San Diego Botanic Garden wedding photos by Holly Ireland Photography
“Wow!” is the first thing that comes to mind when recapping this special day. Laura & Hale had an exceptionally beautiful wedding at the San Diego Botanic Garden. Laura is the head planner at Josefina Wedding and Events. She always has the most amazing taste, so we knew her wedding would be over the top stunning. Every detail was very thought out and just elegant and perfect. Honestly a dream wedding in a picturesque setting.
The day started with getting ready photos at the luxurious Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad. We always love shooting at this resort. The rooms are amazing and the scenery is stunning. My new favorite moment at all weddings is the first look with the bride and her dad. I have to say this one was memorable! Laura and her father, Bruce, have such a special bond. Both of them cried hard and said the sweetest things to each other!
After touching up Laura’s make up from the tears we were off to the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. We have shot here so many times but have not seen it set up like at this wedding. It was right out of a magazine! The ceremony included their doggie, Harper, with the cutest headband on. The cocktail hour was topped with Laura’s cousin singing and playing the guitar. The reception was full of touching toasts, crazy awesome dancing, and food that was to die for. We are so honored to be a part of this special day. Here are the amazing vendors that helped make this day even better.
Venue: San Diego Botanic Garden
Hotel: Park Hyatt Aviara
Planer: Julie Scriverner
Makeup: Thorne Artistry
Florist: Parker and Posie
Caterer: Authentic Flavors
Baker: Hey there, Cupcake!
DJ: Preston Forman
Video: Memory Machine Film
Photo Booth: The Photo Bus
Photography: Holly Ireland Photography