Beachfront Destination San Diego Wedding Captures all the Love and Fun

We love all the happiness and beachside fun that is apparent in Danielle and Larry’s Point Loma wedding! This engaging couple decided to get married in their hometown of San Diego on the Navy Base at Oceans View of Ballast Point. They wanted a rustic beach theme wedding that was both simple and classic. Their photographer Paul Douda was so impressed with what they delivered especially considering they planned their wedding mostly apart and out of the country! Joined by their friends and family, Danielle & Larry celebrated their love for one another at their stunning beach setting in San Diego. Enjoy!

Danielle & Larry met online unexpectedly while they were both serving their country overseas. Larry was in Kuwait about to return to the U.S. and Danielle was gearing up for her second tour of duty in Spain. According to them, the timing was horrible and neither of them expected to meet their soulmate online while in the service! While on vacation together in Tromso, Norway over New Years 2017, Larry decided to propose to Danielle. Seeing the Northern Lights had always been on their bucket list and Larry couldn't think of a more perfect way to ask Danielle to be his wife. In Danielle's words, "One evening, we drove out of the city into the surrounding fjords to get a better look at the lights. They were stunning, truly breath taking. We stopped to get a picture of us with the lights, he usually sets up the camera as I stand in front of the camera so he can focus it and fix the settings. My back was turned towards him because I was looking up at the lights, I heard him walking up behind me in the snow, but I noticed it was taking him a bit longer than usual. Once he got next to me, he kneeled down, pulled out the ring, and asked me to marry him." 

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Etsy Designer: Creative Amme//Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie//Etsy Designer:AxMen (Grooms Ring)//Ring Designer:Ice Carats//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Express//Dress Store: Nordstrom//Beauty: Lightly Brushed Makeup//Makeup Artist: Lightly Brushed Makeup//DJ: Dancing DJ Productions//Cake Designer:Shirley the Cake Lady//Cake Designer: The Cake Lady//Event Planner:Dina Ibarra (Friend of Bride)//Ceremony Location:Ocean View at Ballast Point//Photographer: Paul Douda Photography

Del Mar Wedding Celebrates True Love on the Beach and Those Who Serve in Style

Games, the beach, the ocean, friends, family and fun and our fave the military saber arch (sword salute)! This charming wedding on the beach celebrates true love and those who serve, in style!

Danny is in the Marine Corps and due to, deployments and training it took this gorgeous couple (who are already legally married) tow years to finally have time to have their dream wedding! The wedding theme was beachy natural earthy colors -gray, champagne/ivory, dusty mint, sage, blush and the bride Jacque even did her own flowers! Their romantic and intimate ceremony was on the beach in the sand at the Del Mar Beach Resort in Camp Pendleton. After, the guests enjoyed beach games such as Jenga, Cornhole, Ringtoss at the Cocktail hour. Their lively reception was in a tent on the beach directly behind the ceremony site, where there was lots of dancing, fun party props/hats and S'mores! The fun Bride and Groom had special military themed cookies and donuts instead of a cake!  

Photographer:   Bob Hoffman Photography & Video//Event Venue: MCCS Del Mar Beach Resort//Floral Designer:Jacque Schreiner//Dress Designer:BHLDN//Officiant:James Eason//Bridesmaid Dresses:ShowMeYourMumu//DJ:Nick Weiss Music//Dress Designer: BHLDN//Caterer:Issac's Catering//Musicians:Nick Weiss Music//

San Diego Featured Wedding: Stephen + Catherine's

Even though Stephen and Catherine are a couple who have quite the story to tell, words aren't needed between these two. Their love for each other is so obvious, and it's all right here in their wedding day photos! Both Stephen and Catherine have given a lot for our country because when one half of a couple serves, the other half does too. We know we will be eternally grateful, not just for all that these two lovebirds have given, but also for the power and emotion that come through in these pics. 

San Diego Featured Wedding: Wyatt + Brandi's Enchanting Day

Have you ever seen one of those couples that when they look at each other, it looks like no one else is in the room? That's just how consumed they are with each other. It's amazingly beautiful, right? Well, Wyatt and Brandi Watson are one of those couples. They are so madly in love- there's no denying that one! They actually met when they were in high school, but it wasn't until Wyatt left for the U.S. Army that the two realized they couldn't be apart. The passion between this couple is something that we just had to share. Check out this intimate photo session below. It's truly magnificent.  

Photographer: Kara Hoffman Photography // DJ: Michael Redd Productions // Second Shooter: Mr N2U Photography//Event Venue: Folsom Rotary Club

MCAS Miramar Engagement Shoot Summed up in Two Words: Elegantly Honorable

San Diego, California is proud to be home to many of our armed forces and those that serve. So today we give our military couples an idea on how to incorporate this large part of their lives into an engagement session.  Engagement sessions are where couples are able to show their true colors through photography and Luke and Regen Ward's true colors just happen to include red, white, and blue! In order to properly show the world what is important to them as a couple, the Wards wanted to have their first location during the engagement session to be where Luke works, MCAS Miramar and we are in awe over how their photos turned out.

Local wedding photographer Brit Jaye Photography  managed to perfectly capture not only the Ward's rugged and patriotic side, but also their soft and romantic side. We salute this gorgeous engagement session and as always say 'thank you for your service!' to all our armed forces and their spouses and spouses-to-be! 

Gorgeous San Diego Shipboard Wedding Ceremony Celebrates Love with Our Men in Uniform and a Beautiful Bride in a Red Dress

It was a beautiful summer day in San Diego, California when Andee and Aaron exchanged vows and beautiful handcrafted wedding rings. Surrounded by their closest family and friends and serenaded by seagulls in the background, this gorgeous Navy wedding was also a real show stopper when not only does the bride wear a gorgeous crimson red wedding gown, but the wedding takes place on world’s oldest active sailing ship. 

Photographer:  Randy + Ashley //DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Bella Luna’s Flowers//Beauty: Bernadette Siscon//Cake Designer:Big Joy Family Bakery & Cafe//Ring Designer: elk joaillerie//Officiant:Pastor Mike Mitschke//Culinary: Rei Do Gado//Ring Designer: Rob and Lean//Museum: Star of India - Maritime Museum of San Diego//

Top Local Salon thanks our military with 20% off!

Local fave hair and beauty salon Indigo Salon and Spa is saying thank you to our active military and veterans with a great special this week! Come into Indigo anytime between May 31 and June 4 and get 20% off! 

Check out this popular salon's gorgeous location. Indigo is widely known for it's professional atmosphere and super talented stylists who are always up on the latest trends.