18Apr

Love in Paradise | Tropical Destination Weddings

By, April 18, 2016

Sometimes, you just can’t wait to get out in the sun :) That’s why tropical destination weddings are popular with adventurous couples and their loved ones. It doesn’t take much to get swept away in an immersive island paradise, with romance, adventure, bold colors and fun around every corner. When you’re in love and enjoying your wedding celebration, the mainland will seem very far behind.

We photograph destination weddings around the world, so contact us for tips and package recommendations for your own celebration. In the meantime, grab the sunscreen, blend up something exotic, and enjoy these tropical destination wedding photos below.

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Before the wedding, we suggest building in a few days to refresh, explore, and pamper yourself with all of your favorite people. We arrive prepared to capture every bit of fun you are having.

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Depending on your style, a tropical wedding can be flip-flop casual, or chic and formal!

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With so much abundant natural beauty, a few understated details go a long way.

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After exchanging vows under the tropic sun, let your festivities carry through the sunset, and celebrate under the starry skies.

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We hope you enjoyed our selection of recent tropical wedding images. Stay in vacation mode, and check out more of our destination wedding photos.

07Apr

Coronado Beach Wedding | Christy and Stephen

By, April 07, 2016

Christy and Stephen both love the ocean, and decided to hold their ceremony right on the beach. The vow exchange took place in Coronado, on the sand, with a reception at the nearby Coronado Community Center. Since the locations were close together, the couple had not only a fun indoor celebration, but also a gorgeous oceanfront sunset. It really was the best of both worlds.

Sunset newlyweds portrait on the beach at Coronado Island

Christy’s bold and colorful bouquet was by InStyle Event Planning, and she rocked an intricate lace wedding dress from D’Angelo Couture.

Coronado's Grand Historical Mansion Bride with bridal flower and dressThe “Getting Ready” photos took place at The Grand Historical Mansion, one of Coronado’s premiere estates. In the photos of Christy, below, we took advantage of the soft natural light coming through the window, and used it to highlight this lovely bride.

Coronado Island wedding bride getting ready at Grand Historical Mansion

In portraits like the one of Stephen, below, we made sure to include details of the manor, such as these old-world carved wooden doors.

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Pictured below is the backyard of The Grand Historical Mansion, with its lush plants and mature trees. Goofy photos are always fun to create, and these bridal parties definitely “jumped” at the opportunity:)

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Who can resist a ceremony featuring a beloved yellow lab?

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By anticipating important photo opportunities, we were able to switch quickly from wide-angle to zoom, and capture the ring exchange moment in close-up detail.

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A carefully crafted ring shot helps to tell the story of the day, and can also hold personal meaning. For example, in the photo below, we used Christy and Stephen’s bible to create a heart, which was then framed around their rings.

Wedding ring shot inside bible

Congratulations to this happy couple! For more, check out our gallery of Christy and Steven’s Coronado Beach wedding.

08Mar

Scripps Seaside Forum | Venue Spotlight

By, March 08, 2016

Scripps Seaside Forum is a gorgeous property overlooking La Jolla Shores and Scripps Pier. This venue boasts award-winning architecture, stunning modern backdrops, and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. In fact, the adjacent La Jolla Shores is frequently lauded as one of the best beaches in America.

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The exterior buildings at Scripps Seaside Forum offer a wide variety of sleek and dramatic surfaces, and are all conveniently located within close proximity. This makes for a nice variety of photo backdrops within a very short distance.

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The Scripps Pier is a quick walk from the venue, and is a great environmental background for stunning portraits!

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Scripps Seaside Forum is the winner of numerous architecture and design awards. We like to take full advantage of the venue’s unique look to create distinctive images.

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From the venue, you can step out onto La Jolla Shores, for a completely immersive natural beach environment.

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When photographing at Scripps Seaside Forum, we love taking advantage of the venue’s pristine ocean views. We’re also huge fans of the gigantic colorful sunsets.

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The auditorium is elegantly draped, with tall ceilings, and is fully equipped with audio and video equipment for slideshows, video compilations, and music.

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The beauty doesn’t stop when the sun goes down :) An evening at Scripps Seaside Forum also lends itself to stunning stylized portraits.

Groom dipping bride

To see more recent photos from Scripps Seaside Forum weddings, please click here.