Outdoor Wedding on the Cliffs of Torrey Pines State Reserve

By, June 10, 2011

Maria and Xerxes envisioned a quaint wedding with their close friends and family.  They found a location for their ceremony that was meaningful to them and had an awesome view for their guests! We had an incredible time photographing this wedding because it was unique, had a mellow vibe and you could feel the love surrounding these two.

The inventive couple took full advantage of their outdoor setting. Instead of hanging Maria’s dress in a hotel room, her dress draped down from a tree branch along the trail. The bride and groom even had a makeshift dressing room set up outside, with a mirror propped up along the path, a table, and a couple of cool red velvet chairs for them to relax in before the ceremony began.

Scroll down below to read what Maria had to say about her perfect wedding, and check out some of the pictures that tell the story of their day!

We wanted our wedding to be really laid back, simple but elegant. We didn’t really have a theme; we just went with things that reflected us the most as a couple.  Torrey Pines State Reserve was the first hiking trail we took when we first started dating and since we love hiking, it was perfect to have our ceremony there.

San Diego wedding photographer True Photography captures "first look" with bride and groom before wedding ceremony at Torrey Pines State Reserve San Diego wedding photographer True Photography captures bride getting ready and the beautiful wedding ceremony site at Torrey Pines State Reserve overlooking the ocean

The most memorable moment for us would have to be the whole day. It really meant a lot to have all of our loved ones and close friends share our special day.  Most of them flew just to witness our vows.  We feel fortunate that we still have both set of parents on our side and as well as his 81 year old grandma who means a lot to him.

San Diego wedding photographer True Photography during wedding at Torrey Pines state reserve with ring bearere and family portraits San Diego wedding photographer True Photography unique and fun wedding photos of groom jumping over bride

We loved every picture that TRUE has taken.  But our most favorite and the one that we’ll most likely be getting a canvas on will be the one of us sitting on the stairs.

San Diego wedding photographer True Photography bride and groom pose on stairs at southern California wedding

Michael was very laid back and great to work with. We are very happy with the photos and I will definitely recommend TRUE to any bride looking for great photographers!

San Diego wedding photographer True Photography: unique and fun wedding photo of bride and groom in front of moving train San Diego wedding photographer True Photography captures cake cutting with bride and groom

Photography: True Photography

Venue: Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Musician: Tini Grey – Isle Entertainment
Makeup: Rita Nguyen Makeup
Hair Stylist: Mish Mucho
Florist: Jolie Fleur Del Mar
Coordinator: I Do Weddings
Caterer: Pacifica Del Mar
Bakery: Flour Power Wedding Dress: Bridal and Veil

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