Sarah and Matt's Point Loma Wedding at The Pearl

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Yesterday was a gorgeous May day here in San Diego with intermittent sunshine and stunning colors. Sarah and Matt were overflowing with joy and that joy radiated through all their friends and family. The story of their love, starting with their adventures together on a sail boat in the Caribbean, to their travels together across the country is pure inspiration.

And the support and love, and fact that their families came from all over to support and witness their commitment is a testament to them as a couple. I think one of my favorite moments of the day, was seeing this couples huge smiles as Sarah came towards Matt, during the ceremony. It makes me so humble and grateful that I get to be present for these moments.

I also loved the way that their families pitched in and helped this sweet couple to make their day perfection, from all their details (the flowers, the signs, and stunning accessories). Touches and inspo from all the things that matter to them were considered when making all the items and making their vintage inspired wedding a real reflection of them. Not to mention the beautiful venue it's self, especially the sexy plush lounge. I could have spent hours getting all the details in this space, but really what we all kept coming back to was the foundation of this day, the couple.

Matt and Sarah,  you are so wonderful and I am so thrilled that I got to be with you on your big day. I hope you and your family love these sneak peaks and I can't wait to see where life takes you both! 



Kathryn and Dustins Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens Fallbrook Engagement Session

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These two love birds met the way a lot of young couples are meeting, through online dating. But what started with trepidation blossomed into real love and respect. Their ability to really know what the other wants and needs is beautiful. Dustin's proposal, was perfectly suited for Kathryn. Quiet, romantic and thoughtful, he planned a special day at Glen Ivy and made her feel loved and appreciated. Her ring was exactly her, a thin band, because she's prefers simplicity, and her grandmothers diamond, a call back to her love of family. 

Their engagement session was also thoughtful and lovely. Going to a spot that they often go and love, Myrtle Creek Botanical garden in Fallbrook, was a perfect fit. It was green and lush, and really super intimate. I loved every minute of this mini session, so much so that we ended up staying past closing! Their ability to share laughs together and  be silly together are such precious things, and I am so excited for their big day! I know it's going to be so fun.

I hope you love these sneak peaks, I can't wait for you to see the rest.



Celestial Tarot Wedding Style Shoot at Quail Haven Farm, Vista CA

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This Celestial Tarot inspired shoot was all about the balance of light and dark. Just as in life or in love, nothing is all light or all dark. We wanted to show the magic of falling in love, the spell and wild feeling that love can cause within us all. I was absolutely inspired by the Tarot deck "The Wild Unknown" by Kim Krans.

Her deck says "Welcome to the Wild Unknown Tarot. You'll find no wrongs or rights in this deck, only mirrors of reflection. And that's what I really wanted to show in this shoot, the light and dark of a true and magical love. 

We kept the celestial magic theme in all the place settings with Tarot cards, and moon place cards. Our dark  plates balanced with our light candles. The Tarot cards all calling back to love and their future together being fated in the stars. Our seating charts, signage and invitation suite all call back to this theme. The dark with light always coming through.  

All the calligraphy items were hand made by Loren from Four Things Paper, and call back to the celestial theme of the shoot. 

Our flowers, with themes of the celestial in the deep reds, purples and blues, but again touches of lightness to keep things balanced. I particularly love the halo hoops above our table scape. If you practice magic or know anything about magic, a magic circle is a circle of space marked out by practitioners of many branches of ritual magic. Those who practice magic generally believe these circles will contain energy and form a sacred space, or will provide them a form of magical protection. Perfect for the bringing of two lives together as one. 

We spread the theme of magic, and the contrast of dark and light through out the shoot.  Our cake was dark and moody, like a stormy starry night but with touches of light. In the dark navy dripps where celestial sprinkles, calling back to the stars at the heart of our theme. 

And finally just a huge thank you to the team who pulled this together! It was an honor and a pleasure!


Photography: Great Woodland Photography

Venue: Quail Haven Farm

Planning: Events by Lift

Flowers: Urban Marigold

Calligraphy/signage/custom jacket: Four Thing Paper

Wedding Cake: Sweet Emma Lou

Rentals: Cedar and Pine

Tableware: Events by Lift

Beauty Concierge: Elwynn & Cass

Makeup: CocoNicole Artistry

Tarot Cars: The Wild Unknown

Vintage Car: Old Timers Classic Cars

Rings: Marrow Fine

Wedding Dress: BHLDN


Crystal Crown: Crowns and Wreaths

Grooms Outfit: Friar Tux