John Mireles


You may remember Jennifer and Zach from their super cool engagement shoot almost a year ago. If you didn’t catch that post, scroll back to see their tour some more architecturally interesting spots in San Diego.

This time, they pleased all the parents with an exquisitely traditional wedding, expertly coordinated down to the smallest detail by Suzanne Duffy, owner of Crown Weddings. The La Valencia Hotel with its intimate courtyards and magnificent ocean views was a perfect setting for the affair.

Jennifer is wearing none other than the inimitable Vera Wang, famous for her sophisticated and unforgettable gowns.

Her bridal bouquet of cascading white orchids was created by LaVonne Zamora at Adorations Botanical Artistry, who always leaves a unique touch in all her work.

Shoes by Valentino.

Mom gives her the seal of approval.

Young girls glowing in amazement over the sight of the beautiful bride.

Rabbi Jack Gabriel officiates.

The Horah, traditionally danced at Jewish weddings, was a highlight of the reception.

Catered by the La Valencia Hotel.

As always, a beautiful and scrumptious looking cake by Michele Coulon Dessertiere.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Millrood! We’re so happy to have been a part of your day.

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Mary and Domenico tied the knot late last month at the Bali Hai Restaurant on San Diego’s Shelter Island, a luscious and tropical recreation of the South Pacific.

Mary looked beautiful in her wedding dress by Kathy Ireland.

The bridesmaids have fun with the bride during their photo shoot.

John has a knack for relaxing the bride and groom and is always sure to catch some great candid moments.

Elegant arrangements were designed by Patrick Higgins at Artistic Florals.

Cupcakes are all the rage for weddings and Babycakes is serving up delicious little cakes all over San Diego.

With cool lighting and a heavy beat, Powered By Sound had guests grooving all night.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. DiMento!

Katie and Justin were married last week, seaside, at a private home in La Jolla. The luscious look of the home was a perfect setting for this intimate wedding. The bride’s stunning lace gown was a design by Monique Lhuillier. The day was simply beautiful, and ran perfectly smooth in the capable and creative hands of  Mary Noble of Classic Weddings.

Rich floral design by Botanica

The menu was created by Waters Fine Catering.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Hammond!

I met  Adria and Erik back in March when they came in for their engagement viewing. We had a wonderful time looking through the photos taken in and around their home and stables where they board their horse, Versace S. Take a peek at the blog post dated 3.29.11.

Their wedding, held at the exquisite  Estancia La Jolla and unparalleled in terms of elegance and beauty, was the perfect backdrop for their affair. Still, the surroundings hold a comfortable atmosphere that fits the style of the couple. With coordinator Mary Noble of Classic Weddings at the helm, every detail of their wedding was perfectly planned and executed. From the stunning floral arrangements provided by Botanica to the detailed and delicious looking  cakes made by Michele Coulon, this was a day to be remembered by all.

What girl wouldn’t want a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes for her wedding day?

The unmistakable styling of Vera Wang purchased from bliss bride.

Erik can’t resist showing a little bit of his quirky style through his footwear!

These guys will definitely get to the church on time!

but just to be sure…

I love the green and orange color scheme, perfect for an outdoor summer wedding.

A perfect candid moment…

A proud father…

Succulents for everyone!


Not to be outdone by the men, the ladies kick their Choos off…

The guests have fun dancing to the beat of the James Gang Band.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Pederson!

Photographer, John Mireles found some beautiful and romantic spots around Adria and Erik’s home in Del Sur at a nearby park, the perfect ambiance for this casual and down to earth couple.

Erik gallantly assists his bride to be…

The two of them quickly became comfortable in front of the lens and started to have some laughs.

John snapped away as these lovebirds shared a kiss under the cobblestone bridge

Next stop was the Rancho Santa Fe Saddle Club, where Adria boards her horse, Versace S.

Stay tuned for more of Adria and Erik in July for their big day at The Estancia in La Jolla!

Jennifer and Zach toured around San Diego with photographer, John Mireles, hitting some architecturally stunning locations for a less traditional, modern engagement shoot. The personalities of the engaged sweethearts was a perfect match for Johns artistic style and sense of humor that is always present in his work.

“We absolutely love the photos! They are amazing. In fact we had an extremely hard time choosing just twelve for our guest book. We are very happy”.    ~ Jennifer Moriarty

I love the cool retro feel of this image, enhanced by the choice of using black and white.

John’s sense of humor shines through, taking some “gritty” shots next to a dumpster. Jennifer and Zack were ecstatic with the results!

They took advantage of a perfect San Diego day by hitting the beach at sunset, capturing a some gorgeous views …

Stay tuned for more of this fabulous couple when they celebrate their nuptials at the La Valencia in October.

We were so happy to be a part of Mary and Tim’s wedding at the Thursday Club in Point Loma.  As a last minute booking, we were excited to meet the bride and groom, who hail from Northern California, on their big day.

This relaxed couple celebrated their union with a down-to-earth style that mixed casual with simple elegance.

Friend, Jody Diminno, officiated the ceremony.

Charming party favors handmade by the bride and her 8 year old neighbor  included “Seeds of Love”.

The delicious looking cake was created by Azucar, a Cuban style patisserie.

Guests had a blast dancing to the sounds of DJ Kyle Stasse, a family friend.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Jolly!

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