These two are native to San Diego. Growing up here the bride to be wanted to include one of her favorite places in National City, Niederfrank’s Ice Cream. A staple on A avenue since Elmer Niederfrank opened his ice cream parlor in 1948. New owners bought Niederfrank’s in 1995 and have kept the spirit alive today. Everything is made on premises with all natural ingredients. Worth the drive if you live in north county! I can’t think Lelia and Matt enough for introducing me to this awesome place. Leila is a super creative lady and I can’t wait to shoot the gorgeousness that will be her wedding day.
Special thank you to Niederfrank’s Ice Cream for letting me photograph in their shop. I got a scoop of the Butter Rum Pecan and it was awesome!
Last weekend I was at the Handlery Hotel San Diego for their Oct 11th bridal fair. It was a beautiful day and thank you for everyone who stopped by my booth. I always like meeting people in person and love the opportunity to showcase my work and style. Here are a few details of the day.
I always try yo offer something special for the bridal attendees. This time it was a free 2 hour engagement session drawing. And without further ado, the winner is:
I hope everyone have a lovely time and thanks for entering.
This June 3rd made it 9 years since my Hub and I said I do. We were married at a pretty little resort named La Mariposa in Arizona luckily before the desert heat really kicked in. Growing up in the desert I never thought a June wedding would be ideal. Just so you know the average high temperature at La Mariposa Resort this time of year is 105° F. Our wedding favors were personalized paper fans we gave out to the guests before the outdoor ceremony. Practical and pretty to help the guests keep cool. I didn’t intend to be a June bride but I always think of this song from “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” on my wedding anniversary,
I loved planning all the little details for our wedding. I wish I had Pinterest when I got married. I designed the Save the Date cards with a rose logo which I ended up using in the program and menu cards. We picked roses after we decided on a outdoor garden ceremony. The Hubs likes roses as well. The invitations were a nod to my printing work done while getting my degree. We met while in college. Simple and elegant text with a subtle engraving pattern. Since I didn’t have a press of my own we embossed the ceremony program on the cover with gold ink. We printed out little wedding vow cheat cards just incase we couldn’t remember from memory.The Hubs wedding band is a simple white gold band. I personalized it by having it engraved with “My Heart.” So where ever he goes he carries my love with him. It has held up well after almost a decade of wear and tearI polished off my wedding day jewelry for an anniversary portrait. The earrings and broach were my something new. The broach was given to me by my sister and helped me incorporate pearls into my weddings day. Sweet tea and pearls is what remind me of my grandmother, who is originally from Tennessee. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her without at least pearl studs on, always a lady. My “something borrowed” was an black opal ring my aunt had made from a loose opal my grandfather found for the same grandmother in Australia during his time overseas. My “something blue,” and “something old” was a vintage hankie from my Hub’s grandmother. My mum and I, made silk tote bags with monograms for he ladies in my wedding party. I made one for myself as well in light silver.This year to mark our nine year anniversary I wanted to somehow use all the extra wedding stationary. I’ve lugged this stuff around for more than a few house moves. I really didn’t need to keep the piles of stuff in boxes, but I didn’t want to just throw it all away. I decided to make an interactive set out of paper butterflies to shoot in. I choose butterflies to highlight that we were married at a venue named La Mariposa Resort. I attached them to fine netting and pulled lines forward with fishing line. We basically stood inside a funnel of paper bugs.
I’m one luckily lady to have a man who is down to participate in my creative projects.
How do you mark the milestones in your life?