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Gold Velvet for a Golden Hour Elopement in San Diego

This golden hour elopement at a hilltop hacienda outside San Diego brings together luxe gold velvet, amber and garnet Italian-inspired decor, and sustainable flowers for an unforgettable day! This collaboration between Lovely Light Imagery and H & L Lovely Creations created a magical atmosphere in the gilded sunlight of Southern California, with the Spanish villa style and stunning views from Las Mariposas Estate to inspire them! Le Champagne Projects‘ eco-friendly floral designs and the most beautifully styled couple made for one chic celebration!

Sustainable Flowers and Gold Velvet for Golden Hour Elopement Magic

Gorgeous Photos for a Golden Hour Elopement

100% Cotton Paper Invitations for a Sustainable Wedding Design

Not only is this collaboration between Southern California wedding pros truly stunning, but the team as a whole is committed to sustainable business practices for eco-friendly weddings! Stationery designer Claudia Strenger used 100% cotton paper for the letterpress invitations, creating beautiful and biodegradable celebration stationery.

Oval Velvet Engagement Ring Box Surrounded by Flowers
Beaded Lace A-Line Wedding Dress with a Greenery Flower Arch for Italian Wedding Style

Florist Le Champagne Projects created the Italian greenery ceremony arch for this golden hour elopement using foam free and floral foam alternatives to achieve sustainable floristry! The wrought iron arch added an airy an open backdrop against the cypress grove, with arrangements of huckleberry, autumn eucalyptus, lemon leaf, pokeweed, smilax, quicksand roses, dahlias, café au lait dahlias, majolica spray roses, and Queen Anne’s lace to add gorgeous texture.

Garden Bouquet with butterfly ranunculus, majolica spray rose, garden roses from Ella Rose Farm, hellebores, snowberry
Gold Velvet Suit for Gorgeous Groom's Style with Black and White Polka Dot Details

How chic is this couple! The bride’s airy and romantic A-line wedding dress from Bridal Showcase featured a low back and flowing tulle skirt adorned in beaded lace. The groom took men’s style to the next level in his Friar Tux gold velvet suit, with black and white polka dots on his tie and pocket squares to finish off this high fashion look!

Italian Inspired Greenery Wedding Ceremony Arch for a Golden Hour Elopement
Golden Hour Elopement Photos in San Diego
Golden Hour Elopement Photos with Luxe Italian Style

This golden hour elopement made the most of the San Diego sunlight at Las Mariposas Estate. The newly opened Escondido estate is a labor of love by a pair of former wedding photographers! They used their eye for unforgettable wedding day moments to create a venue that would serve as the perfect backdrop for beautiful celebrations. The Spanish Villa style of their vision was beautifully executed in a hilltop venue.

Elegant His and Hers Vow Notebooks for a Sentimental Wedding Keepsake

Vow notebooks have become the sweetest keepsake for even the most intimate elopements and photo sessions! This is such a lovely way to celebrate!

Elegant His and Hers Vow Notebooks for a Sentimental Wedding Keepsake
Floral Wedding Stationery Flatlay
Warm Gold and Burgundy Tones for an Italian Inspired Golden Hour Elopement Dinner in San Diego

The intimate elopement reception was dressed in shades of red and gold to capture the romance of Italy. Muted gold tablecloths and burgundy velvet added rich color, along with amber glass goblets and romantic garden flowers.

Warm Gold and Burgundy Velvet for an Italian Inspired Golden Hour Elopement Dinner

The intimate dinner party included cotton paper scroll seating cards for a personal touch! Gorgeous arrangements of snowberry, autumn eucalyptus, quicksand roses, lisianthus, cafe au lait dahlias, ranunculus, majolica spray roses, and cosmos added notes of taupe, blush, and burgundy to the centerpieces.

Personalized Scroll Escort Cards for Amber Glassware
Scroll Calligraphy Escort Cards
Golden Hour Elopement Dinner with Gold and Garnet Italian Style

Metallic gold acrylic table numbers an extra fabulous touch to the Italian inspired tablescape!

Gold Acrylic Laser Cut Wedding Table Numbers with Burgundy Velvet Napkins
Restored Vintage Caravan Cocktail Bar

The retro caravan bar by Dalton & Co. was fully restored and remodeled into a full-service mobile refreshment station! They served specialty cocktails with a fabulous vintage flair to suit the art deco style of the trailer.

Restored Vintage Caravan Cocktail Bar
Specialty Cocktails Served in a Restored Vintage Caravan
Specialty Cocktails Served in a Restored Vintage Caravan
Hand Painted Buttercream for a Gorgeous Fall Wedding Cake

How amazing is this cake by Lila Cakeshop? The fondant-free cake is hand painted buttercream with a beautifully sculptural detail that brings to mind fine art paintings!

Hand Painted Buttercream for a Gorgeous Fall Wedding Cake
Italian Inspired Golden Hour Elopement at Las Mariposas Estate in San Diego
San Diego Elopement under Bistro Lights



Photography: Lovely Light Imagery | Videography: Rolling Shutter Imagery | Ceremony and Venue: Las Mariposas Estate | Event Planning: H & L Lovely Creations | Florist: Le Champagne Projects | Wedding Cake: Lila Cakeshop | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Groom’s Attire: Friar Tux | Bridal Salon: Bridal Showcase | Hair Styling and Makeup: Sandra Michelle Artistry | Event Rentals: New and Nostalgic | Tableware: Sundrop Vintage | Linen Rentals: Stephanie’s Linens | Mobile Bar: Dalton & Co. | Stationery: Claudia Strenger | Ribbon: Hey Its Oh So Pretty | Submitted via: Matchology

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