San Diego Outdoor Garden Wedding

Eric + Brittani

“Don’t get so caught up in the details that you forget what the day is all about.” This is a common piece of advice wedding coordinators give couples who’re in the throes of their wedding planning. Eric and Brittani took this sage advice and their San Diego outdoor garden wedding turned out to be one of my most favorite shoots to date. With a scenic backdrop, the sweetest couple, and their charming guests, the couple’s special day became unforgettable for everyone.  

Eric and Brittani’s entire San Diego outdoor garden wedding – the pre-wedding, the ceremony and the reception – took place at the gorgeous Rancho Buena Vista Adobe. The couple’s outdoor garden wedding was filled with DIY details – something that made the event more intimate and unique. Throughout the day, the guests were delighted with personalized wedding decor and signage that were reflections of Eric and Brittani’s personalities. Every detail – from trivial to significant – was spot on to the couple’s likes and preferences. It wouldn’t really be a surprise if the guests said “Oh, that’s so Eric” or “That’s definitely Brittani” on more than one occasion. 

The day started with the couple and their entourage getting ready in different parts of the ranch. Brittani was with her best girls and I really had a fun time shooting them because of their obvious camaraderie and love not just for the bride, but for one another. They also had big, bright personalities that were perfectly matched with their colorful floral entourage robes. One of the bridesmaids did Brittani’s make-up and it was touching to see them share a special moment before the bride bids farewell to singlehood. 

Another highlight of the event was Brittani’s wedding bouquet. It was unique and spectacularly arranged. It really suited the couple’s San Diego outdoor garden wedding well. The same can be said with the bridesmaids’ flowers. You can just tell that a lot of love was given into arranging the bouquets. 

Before the actual ceremony on their San Diego outdoor garden wedding, Eric and Brittani had a short but sweet pre-wedding photo shoot. I took advantage of the ranch’s lush surroundings and natural lighting to take snapshots of the couple on their sweet, tender moments. Afterwards, the couple was wed in front of their family and friends.  As night fell, the reception was afire with small hanging lights that made the garden look like a setting from a fairy tale. It made Eric and Brittani’s first dance even more special and romantic. That night was filled with lots of laughter, drinking and dancing until the very end.   

 

Vendors that worked on this San Diego outdoor garden wedding with me:

Catering: Curiocity Catering

Flowers: Adrianne Smith Flower Designs

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