I couldn't wait to show you Jessica + Mike's Crosby Club wedding photos. It was a gorgeous affair perfectly suited to a fantastic couple. I normally exercise some writing muscles on these posts, but Jessica wrote a wonderful description that succinctly captured her feelings. Stay tuned for this wedding to appear on Style Me Pretty! "Mike and I met through mutual friends and had been together for five years before he popped the question. We were vacationing in Europe, and one evening while we were walking along the Champ de Mars in front of the Eiffel Tower, I turned around and he was down on one knee. We knew we wanted to be married outdoors so decided to have our wedding the following spring in May. Although I’m originally from the Midwest and Mike grew up in Los Angeles, we wanted to have our wedding where we have made our home, in San Diego.
There is no shortage of amazing locations for weddings in San Diego, but when we saw The Crosby Club we both knew it was just what we were looking for. Set on a golf course filled with trees and flowers, and surrounded by the hills of Rancho Santa Fe, it is truly a beautiful place. I wanted the wedding to have a romantic, French garden feel, in all black and ivory. The florals were a mix of peonies, garden roses, hydrangea and tulips, all in ivory and white, with candles everywhere. To help cut costs, I designed the invitations, wedding programs, menus, place cards and table numbers myself, and also put together the candy table.
Although the day of the wedding was hectic and crazy up until the very moment we all lined up for the processional, I knew that everything had come together perfectly and that the day would be amazing in every way. For me, the most meaningful part of the day was walking down the aisle with my mother escorting me, and seeing the look on Mike’s face as he saw me for the first time that day. After the ceremony, the party started! Our DJ did an amazing job and knew just what to do to keep the party going, and the dance floor was packed the whole night. We spent the evening celebrating with our closest family and friends, and it was a day neither of us will ever forget."
Ceremony/Reception: The Crosby Club Videographer: Dove Weddings Flowers: Flowers Annette Gomez DJ: Edge Entertainment Cake: CAKE! Wedding Dress: Alvina Valenta Shoes: Badgley Mischka Hair and Makeup: Charlyn Sanchez Wedding Coordination: I Do! Weddings, Rachel Leber String Trio: Belo Som Trio Linens: A Perfect Table
I had been looking forward to photographing Raquel and Matt's Crosby Club wedding photos since the day they booked me, back in March sometime. Not only was I working with some very talented vendors at a gorgeous venue, but Raquel struck me as one of the sweetest people I had ever met. For some backstory on the images, please check the captions.
Special thanks to the following vendors who helped make Raquel and Matt's wedding so very special:
*Catherine Bachelier-Smith | CBS Lifestylist *Jose Valdez | Jose Valdez Photography *Tam Ashworth | Isari Flower Studio *Dale Gottschalk | San Diego DJ and Video *Liz Diaz | The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe