Monday, September 15, 2014
Carlsbad Beach Wedding
Despite living in San Diego for the last 15 years, this weekend marked my very first beach wedding! The groom is a coworker of mine, and his beautiful bride is pretty much the most adorable (and fun) person you would care to meet. So often, meeting a good friend's significant other can be a cringe-worthy moment; not with these two. They are well-matched and always have a great time at whatever they do.
The afternoon wedding was a scorcher; bottled water was distributed to the guests. Still, it was a lovely ceremony.
Keeping up with technology, the couple had a drone do a flyover to capture the momentous day:
The ceremony also included a blending of wines, to represent the couple and how they would be joining in life while still retaining their individuality.
A truly lovely symbol of what marriage should be.
The exchanging of rings:
and the moment when they are finally husband and wife!
The beach got a little hotter with their first steamy kiss.
The reception was held at the nearby Levyland Estate, just a few steps from the beach where the ceremony was held.
The couple was very creative and I loved how they let people know what table they were sitting at.
The kitchen was a beehive of activity for the caterer, Wild Thyme.
Vintage bottles from the family business were at each table:
Wine bottles served as table number displays:
The opening course: a tasty salad.
The first dance was a joy to watch, as the two impressed everyone with their steps.
Nope, he didn't drop her.
An "awwwww" moment during the dance with his mother:
The cutting of the cake:
There was no smearing of the frosting on each other's face, but it was still adorable.
What a lovely ceremony; here's hoping the unseasonable scorching temperatures of San Diego don't follow the two on their honeymoon!
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