Jessie and Mark's Mexican Inspired Fiesta Wedding in Cardiff by the Sea

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Yesterday’s Wedding Fiesta here in Cardiff was so unbelievably fun! Mark and Jessie, and their entire family partied it up right on the sand in my home town. These two are always down for an adventure, from their travel around the world to their wedding day. They were up for anything! After getting ready at the cozy cute Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, we were able to shoot their intimate first look on the rooftop of the inn, with 180 degree views of the ocean as their backdrop. Jessie stunned in her gorgeous lace dress, and Mark’s jaw literally dropped when he saw his gorgeous bride.

After we left the Inn, we cruised the 101 into Encinitas and got some amazing shots with the classic red VW van they rented for the day. We made a pit stop at Swami’s and made sure to grab a few more shots with the van before we headed to their Seaside ceremony site. It was a blast! I especially loved that once we got to the ceremony everyone kicked off their sandals and was barefoot the rest of the evening. And my favorite part of this party, was the theme. Margaritas on the beach, delicious tacos and colorful florals everywhere.

Congrats Mark and Jessie! I hope you love this sneak peak, and I had a blast capturing your day!

Vendors:

Photographer: Great Woodland Photography

Cake: VG Donut & Bakery

Venue: Cardiff State Beach

Caterer: The Taco Stand

Appetizers: Smoke & Brine

Coordinator : Pink Pumpkin Productions

Hair and Makeup: Jellis Faces

Linens, Rentals & Lighting: Platinum Event Rentals

Brides Dress Designer: Grace Loves Lace

Invitations: JP Stationary

Van Rental:

Floral: Lazaro Floral

Brides Shoes: BoMono by BoMono

Suits: Men's Warehouse

Ring Design: Manly Bands and AuroraDesigner

DJ: Electric Entertainment

Tiffany and Erick's San Diego and CoronadoWedding

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Erick and Tiffany are one of the sweetest couples I have ever had the honor of working with. Their day was full of emotion and tradition, and above all love. We traveled around this beautiful city taking pictures with this amazing couple and their bridal party, and everyone did it all with a smile.

It was a delight getting to photograph their traditional Catholic wedding, full of ceremony and family. I especially loved getting to see Tiffany and Erick’s faces when they first laid eyes on each other. Their joy was so great that it overflowed with smiles and tears, and that was reflected in everyone around them.

I appreciated that their priority during their day was their family and guests. Even with the large group they wanted to make sure they took the time to say hello to every person who came. Erick and Tiffany your wedding was such a gorgeous day and I am so excited about all your beautiful pictures. Enjoy your Honeymoon in Italy and Spain, and I can’t wait to get you the rest of these images when you get home!

VENDORS

Photographer: Great Woodland Photography

2nd Shooter: Brittanee Taylor

Venues

Getting Ready: Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, San Diego

Church: St. Joseph’s Cathedral

Bridal Party Portraits: Balboa Park

Reception: Coronado Community Center

Planner: Innavation Events

Linens, Cake and Catering: Ranch Events

Videographer: Charles Guinto

Florals and Lighting: Excellent Designs

DJ:

Hair and Makeup: Flora Makeup & Hair

Dress Shop: BoLee Bridal Couture

Dress Designer: Pronovias

Brides Shoes: Nina Shoes

Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie

Groomsmen’s Suits: The Black Tux

Rings: David & Sons Fine Jeweler

Photo Booth: Aperture Photo Booths

Invitations: Minted

Bianca and Robert's Chula Vista Wedding

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This September has been deliciously cool, unlike the last few years, and this weekend was perfection. Bianca and Robert have been together for about nine years, so their families are already tight knit. It was so fun being able to be in their families home with them while they got ready, go to their families church, and then have their reception near their homes. It made it so meaningful.

I loved that all the details of the day were exactly them. Robert is in a band so music was very definitely at the forefront of design. From their favorite albums as table numbers, to Roberts guitar cufflinks, and his band playing at the reception. They made their day 100% about them and their love story.

Thank you both for sharing your love with me and with those who love you! You had such a beautiful day and I am so thrilled I got to be there for you.

Big Hugs,

Taryn

VENDORS

Photography: Great Woodland Photography

2nd Shooter: Kellie Viagem

Coordination: Elements of Style

Church: St. Rose of Lima

Reception Venue: Eastlake Country Club

Florals: Layered Vintage

Invitations: Minted

Catering: MIHO Catering

Bands: Cocktail Hour: The Gold Standard

Band: Cassie B Project

Cake: Hey There Cupcake

DJ: Supreme DJ Entertainment

Photobooth: Nine10 Photo Booth

Videographer: Austin Oducayen

Bride’s Dress: Enzoani

Dress Shop: Here Comes the Bride

Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie

Rings: Tiffany’s

Shoes: Kate Spade

Veil: Here comes the Bride

Headpiece: Here comes the Bride

Groom and groomsmen’s suits: Men’s Warehouse

Groom’s Shoes: Men’s Warehouse