Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category

One month ago, we had our toes in the sand as we celebrated the beautiful Turks and Caicos destination wedding of Meagan & Steven! We always love the intimacy of destination weddings, as the guests are usually the closest friends and family of the couple. After spending a few days with everyone, we always feel like we are part of the family, too!

Since family is so important to Meagan & Steven, they found several ways to honor the memory of their fathers and include them in the wedding. It was so touching! Even thinking about it now makes me want to cry. That’s what makes this couple so special. The love they feel for each other and for their family is so strong that it spreads love to everyone around them.

After a beautiful ceremony, everyone enjoyed dinner with a view of the ocean as the sun set on the horizon. The sky was a stunning illumination of color changing from a soft purple and gray haze to a blazing yellow and orange to a bold blue. Throughout dinner, there were speeches and conversations among the tables. The intimate setting of dinner was replaced by dancing the night away at the reception. Everyone had a great time, but most of all you could see that Meagan & Steven took a few moments to hold each other close and stand back and watch, forever framing that special day in their minds.

Despite the very busy day, Meagan & Steven agreed to some quiet moments around the resort before retiring to the honeymoon suite. As much as they adore their family and friends, you can tell that they also treasure their quiet moments together. We couldn’t have asked for a better couple or a more beautiful wedding to end our photography career on, and we look forward to watching Meagan & Steven’s love (and family) continue to grow! Congratulations to you both! :)

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As get ready to celebrate Dia de los Muertos this weekend, I thought it was the perfect time to share Jennifer & Kevin’s gorgeous wedding at the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant in Old Town San Diego! This beautiful hotel dates back to 1827 and is full of history and charm – the perfect place for a wedding! Jen & Kevin’s wedding was both elegant and festive! The courtyard was decorated with beautiful linens, milk glass, and each table had a unique floral arrangement. The colors were so enchanting – lots of greenery with pops of vibrant pink. The wedding cake was topped with the phrase “Love Grows Here,” and during the ceremony Jen & Kevin watered a tree together. It was such an endearing moment and a beautiful symbol of unity! The atmosphere was lively and fun, as family and friends celebrated at a brunch reception with delicious Mexican dishes and desserts and (one of my favorite features) a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar! Um, yeah… how much are you wishing that you were at their wedding right now??!! It was a blast! I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that Jen & Kevin have a lot of fun together. They are so happy together and so smitten with each other! We’re pretty smitten with them, too! They are such an adorable couple, and we are so excited to share more of their lovely wedding photos with you!


Venue | The Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant
Wedding Coordinator | Simply Exquisite Weddings & Events
Staging Decorator | Terri Wise
Hair | Jenna Stead
Makeup | Jayme
Officiant | Pastor Steve Creel
Musician | Jennifer Spingola/Spags Music
Floral Designer | San Diego Floral Design
Cake Designer | San Diego Desserts

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Wow, what a day! We’ve already photographed a wedding and have a sneak peek ready and it’s not even time for dinner yet! We had a fun time celebrating at Jennifer & Kevin’s wedding at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Old Town San Diego this morning! Here’s a little sneak peek from their beautiful day!

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And here’s a little bonus, just for fun! :)

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In September, we traveled to New York for Carolyn & Cristofer’s beautiful wedding at the Surf Club on the Sound in New Rochelle. It was such a heartfelt day with laughter and happy tears. Our exquisite bride Carolyn did two first looks. First, she shared a first look with her father at the top of a grand staircase, presenting him with a sweet handkerchief to say how much he means to her. Then she walked down the staircase to see the other man who means the most in her life, her very-soon-to-be husband Cris.

Friends and family gathered outside to witness Carolyn & Cris saying “I do” with a breathtaking view of the sound behind them. They were so excited that the day was finally here that they couldn’t quite get the words out. There were a couple moments that caused them both to stop and just laugh. I love when a wedding doesn’t stick to the script and has candid moments like this. These are some of my favorite images from their ceremony.

That evening, everyone enjoyed a gorgeous reception with tons of dancing! I think it’s safe to say everyone had a great time, and these two deserved to have such a beautiful wedding to begin their lives together! Congratulations Carolyn & Cris!

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I don’t know if it gets much more beautiful than this! We traveled literally from coast to coast to document Carolyn & Cristofer’s beautiful wedding at the Surf Club on the Sound in New Rochelle, NY. It was such a gorgeous setting for their wedding, and even though it wasn’t a small wedding it still felt very intimate. They both come from large families, and it really felt like two families joining as one. That’s what a wedding should be! No detail was overlooked, and it all came together beautifully! But the most beautiful of all were the bride and groom. I mean… could they be any cuter? They are so great together, and you can see how happy they are to be husband and wife at last! It was hard to choose photos for the sneak peek, so I hope you don’t mind that I have more than usual! More coming soon!

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Before we get into the fall season, I wanted to share with you our final wedding of the summer! Trisha & Patrick came out from Arizona for their beautiful destination wedding in San Diego! They chose Imperial Beach as the setting for their nuptials and were joined by their closest friends and family. Trisha couldn’t hold back her happiness as she walked down the aisle on her dad’s arm with tears in her eyes. They are so incredibly sweet and so much in love! Thank you for coming to San Diego and allowing us to share in this happy day with both of you! We wish you tons of happiness!

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Nattaya & Zachary’s beautiful wedding at the Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center in Fallbrook was perfection! I think it’s safe to say we had a really fun time shooting this one! The details were gorgeous, the wedding party was awesome, and our couple couldn’t have been more in love and excited to marry each other! They were so overwhelmed with emotion that they hugged each other in the middle of the ceremony. It was so sweet!

The reception was one huge party as everyone danced, visited with friends and family, and jumped into the photobooth. We took the newlyweds outside for a few more photos and a very memorable view of the amazing supermoon that graced the sky on this incredibly special day! I don’t see how this day could have been any better. It was amazing from start to finish!

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August has been a busy month for weddings, and it began with Gerilyn & Thomas and their beautiful wedding at The Dana on Mission Bay! What can we say that isn’t said in these photos? These two are one of the happiest and sweetest couples we’ve ever met! They immediately make your heart feel warm and fuzzy and put a smile on your face. They came out from Washington DC to have their destination wedding in beautiful San Diego. You know, the city where it’s always sunny. So when they woke up and saw overcast skies, these two stayed positive. They knew things would work out. It’s amazing what can happen with positive thinking, and sure enough they were able to have their wedding outside with a beautiful view of the bay in the background. Even as guests were arriving, there were still some sprinkles of rain, but that ended right before the ceremony was to begin. I didn’t feel a single drop during the entire ceremony, and as Gerilyn & Thomas walked out I felt a few drops. You can’t make this stuff up! We are so happy that everything worked out for these two, because they are an amazing couple and they deserved to have their dream wedding. I’m convinced that together they can make it through any storm that comes their way. : )

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Summer has flown by, and yesterday we completed the last of our summer weddings with Trisha & Patrick’s beautiful destination wedding in Imperial Beach. Talk about a perfect wedding to end the summer with! It was a beautiful day hanging out in the sand with waves dancing in the background, and it ended with a beautiful sunset! Here’s a peek at their wedding day!

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Last night we photographed Nattaya & Zachary’s gorgeous wedding at the Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center at the Golf Club of California in Fallbrook. I can’t wait to share all the pretty details and special moments from their day, but you know I always have to share a sneak peek first! Last evening’s super moon made for an amazing backdrop! Simply stunning!

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