Erika and Christian were married last July at the beautiful San Diego Rowing Club. Being a San Diego native, I was thrilled to discover this beautiful venue a few years ago. It has such a unique view, and concidentally….it has a view of the Bride and Groom’s home! We looked at several properties when selecting a space, and it was perfect from the get-go.



How breathtaking is Erika? She is the epitome of a beach bride!


Sigh. Love these two. Love these pics! The San Diego Rowing Club has so many diverse opportunities for photos!ErikaChristian4

I was honored when the couple also asked me to be their florist. I loved the contrast of simplistic romance, coupled with beachy elements.


Erika was awesome during the design process. She gave me SO MUCH creative license. We discussed and pre-ordered a handful of must-have florals. The rest were freshly picked at the wholesale market by yours truly the day prior.ErikaChristian7

I spied this adorable pin at Sweet Paper in La Jolla the week of the wedding. It was my gift to the bride and it served as her something blue!




The bicycle theme came about as Erika and Christian often ride Mission Bay on their beach cruisers on weekends. The groom and the officiant entered the ceremony on the bikes, which also served as the altar. Additionally, I flanked the sweetheart table with the bikes later in the evening. We supplemented this fun element with cheerful potted plants and florals hung from the chairs.




Erika’s family is from Hawaii, so her mother brought maile ti leaf leis for the Groom and the officiant.









Erika and Christian, it was an honor getting to know you and having the opportunity to execute your vision was truly a pleasure! I wish you all the best! I also want to give a huge shout out to Auriel and the entire team at the San Diego Rowing Club. It is a pleasure to work with you, and I cannot wait to come back and design another beautiful San Diego Rowing Club wedding!

Vendors that helped make the day:

Venue: San Diego Rowing Club—The Garty Pavilion

Coordination, florals, and design: Melissa Barrad, I Do…Weddings

Ceremony and Reception Music: Matt Commerce

Catering: Waters Catering

Cake: Bouchee Cake

Rentals: Platinum Party Rentals

Makeup: Maria Weiss, Bootleg Rouge

Assistant Photographer: Aimee Westcott