When the mother of the bride has been visiting La Jolla since she was a girl, and that special place transcends generations because she and the father-of-the-bride were also married there— the odds are high that one of their four daughters would want to establish her own future there in choosing the same place to celebrate their own nuptials.
Little did Francesca or Mrs. Hall know or even remotely expect that they’d share several special details, even down to the recipe of the wedding cake. You see, when at their tasting at the Lodge at Torrey Pines, an off the cuff comment by MOB that the cake reminded her of her wedding cake when she was married led to an uncanny discovery.
The baker whose bakery made the cake for the bride’s parents’ wedding now happened to be the pastry chef at the Lodge some decades later. It’s safe to say some of the guests we’re seeing (and tasting) double when Francesca and Matthew opened the dance floor showered by sparklers behind them.
After a morning of preparations in an oceanfront home, the bride and groom were made husband and wife by Father Wade Bass at Mary Star of the Sea in downtown La Jolla in an afternoon ceremony. Rose petals fluttered overhead as they fell to the ground over Mr. & Mrs. Prominski exiting the mission styled sanctuary.
The Lodge at Torrey Pines’ event lawn was set with long head tables for the wedding party and banquette seating collections for a leisurely seated dinner before dancing ensued. The elevated stage and bars were lined with grasscloth and gave everyone in attendance a view from the lawn. As the sun went down the curtain of twinkling lights shined with the stars overhead.
“The Party Crashers” fueled the revelry late into the evening, as did the “Prominski punch” specialty cocktail and late-night passed menu. The bride and groom left for the after party by Golf Cart through a fountain of sparklers to continue the party.
Susanne Duffy, Crown Weddings and Events
Mary Star of The Sea
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Hair and Makeup
Dessertier, Michele Coulon
The Party Crashers
La Tavola Linens
Found, Theoni, Adore Folklore