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Elegant White Wedding on the 4th of July Thursday, March 3, 2011 ~ 2:46 p.m.

It's pretty much impossible not to love this gorgeous wedding by Kristina Chartier Photography. You can see the bride's beautiful smile from miles away, and there are simply no gimmicks; just lush white floral arrangements of orchids and hydrangea, a classic ivory lace gown, fragrant white rose petals and tons of romantic candlelight.

Andrew and Jenny's elegant summer wedding took place beach-side on the 4th of July at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, a modern venue set against a gorgeous ocean backdrop. The ceremony was held seaside on the grass amongst the palm trees, with an aisle decorated with tall glass cylinders filled with orchids and candles. Guests were given wooden parasols for shade as they watched the bride and groom marry alongside their pet Collie and a rather large wedding party of eighteen. Keeping with the mostly white and navy color palette, each of the bridesmaids wore a floor length navy blue dress, and held a full bouquet of white hydrangeas.

The wedding reception continued into the evening at the Scripps Seaside Forum venue, decorated with luxurious gold and ivory linens, and a sophisticated mix of white floral and candle centerpieces. Guested dined on delicious French fare from The French Gourmet. Finally, the couple's wedding day went out with a "bang," as they watched the 4th of July fireworks shows in the distance.



A white summer wedding held on the Fourth of July in San Diego, California
An outdoor beach wedding in Southern California, with a navy blue and white color palette


Elegant White Wedding on the 4th of July - Vendors and Credits

Images by Kristina Chartier Photography
Catering: The French Gourmet
Event Planner: I Do Weddings!
Reception Venue: Scripps Seaside Forum
Linens and Coverings: Concepts Event Design


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Kristina Chartier (San Diego)

Mar 4, 2011 7:50 PM

As always, I adored working with Melissa and her I Do Weddings team to create another fabulous event!!

Melissa, I Do...Weddings! (La Jolla, California )

Mar 4, 2011 7:51 PM

I absolutely loved Jenny and Drew's wedding, and really enjoyed designing the florals and working with the talented team of Kristina Chartier Photography. Thanks so much for featuring us, and congrats on your own recent nuptials!


Sarah {A Paper Proposal} (Los Angeles, CA)

Mar 7, 2011 7:52 PM


Of course, it was my pleasure! Thank you both for allowing me to feature your beautiful work!