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Set against the beautiful landscape of Circle Oak Ranch in San Diego, we were smitten by the natural and rustic elements of this wedding. Chelsea and Casey are two of the sweetest souls we have yet to photograph, they truly are in love. They don’t need posing or directing, you simply place them together and they naturally and perfectly result in beauty.
Without a cloud in the sky they tearfully and joyfully stated their vows to one another under the shade of a giant oak tree. In all our years photographing weddings, their ceremony was without a doubt the most tender and intimate. One of our favorite moments from their day was when their bridal party full of their closest friends and family gathered around them to pray over them and their marriage, I don’t think there was a dry eye in the audience.
Their colors were a mixture of sky blue, greys, creams and greens that were woven through all their details and complimented their location so naturally. Chelsea absolutely glowed in her simple yet gorgeous lace gown by BHLDN, that went so perfectly with her hair in golden waves tumbling down her back. We loved that she surprised us all and changed up her hair after the ceremony into a stunning messy pony that created a look so natural and radiant, and perfectly suited her personality. We were even more in love when we found out that it’s Casey’s favorite hairstyle on his bride!
They opted for dinner in a courtyard under a canopy of trees, surrounded by their loved ones, who were treated to a feast of true Italian cuisine from a wonderful and local favorite – Buona Forchetta, while s’mores around a fire pit for dessert was a sweet surprise for the kids. We stole away with them after dinner up to the mountain top for some magical photos that were absolutely drenched in dreamy California sunlight. We couldn’t have envisioned a more perfect wedding!