San Diego By Carter & Cook Event Co.

I am super excited to share with you a darling wedding that Carter & Cook Event Co. shared with us. It is a total show stopper. Filled to the brim with charming details, just how you like it. Read on because Carter & Cook Event Co. spills the beans on all the juicy details.

The wedding theme was Up, up, up and Away! Their engagement pictures were taken with lots of heart balloons, and they wanted to carry this theme into their wedding. See the Engagement Session Here.

Liz and Rich were married at the The Darlington House in La Jolla, California. I have passed by it personally many times and can vouch that it is an adorable place to get married. On that note if you are throwing around destination wedding ideas, La Jolla is one to add to the list of possibilities. Delightful beach town, full of activities for out of town guests. Not to mention there are a ton unbelievable wedding vendors right at your fingertips.

Speaking of unbelievable wedding vendors, he and she photography are the masterminds behind the lens of Liz and Rich’s wedding.

Liz and Rich are quite the creative duo. Liz came up with so many of the ideas, and the adorable groom got to creating!

They handmade dozens and dozens of fabric pendants to hang throughout the grounds of the The Darlington House. Rich and Liz also created a beautiful ribbon back drop for the ceremony. Imagine guests having to walk through a wall of ribbons to get their seats. Such a clever idea!

Another great idea that I think you might like was that each bridesmaid carried her own balloon down the aisle for the ceremony. Such a cute touch, and a creative way to save money on bouquets! The bridesmaid dresses were perfect for the color scheme for the day. Dresses can be found at Anthropologie.

Each guest’s seat had a cone filled with dozens of colorful and homemade pom-poms to throw as the two newlyweds ran down the aisle.

The tables had a colorful, eclectic mix of vases and wildflowers to fit the playful wedding mood. Modern Bouquet did a fabulous job on those, and Liz’s bouquet. Such bright and cheery colors!

A colorful candy bar was filled with fun sweets and cotton candy. Another table was full of red velvet cupcakes, the father of the bride’s homemade chocolate chip cookies, and hot air balloon shaped sugar cookies. Their guests enjoyed the variety and ability to pick and choose favorites.

Running with the Up, up, up and Away theme Liz and Rich also wanted to have a pinata at the wedding, so the groom, Rich, handmade a colorful paper mache hot air balloon pinata for reception. It was so much fun to watch the two of them give it a whirl. The pinata broke and was filled with dozens of tooth brushes and tooth paste in honor of the brides grandfather “Doc”. They also felt it appropriate as they severed many sweets during the afternoon reception.

Despite the rain forecast, the weather held off perfectly. The guests lined the streets and waved the handmade ribbon wands, as the two newlyweds ran off to their getaway car, it began to pour. Talk about perfect timing!

Carter & Cook Event Co. are preferred vendors and proud sponsors of The Wedding Chicks! There work is fantastic…check out some of their other work by clicking here.

Photography: He & She Photography
San Diego Wedding Venue: Darlington House
Florist: Modern Bouquet
Caterer: California Cuisine
Cake: Ana Cakes
Rentals: Raphaels
Candy Bags: Twig and Thistle

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  1. -100. Annie @ MarryYouMe says:

    I love the brides dress! So sweet.

  2. So excited to see this wedding up! Thanks chicks for featuring this super cute wedding today! He and She Photography and Carter & Cook……you rock my socks!

  3. -100. Randy says:

    Thanks for sharing this lovely wedding with your viewers! Liz & Rich (aka. Lich) were such a fun and adorable couple to work with!

  4. love this so much! the flag banners, the balloons, the dessert table! Love the DIY feel and so beautiful!

  5. -100. Dognbird says:

    Fantastic wedding! Love all the little heart details.

  6. Loved this wedding..and the couple! Can’t take any credit for it..they did it ALL. They’re amazing, creative and just adorable. Thanks ladies for the feature!

  7. -100. Ashley says:

    this is such a sweet wedding! i love all the colored details :)

  8. -100. faye says:

    LOVE the love birds on top of their cake!! SUPER-CUTE

  9. -100. liz says:

    LOVE the short bridal dress. Where is it from??

  10. -100. jh says:

    Love the font used here:

    may i know what font is that?

  11. -100. Suzanne says:

    Such a lovely, lovely day – a few ideas I definitely want to snap up for our own big day. Just gorgeous!!

    Any chance we can find out the bride’s dress? It is breathtaking

  12. -100. Lauren says:

    What a creative wedding and a refreshing take on one of my favorite venues!

  13. -100. Liz says:

    Thanks so much for such SWEET comments, they warm my heart!!! To answer a few questions, the getaway dress was from Forever 21 (amazing steal!).. my actual wedding dress was Allure Bridal style 8634. The font I used for the candy bags is called Prophecy Script — I downloaded it from!

  14. -100. Antisha - Bluvision says:

    I must say this is the first time I’ve seen a bride with balloons :). The theme and how it was carried out was quite unique.

  15. -100. Christine says:

    Where did she get her dress? It’s AMAZING!

  16. -100. tracey says:

    where is the bride’s lipgloss from and color? Beautiful!

  17. -100. Camille Deann says:

    I love everything about this post. The theme, the colors & especially the details! Beautiful!

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  19. -100. Kell says:

    How did you make those candy bags? i think they are just so adorable for every occassion!

  20. -100. Aubrey says:

    Where did the bride get her wedding dress from?

  21. -100. Caitlin says:

    Beautiful wedding! I LOVE the bridesmaid dresses – could Liz (or anyone else) tell me where they’re from? I think it said Anthropologie but I’m wondering which specific model. Any chance any of those ladies want to sell theirs? :)

  22. What a delightfully whimsical wedding! The shoes are adorable, the pinata inspired, and LOVE all the balloons!!

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