Mai and Dale were married at the illustrious Darlington House in La Jolla, California. This location, a San Diego Historic Landmark dating back to 1925, is a mash-up of sophisticated design characteristics from all over the world. For example, there is a Spanish-influenced library, an Egyptian/Andalusian patio, columns imported from Italy and Greece, and a Moroccan fireplace!
The multicultural theme of this venue was perfect for Mai and Dale, who celebrated a little bit of their own respective cultures throughout the wedding. To commemorate Mai’s Chinese family background, there was a traditional tea ceremony, and customary Chinese favors. To pay tribute to Dale’s Jewish heritage, a glass was broken during the ceremony, and guests danced the Hora during the reception. The wedding was super fun and had many unique elements and details as you will see below….we hope you enjoy!
To bring out the brilliance of these rings, we used a macro lens, and photographed them on a reflective surface.
In the above photo, we brought our camera really close to the rail to create leading lines, and to draw attention to the couple.
We LOVE color! We’re always on the look out for unique colorful backdrops to liven things up.
Looking at things from different perspectives leads to visually interesting photographs!
It’s fun getting guests involved for a large group group photo, and it makes an awesome keepsake for the couple!
As you can imagine, the Darlington House has a number of striking photo locations, both inside and out.
Just down the street, there is a beautiful stretch of beach, where we snuck this beautiful couple away for romantic sunset photos.
We understand how much effort goes into the preparation of a wedding, and photograph every intricate detail from a variety of vantage points.
By setting our exposure just right, we were able to bring out the vibrant colors of the sky, showing the true ambiance of the reception.
Venue: Darlington House
Disc Jockey: Allen Walker Entertainment
Makeup: My Girls on Film Studios
Caterer: Personal Touch Dining
Photo Booth: Pixster Photo Booth
Hair Stylist: RissHair
Florist: The Flower Shop Encinitas
Bakery: The French Gourmet
Coordinator: Weddings by Lisa Nicole
To see more of Mai and Dale’s Darlington House wedding, please click here.