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Aly & Gavin’s Wedding at Darlington House

I met Aly and Gavin through mutual friends and am beyond happy they’ve come into my life. They have a zest for life and joyfulness about them that makes everyone else feel instantly comfortable. As my second photographer and I drove down to La Jolla the morning of the wedding, I said, “I think they need to become my new BFFs.” Fast forward a few hours, and their wedding planner, Sandy, was saying the exact same thing! This couple just has that sweet effect on everyone they meet!

Aly and Gavin love Seinfeld and managed to include several nods to the classic sitcom in their wedding design, which was created by my loves at Shindig Chic. A & G are so kind and thoughtful, and they also share a hilarious sense of humor. Their day was chock full of laughter, happy tears, and personal touches. There wasn’t a dry eye during their ceremony, especially once Gavin and his wedding party started serenading Aly with Aladdin’s “A Whole New World.”

This is quite possibly the longest wedding entry I’ve ever posted. Between Aly and Gavin’s awesome style, the gorgeous venue, the delightful light, a bounty of creative details, and the heartfelt candids…I just couldn’t help myself. Enjoy!

La Jolla beach bride and groom - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom kissing at sweetheart table with Seinfeld Smoopie sign - www.marycostaweddings.com

Angelena made the sweetest heart-shaped bouquet!

Darlington House has beautiful Spanish style architecture.

Bride getting dressed at Darlington House - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride in floral crown smiling - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bridal party in dressing room - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride admiring bouquet - www.marycostaweddings.com

Just as Aly was about to do her first look with Gavin her dad walked into the library! Unplanned and so sweet!

Bride and groom about to have first look - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom first look - www.marycostaweddings.com
Heartfelt first look at Darlington House San Diego - www.marycostaweddings.com
Emotional first look with bride and groom - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom emotional first look - www.marycostaweddings.com
Groom catching bride's teardrop - www.marycostaweddings.com
Sweet first look at Darlington House La Jolla - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom holding hands - www.marycostaweddings.com

Aly picked the prettiest embellished dresses from ASOS for her ladies!

Bridal party in embellished seafoam green dresses - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bridal party bouquets by Shindig Chic - www.marycostaweddings.com
Seafoam Wedding Party - www.marycostaweddings.com
Seafoam green wedding party at Darlington House - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bridal bouquet - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride with flower girl - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride with flower girl - www.marycostaweddings.com
Flower girl ballet slippers - www.marycostaweddings.com
Wedding ceremony at Darlington House - www.marycostaweddings.com
Darlington House Wedding - www.marycostaweddings.com
Wedding party at Darlington House ceremony - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride laughing at ceremony - www.marycostaweddings.com
Groom listening to bride's vows - www.marycostaweddings.com
Emotional groomsman at wedding - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride reading vows at ceremony - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom reading vows - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride reading vows at wedding - www.marycostaweddings.com
Groom crying at wedding - www.marycostaweddings.com

Cue the Aladdin sing-along!

Emotional wedding ceremony in La Jolla - www.marycostaweddings.com
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Darlington House wedding ceremony - www.marycostaweddings.com
Wedding ceremony at Darlington House - www.marycostaweddings.com
Wedding ceremony close up - www.marycostaweddings.com
First kiss at wedding ceremony - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom leaving ceremony - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom leaving ceremony - www.marycostaweddings.com
Wedding exit with bride and groom - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom kissing at wedding - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom exiting ceremony - www.marycostaweddings.com

I knew for certain that A&G are kindred spirits of mine after they named their cocktails for the podcast My Dad Wrote A Porno.

Shindig Chic outdid themselves with this seating chart! Erin drew all of those floral illustrations and also used them for the table cards. Beautiful!

Darlington House wedding - www.marycostaweddings.com

Aly and Gavin love playing Bingo so they decided to play a game at their wedding too!

Shindig Chic took their concept from our HNYPT shoot and used it for this epic dessert spread!

Now THAT’S AN ENTRANCE.

Bride and groom entrance - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bridal entrance at reception - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom dancing at Darlington House - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom first dance - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride dipping groom at reception - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom dancing at wedding - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom dancing - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom dancing - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom kissing - www.marycostaweddings.com

We had originally planned on doing sunset photos a bit later in the day, but when the clouds rolled in we decided to leave early!

Bride and groom at Darlington House La Jolla - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride at Darlington House - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom at beach - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom at La Jolla beach - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom walking at beach - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom at the beach in La Jolla, CA - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom snuggling at beach - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom at beach - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride at the beach - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bouquet close up at the beach - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom walking at La Jolla beach - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride close up - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom kissing at beach - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom at the beach - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom snuggling at the wedding - www.marycostaweddings.com
Bride and groom walking at the beach - www.marycostaweddings.com

We made it back to the party just in time for BINGO!

Bride and groom eating cake - www.marycostaweddings.com

And just for the record, these two have since become friends of mine – dreams DO come true!!

Vendor Credits:
Photography: Mary Costa Photography
Venue: Darlington House
Design and Florals: Shindig Chic
Coordinator: Timeless Event Planning
Catering: Culinary Concepts
Dessert: Julian Pies
Cake: Elodie Daley
Rentals: More Rentals
Photo Booth: Pixster
Videography: Blake Buchanan
Hair: Kim Kern & Lily Von Isenberg
Makeup: Diahann McCrary & Sara Wilson
Bridal Gown: Claire Pettibone
Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS

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