The Darlington House Wedding
David and Dorothy’s Wedding At The Darlington
I’m going to be 100% honest here when I say the majority of people in the wedding industry can suck pretty bad at their jobs. Whether it is videographers/photographers who try to stage an entire wedding day like it’s a stylized shoot that absolutely kills the authenticity of real moments or wedding coordinators who create unrealistic timelines while simultaneously coordinating nothing more than their heads in their butts, a wedding day can easily get chaotic without a good team. That is why I was stoked when Amy June, a San Diego wedding planner, connected me with David and Dorothy. Amy always runs a tight ship while keeping things fun which is all you can ever ask for when working weddings, receptions, and all that good stuff. But besides the top-shelf level of efficiency Amy brings to a dream wedding she also brought me a really rad couple in David and Dorothy. So cheers to you Amy June!
Now let me talk about this couple a little bit! I could see why Dorothy fell in love with David the moment he began talking to me about his favorite Scotches, and when they explained their vision for the wedding at Darlington House I knew it was going to be a pretty kick-ass day. Basically, they wanted to have a good time and have photos that reflected it. Pretty simple and pretty awesome. So on the wedding day the groomsmen dusted off the cobwebs with some 14-year-old Scotch, bridesmaids toasted the morning with champagne and the entire wedding day went smoothly. And a quick shout out to David and Dorothy for rocking the open bar which allowed me to indulge in a Stone IPA during the reception! You guys rock! Also, THANK YOU for not only allowing me to document your day but to trust me to do the stupid shit I do like lay on the ground in oily puddles and take you away from the bar for a few moments to get just a couple more shots. Photography shots, not whiskey…but we should totally drink whiskey… Cheers guys!
The Darlington House Wedding
This was my first time ever shooting at Darlington House in La Jolla, California and I have to say the rose garden estate was really incredible. Everything was easily accessible, the venue offered a wedding photographer a lot of unique backdrops, and that San Diego weather is always fantastic. The beach was nearby, the alleyway behind Darlington House had some cool vibes and the entire property was photogenic. It was sort of like Leonardo Dicaprio in the 1990s.
Darlington House Wedding Price
How Much Does It Cost To Get Married At Darlington House In La Jolla?
If you want to secure the garden area for your wedding ceremony and reception, but also take advantage of the bridal upstairs suites upstairs then anticipate investing $5000 for a La Jolla wedding from April-November on the weekends. This is definitely something you want to do if getting ready at the property is your game plan. For more intimate weddings on the weekdays you can antipcate investing $2,500 for the Darlington House wedding venue. This investment only covered the vent space, not outside vendors such as photography and videography.
Receptions At Darlington House
San Diego wedding venues that offer a well-lit bridal suite, Andalusian patios, personal touch dining, and cozy event space are not easy to find. Darlington House provides all of those amenities and so much more, making it one of the trendiest garden wedding venues in La Jolla, CA. Guests loved mingling in the cool beach air during cocktail hour and dining under the stars and market lights at dinner. The
- Wedding Planning: Amy June
- San Diego Wedding Photography: Rock This Moment
- Artistic Videography: San Diego Films
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