!  The band was set up, and everyone was there waiting for the moment that Harv arrives!  Michelle kept me posted of how far away they are.  The suspense was killing me! It was almost more nerve racking than a wedding, lol!

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Harv thought they were just coming to The Santaluz Club for dinner, until his mom pulled him to the courtyard and he saw his friends from around the world.  He was in shock! There was not a dry eye around.

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The guests enjoyed drinks, dinner, and dancing in the courtyard!

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Saturday: The Ultimate Relaxation (Spa, Golf, and Pool Party)

 For the 2nd day of celebrating, Michelle wanted a really fun day for all the guests, especially for those coming from afar to get to experience the ultimate relaxation and all the amazing amenities that the Santaluz Club has to offer.  We planned a fun and relaxing day for all the guests!  There was breakfast station available for all the guests.  After breakfast, some of the guests went off to hang out at the spa and get treatments there and the guests that golf, went off to the golf course.  It was a beautiful day for both!  In the evening guests were invited to head over to Michelle & Harv’s home for the fun Pool Party accompanied by Brazilian BBQ catered by Sabor da Vida!

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One of my favorite pictures of Harv & Michelle.  I love the large canvases with the quotes on them!

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Wynn Austin Events Featured in Pretty My Party {Penelope’s Adorable Pastel pinks & blue Baptism}

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Wynn Austin Events Featured in San Diego Style Weddings {Nick & Casey’s wedding}

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Wynn Austin Events-Radiant Orchid Wedding Featured in Colin Cowie Weddings

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Aron and Alex Radiant Purple Wedding {Private Estate Rancho Santa Fe Wedding}

Alex & Aron’s wedding is so near and dear to my heart.  They are a couple and a wedding that I will never forget about for the rest of my life.  I remember meeting them for the first time at their family’s home, and thinking not only are they a stunning looking couple but one of the sweetest people that I have ever met.  Being from Texas, they put all their faith in me to produce an extraordinary multiple day event.  One of Aron’s must haves for the wedding is to have a Latin artist for the wedding and their hopes was to be able to have it at their family home in Rancho Santa Fe.  In my opinion estate weddings are the most beautiful and unique events, but it also comes with the most logistical challenges.  Hands down, having a wedding at a home, that is executed flawlessly is a lot of work and it is not necessarily less expensive like how a lot of people think it would be but with professional help it is worth it!  For Alex & Aron’s wedding, the result was absolutely stunning!  It was a lot of hard work and we faced a lot of logistical challenges but in the end it was perfect and it was worth every minute!  I am so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of their special day and I wish them a lifetime of happiness!

Love,

Wynn

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Their First Look

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Alex’s gorgeous lavender, pink, and white peonies bridal bouquet

We designed the layout of the event so that as guests are arriving, they are walking down the driveway to enter through the main door of the home.  However, the driveway will also serve as the area for the dinner, so we strategically placed boxwood hedging by Concepts Event Design to cover the pre set up of the dinner.

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I love the fountain in front of the home that we adorned with purple orchids

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The main entrance of the home

Guests were ushered to the ceremony site in the backyard and welcomed with a string trio and tray passed champagne

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While guests were at the ceremony & cocktail hour in the back of the home, we transformed the front of the property where the driveway was to the dinner reception.  With the Market lights stringing above and the beautiful Tuscan style home, it reminded me of dining al fresco in Italy.

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After dinner we invited the guests back to the back of the house where they were in for a huge surprise! In order to have an area to dance, we had to cover the pool!  I came up with the idea to cover the pool with a combination of custom cut ply wood wrapped in dark champagne vinyl to make it pretty.  The center of the pool, I had plexi glass installed.  The hot tub is above the pool s we create a stage over the hot tub for the band to perform.  This part was probably the most challenging portion of the whole event.  There was multiple site visits with multiple vendors in order to make this happen.  It took us about 6 months to nail down a Latin Grammy Award Winning performer for the wedding!  We also had to ensure the lighting and equipment fulfilled their request in their rider.  All the electrical and equipment component was so foreign to me but it was such an amazing learning experience.  The stage and pool cover turned out magical and was even better than I envisioned.  I lost a lot of sleep just worrying about everything coming together perfectly and we don’t hit any bumps in the construction.  Alas, it was gorgeous and the couple got the concert for their wedding that they have always dreamt of.

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I remember the relief and excitement that I experienced when I found out Aleks Syntek has arrived and was tucked away safely in the home to surprise the guests! The sound, the lights, even the way the lights hit the mist in the evening was amazing!

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Their First Dance

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Thank you to the amazing vendors that helped make this happen!

Wedding Planner: Wynn Austin Events 
Photographer: Braja Mandala 
Wedding Venue: Private residence Rancho Santa Fe CA
Entertainment: Aleks Syntek 
Flowers: Aileen Tran 
Bridal Gown Designer: Vera Wang 
Hair & Makeup: Tiffany Monday 
Groom’s Attire: A Better Deal Tuxedo 
Cake: Michele Coulon Dessertier 
Stage: San Diego Prestige Reservation
Rentals: Concepts Event Design & Classic Party Rentals 
Officiant: Rabbi Ian 

Video: Nr3 Video Productions

 

 

 

 

 

 

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