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.


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!

You may remember this hip couple from their engagement shoot up in LA a few months ago.  They headed down south this time to tie the knot at the classic La Valencia Hotel, known for its unique architecture and intimate courtyards. Kelly Instone Weddings oversaw all the details on their wedding day as their day of coordinator, allowing the bride and groom to relax and have fun.

Mary’s Creative Florals put together a beautiful array of pink blossoms for the affair, appealing to the bride’s classic and feminine side.

Ornamental iron works were incorporated into the decor in memory of Kimberly’s grandfather, who crafted pieces reminiscent of this one.

Favors were hand made by Sylhouettes by Silvia.

The cake was designed by Michele Coulon Dessertier, complementing the classic pink theme.

Everyone cut a rug to the sounds of Aire Play.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Wason!

Ventana Photography had the privilege of being part of Rachel and Tommy’s beachfront wedding held at the scenic Catamaran Hotel and Resort. They literally kicked off their shoes for this occasion, happily  digging their toes into the sand. What a great alternative to sore feet at the end of the night!

The entire event was marvelously spearheaded by Gina Hundley, owner and lead consultant of San Diego Weddings by Gina. She created a veritable tropical paradise for these two lovebirds, working with the couple to create their dream wedding.

The Flower Girls designed the florals, using lush, rich tropical flowers. I love the bride’s bouquet. It’s so striking with its variety of solid red blossoms against the white and sky blue colors of the bridal party.

Flour Power can be counted on for any theme!

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Quapp!

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!

I met this charming couple several months back when they came into the studio for a viewing session of their Engagement Shoot. It is my pleasure to witness their journey from engaged to happily married! They started their day at the Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park, a majestic location for some visually stunning pre-wedding shots. The ceremony and reception were held at The Prado just up the lane.

The Prado has dressing rooms for the wedding party. Nicole, with the help of her bridesmaids, gets dressed in her wedding gown.

The groomsmen give a toast to Jeremy in his last moments of bachelorhood.

Nothing says San Diego quite like the courtyard at The Prado with its Spanish style architecture surrounded by tropical foliage.

Kendra from Wholesale Flowers and Supplies created the vibrant florals and in the words of the bride, she is amazing.

I love the way she tied the exact color of the bridesmaid’s dresses into the table arrangements.

Nicole’s dad showed everyone how it’s done!

Guests had a great time dancing into the night…

The cake was baked by Flour Power Power Custom Cakery. I had the pleasure of using Flour Power for my own wedding cake years ago. They have been a part of San Diego weddings for over 25 years.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Shull. Here’s to many happy years together!