Venue: The Lodge at Torrey Pines / Coordinator: Susanne Duffy of Crown Weddings / Florist: Splendid Sentiments
Cake: Sweet Cheeks bakery / Caterer: The Lodge at Torrey Pines / DJ: DJ Kanoya Productions / Hair: Audra Rene
Makeup : Ann DeNicolo / Videographer: Anthology Films / Invitations: J Grace Luxurious Stationary / Linens : NUage Designs
Chairs : APR Event Rentals / China /Flatware : Cheris Vintage Table / Ceremony Music : Aquile Music / Photobooth: Tapsnap
Ceremony + Reception: The Gardens at Elm Bank / Ketubah: Avie Designs / Chuppah – Madison Floral / Lighting – CJC Event Lighting / Bride’s Dress: Mori Lee / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bridesmaids Dresses: Donna Morgan and Nordstrom / Tuxedo/Suits designer: Ted Baker and The Black Tux / Florist: Fairie Tale Flowers / Cake: Party Favors Brookline / Caterer: Off the Vine Catering / DJ Emcee: All Star Entertainment / Coordinator: GB Occasions / Make-up: Salon Arte / Hair: Justine Nardini / Transportation: Able Limousine / Invitations: Bride / Ice Cream Truck – Sweet Pete’s Ice Cream
Getting Ready: Hilton Woodcliff Lake / Ceremony + Reception: Florentine Gardens / Bride’s Dress: Pronovias / Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Dress belt: BHLDN / Bridesmaids Dresses: Badgley Mischka / Tuxedo/Suits designer: Vitarelli / Florist: Amore Flowers / Cake: Palermo Bakery / Caterer: Florentine Gardens / DJ Emcee: Savoy Stompers Elegant Ensembles / Event Planner / Coordinator: Denise Downing / Make up / Hair: Sachiko Yanase / Videographer: James Lee Films / Invitations: Justine Shih Illustrations / Live Screenprinting- Mixture, Inc.
Ceremony: Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park / Reception: Mr. A’s Restaurant / Bride’s Dress: Amsale
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Florist: Green Fresh Floral / Hair and Makeup: Katie M / Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas /
Violinist: Jennifer Argenti / Officiant: Father Thomas Abel
There’s nothing quite like watching two people you love celebrate their wedding day. Jessica and Derek blended their families at the San Diego Botanic Garden on a beautifully sunny San Diego day. A Thursday, to be exact. There was nothing traditional about their wedding—no flowers, no wedding party, not even a white dress—and yet everything was perfect. Jessica’s twins were the most adorable Best Man and Maid of Honor, who were beyond thrilled to make their favorite guy their stepdad. As we watched this family become one, their guests teary-eyed and full of joy, we felt so honored to be a part of their story, and even more so to call them family. And if you couldn’t tell, the bride and groom were walking on cloud nine. The day had finally come. We couldn’t be happier for you, Jess and Derek! Congratulations!
What a way to end a fantastic year and start a new one! Esther and Paul flew in from New York City to tie the knot at the Father of the Bride’s church right here in our neighborhood! Though everything seemed familiar, we were challenged by the strange San Diego weather we’ve been having as New Year’s Eve was gifted with a downpour of rain (us Californians are thankful!). But this bride and groom were clearly so in love that it didn’t matter one bit! We took pictures around the hotel and ushered them to the church under giant umbrellas, where hundreds of people were waiting to celebrate with the proud father who walked his daughter down the aisle in his own church. Once the vows were said and the rings were given, it was time to party. And boy, do these people know how to party right! The dance floor never stopped, and they all danced through the (entire) night. We all counted down the last seconds of 2016 together and welcomed the New Year with great joy. Congratulations, newlyweds! Here’s to love, laughter, and happily ever after.
Happy New Year, everyone! We’ve had an amazing 2016 and cannot wait to see what the new year will bring. We are looking forward to new adventures, new friendships, and new love stories to celebrate!
This next wedding is near and dear to our hearts. Our dear friends, James and Talitha, finally got hitched! We were so thrilled about their engagement, and beyond excited to be sharing their big day with them as their photographers. It was such a simple and beautiful day, focused on what was truly important about a wedding—each other and their loved ones. We spent a good portion of the day just letting them be them, in love and on cloud nine. The way they make each other smile would make anyone believe in true love. And the beautiful day we had only magnified their already magical chemistry. The ceremony was held at theMovement Church where they met each other, in front of the people they call family. And we feel incredibly honored to be a part of their new beginning. Congratulations, “Jalitha”! We love you both individually, and even more so together as Mr. and Mrs.!
Tammy and Brandon are such a sweet couple! We had the pleasure of spending the day with them and their families at The Ranch in Anaheim (so close to Disneyland you could see its fireworks!). It was a quiet day, with no wedding party, a small group of guests, and their furbaby, Maddie, which made the day so sweet and simple. With just their closest family and friends to celebrate with them, they brought so much honor to their union and their families, it reminded us of what weddings were truly about. And they didn’t forget to throw some fun games into the mix for a couple of good laughs (smile). Thank you for inviting us to celebrate this day with you!