Bahia Hotel Wedding | Alaina and Stephen

By, January 24, 2017

Alaina and Stephen recently held their wedding at the Bahia Hotel in Mission Bay. We loved Alaina and Stephen’s fun personalities, and had a blast scouting locations that complemented their playful spirits. We hope you enjoy our selection of images from their special day!

Bride and Groom look at one another in marina

Alaina was stylish in her stunning two-piece dress from Here Comes the Bride, while Stephen sported a classic Navy suit.

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Arch made of eucalyptus garlands at unplugged wedding

The couple opted for an “unplugged” ceremony, requesting that guests put away phones and cameras. That way, everyone was able relax and enjoy the occasion :)

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Bride and Groom share first kiss during wedding ceremony

Alaina and Stephen exchanged vows under an arch of eucalyptus garlands, which was decorated by Moments in Bloom.

Bride and Groom cheer as they walk down aisle after wedding ceremonyBride and Groom hold hands on bridge at Bahia ResortWedding Couple and their DogFunny Bride and Groom hold tropical flowers in front of facesGroom wraps arms around Bride

Bride and Groom with cute dog on wedding day

Because Bahia Hotel is a pet friendly venue, we were able to incorporate the couple’s furry sidekick Khloe for a cameo appearance :) 

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Check out more romantic memories from Alaina and Stephen’s Bahia Hotel wedding.

Venue: Bahia Resort
Coordinator: Bahia Hotel

Officiant: 2Wed4Life – Pastor Carlos
Hair/Make-up Stylist: Belli Belli Hair & Skin Salon
Wedding Dress: Here Comes the Bride
Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN
Wedding Shoes: BP Shoes
Florist: Moments in Bloom

Arch and Arbor: Moments in Bloom
Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Catering: Bahia Hotel
Bakery: Flour Power
Disc Jockey: So Cal Wedding Music


Super Bowl Sunday Brunch Wedding | Westgate Hotel | Jessica and Nima

By, March 23, 2016

Although Jessica and Nima live in Arizona, they held their Super Bowl Sunday wedding in San Diego, at the Westgate Hotel. They exchanged vows on the roof deck of the hotel, in front of an intimate group of family and friends. It was a beautiful morning, with a sweeping view of downtown San Diego, and plenty of gorgeous California sunshine. There was definitely “game day” excitement in the air :)

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While photographing, we took advantage of the huge windows at the Westgate. This gave us plenty of gorgeous, natural light, and enabled us to highlight Jessica and Nima’s stylish attire.

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Because this couple had traveled from out of state, we felt it was especially important to incorporate as much of the city as possible. To capture the amazing architecture surrounding the Westgate Hotel’s deck, where Jessica and Nima exchanged vows, we employed a wide-angle lens.

Bridal portraits at the Westgate Hotel San Diego on Super Bowl Sunday

Bridal portraits at the Westgate Hotel San Diego on Super Bowl SundayBride and Groom portraits at the Westgate Hotel in Downtown San Diego

By using off-camera flash, we were able to create dynamic, high key portraits, like the one below. This helped to mix up the style and mood of the day’s photography. We reserved this specific technique for the more elaborate areas of the hotel, in order to match the Westgate’s ornate décor.

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After the ceremony, guests were treated to an incredible brunch buffet by the Westgate.

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The dining selections included a fresh sushi bar, a white chocolate fountain, and custom crepe and omelet stations.

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All in all, this wedding was a total touchdown. For more of Jessica and Nima’s “Super” Sunday wedding, please click here.

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