On Saturday, I had the pleasure of photographing Erin + Jimmy's big day- which was many years in the making. These two lovebirds have been together for 9 years, and have already been family for a long time. So when they decided to make it official,everyone was really excited to celebrate with them! Erin had always wanted to have her dream wedding, and after so many years, her dream finally came true.
Erin + Jimmy chose Carlton Oaks Golf Course as their San Diego wedding venue. They got ready on site, in the hotel. Erin looked absolutely amazing in her ball gown wedding dress from David's Bridal. Her bridesmaids also got their gorgeous chocolate truffle colored bridesmaid dresses from David's Bridal. Even the adorable flower girl dress was from David's Bridal! This linen ring bearer suit was a personal favorite of mine! It came from Two L Creations on Etsy.
Wild Orchid Florists did an amazing job on the bouquets for this fall wedding! The flowers were the inspiration for this wedding, and guests took home Sunflower Seeds to plant in the garden- such an adorable idea! They also had a unique and fun guest book. Guests signed Jenga pieces, so the couple could read what they wrote whenever they play the game!
Erin carried some special items with her on her big day. She carried a 100-year old handkerchief, that had been passed down through her family. She also carried her father's ashes down the aisle with her, in her bouquet.
During their ceremony, Erin did an amazing job singing a special song to her groom. Erin and Jimmy vowed to love each other forever as the sun lowered over the mountains in East County San Diego. It was a truly beautiful moment.
After the ceremony, our amazing on-site wedding coordinator took us on a private photo tour. Yvette really knows all the good spots out on the greens, where you can go and safely get some gorgeous wedding photos! She took us to a footbridge, and a gnarled tree. If you are getting married at Carlton Oaks Golf Course, I highly recommend hiring Yvette to help coordinate! Her intimate knowledge of the venue and upbeat attitude were a huge asset to the day! Everything ran smoothly and on time. We were also able to get photographs that you really can't get anywhere else. The landscape there is stunning- and the bride and groom looked so amazing and in love! It was truly the perfect combination!
Congratulations Erin + Jimmy! Wishing you the happiest ever after.
If you are getting married in San Diego and are looking for a wedding photographer- send me a quick message! I would love to hear your big day plans!
Venue: Carlton Oaks Golf Course Wedding Coordinator: Yvette Wedding Dress: David's Bridal Hair: Kim Herrera @ Roccoforte Salon Make-up: MAC Makeup Florist: Wild Orchid Florists Linen Ring Bearer Suit: Two L Creations Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal Flower Girl Dress: David's Bridal Photography: Brit Jaye Photography