A few weeks ago I met up with Carren and Mike in San Diego and we made some magic.
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One of my best friends, Kim Robinson, was on a plane back to New York from California and sat next to a couple. He ends up chatting them up and becomes friends with them. He invites us all to his birthday party in Brooklyn, which consisted of us picking our favorite movie clips and we'd explain why and play it on a projector (which btw, was one of the greatest ideas ever). Kim had mentioned to me that they were engaged, so we setup a consultation to chat about their wedding. I find out that she is from San Diego as well and is planning to have her wedding in Balboa Park, the Central Park of San Diego. They would be my first New York couple getting married in San Diego, which has become a prevalent theme in a business since then.
While this can be a testament of how sociable my friend Kim is, it can also be looked at as a tale of fate. While all couples are fated to meet, can the people who capture their weddings be fated as well? In this case, I think it can be. So I'd like you to view the photos of Neshani and Mathew. Their wedding was a blending of love, culture and everything in between.
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Chefs, I love them. Mostly because I love to eat. So when Gillianne and Neil wanted to do a cooking theme for their engagement, it was a no brainer. We headed to Sweet Lydias in Ocean Beach in San Diego to use her kitchen (it is a baking kitchen so it was much easier to move around!) then we headed over to Pacific Beach after to buy some fresh veggies for Neil to use.
Brenda and I had an idea, an idea for a shoot to bring back the old school esthetic while melding it with the modern. Our ideas came to fruition with an amazing team of wedding vendors in San Diego. I'll focus mostly on the portraits in this post, as we have a great feature from Every Last Detail which showcases the details.
Coordination & Design / Swann Soirées Flowers / Rae Florae Catering / Root Cellar Catering Co.
Linens & Rentals / Classic Party Rentals Bridal Dress / Simply Bridal Groom Outfit / A Better Deal Tuxedo
Bridal Accessories / Jeweliany Venue / New Children's Museum Hair & Makeup / Aileen Nham
Assistant Photographers / Kim Marcelo & Stephanie Yang Models / Yuka Brown & Sean Diaz
Check out the slideshow below: