If you aren't already familiar with the city of San Diego, let me paint you a quick picture; bright sunshine, blue skies, towering palms, winding cacti, plentiful succulents, that big ol' pacific ocean, and did I say sunshine? All of this - surrounding a bustling, vibrant, diverse city. San Diego is that funky kind of place where desert meets tropical and they are the coolest kids on the block, so they invite all their friends and it's one big party! San Diego, you are a gem of a place and it's pretty safe to say that you win the hearts of everyone who meets you.
The other cool thing about San Diego is that it's where I got to meet my sweet friends Craig and Liz. These two have opened my eyes to more than what's on the surface of San Diego. They've shown me things about this place that turned "amazing city with great weather" into "home sweet, sweet home." Needless to say, celebrating this glorious union of souls was something that I had counted down the days for. I actually paced in my living room the morning of the wedding before it was time for me to leave, I just couldn't contain my excitement!
When I arrived to the house where the girls were getting ready everything was bustling with excitement. The beach right outside the door was busy with families celebrating a beautiful, sunny day, while inside the house was full of women laughing, getting ready, and celebrating the sweetest bride. Almost as soon as I walked through the door Liz greeted me with a warm hug and huge smile. From then on the day just seemed to unfold as perfectly as it was planned.
From the first looks with Liz and her father and then with Craig and Liz, the toasts that came from near and as far as France, the father daughter and the mother and son-in-law dances, and let's not forget the donut bar and one of the best DJ's and dance parties San Diego has ever seen. This day was truly a celebration of Craig and Liz.
To the incredible newlyweds that make San Diego look way cooler than it already is. I loved every minute of capturing your special day and I am so humbled and grateful that you invited me to do so. I love how you two are always laughing, always spreading your positivity and making life look so effortlessly fun. Keep loving on each other always, adventuring together, and never stop being your fun, contagiously bright selves. (Also, never stop celebrating Fiesta Sock Fridays!) Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. CLAIG Hardy ;)
Hey vendors, you rocked it for this wedding! Here's a list of everyone who made the magic happen:
Event Planning and Coordination: Nastassja Lenz
Floral: Native Poppy
Hair: Audra Rene
Make-up: (Did I mention the bride is an insanely talented make-up artist) Elizabeth Root
DJ: Max Trzcinski
Venue: The Thursday Club
Catering: El Tapatio
Donuts! VG Donuts
Videography: Jon and Fiona
Second Shooter: Alicia Carby