The ceremony arch is set, the flowers are perfectly placed, and the guests are about to arrive. It's so exciting when it has all come together and the love and joy are about to commence. San Diego event planner Melissa Barrad of I do Weddings snapped this quick photo of the calm before the joy and we love this styling! Retro plastic shell chairs by Witty Rentals, [view by San Diego, California of course] and the talented Organic Flora did the florals and arch. Love everything about this aisle.
Mazel Tov! Danya and Josh had the most amazing wedding at Estancia La Jolla, and were married in the garden courtyard by Josh's best friend. The reception included lots of dancing, a rowdy hora, and their family and friends surprising them with a flash mob dance to "Despacito" where they took over the dance floor with bagels and coffee! They danced until 3am and had a late-night food truck to end the night with burgers and fries!
Josh and Danya met on a dating app, called coffee meets bagel. Their chemistry and connection was so strong after their first date, that Josh called his friend to tell him that he found the girl he was going to marry. Danya was drawn to Josh's kindness, ambition, integrity, sense of humor, confidence and shared value for family and love for dogs. Josh was drawn to her genuine, compassionate, and free-spirited nature, and to the close relationship she holds with family and friends. Danya and Josh both enjoy hiking with their dog Sasha, cooking together, exploring new restaurants (both foodies!), traveling, and spending time with friends and family. After dating for a year and a half, Josh proposed on the beach where they had shared one of their first few dates. He then surprised her with a celebratory brunch surrounded by both of their families [we love this guy!!].
After the wedding, the happy couple went to Greece and Croatia for their honeymoon to start their new life together:) Thanks to San Diego wedding photographer Tim Otto for capturing this amazing wedding and sharing it with us. Mazel Tov Danya and Josh!!
Wedding Vendor Credits:
Photography by: Tim Otto
Wedding Reception Venue: Estancia La Jolla
Wedding Florals by: Organic Elements
Bridal Hair and Makeup by: XO Beauty
Wedding Coordinator: Melissa Barrad- I do weddings
Wedding Band: Bob Gail Events
Rentals: Betty's Linens
Late Night Snack Truck: Habit Food Truck
Videography by: Russell Johns Films
Beach weddings! It's one of the main reasons why people love to get married in So Cal! Waves crashing, beautiful sun setting over the water, your toes in the sand and a tear in your eye as your heart fills with love and joy for your loved ones saying "I do!". This low key affair was exactly the stress free affair that Zac and Chelsea wanted. With a love as endless as the sea and as deep as the ocean, these two celebrated with a light hearted day of ease and joy with a close group of friends and family. And as the couple said their vows in front of the crashing waves and sunset it brought everyone to tears in a moment of pure bliss... which was followed, in true Southern California style, by tacos and margaritas!
Local Event Designer Christine Ong of Lavish Wed knows weddings! This sweet and savvy girl celebrated her own wedding day with beauty, style, heart and a happily ever after! To celebrate her 1 year anniversary [already!!?] we showcase her swoon-worthy, dreamy white wedding. <3!
Wedding Vendor Credits:
Cinematography | ENCOR STUDIO
Photography | Arina B Photograph
Wedding Planner | Lavish Wedding
Bridal Prep Venue | The Westgate Hote
Ceremony Venue | USD Immaculata Catholic Church
Reception Venue | Harbor Island Drive Park
Bridal Makeup | Love P Beaut
Bridal Hair | SoCal Hair & Makeu
Priest | Father Gary Sanders
Organ | Leslie K. Gereghty
Harpist | Mary Shurtleff
Violinist | Spags Jennifer Spingol
Caterer | HS Catering & Event
Appetizer Bar Display| Mimi Totah
Sushi Bar | Sushi Affair
Bar Service | The Traveling Tavern
Coffee Bar | Euro Bar
Floral Decor | ArtQuest Flower
Cake | Cute Cakes
Band | Republic of Music
Uplighting | Party People SD
Videographer | Encor Studio
Painter | Miles Pelk/ Tom H Faga
Photobooth | Nine10 Photobooth Image
Champagne Popper | Premiere Sabrage Champagne
Stationery | Take Note! Creation
Back Bridal Jewelry | De La Luna
Bridal Dress | Michael Costello
Groom & Groomsmen Attire | Friar Tux Sho
Bridesmaids Dresses | Lulus
Vanessa & Brandon are proof positive that love conquers all. These two love birds had a rough start in life and found each other in the Second Chances program located in Chula Vista, California. Through thick and thin they overcame struggles and let their relationship blossom. Vanessa & Brandon have supported each other in the best of times and the worst of times so what better way to celebrate their bond and strength than with their family. They decided to tie the knot in an intimate ceremony at the San Diego Courthouse with the people that supported them the most; their family. It was such an important day for everyone who was a part of it. Vanessa was a style savvy bride, finding designer pieces to show off her vintage bridal princess style. This young couple is truly one of a kind and embodies “love didn’t find us; we found love.” Proving once again that there are second chances in life and happily ever afters.
Photographer: Paul Douda Photography//Dress Designer:Aspeed Design//Ring Designer:Ben Bridge Jewelers//Floral Designer:Disandras Formal Wear//Dress Store:Okhee S Lee Fashion//Apparel:Price Breakers//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: The Mens Warehouse//Other:Vega's Tailor Shop//Event Venue:San Diego Courthouse//