Kris + Jeff | Amy Kuschel Wedding from Sara France Photography

Beautiful, romantic, yet effortless‘…what a heavenly way for Kris to feel in her Amy Kuschel gown called ‘Paris’.  I love how this lace gown with it’s feminine capped sleeve, lace scallop detailing and tulle edged hemline perfectly compliments the Spanish-style patio where Kris + Jeff said I do and the rustic-chic theme throughout the reception.  Don’t miss the gorgeous floral arrangements of white roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, peonies and succulents…staged in milk glass and a touch of baby’s breath and voila – the rustic-chic, magically appears!

Kris + Jeff | August 12, 2012 | Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA

The Ceremony
The ceremony took place in a beautiful courtyard area at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, in San Diego. The bride-and-groom said their vows in-front of a majestic Italian fountain, surrounded by 150 guests who sat under a canopy of olive trees.  The vows were God-honoring, full of sweet emotion, love and some laughter between the tears. It was magical.

The Reception
The rustic-chic theme of the wedding was in keeping with the ambiance of the Rancho Bernardo Inn. The colors were soft mint green, gray, cream, with accents of gold and yellow. Lovely white roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, peonies and succulents, were among just some of the beautiful flower arrangements that graced the tables. They were framed in distressed wooden boxes and old milk vases, interspersed with mercury vases and votives that were wrapped in lace.  Everything came together beautifully.

Kris’ Dress Search
I knew I wanted a pretty, feminine dress with lace and somewhat of a vintage feel, and I found just what I was looking for at Bliss Bride (in Del Mar).

How Kris Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Beautiful, romantic, yet effortless

Why Kris Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
Such a tough decision, but ultimately it makes me sad that I will never wear it again. It’s just sitting there. I would rather have it live on and bring a little joy to someone else on her wedding day.

Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel ‘Paris’ | Photography: Sara France Photography | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Rancho Bernardo Inn | Event Planning: Luxe Events | Floral Design: Mae Chan Florals |Cake — Hey There, Cupcake!