Scripps Seaside Forum Wedding | Angela & Kyle

By, May 27, 2016

Angela and Kyle were married at the Scripps Seaside Forum, a beautiful venue that hugs the shores of La Jolla, California. They chose this location because they are die-hard San Diego fans, and wanted to give their guests (especially the out-of-towners) a great feel for ‘America’s Finest City’. As you can imagine, there were some pretty amazing backdrops throughout the wedding day.

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While photographing, we captured a nice variety of photos with Scripps Seaside Forum in the composition, helping to tell the story of the day. We always make sure to incorporate the venue in an artistic way, like the photo above.

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In the photo below, we placed Angela’s Jimmy Choo shoes in the bright sun, which brought out their maximum brilliance. The blue sky and leading lines in the background gave extra attention to these amazing kicks :)

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Kyle has a fun-loving personality and a great smile. It was important for us to bring out these qualities in the photos… as well as his love for the San Diego Padres (below).

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First look at Hilton Torrey Pines

Before the ceremony, the couple got ready at the nearby Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, an upscale resort overlooking the legendary Torrey Pines Golf Course. Scouting this location beforehand allowed us to find this epic spot for the first look. We photographed from a distance so Angela and Kyle could have a quiet moment together.

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Angela and Kyle had a huge bridal party, which is not surprising, considering how fun-loving and inviting they are. It was very important for them to have ALL of their closest friends stand by them on their big day. We were more than ready to direct traffic and come up with many configurations for this large group!

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Angela and Kyle’s ceremony was officiated by their Pastor, Shawn Kennedy of Existence Church.

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For the photo below, we placed our camera on an extended tripod, resulting in this cool angle.

Cool photo angle for ceremony

We know how much thought and effort goes into the wedding details, and look for ways to incorporate them into the photos.

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Congratulations to Angela & Kyle :) Check out more of their Scripps Seaside Forum Wedding.


Coordinator: Luxe Special Events
Linens and Rental: Best Rentals , Farm Tables and More
Disc Jockey: DJ Mikey Beats
Event Beverage Service: Giuseppe Fine Catering
Invitation: Minted.com
Photo Booth: Pixster Photo Booth
Videographer: Pure Cinema
Venue: Scripps Seaside Forum
Bakery: The French Gourmet
Caterer: The French Gourmet
Wedding Dress: The White Flower Bridal Boutique
Hair Stylist: Three Ways Beautiful
Transportation: Top Dog Limo Bus
Florist: Whimsey Florals


Mai and Dale | Darlington House Wedding

By, March 31, 2016

Mai and Dale were married at the illustrious Darlington House in La Jolla, California. This location, a San Diego Historic Landmark dating back to 1925, is a mash-up of sophisticated design characteristics from all over the world. For example, there is a Spanish-influenced library, an Egyptian/Andalusian patio, columns imported from Italy and Greece, and a Moroccan fireplace!

The multicultural theme of this venue was perfect for Mai and Dale, who celebrated a little bit of their own respective cultures throughout the wedding. To commemorate Mai’s Chinese family background, there was a traditional tea ceremony, and customary Chinese favors. To pay tribute to Dale’s Jewish heritage, a glass was broken during the ceremony, and guests danced the Hora during the reception. The wedding was super fun and had many unique elements and details as you will see below….we hope you enjoy!

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To bring out the brilliance of these rings, we used a macro lens, and photographed them on a reflective surface.

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In the above photo, we brought our camera really close to the rail to create leading lines, and to draw attention to the couple.

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We LOVE color! We’re always on the look out for unique colorful backdrops to liven things up.

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Looking at things from different perspectives leads to visually interesting photographs!

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It’s fun getting guests involved for a large group group photo, and it makes an awesome keepsake for the couple!

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As you can imagine, the Darlington House has a number of striking photo locations, both inside and out.

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Just down the street, there is a beautiful stretch of beach, where we snuck this beautiful couple away for romantic sunset photos.

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We understand how much effort goes into the preparation of a wedding, and photograph every intricate detail from a variety of vantage points.

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By setting our exposure just right, we were able to bring out the vibrant colors of the sky, showing the true ambiance of the reception.

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Venue: Darlington House
Disc Jockey: Allen Walker Entertainment
Invitation: Minted.com
Makeup: My Girls on Film Studios
Caterer: Personal Touch Dining
Photo Booth: Pixster Photo Booth
Hair Stylist: RissHair
Florist: The Flower Shop Encinitas
Bakery: The French Gourmet
Coordinator: Weddings by Lisa Nicole

To see more of Mai and Dale’s Darlington House wedding, please click here.


Scripps Seaside Forum | Venue Spotlight

By, March 08, 2016

Scripps Seaside Forum is a gorgeous property overlooking La Jolla Shores and Scripps Pier. This venue boasts award-winning architecture, stunning modern backdrops, and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. In fact, the adjacent La Jolla Shores is frequently lauded as one of the best beaches in America.

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The exterior buildings at Scripps Seaside Forum offer a wide variety of sleek and dramatic surfaces, and are all conveniently located within close proximity. This makes for a nice variety of photo backdrops within a very short distance.

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The Scripps Pier is a quick walk from the venue, and is a great environmental background for stunning portraits!

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Scripps Seaside Forum is the winner of numerous architecture and design awards. We like to take full advantage of the venue’s unique look to create distinctive images.

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From the venue, you can step out onto La Jolla Shores, for a completely immersive natural beach environment.

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When photographing at Scripps Seaside Forum, we love taking advantage of the venue’s pristine ocean views. We’re also huge fans of the gigantic colorful sunsets.

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The auditorium is elegantly draped, with tall ceilings, and is fully equipped with audio and video equipment for slideshows, video compilations, and music.

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The beauty doesn’t stop when the sun goes down :) An evening at Scripps Seaside Forum also lends itself to stunning stylized portraits.

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To see more recent photos from Scripps Seaside Forum weddings, please click here.

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