San Diego Featured Wedding: Daniel + Chad's University Celebration

"Love at first sight," can sound like quite the cliche. However, for these two, it was truly just that. How do we know? The final wedding gift.

Daniel and Chad have been dating for over 11 years and engaged for 6 of those. Throughout this time, the two travelled and went out and grew together as one. So, on the day of their wedding, Daniel found it only fitting that he showers Chad with gifts. The final gift from Daniel was given during his vows. What was it you ask?

A cake topper. 

Not just any cake topper. But a cake topper that he had bought without Chad even know on their first date in Pacific Beach. He had held onto it for all those years because he knew he had found the one.

The saying must be true. When you know, you know!

Photographer: Paul Douda Photography// Caterer: Aztec Shops, San Diego State University// Floral Designer: Flowers For You// Ring Designer: Gianni Vincent Jewelers// Cake Designer: Katella Bakery// DJ: Movin' Tunes// Tuxedo and Mens Attire: National Tuxedo Rental// Venue: San Diego State University

An Emotional Wedding Crush Wednesday

This week's Wedding Crush Wednesday features a most emotional wedding. Nicole and Chris Jackson were married recently at the Sky Ranch Lodge in Sedona, Arizona. The back drop of their stunning wedding is remarkable, but it's the people in these photos that make them breathtaking. From intimate prayer said together before the ceremony, to the father of the bride fighting back tears (numerous times), to the pure joy that this couple shares together. The passionate looks of love and transparent bliss that these families share express true, raw emotion. These Pinterest-worthy pictures captured by Anna Marisol are truly magnificent. 

6 really special wedding moments captured on camera prepare you for the feels!

Weddings are all about emotions: sharing them, feeling them and celebrating them. Here are 6 amazing emotional wedding moments capturing people as they celebrate love and all the feels! Grab a hankie!

#1 The Vow Feels. 
This beautiful Bride became overwhelmed with emotions after her Groom said his vows to her. We love this very sweet moment of him kissing her on the shoulder since he couldn't quite yet give her a first kiss yet! 

#2 The Maid of Honor Feels.
That sweet moment during the Maid of Honor's speech where she can't catch her breath from crying as she shares her joy and happiness for her best friend. Cue the Bride wiping away the tears and hold her hand through the rest of the speech. 

#3 The Groom First Look Feels.
This love-filled Groom was speechless and broke down during the very first glimpse of his lovely Bride. 

#4 The Wedding Surprise Feels.
During their New Years Eve Rancho Santa Fe wedding, it was so cold outside that their wedding cake froze! When the Brides went to cut into it their knife handle broke off and their reactions were priceless! 

#5 The Wedding Guest Feels
Your friends and family are feeling the love too! A very sweet and loving moment captured of married guests at a wedding. Proof that guests are just as in love as the Bride and Groom! 

#6 The Joyful Family Feels.
This Mother of the Groom had a great time listening to the wedding party roast the Bride & Groom during their entrances. After all that emotion you really need a good laugh to celebrate such an amazing life event. 

And speaking of the feels....a great big thank you to wedding photographer extraordinaire Paul Douda Photography for capturing all this love and emotion and sharing it with us!