We were thrilled to learn that Jess & Clint’s coastal inspired wedding was featured on MarthaStewartWeddings.com. Jess and Clint tied the knot on March 15, 2014, almost 10 years after the day they first met. Both are professionals living in San Diego, Jess now an attorney and Clint an officer on a submarine in the United States Navy.
Jess wasn’t the only one in white at the coastal celebration; Clint donned his Dress Whites, the Navy’s ceremonial uniform. Vibrant color was added to the brides bouquet of anemones, Juliet garden roses, peonies, Campanella roses, viburnum berries, sweet peas, umbrella fern, and lilac, designed by florist Twigg Botanicals. The bridal party carried stunning bouquets of freesia, roses and sweet peas.
“Our vows were the most special thing of all,” Jess says. “When you have been together as long as we have, it was really nice to have a moment to think and share with all of the people who are important in our lives how much we really love each other and how thankful we were that everyone was able to join us and celebrate our love.”
Guests enjoyed the coastal views during cocktail hour and passed appetizers included shot glasses of tomato bisque, spanakopita cigars, and smoked chicken-and-leek purses with sweet onion marmalade, all prepared and served by Crown Point Catering. Dinner menu’s were tucked into patterned napkins at each place setting outlining the evening’s meal: bibb lettuce salad, pan-seared sea bass, chicken in champagne sauce, grilled filet of beef, roasted tomato Provencal, and a duo of potatoes au gratin and locally-grown oven-roasted vegetables.
Jessica wanted the overall feel of the reception & wedding to be very intimate, much like the backyard wedding from the movie, “Father Of the Bride.” From the votives to the linens, to the flowers, to the table name signs, everything came together so beautifully.
The Long wooden tables were set with patterned linens, golden vessels and votives, and painted signs made by Peanut Press. Each table was named for a different island in the Bahamas where the couple met on spring break. Jess was there with her Clemson University friends, and Clint with his Naval Academy buddies. One of the girls asked one of the guys to take a group photo of them, and the rest is history.
For dessert Hey There, Cupcake! Created a tiered confection of lemon cake with blueberry curd filling. And mini sweets, like raspberry & salted caramel cupcakes, were also set out for dessert.
Guests dined under the stars and string lights, in the background a perfect ocean view. The couple exited to the song “Joy to the World” by Three Dog Night.
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Catering: Crown Point Catering
Photography: Jacqueline Campbell for Birds of a Feather
Location: Martin Johnson House
Event and Design Coordination: Amorology Weddings
Flowers: Twigg Botanicals
Stationery: Peanut Press Creative
Cake and Cupcakes: Hey There, Cupcake!
Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals
Transportation: La Costa Limo; Rolls Livery