While these two were married spiritually months before in a private ceremony, they held a wedding and celebration for their close friends and family at Paradise Falls in Oceanside, CA
Hitting the two year mark with them, I have shot over 120 weddings in the past two years and I have learned so SO much. I have also worked at so many amazing venues, and this year included some of my favorite alternative San Diego wedding and elopement venues:
I could make a very long list about all the things I'm super obsessed with from Therese and Ryan's big day. The first 200 things on that list would definitely be the incredible people who love and support Therese and Ryan. This day overflowed with love and family and it was so incredible to be around such a caring and close knit group. After that would come a super cute baby, a super chill dog and super rad and personal details that made an already beautiful day an incredible experience. From the whole day happening at the historical Samuel Fitch house, to the best wedding color pallet I've ever seen, to a ceremony filled with emotion, Therese and Ryan's big day was definitely a highlight of my summer and I feel honored to have been a part of it.
I literally gasped as I walked in to Belle Mer and saw Elina's dress hanging up. The rest of the day completely followed suit. Jeremy and Elina had such a STUNNING, dreamy day. Belle Mer is obviously a beautiful venue, but Elina's touches of soft pinks and gold really brought everything to another level. They said their vows infront of a perfect sunset over the water. In addition to such a beautiful day, they wanted to make sure that all of their guests were having fun the whole time. They had an amazing sushi bar for cocktail hour, with a live jazz band and a caricature artist! As the dancing really started to kick up, the cigar rolling stationed opened up. The view was so gorgeous as the bridge lit up and everyone gathered around the fires to enjoy a cigar or take a break from dancing.