La Jolla Wedding Shines Bright for East Coast Meets West Coast Couple

With a pink and coral palette built upon La Jolla's "Pink Lady" hotel La Valencia, live painting by a famous surrealist artist at the reception, and custom dance floors and rentals, you know this stylish wedding was one for the books! 

Vanessa & Calder Epes were destined to be together! Calder was born in Buffalo New York moved to San Diego after joining the military as a Rescue Swimmer met Vanessa a San Diego native born and raised. Vanessa and Calder married at charming and Historic La Valenca Hotel in beautiful La Jolla. They were married in the ocean view terrace of La Valencia by Bishop of the National Cathedral John Chane. Cocktail hour was at sunset, wedding guests enjoyed live music by Luneaux on a gorgeous custom dance floor with bold peach coral on white by Concepts Event Design and eagerly watched live painting by famous surrealist artist Michael Richard Rosenblatt the painting was a surprise gift for the bride's Mother Gina Zivelonghi. Vanessa wore a custom fascinator gifted to her by hat designer to the stars Arturo Rios (Rhianna, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are all fans of Arturo). All in all this celebration of East Coast meets West Coast made for serious magic and fun.

Handcrafted cocktails at La Valencia are the perfect way to sit in the sun and sip by the seashore!

So we know handcrafted and signature cocktails are all the rage at wedding receptions (for good reason) so this Summer why not grab your honey and get down to the La Valencia hotel in La Jolla and taste test some of these beautiful handcrafted cocktails, grab a bite to eat and enjoy some of La Valencia's live entertainment! Nobody said doing your wedding planning research had to be hard!

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Perched on a bluff in La Jolla, California, lies an enchanting boutique hotel known as La Valencia. Built in 1926, this historic property may only have 114 rooms but its story and its rich history are iconic. It started as a live-in apartment building for San Diego locals to get away from the city. Today, it’s a landmark turned into a coastal retreat and a charming, elegant and popular wedding location. 

Two of our favorite things come together for a lovely wedding photo

We love it when two of our favorite things come together to make such a beautiful finished product and Tim Otto Photography and the gorgeous La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla are two of our very favorite things and we think it's easy to see why.... 

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La Valencia hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla (known affectionately as the Pink Lady) offers some of the most beautiful wedding settings in Southern California. Tim Otto is one of the top wedding portrait, engagement and special event photographers and when these two come together well we're just in awe! 

All that glitters is a golden, sophisticated, globe-spanning, love-filled wedding!

Natasha and Calvin’s romance has taken them from London to Southern California. It started years ago in England; where Natasha grew up and Calvin played basketball for a London team. Natasha and Calvin's love story was filled with gold, flowers, amazing views that only La Jolla's own La Valencia Hotel [known locally as the Pink Lady] can offer. Click here to see the full wedding in all its golden and glittery beauty...

Their day was rich with love -check out how wedding and event designer SD Weddings by Gina and wedding florist Flowers by Azhar collaborated to create a blushing pink and gold theme that fits the venue perfectly!] and celebrated in a special language that only they understands, but even a stranger can understand their sophisticated and romantic wedding style captured expertly by local wedding photographer ABM Photography.

Get down to the Pink Lady December 9 and celebrate at their Yappy Hour charity event for overseas K9's

Join the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla for a special Holiday K-9 Care Package Yappy Hour from 4:30 to 7 pm at Café La Rue on December 9th, 2015... Enjoy half off apps, beer & wine - plus plenty of complimentary doggie treats! We just love 'La V' or 'The Pink Lady' as this iconic hotel is affectionately known to locals and anyone who has enjoyed her hospitality! Please consider sharing this post :) 

As La Valencia kicks off their Holiday K9 Care Package Drive - they are asking friends and guests to show their support for our US Military Working Dogs. The organization they are supporting is The United States War Dogs Association. www.uswardogs.org. They have specific items that they send overseas to support our loyal military working dogs. La V will be donating care packages in bundles of 5-7 lbs... Click this link to event page for more info! 

Every Santa needs Elves! How can you contribute? Drop by La Valencia Hotel on Prospect Street during Dec.1st - 31st with a donation from the list below. The donation doggie “crate” will be located outside of Café La Rue at La Valencia Hotel. Please see event page for items most needed.