Rosanne and Pablo’s Dana Mission Bay wedding was one for the ages! Their ceremony was held at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic church in Little Italy. With it’s Venetian-painted ceilings and it’s intimate feel, it’s one of my favorite Catholic churches in San Diego.
Wedding Prep at the Dana Mission Bay
Rosanne’s lovely lace gown hangs from a tree near the Dana Mission Bay, and her Badgley Mischka shoes wait to be put on. Her stationery set and jewelry pull together the rose gold color palette nicely.
Rosanne and her bridesmaids share a laugh outside the Dana in their coordinated robes.
The lovely bride Rosanne is helped into her amazing gown by her mother. Her Badgley Mischka shoes fit perfectly.
What a gown!
Pablo received sentimental gifts from Rosanne, including a gorgeous ring, a lovely card and a watercolor journal for their upcoming Italian honeymoon. At right, a groomsmen shows off the gift he and the others received from Pablo–a monogrammed copper flask.
Pablo shows off his ring from Rosanne and his lovely boutonniere. He also sports a rose gold floral lapel pin in honor of his bride.
Pablo’s groomsmen cheers with their new flasks.
First Look on Mission Bay
First look with Rosanne and Pablo. The Dana Mission Bay has a cool palm tree grove right on the bay. It’s the perfect spot for first look photos and romantic portraits.
Pablo and Rosanne exchange a kiss during their first look.
A portrait series of the lovely couple. Rosanne is stunning in her lace gown, while Pablo is the epitome of sophistication.
Wedding Ceremony at Our Lady of the Rosary Church
Flower girls and bridesmaids gather at the entrance to Our Lady of the Rosary Church, the location of the ceremony. Guests were provided a beautifully designed ceremony program.
Two cute flower girls ham it up for the camera before the ceremony starts.
Rosanne is escorted down the aisle by her mother and father. Our Lady of the Rosary, built in 1925, features a Venetian-painted ceiling that harkens back to Little Italy’s beginnings.
Rosanne smiles as she exchanges vows with Pablo. In keeping with Catholic tradition, the couple are bound in a rosary lasso as they kneel at the altar.
Rosanne and Pablo exchange a lovely kiss with a dip. Immediately following the ceremony they head out the door and on to the streets of Little Italy for some wonderful pictures.
Bride and Groom Pictures in Little Italy
With the county administration building as a backdrop, Pablo and Rosanne take a romantic walk on Cedar Street.
Born and Raised, San Diego’s hottest fine dining experience, is steps from the church and an obvious place for portraits of the bride and groom. The mid-day crowd is thin so it makes moving around the two floors super easy.
Wedding Party Photos on Mission Bay
The Dana Mission Bay offers a ton of nearby spots that are perfect for bridal party photos. The lawn has a gorgeous view of the bay and the boardwalk is perfect for those iconic summer photos.
This bridal party photo is one of my favorites of all time. I love the simplicity and the balance between the group and the lone palm tree.
Wedding Reception at the Dana Mission Bay
A sampling of Rosanne and Pablo’s wedding decor, the colors of which were perfect for summer.
Some of Rosanne’s bridesmaids pose for the camera with custom fans given as parting gifts.
Rosanne and Pablo make their grand entrance to a room full of 150 of their best friends.
Pablo and Rosanne start their choreographed first dance.
Pablo, an accomplished salsa dancer, leads Rosanne on a dancing journey that thrills their guests.
Rosanne’s maid of honor gives a heartfelt speech.
Rosanne’s father, who could moonlight as a standup comedian, cracks a joke that has the couple and the entire room in stitches.
Pablo’s mother sneaks in a loving hug for her son and new daughter-in-law.
Rosanne and Pablo cut their cake, which features bright, seasonal flowers.
Rosanne and her father embrace after an amazing father-daughter dance.
Pablo’s mother, an amazing dancer herself, spins with Pablo in their choreographed mother-son dance.
Rosanne and a guest get down on the dance floor as a circle of guests cheers them on.
Bridesmaids gather around Rosanne as the party gets rocking on the dance floor.
A churro bar is the perfect San Diego wedding dessert! Rosanne’s father takes full advantage of these yummy Mexican treats!
Soaking in the last bit of gorgeous summer light with these two.
Into the sunset with Rosanne and Pablo.
Check out the kick-ass engagement session I shot with these two!
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