27May

Scripps Seaside Forum Wedding | Angela & Kyle

By, May 27, 2016

Angela and Kyle were married at the Scripps Seaside Forum, a beautiful venue that hugs the shores of La Jolla, California. They chose this location because they are die-hard San Diego fans, and wanted to give their guests (especially the out-of-towners) a great feel for ‘America’s Finest City’. As you can imagine, there were some pretty amazing backdrops throughout the wedding day.

Negative Space Wedding Photo

While photographing, we captured a nice variety of photos with Scripps Seaside Forum in the composition, helping to tell the story of the day. We always make sure to incorporate the venue in an artistic way, like the photo above.

Scripps Seaside Forum Wedding La Jolla Hilton Torrey Pines Bride and Groom Ocean Wedding

In the photo below, we placed Angela’s Jimmy Choo shoes in the bright sun, which brought out their maximum brilliance. The blue sky and leading lines in the background gave extra attention to these amazing kicks :)

High Fashion Wedding Photography Scripps Seaside Forum wedding

Kyle has a fun-loving personality and a great smile. It was important for us to bring out these qualities in the photos… as well as his love for the San Diego Padres (below).

Padres MLB Groom Socks Groomsmen Wedding Photography Bridemaids gifts photo Stylized wedding photos Handsome Groomsen Picture
First look at Hilton Torrey Pines

Before the ceremony, the couple got ready at the nearby Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, an upscale resort overlooking the legendary Torrey Pines Golf Course. Scouting this location beforehand allowed us to find this epic spot for the first look. We photographed from a distance so Angela and Kyle could have a quiet moment together.

Heartfelt first look at Hilton Torrey Pines Beach wedding photography Hilton Torrey Pines California Master wedding photography Groomsmen in Blue Suits

Angela and Kyle had a huge bridal party, which is not surprising, considering how fun-loving and inviting they are. It was very important for them to have ALL of their closest friends stand by them on their big day. We were more than ready to direct traffic and come up with many configurations for this large group!

Bridal party letting loose Scripps Seaside Forum

Angela and Kyle’s ceremony was officiated by their Pastor, Shawn Kennedy of Existence Church.

La Jolla Wedding

For the photo below, we placed our camera on an extended tripod, resulting in this cool angle.

Cool photo angle for ceremony

We know how much thought and effort goes into the wedding details, and look for ways to incorporate them into the photos.

Fun Couple beach wedding Wide angle cocktail hour photo Macro wedding ring detail Blue wedding beer cozies Detail Photography at Beach Venue Baseball has been a big part of Kyle’s life for a long time. When he and Angela first started talking about getting married, Kyle mentioned that he envisioned a full-on sports themed wedding. Angela pretended to be ok with it until they got engaged, when she extinguished those plans…or so Kyle thought! As a surprise, Angela managed to sneak in fun baseball touches throughout the day.

Baseball details at beach wedding Rustic Vintage Sweetheart Tabble Scripps Seaside Forum by night Pacific Ocean Wedding Sunset

Congratulations to Angela & Kyle :) Check out more of their Scripps Seaside Forum Wedding.

Vendors

Coordinator: Luxe Special Events
Linens and Rental: Best Rentals , Farm Tables and More
Disc Jockey: DJ Mikey Beats
Event Beverage Service: Giuseppe Fine Catering
Invitation: Minted.com
Photo Booth: Pixster Photo Booth
Videographer: Pure Cinema
Venue: Scripps Seaside Forum
Bakery: The French Gourmet
Caterer: The French Gourmet
Wedding Dress: The White Flower Bridal Boutique
Hair Stylist: Three Ways Beautiful
Transportation: Top Dog Limo Bus
Florist: Whimsey Florals

26Apr

Let There Be Cake! | Cake Topper Inspiration

By, April 26, 2016

At the wedding, even the smallest details can make a big impression. One unexpected way to showcase your personality as a couple is the cake topper. This fun expression of love can be as outrageous, understated, or glamorous as you want it to be.

Although its origins are shrouded in mystery, legend says the cake topper began over 100 years ago. Engaged to be married, a baker’s daughter came to her father seeking a unique symbol of love for her groom. After multiple attempts, and long consideration, the baker presented the bride-to-be with two figurines atop a cake. This representation of the wedding couple became instantly popular, and still holds to this day.

The ritual of the cake topper has been updated over time, with modern twists. We’ve seen ornate hand-carved designs, customized figurines, sophisticated paper cutouts, and much more. We hope you enjoy these recent cake topper inspiration photos below.

Cute text and sports-inspired wedding cake topper

At Lauren and Stephen’s wedding at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront (see below), they cheered on their favorite sports teams with personalized hockey and soccer cake toppers!

Cute hockey-inspired cake topper with wedding couple Rustic, chic wedding cake toppers of birds and wedding couple Minimal red and yellow cake with gold text cake topper

Cake toppers can be a fun way to get festive and celebrate your ancestry. This Day of the Dead cake from the wedding of Danielle and Michael (below left) and figurines from Jennifer and David (below right) added a pop of color to the day’s activities.

Mexican-inspired, day of dead wedding cake toppers Cute, tiger-themed bride and groom cake topper

For April and Vernon’s wedding (below), the couple had an artist capture them in their wedding day attire, depicted as paper cutouts. This resulted in a timeless keepsake that can be enjoyed for many years to come.

Modern, chic cake topper customized to look like wedding couple Cute and fun airplane topper with bride and groom Funny and cute dog-inspired wedding cake toppers with wedding couple Creative navy-themed cake topper with wedding couple Funny cake topper with groom pulling bride Cute, ceramic owl wedding cake topper of wedding couple

If figurines aren’t your style, you can switch things up with a dash of fresh flowers. These two cakes by Sweet Cheeks Baking (see below) added elegance and tropical flair to understated white frosting bases.

Colorful, floral and exotic wedding cake toppers

Another idea is to incorporate streamed banners, adding a whimsical, handmade touch to the dessert table.

Cute, rustic wedding cake toppers with bannered signs Classic wedding cake decorated with sailor wedding cake topper Creative, beach-inspired wedding cake toppers with chairs and sand

No matter how you top it, a personalized wedding cake topper is a fun way to welcome guests to your reception. We leave you with this sexy cake topper from Sisanie and Michael’s wedding at the Legendary Park Plaza Hotel, which really says it all :)

Classic wedding cake with cake topper of bride and groom kissing

Check out more ways to personalize and decorate your wedding cake top.