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.

Newlyweds wearing blue sombreros in MexicoTropical, caribbean reception details.Colorful musical performers with bride and groom

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!

Detail shot of bride and groom's shoes for their caribbean destination wedding.A brides choice for wedding shoes during a tropical destination wedding

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.

16Mar

La Valencia | Classic Venue with a Modern Twist

By, March 16, 2016

La Valencia is a vintage Spanish-stye San Diego hotel overlooking La Jolla Cove. With a colorful history dating back to 1926, this old-school gem has color flourishes throughout, and stunning panoramic ocean views. The venue’s tropical garden is tranquil and breathtaking, and is an undeniably gorgeous place to exchange wedding vows.

Couple lean in for kiss overlooking ocean at La ValenciaBeautiful Brides in at La ValenciaBride poses with blue wedding shoes at La Valencia

As photographers, we love finding new, creative ways to put a fresh spin on this old-world venue.

Bride looks out from balcony during pre ceremonyGroomsmen walk down city street near La Valencia

We have our favorite spots also, such as the hotel’s vibrant pink exterior, gorgeous tiled walls, and hand-painted murals.

Groom standing in front of textile wall at La Valencia Aerial view of couple's wedding ceremony at La Valencia HotelCollaged image of ceremony details at La Valencia HotelBride and Groom lean in for kiss out on balcony at La ValenciaModern Couples pose in front of colorful textile walls at La Valencia HotelBride and Groom lean in for an artistic photo of them kissing down stairwell Bride and Groom lean in for kiss with dramatic back lightCouples explore the artistic, urban neighborhood next to La Valencia Hotel for creative backgrounds

The surrounding La Jolla neighborhood is a treasure trove of photo opportunities. There are colorful buildings, city backdrops, and the famous La Jolla Cove, all within a four minute walk.

Bridal Party dressed in grey and pink walk across street in La Jolla Bride posed with fun groomsmen bridal party at La Jolla Cove

After the ceremony, the nearby beach is an inviting place for couples to relax, have a quick photo session, and refresh before rejoining friends and family. The vivid hues, natural surroundings, and soft light create a sense of timeless intimacy, resulting in beautiful portraits. It is an amazing way to spend the first few moments as a newly married couple :)

Couple pose in front of sunset sky at La Jolla CoveCollage of classic wedding receptions at the Verandah Ball Room and Terrace in La Valencia Hotel

As the day crosses over into evening, it’s time to celebrate at La Valencia’s Verandah Ballroom and Terrace. Sitting high above the property, this room provides magnificent views, and is furnished with crystal chandeliers and stylish checkered floors. This elegant setting is perfect for a dramatic grand entrance, and will enchant guests as they party the night away.

Elegant room photo of couple's wedding reception at La Valencia HotelBride and Groom share first dance at La Valencia HotelGuests at wedding reception have fun with photoboothUrban night photo from the outside of La Valencia HotelBride and Groom kiss and toast champagne

For more of our favorite weddings photographed at La Valencia Hotel, please visit this link.