University of San Diego Couple Shares Stunning Balboa Park Engagement Shoot

Our beloved Paul Douda has "wowed" us once again with this stunning engagement session. However, it's not just the photographer that makes the pictures. Kelly Sheeran and Daniel Perez have such a bright light shining between the two of them that these pictures truly lit up our screen. The two met in college at the University of San Diego, and they have been together since then! Apparently Daniel had been trying to ask for her parents' approval multiple times last year, but Kelly kept figuring out the surprise. So, he was finally able to get everything approved and set up without her knowledge and proposed in December of last year at Sunset Cliffs! The two plan on having their ceremony at the Immaculata at USD followed by their reception at the US Grant Hotel downtown! This local couple will most definitely have a breathtaking wedding in 2018! 

This Week's Wedding Crush Wednesday Showcases a Quintessential San Diego Wedding

This week, we are featuring the quintessential luxury San Diego wedding! Chris and Marisa Mendivil celebrated their marriage in all the places we love in San Diego, California! From an engagement shoot in San Diego's famous Balboa Park [check!], wedding ceremony at the Immaculata [check!!] all the way through to their gorgeous wedding reception at the incredible US GRANT HOTEL, what we love most about this couple's wedding is their location choices. Marisa is a graduate from the University of San Diego, so the couple wanted to have their ceremony at the Immaculata Church on campus with its breathtaking ceiling and grandeur. Next on the night's agenda was the formal wedding reception in the US GRANT HOTEL's dreamy Crystal Room - a space that has to be seen to be believed! This Victorian era hotel, full of San Diego history and love, just experienced a multi million dollar refurbishing face lift and has never looked better! We invite you to see for yourself!

Photographer: MKL IMAGES// Venue: US GRANT HOTEL // Florals: Adorations Botanical Artistry// Bridesmaid Dresses: Enzoani Bridal// Tuxedo and Men's Attire: Friar Tux// Bridal Gown: Here Comes the Bride

Lace, love and tradition at Immaculata and L'Auberge Del Mar

One of the most dramatic and historic venues, the iconic landmark that is San Diego's Immaculate Conception Church, sets the perfect tone for this gorgeous and lace filled celebration that celebrates love and tradition. After a beginning like that you know the reception will be amazing too and with the star studded skies of Del Mar overhead and their loved ones hearts warming the evening, this couple celebrated the rest of their beautiful, lace-filled wedding at one of our favorite local reception settings, the historic in its own way, L'Auberge Del Mar. Check out the complete wedding and all vendor credits here...