Masculine & Refined Oceanfront Wedding in La Jolla, California

Rob and Franco’s oceanfront wedding in La Jolla, California has everything you could possibly want in a destination wedding. Impeccable design, thoughtful details, meaningful cultural traditions, dapper style and two of the nicest grooms in the world. These two met through mutual friends, survived long distance and a cross-country move to be together before heading back to West coast where it all started to tie the knot.

Rob and Franco opted for an oceanfront celebration that reflected their personal styles. They wanted the wedding to feel like a gathering in their home with all their favorite people. They incorporated masculine-yet-refined elements and textures. And showcased the coastal city they hold dear to their hearts.

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The modern botanical invitations set the tone for the celebration. Rob and Franco wanted the invites to serve as a nod to the venue’s history and feel like a researcher’s botany book. The letterpressed invitations from Minted are accented with a vellum overlay, green envelopes and vintage stamps from the grooms’ home states.

The countless personal details continued on the wedding day. The two wore lapel pins in place of boutonnieres to represent their sweet pup, Aki. Earlier in the day, Rob and Franco distributed the same pins to 10 of their closest friends to thank them for being a part of their pack. During the ceremony they included a sake ceremony as a nod to Franco’s practice of Nichiren Buddhism. And donned traditional Hawaiian Maile leis to honor Franco’s Polynesian heritage.

I could go on and on about all the perfect detail but you can see more of this gorgeous wedding and all the thoughtful details on Martha Stewart Wedding here. Don’t miss the engagement story, inscription on the saber and story behind Franco’s Polynesian dance.

Oceanfront Wedding Vendor Team:

Location: The Martin Johnson House  | Day-of event coordination: Adore Wedding Design | Catering: Culinary Concepts | Flowers: Layered Vintage | Leis: Puna Kamali’I Flowers | Stationery: Minted | Cake: Hey There Cupcake! | Music: Tim Anderson Rentals: Folklore Rentals | Rob’s suits: Hugo Boss | Accessories, J.Crew (shirts and Franco’s tie); The Tie Bar (Rob’s tie); Hava Lazar (wedding rings); Bruno Magli (shoes)| Lighting: Farm Tables and More | Sake set: Eastern Market Pottery | Donuts: Donut Bar | Guestbook: Undercover

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