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Mission Basilica San Diego Wedding – Carrie + Steve

Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala is the first of the 21 missions and known as the Mother of the Missions. It was founded on July 16, 1769 by Blessed Junipero Serra and it was designated as a Minor Basilica in 1976 by Pope Paul VI. The Mission today is an active Catholic Parish in the Diocese of San Diego, located in the Mission Valley area of San Diego. It’s beautiful inside and out with all of its unique details and the perfect location for Carrie and Steve’s special day. The both of them met at a Jack in the Box drive thru window after walking home with a group of friends one night. Maybe Jack in the Box can offer a “match maker” on their menu. While not planning a wedding they love Padres baseball and traveling together.
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Thanks to these wedding vendors

Venue – Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala
Reception venue – Marina Village
Caterer – Abbey Catering
Cake – Flour Power
Flowers – Four Seasons Flowers
Hair/Make up – Brandy Chavez – Lavish Salon
DJ – Etina Entertainment
Reception decor – Chiavari Chair Rentals
Linens – Concepts Event Design
Wedding rings – Lisa Esztergalyos Jewlery
Wedding dress desginer – Pronovias
Shoe – Betsey Johnson
Bridesmaid dresses – David’s Bridal
Groom’s attire – Men’s Wearhouse

Rancho Bernardo Inn Wedding – Tania + Tony

The Rancho Bernardo Inn displays a rustic, picturesque setting and has some great landscaping throughout the property for beautiful photo opportunities.  I met Tania back in 2008 at her sister’s wedding where she was a bridesmaid.  Years later, Tania and Tony were introduced by her sister and brother in law, Daniella and Ricardo.  At first they were only friends, but eventually Tony got the courage to ask Tania to be his girlfriend.  Unfortunately, Tania rejected him!  However it didn’t take long for Tania to realize how great of a man Tony is, and she agreed to be his girlfriend.  Their ceremony was held at the Promenade which has beautiful views of the golf course and makes a great backdrop with the trees.  The reception took place in the Bernardo ball room with its cool wood beam ceiling and some amazing wedding details.  The colors and the up lighting made the ballroom look amazing! Here are their engagement photos at the Grand Del Mar

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A big thanks to these great vendors

Venue – Rancho Bernardo Inn
Caterer – Rancho Bernardo Inn
Coordinator – I Do Weddings
Flowers – Rainbow Flowers
Cake – Edelweiss European Bakery
Make up – Monica Garcia Makeup Artistry
Hair – Salon Sultry
Wedding invitations – My Gatsby
Ceremony music – Ryan Hiller
Reception music – Tino Productions
Photo booth – 321 Smile
Video – NR3 Video Productions
Officiant – Jeff Holmes
Wedding gown designer – David Tutera
Bride’s shoes – Nina
Bridesmaid dresses – Bill Leukoff
Groom’s attire – Friar Tux
Wedding rings – Ben Bridge

 

 

South Coast Winery Wedding – Cambria + Jeff

South Coast Winery is probably the largest with 38 acres and the most popular winery in Temecula. They host several weddings ceremonies and events per year and have some really nice options as far as ceremony sites and reception rooms and can accommodate guests from 40 to 500. They also offer bridal party spa days, wonderful rehearsal dinner celebrations and beautiful private villa accommodations for your out of town friends and family.

The first time I met Cambria and Jeff is when they came to the studio to consider my services. I instantly noticed the love they had for each other and I was so excited when they ask me to photograph their wedding. Cambria and Jeff were introduced by a mutual friend and had a chance to talk before meeting in person and basically fell in love even before their first date together. Wine tasting was a hobby they both started together and South Coast was their first and favorite winery to attend,  so it made sense to use this venue for their special day. All the details were hand made and/or designed by the bride and groom with natural colors of mossy “clover” green, tan, ivory, white and brown, giving it a earthy elegant feel. Before the ceremony they did a personal vow exchange without seeing each other and they were able to read the kind words they had written to each other.
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Thanks to these wonderful vendors making the day for the bride and groom spectacular! I can’t tell you enough how it is so important to hire professional quality vendors for your special day. They will definitely make the difference!

Venue – South Coast Winery
Cake – Bo Cakes
Flowers – Debra Robinson
Hair and make-up – His Blushing Bride
Ceremony music – Matt Robinson and Rylan Gibbens
DJ – D Street Entertainment
Reception Lighting – Sky Productions
Bridal gown – D’Marie Couture
Bridal shoes – Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid dresses – Lela Rose
Rings – Robbins Brothers

Old Poway Park Engagement Photos – Macall + Marc

Old Poway park is a unique little gem hidden in the little town of Poway. I’ve heard its been a hot spot for many other photographers in the area. So this was the first time I used it for engagement photos and found all kinds of cool spots for photos. Macall & Marc are such a fun couple with their silliness. We had such a great time with lots of laughs while capturing some cool photos.
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Crestmore Manor Wedding – Lindsey + Daniel

Crestmore Manor is a magnificent colonial-style mansion built in the mid 1950′s.  It’s a much desired location for weddings and other events and offers well-manicured grounds including brick paving, an expansive lawn, beautiful old shade trees, luscious pond, all of which create a perfect background for your wedding day photos.  Lindsey was referred to me through one of my previous couples Lisa and Kevin, (I love when this happens!) and when Lindsey asked to me to photograph her wedding I couldn’t have been happier.  Lindsey and Daniel met in the athletic training room in college at Cal State San Bernardino, they also had chemistry together and as she puts it, they’ve had “chemistry” since then.  The lighting was amazing for their romantic photos and I hope they will love them for years to come.  I love the feel of the images and if you’re looking for a vintage type of wedding venue, I would definitely suggest looking into this venue to host your wedding.

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Wedding / Reception Venue: Crestmore Manor
Videographer: Lisa Hadley Studios
DJ: Elite Stage and Lighting
Hair & Makeup: J. Randall Salon
Rings: Zales
Gown: David’s Bridal
Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Cake: My Desserts
Pastor: David McGlocklin