We love this non-traditional Mr. and Mrs. and their darling handmade day!
Shea Shoemaker
Shea Shoemaker May 08, 2019

Super Sweet San Diego Elopement

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“Gabby and Greg were such a cute couple, and threw an amazing wedding at Moniker Warehouse in San Diego, CA. Laid-back, boisterous, playful, delicious, nontraditional, and so much fun. It was DIY from the ground up, including desserts baked by a dear friend, custom created cocktails, and giant board games like Jenga and Connect Four handmade by more dear friends. Some of our favorite decorative details included a lot of playful aspects like their chosen motto, “F*cking Finally,” because they had dated for many years, even moving from city to city together. We especially loved that they got ready together, singing show tunes together. So many unique and memorable details and moments!” –Let’s Frolic Together

What is your favorite wedding day memory?

We spoiled ourselves and had two celebrations! The elopement and the reception. Each was special in it’s own way!

Right after the elopement we called a couple of family members and had them meet us for some dinner and gypsy jazz at a local coffee shop. Two bottles of wine later, we ambled over to our neighborhood brewery, caught another jazz band, and proceeded to tell everybody within arm’s length who dared ask how we were doing that we got hitched. It was extremely boisterous and delightful.

Three months later we tossed a fun little reception where everybody dressed up and danced the night away. Also delightful and equally boisterous. My favorite reception moments include sneaking bites of my chicken shawarma in the parking lot with our band, smooching anywhere and everywhere, and totally owning the slow-mo photobooth with all of our friends. Honestly, it took me a good week to get all of the confetti out of my hair. No regrets.

What did you DIY for your wedding?

A lot of the decor was DIY’d! Florals, dessert and bar decor, signage, gallery wall, etc. I think our favorite pieces were the giant paper moon that our pianist eventually went home with and our photobooth!

Did you have a something old, new, borrowed or blue?

I can’t speak to items that were borrowed or blue, but in terms of something old – my wedding ring! It’s from the 20’s, still sparkles, and is much older than me. In terms of something new, his wedding band! It’s handmade and gorgeous. It has a wonderful hammered surface that gives it a very unique finish. I’m in love with it.

Any advice for brides currently in the planning process?

You will invite everyone you love, yet on the day of, only be able to spend time with a few of these angels. That’s okay! Don’t feel bad about it, everyone will understand. I promise. -Gabby, the Bride

Event Credits

Photography: Let's Frolic Together // Ceremony Venue: The Moniker Warehouse // Wedding Planner: Sammi Scotto // Catering: Falasophy // Dessert: RB Donuts // Music: Whitney Shay // Bride's Attire: Modcloth // Hair + Make-up: Krystina Kashuk // Groom's Attire: Target // Reception Board Games: Cassidy

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