Dinosaur Themed Wedding Cake

A Poolside Wedding at La Valencia in La Jolla California

Our Bride & Groom soak up the California sun with a poolside wedding ceremony at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla California!

With a wicked sense of humor and lots of love, Stephanie & Nicholas say I do on a warm fall afternoon! The couple’s sense of humor can be seen in their wedding cake topped that is topped off with a gold dinosaur bride and groom couple, which by the way is just one of the two wedding cakes at the reception, not including the tower of brightly colored macaroons!

Big details show up in a small way throughout the entire day! We skipped directly to the shiny gold dinosaur cake toppers because it just so happens to be our favorite detail, but there are tons of detailed touches that evoke feelings of our couples personal sense of style.

The bride slips into a wedding dress designed by Maggie Sottero that has a fully beaded bodice & belt detail, open back, and delicate strands of beads that form a drop sleeve completed with a gemstone embellished pair of t-strap shoes for a modern-day look gone bride!


Loving succulents at weddings as much as we are these days? A succulent boutonniere was made for our groom to fasten to his lapel and boxed florals full of succulents and rich mossy blooms line the table tops when reception time hits!

The Mediterranean style La Valencia Hotel hosts Stephanie & Nicholas’s wedding day!

For their unique take on a guest book, Stephanie & Nicholas asked guests to write down loving words of advice for the bride and groom that were then hung from a manzanita tree!

Keep scrolling to see more of Stephanie & Nicholas’s wedding at La Valencia captured by Derek Chad Photography!
Unique Wedding Rings

Black and White Wedding Invitation SuiteBride Putting Dress on with FamilyStudded White Chuck Taylor Sneakers

Wedding Welcome Sign

Poolside Wedding Ceremony La Valencia La JollaGroom Walking Down the AisleBride walking down the aisle with father

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Purple Themed Wedding Reception

Dinosaur Themed Wedding CenterpiecesRemembrance Pictures at WeddingUnique Wedding Guest Book IdeasColorful Macaroons at Wedding

Wedding Vendors:

Photographer: Derek Chad Photography
Photo Booth Equipment: Derek Chad Photography
Event Planner: Bliss Events
Floral Designer: Thistle Dew Floral
Cake Designer: Michele Coulon Dessertier
Event Venue: La Valencia
Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Shoes: Bella Belle
Makeup Artist: Elena T. Beauty
Hair Stylist: Jeanny Barbata
DJ: JD Musik
Musicians: Matt Heinecke
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