Category: Ceremony Venues

Stress Free Luxury Wedding

A stress free luxury wedding might sound too good to be true unless you know about The Ultimate Wedding Collection. An ideal way for brides-to-be to have the pressure taken off and still have the dream day they envisioned. With the venue, accommodations, budget, timeline and top tier vendor sorted, what’s left to do? The fun party and making it you own. Vanessa Van Wieren of Alchemy Fine Events and The Ultimate Wedding Collection brings us this styled shoot to illustrate just how a luxury wedding can come to fruition.

Luxury Inspiration

Set at the historical La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, San Diego, this inspirational shoot captures the incredible details that would come with the Ultimate Wedding in California. Designer Galia Lahav gowns, exquisite tablescape and flowers, a gourmet chef creating custom menus for you and your guests. In addition to the wedding day itself, guests’ activities such as water sports, sightseeing and shopping are all included, making this a dream weekend getaway.

La Valencia

Beginning with the venue of La Valencia, known for making memories for it’s guests when it opened in 1926, this gorgeous hotel has since played host to a who’s-who of dignitaries, celebrities and world travelers. Fresh from a multi-million dollar revamp, this vintage coastal retreat invites you to become part of its history while making your very own. The distinctive Mediterranean silhouette with its pink exterior and landmark tower, elegant gardens accented with colorful Spanish tiles, intimate spaces and panoramic vistas all impart an atmosphere of storybook elegance, creating one of the most romantic and sought-after wedding locations in Southern California.

Individual Style

Personalize every detail with bespoke designs tailored by Vanessa Van Wieren of Alchemy Fine Events. Each selection from linens, chairs, and dinnerware translates style and chemistry to exceed a bride’s vision. Against the Pacific Ocean backdrop, tabletop design and guest seating embrace and compliment the essence of Southern California luxury. However, not limited to the visual artistry, she works with the Chef to create an incredible menu with each course designed to delight.

Your Love Story

Luxury is supplying a sumptuous level of wants and desires before ever having to ask. Having every need catered to, every service available, and leaving you nothing more to do than enjoy the moment and create memories to last a lifetime. All you need to add is your love story – how fabulous!


Design & Planning: Vanessa Van Wieren
Photography: Jana Williams Photography
Coordination: Catherine Bachelier Smith
Fashion Styling: Hall & Saks
Location and Catering: La Valencia Hotel
Bridal Gowns: Galia Lahav
Florist: Isari Flower Studio
Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Beauty: Fiore Beauty
Entertainment: On Demand Lifestyle
Videography: Joel VanZ Videography
Yacht & Luxury Car Service: Prestige Motor Sports