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Laura and Zach’s Coastal Wedding in La Jolla

The ocean breeze filtered thru the shutters as the girls finished up the final touches of hair and make up. Overlooking the cliffs of La Jolla, Laura’s room filled with energy and excitement.

Not far away, just down the hall and up a flight of spanish-tile stairs at La Valencia, sat Zach’s room, where he and his boys awaited their orders.

It was time.

From the first look where Zach first saw his bride, to the first dance at the Darlington House, to the touching toast by Laura’s father, to the last dance of the evening, Laura and Zach’s wedding was an absolute dream. Every detail was perfectly planned, but the day still had a spontanaity about it that gave everyone room to breathe and have a good time.  Plus, working alongside our good friend Peter of Studio 205 made the day that much more enjoyable.

It was definitely a day worth remembering.


Emily and Greg’s Elegant Wedding at The Athenaeum

When we arrived, a slight breeze ran through the large tree overhead giving off the only sound within earshot. It was a peaceful start to what would be an elegant occasion. Like a well-crafted song, the day began to build slowly, with accents perfectly placed and timed.

Emily and her girls waited in the bridal room of the Athanaeum as Greg and his boys shared stories and got ready in the library.

The great thing about love and story is the timeless nature of its relationship. What draws us to care for another so much that we would fix our heart to theirs than our attraction and understanding of their story. And it is often when someone else truly understands our story and knows us, that we return our heart to them.

Words couldn’t be more true than with Emily and Greg, and what followed was memorable.

A small gift arrived from Emily, and Greg immediately claimed, Here we go. I know she’s going to try to make me laugh and cry.

With much anticipation he read the card; an intimate collection of words crafted to touch his heart. He then opened the gift to find a small locket. He immediately pinched the tears welling up in his eyes between his thumb and forefinger, took a deep breath and continued opening his gift to find a candy bar and a single-serving mini-bottle of Jameson. With that little touch, Greg lifted his head, eyes red and shining, and couldn’t help but start to laugh. His laughter was contagious, and before the rest of us could get choked up in the library of the Athanaeum, he had us rolling in laughter.

Emily and Greg were meant for each other, and in that moment I learned why. Thank you for sharing such a special part of your story with us. We are thrilled to share your photos with the world.

Much thanks to Carissa and her team at JL Designs for her incredible floral design and to the entire staff at the Athanaeum in Pasadena for setting the stage for an incredible and elegant wedding.

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Amy and Mike Get Married at Estancia La Jolla

She opened the box inside of a box inside of another box, only to unfold a note from her soon-to-be-husband. And though it was Amy that was opening up the gift, we all sat back and watched Mike open up her heart.

It is something special when a man knows… really knows… the heart that he has captured. And anyone that has come in contact with Amy and Mike would tell you that Mike knows Amy. He knows who his beloved is at her core.

And so the day unfolded layer after layer, as an inspiring celebration of these two people, their love for each other, and the love their friends & family have for them. Much thanks to Merilee and her team at Ever After Events for taking the lead, to Annette Gomez for her incredible floral design and to the entire staff at Estancia La Jolla for making us feel like family.

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