Kate and Eric reside in Washington D.C., and absolutely love the city of San Diego. They have visited multiple times, and have discussed moving here in the future. So it was only fitting that their destination wedding was held in ‘America’s Finest City’.
For the wedding venue, Kate and Eric chose the picturesque Bali Hai Restaurant, an enchanting Polynesian eatery. With its tropical elements, and sweeping views of San Diego’s harbor, this location made for a very vibrant day! Grab a Mai Tai and enjoy our selection of images :)
Kate and Eric got ready at Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn, a beachy resort within walking distance of the Bali Hai.
During the “getting ready” portion, we captured stylized solo portraits of Eric and Kate.
We also made sure to capture fun details, such as Kate’s colorful kicks.
We love finding intriguing angles to capture getting ready shots.
To get this clean shot of Eric, we used a special lens to bring extra attention to him.
To achieve this high-angle shot, we mounted our camera on a tripod, and used a wide-angle lens.
For this romantic photo, we asked guests to shower the newlyweds with flower petals. Everyone was happy to take part!
To achieve candid photos, like this one, we initially posed Kate and Eric in a specific way. Then we let their personalities take over :)
In order to highlight the beautiful location, we made use of a wide-angle shot. The pier, and its leading lines, helped draw focus to this dynamic duo!
After the ceremony, there was scheduled time for us to photograph around the Bali Hai. The time was put to good use, as there are so many great spots!
In the spirit of their venue and theme, Kate and Eric gave out Polynesian mugs as party favors (above left).
It’s awesome when time can be blocked out for sunset photos. The quality of light is very pretty (above).
For the macro ring shot above, we placed the rings (by Mark Broumand) on Kate’s mother’s clutch. This brought out their true brilliance.
For this action dance shot, we used a shutter drag technique.
In the photo above, we used creative lighting to illuminate the Kate and Eric. We love sneaking out during the reception for night shots like these!
Congrats to Kate and Eric… We hope to see you both in SD soon!!
Wedding Day Vendors
Venue: Bali Hai
Gifts and Favors: Bali Hai
Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Stacey
Disc Jockey: Bill Calhoun Mobile Music
Lighting and Decor: Brilliant Event Lighting
Bakery: Extraordinary Desserts
Jeweler: Mark Broumand
Arch and Arbor: Moments in Bloom
Florist: Moments in Bloom
Wedding Dress: Pronovias
Coordinator: Serendipity Events
Officiant: Two Rings Wedding Officiant