Melanie & Dan

We were lucky enough to spend 3 days with this adventurous couple documenting their fabulous wedding in La Jolla. From filming their love story to kayaking with the guys in La Jolla Cove and brunch at the Brockton Villa Restaurant with the girls it was so much fun to capture more of the whole wedding experience. (Most weddings are actually a multi-day event when you consider rehearsal dinners and all the other activities with friends and family.) La Jolla itself holds a lot of history for Melanie which made things extra special. Having seen picturesque weddings unfold at the La Valencia Hotel in her younger years it was kind of a dream come true to have her’s there as well. Capturing their story was so much fun. Working with the some amazing vendors like the always fun and creative team from Sara France and Co. and planner extraordinaire Cynthia Zatkin Events made the whole experience unforgettable. Congratulations Melanie and Dan!

Planner: Cynthia Zatkin Events
Photography: Sara France and Co.
Ceremony: La Jolla Presbyterian Church
Reception: La Valencia Hotel

La Jolla Wedding Love Story Video

Bride and groom at La Jolla Cove

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Bachelorette party at Brockton Villa Restaurant

Bachelorette party at Brockton Villa Restaurant

Groomsmen falls out of kayak.

Bachelorette party at La Jolla Cove

Emily & Jon

These two love birds planned a fabulous 4th of July wedding, complete with some of the best dance choreography we’ve seen in a long while. This was no easy task when not 1… but 2 of your bride’s maids are fully 8 months pregnant and your wedding party isn’t small. But somehow they pulled it off beautifully and even had their parents out there cutting the rug. Emily, Jon and the whole wedding party brought ton’s of positive energy and an infectious enthusiasm to the entire event: great vows, great speeches and lots of smiles and love. Basically, they provided all the ingredients we need to make a great wedding video. Of course, the venue helps too and the Twin Oaks House & Garden Estate is one of our favorite places to film weddings in San Diego. We love the vintage vibe of the space, single location for everything and super attentive staff who keep everything moving along smoothly. Congrats you two!

Emily & Jon at Twin Oaks House & Garden Estate

Wedding dress Twin Oaks House & Garden Estate

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Wedding video at Twin Oaks House & Garden Estate

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Groomsmen toast

Bride and groom in Twin Oaks House & Garden Estate

Bride and groom coming down the aisle

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Bride and groom at Twin Oaks House & Garden Estate

Wedding party choreographed dance

Stephanie & Joe

All the right ingredients definitely came together to make this a great wedding!  Somehow, after filming all these years around San Diego, this was our first wedding video at the Darlington House (and hopefully not our last). Love this picturesque venue imbued with old La Jolla charm from a grand bygone era.  Stephanie & Joe were so great to work with and provided positive energy, love and enthusiasm throughout the entire day, which always makes for great images. Fabulous vendors also helps too, and we had a wonderful team on this one. Thanks to everyone for making this a great event!  Congratulations you guys on a perfect wedding!

Planner: Weddings by Lisa Nicole
Photographer: Meghan Sadler
Officiant: Ceremonies by Bethel
Flowers: Modern Bouquet
DJ: DJ Kray-Z-K
Happy bride San Diego




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