A Botanica Wedding in Oceanside, California, as seen on Wedding Chicks
Patrick and Jaime’s wedding day began at the luxurious Omni Resort in La Costa, CA. Jaime’s hair was styled in a romantic updo with a braid, paired with the most beautiful natural makeup look. Her classic Grace Loves Lace gown was a showstopper. After sharing an intimate first look, they headed to their wedding venue, Botanica, a slice of tropical paradise in Southern California.
Jaime and Patrick love to travel to tropical destinations, so they had always envisioned a similar feel for their wedding day. Working with their florist, Studio Fleurish, they created a theme of modern tropical elegance, using lush green palm leaves and ferns, with pops of white and pink flowers. The bridesmaids’ blush pink dresses paired perfectly with the delicate bouquets and stood out against the rich green backdrop. Sticking with the relaxed vibe for the day, the groom and groomsmen wore tan suits with no tie.
Including fun details like custom tropical cocktails and napkins featuring their dog, organic locally made soap bars as guest favors, and offering a Baked Bear ice cream sandwich bar for their guests later in the evening was a must for them. Local bakery, VG Donuts provided a dessert bar and a cake with a classic design featuring white orchids.
Patrick sadly lost his mother in 2012, so it was incredibly important to have her be a part of their wedding day in some way. During the ceremony, Patrick’s brothers carried down a photo of her, then placed it in the first aisle where she would have been seated. During the reception, Patrick danced with his sister, Hailey for the traditional Mother/Son dance in honor of their mom. There wasn’t a single dry eye in the room. Jaime and Patrick definitely achieved their goal of transporting their guests to a tropical oasis with a carefree, easygoing vibe. From start to finish, it was truly a day to remember. Enjoy highlights from this stunning Botanica wedding!
Venue | Botanica
Florist | Studio Fleurish
Hair Stylist | Latisha Marcum
Makeup Artist | Shelby Henry
Bride’s Dress | Grace Loves Lace
Bridesmaids Dresses | Show Me Your Mumu
Suits | Generation Tux
Paper Goods | Minted
Favors | Encinitas Soap Co
Cake | VG Donut
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Jade Maria is a hybrid wedding and portrait photographer based in San Diego, California. With a fine art approach, her photography style is romantic, soft, and organic – influenced by the timeless aesthetics of film photography. All images are a mixture of medium format film and digital.