The Guild Hotel San Diego made for the perfect blank canvas for Marleen & Tim’s unique wedding celebration. They wanted their day to feel playful, funky and have elevated retro dive bar vibes. Their color scheme included monochromatic black and white paired with earth tones of taupe, sand, rust, root beer, mustard – and pops of deep teal, tangerine and persimmon.
For Marleen’s first dress she wore Danielle Frankel.
Marleen’s wedding makeup was inspired by Dakota Johnson at the 2019 Oscars.
Tim’s suit supply tuxedo was completed with vintage butterfly bow tie and cufflinks, Hugo Boss patent leather shoes and a two tone Movado watch that Marleen had gifted him.
Doing a first look was special for Marleen and Tim because they were able to have one on one time. This allowed them to have intimate togetherness before the celebration really took off.
Marleen wanted her girls to pick a dress that reflected their authentic self. With the only priority being black each bridesmaid was able to have their unique personalities come through and shine.
With the help of Amorology their ceremony had a mix of chairs and hairpin benches for seating, including crushed velvet chairs in rust and olive green, creating a dimensional seating offering for their guests. The altar was adorned with various sized pedestals topped with bold structural and sculptural floral arrangements created by Native Poppy.
Before she walked down the aisle Marleen slipped into her second dress by Sebastian Luke.
After the ceremony we snuck out to the roof to take a few sunset portraits.
During the pandemic Marleen learned how much Tim loves puzzles. So they decided to reflect that with their Escort display.
The reception space really brought Marleen & Tim’s vision to life. There were dried sora pods in amber and bleached white and loose marbles atop full draped velvet linens of curry and rust. The centerpieces stayed full of personality mirroring the ceremony approach of sculptural and slightly off the cuff.
Marleen and Tim danced to Miracle by the Foo Fighters for their first dance and it was very meaningful to them because in 2009 Tim put it on a mix tape that he gave her for their first Valentine’s Day.
Alana Jones Mann created a shag cake for the couple to cut and there was white cake with fig filling and pistachio buttercream frosting for all the guests.
Florist: Native Poppy
Venue: Guild Hotel
Dj: Dart Collective
Rentals: Adorefolklore & Catalogatelier
Tabletop: Hostess Haven
Hair & Makeup: Face by Raymie
Videographer: Audrey Alba films
Dress: Danielle Frankel Studio & Loho Bride
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