26Jun

Bohemian-Inspired Destination Wedding | Mikayla and Christian

By, June 26, 2017

Mikayla and Christian’s love story began on the high seas – they met while working on the same cruise ship! After traveling the world together, they settled in New York, where Mikayla is a professional singer. For a fun, bohemian-inspired destination wedding, they came to sunny San Diego, to be married at the Twin Oaks Garden Estate. Here are a few of our favorite moments from this bohemian-inspired destination wedding.

Night portrait of bride and groom at Twin Oaks
Bride Getting Ready before wedding ceremony
We were spellbound by Mikayla's stunning Roman-style dress :)
Bride laughing with bridesmaid during getting ready photos
Bride's Dress Hanging at Twin Oaks
Bridesmaids with Bride before wedding ceremony
Solo portrait of Bride smiling before wedding ceremony
Playing with the venue's rustic Victorian aesthetic, we rotated the couch into the shade, with the garden behind. This highlighted Mikayla's dress, while creating a romantic look.
Solo portrait of groom getting ready before wedding ceremony
Groomsmen help groom get ready before wedding ceremony
Wedding day flower details
Funny photo of groomsmen goofing around
Groom's Custom Knife with Wedding Date
Like a boss, Christian had this rustic switch knife custom-engraved with the wedding date ;)
Groom showing off cufflinks while getting ready
Outdoor wedding ceremony at Twin Oaks Garden
Wedding Signage details at ceremony
Groom's candid reaction to seeing bride at wedding ceremony
Bohemian bride walking down aisle on wedding day
Bride and groom hold hands during outdoor wedding ceremony
Box of Wine and hammer during wedding ceremony
After exchanging rings, Mikayla and Christian sealed a wood box to reopen in the future. The contents? A special bottle of wine!
Bride and Groom nail shut box of wine during wedding ceremony
Bride and Groom celebrate and walk down aisle after first kiss
bride and groom celebrate with first kiss during ceremony
Bride and Groom smiling at one another while sitting on vintage furniture
Solo portrait of bohemian bride and groom on wedding day
Bridal Party cheering while Wedding Couple Kiss
Funny group photo of bridesmaids and groomsmen
Groom pushes happy bride on wooden swing
Romantic bohemian wedding couple embracing under white gazebo
Black and white photo of bride and groom laughing and walking
Romantic bohemian wedding couple at rustic wedding venue
The venue's rustic highlights, such as fountains and tree swings, allowed us to be creative with new and interesting perspectives.
Group portrait of wedding couple with bridal party after outdoor wedding ceremony
Modern night portrait of bohemian wedding couple
As a fun prop for our nighttime photo shoot, we made use of the venue's vintage saloon bar (right). Exposing for the twinkle in the bar's lights, we used an off-camera flash. This illuminated Mikayla, and bounced light onto Christian with a reflector.
Outdoor Tented Wedding Reception at Rustic Venue
Fun, customized wedding reception favors at rustic wedding venue
Bohemian-inspired sweetheart table at rustic wedding venue
Bride and Groom share First Dance at Wedding Reception
Bride and groom react with laughter during wedding toast speeches during reception
Rustic Naked-style wedding cake and dessert table at reception
I do-nut :) Mikayla and Christian spoiled guests during reception with some delicious donuts and naked-style cake by Eat Your Cake Too.
Bride smashes Cake in Groom face during rustic tented wedding reception
Bohemian Bride tosses bouquet
Bride and Groom take selfie with wedding guests on dance floor
For a creative group photo, we had everyone huddle close together on the dance floor. We framed this photo around the happy couple, with their hands stretched out around the lens.
Guests dance and lift groom during open dance at wedding reception
Guests lift bride for hora dance during wedding reception
Bohemian bride and groom pose in Take-a-Pic photobooth during wedding reception
Bride and groom hold hands running under bridal party tunnel
Wedding Couple cheer during grand bubble exit after wedding reception
Bride and Groom cheer in neon green honeymoon Jeep after grand bubble exit

 

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Wedding Vendors

Venue: Twin Oaks Garden Estate
Coordinator: Twin Oaks Garden Estate
Bridesmaids Dresses: Lulus

Bakery: Eat Your Cake Too
Arch and Arbor: Moments in Bloom
Transportation: Five Star Transportation
Caterer: Twin Oaks Garden Estate
Disc Jockey: High Energy DJ
Photo Booth: Take-a-Pic Photo Booth
Custom Furniture: Twin Oaks Garden Estate

21Jan

Lush Outdoor Wedding at Twin Oaks Garden Estate

By, January 21, 2015

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This gorgeous outdoor wedding is nothing short of a fairytale, and the images we captured will show you why!

Our young and spirited couple, Sara and Robert, had no hesitations when selecting the stunning Twin Oaks Garden Estate as the location for their fall wedding. This venue, nestled away in San Marcos, California, is truly a hidden gem. The grounds are green and lush, with impeccable landscaping, making it 360 degrees of natural beauty! The property is also adorned with fountains, vintage buildings and shabby chic décor, leading to endless photo opportunities. For example, check out the staging areas for the bridal party, including the room where Sara and her maids prepped for the big day.

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To reach the ceremony site, guests followed a winding stone pathway to a secluded section of the property. There, Robert stood at the altar, a beautiful white gazebo adorned with floral garland. After a moment, Sara emerged from the twinkle-lit tunnel in her sparkling strapless gown, and was walked down the aisle by her father. The heartfelt ceremony was officiated by  a friend of the couple, and then the celebration began!

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To kickstart the reception, cocktails were served, and guests engaged in friendly lawn-game competitions. As the sun set, attendees made their way into a beautiful draped tent, which boasted oversized crystal chandeliers. After a delicious dinner of salmon or panchetta-wrapped chicken, the DJ had everyone out of their seat, breaking it down on the dance floor. Throughout the evening, fun activities such as a playful cake smashing, a garter retrieval show, and a competitive bouquet toss kept the crowd laughing until the wee hours of the night. This lively wedding was definitely one for the books! Congrats Sara & Robert!

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