When I was a little girl, I watched a sitcom called, “The Love Boat.” Something about romance , water and hanging out on a cruise ship with the Captain, his daughter, and the rest of the crew was appealing to an 8 year old, I guess. Alas, I spent my elementary school years dreaming of one day being whisked off on a cruise ship and falling in love.
Well, since I didn’t fall in love on the one and only cruise I’ve experienced – I may have been too busy EATING to pay attention to the boys (I was also only 16 years old), my fanciful, grade school yearnings of finding love on the Pacific Princess were dashed.
So, last week, as I stepped foot onto The Pilgrim, a schooner docked in the Dana Point Harbor, all the 8 year old visions of romantic bliss permeated my senses and I could envision my perfect white wedding aboard this ship while my family friends, the Captain, his daughter, and the cruise director, Julie McCoy looked on.
BRIDES: If you are looking for a fabulous, unique wedding venue, you have to check out Dana Point Yacht Club. And oh so conveniently, they are hosting a bridal event this February 28th. Lots of delicious food and vendors will be on hand to help you design your dream wedding –although I don’t think the cast of the Love Boat will be here. More info and tickets HERE.
Venue: Dana Point Yacht Club, The Pilgrim and The Spirit
Tablescape: Mary Lallande – Venue Concierge
Flowers: Sussanna – French Buckets
Brooch Bouquets: Amanda – Fantasy Floral Designs
Hair: Jen Alvarez
Makeup & Model: Kim Bragalone
Model: Steven and Ashley Anne – Marie
Carissa of JL Designs made these amazingly adorable succulents.
As usual, French Buckets did an amazing job with the florals.
How cool is this and so simple in it’s beauty.
Amanda at Fantasy Florals made up some vintage brooch bouquets as well. I want one! (Oh and yes, the top one is made out of PAPER! Amazing!)