27Jul

Nautical Nuptials

By, July 27, 2017

There’s nothing more distinctly San Diego than our iconic coasts and bays! For the seafaring couple, there are many options available to get close to the water. Whether it’s a ceremony overlooking San Diego’s gorgeous waterfront, or a floating reception under the nighttime skyline, a nautical wedding is classic and romantic. Here are a few examples of couples who celebrated by (or on) the water:

Wedding ceremony on a boat on San Diego bay
There are many options to charter a boat for the ceremony or reception. This beautiful boat ceremony on the San Diego bay was chartered by Flagship Cruises and Events.
Portrait of bride and groom
Bride and groom on a boat
Two portraits of a bride and groom
Portrait of bride and groom
Portrait of bride and groom
Portrait of bride and groom
Portrait of bride and groom
Reception dining room setup on a boat
Portrait of bride and groom
We love a little fun and goofiness like with this photo of a couple reenacting the Titanic :).
Portraits of two brides and grooms
Portrait of grooms
Even if you prefer to remain on land, the harbor makes a beautiful backdrop for portraits!
Portrait of bride and groom
San Diego skyline from a boat
Bride and groom dancing
Portrait of bride and groom

 

24Jan

Bahia Hotel Wedding | Alaina and Stephen

By, January 24, 2017

Alaina and Stephen recently held their wedding at the Bahia Hotel in Mission Bay. We loved Alaina and Stephen’s fun personalities, and had a blast scouting locations that complemented their playful spirits. We hope you enjoy our selection of images from their special day!

Bride and Groom look at one another in marina

Alaina was stylish in her stunning two-piece dress from Here Comes the Bride, while Stephen sported a classic Navy suit.

Bridesmaids in two-piece dresses with Bride Groomsmen walking in marina at Bahia Resort wearing sunglasses Bride smiles with bouquetBridesmaids in Robes Celebrate with Champagne Toast Bridesmaid helps Bride put on shoesBridesmaids laugh and smile Groom prepares for wedding dayGroomsmen Standing with Matching blue suits and brown shoes Groom Reacts to Bride's First Look Groom reacts to seeing Bride during First Look at Bahia Resort

Arch made of eucalyptus garlands at unplugged wedding

The couple opted for an “unplugged” ceremony, requesting that guests put away phones and cameras. That way, everyone was able relax and enjoy the occasion :)

Cute flowergirls throw flowers down aisle at weddingGroom smiles as he sees Bride walk down aisle in dress designed by Here Comes the Bride Bride places wedding ring on groom's hand

Bride and Groom share first kiss during wedding ceremony

Alaina and Stephen exchanged vows under an arch of eucalyptus garlands, which was decorated by Moments in Bloom.

Bride and Groom cheer as they walk down aisle after wedding ceremonyBride and Groom hold hands on bridge at Bahia ResortWedding Couple and their DogFunny Bride and Groom hold tropical flowers in front of facesGroom wraps arms around Bride

Bride and Groom with cute dog on wedding day

Because Bahia Hotel is a pet friendly venue, we were able to incorporate the couple’s furry sidekick Khloe for a cameo appearance :) 

Bride and Groom have fun at marina in Bahia ResortWedding bridal party cheer in front of sign at Bahia ResortWedding Couple PortraitBride with bridesmaids in 2-piece dresses at marinaGroomsmen hug groom for funny photoBride and Groom face opposite directions and look into camera Creative and colorful reception lighting at sunset Grand chandelier below sweetheart table at reception in Bahia ResortGroom twirls Bride during couple's first dance at receptionGrooms embraces Bride as they smile during First DanceMr. and Mrs. signs with flowers decorate sweetheart table chairFather smiles while dancing during father and daughter dance at wedding reception Groom and Mother smile during Mother and Son dance at wedding reception 4-tier wedding cake and cupcakes by Flour Power Bride and Groom hold hands and cut cake together during reception in Mission Ballroom at Bahia Resort Bride and Groom's gold band and yellow diamond wedding rings

Check out more romantic memories from Alaina and Stephen’s Bahia Hotel wedding.

Venue: Bahia Resort
Coordinator: Bahia Hotel

Officiant: 2Wed4Life – Pastor Carlos
Hair/Make-up Stylist: Belli Belli Hair & Skin Salon
Wedding Dress: Here Comes the Bride
Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN
Wedding Shoes: BP Shoes
Florist: Moments in Bloom

Arch and Arbor: Moments in Bloom
Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Catering: Bahia Hotel
Bakery: Flour Power
Disc Jockey: So Cal Wedding Music

18Dec

Mission Beach Engagement Photo Shoot

By, December 18, 2014
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Mission Beach is a great spot to have fun and play off each other as a couple. There is so much to do, including riding the roller coaster, playing carnival games, and enjoying a boardwalk treat. The scene pops with color, and there are interesting backdrops at every turn.

After a few spins on the Tilt-a-Whirl, you may be ready for a change of pace. For a more natural setting, the beach is just steps away, across the street. The beach itself is a large, open area that seems to stretch forever, and has quieter spots where you can let loose or enjoy a romantic moment together.

To set up your own Mission Beach engagement shoot, feel free to contact us. And for inspiration, please enjoy recent engagement photos we captured in and around Mission Beach.

Engagement photo shoot of Mission Beach couple at carouselEngagement photo shoot of Mission Beach couple in front of boatsEngagement photo shoot of Mission Beach couple at the shore and riding on carouselEngagement photo shoot of Mission Beach couple playing boardwalk gameEngagement photo shoot of Mission Beach couple with the future bride jumping on beachEngagement photo shoot of Mission Beach couple looking at wavesEngagement photo shoot of Mission Beach couple riding on purple carnival rideEngagement photo shoot of Mission Beach couple trying on sunglassesEngagement photo shoot of Mission Beach couple wearing silly sunglassesEngagement photo shoot of Mission Beach stylish couple with colorful backgroundEngagement photo shoot of Mission Beach couple enjoying amusement parkEngagement photo shoot of Mission Beach couple in t-shirt shopEngagement photo shoot of Mission Beach couple standing against t-shirt wallEngagement photo shoot of Mission Beach couple relaxing on the sandEngagement photo shoot of Mission Beach couplestanding against tiled backgroundEngagement photo shoot of Mission Beach couple with colorful texturesEngagement photo shoot of Mission Beach couple in candy shop