California Wedding

California Wedding – S&M

California Wedding.

California Wedding -I featured Sommer and Mikes engagement shoot here a few months but at last, it was their California Wedding day!

The couple had rented out a beautiful beach house on Beacons Beach Encinitas for their wedding day, the views were stunning and of course so was the weather.

California Wedding Morning

I started with Sommer at Noni’s where the bride was getting her hair and makeup done. We had the place to ourselves and that made for a really chilled season.

Later it was back to the beach house for the final wedding organisation and some time to chill before the main event. It was a small wedding, around 36 guests so a very friendly and relaxed day with some really good interactions for me to photograph all day.

Beach Wedding Service.

The wedding service was short and sweet and other than the wedding rings being dropped twice everything ran smoothly 😉 The day was less about the wedding ceremony and much more about the couple celebrating their commitment to each other with friends and family.

I took some time to get some staged photographs but the rest of the day was just relaxed, exactly as the couple wanted.

The wedding dress.

Sommers wedding dress was ‘as expected’ very unconventional but it worked,. This wedding was a true reflection of the couple, their views of life, marriage and a relaxed view of the world.

I wish you both a long and happy life together, may there always be a wave to catch and a sunset to watch.

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I love photographing wedding in San Diego. I just love being a wedding photographer but the California climate is almost always perfect. Getting the opportunity to photograph a California wedding on the beach is always an amazing honour.

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  1. Getting married in San Diego

    Resources for Getting Married in San Diego

    Everything you need to know when planning the big day

    Find resources to help you plan your San Diego dream wedding here.

    1600 Pacific Hwy Room #273
    Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Both bride and groom must be 18 years or older and have a birth certificate and photo ID. Driver’s license or passport are suitable. Both parties must be present when applying for a license. Neither party is required to be a CA resident to be married in California.

    California law requires a person under 18 years of age to obtain consent from at least one parent or guardian and permission in the form of a court order. Granting permission for a minor to marry is entirely within the discretion of the court. For more information call 858.634.1600 or visit County of San Diego.

    Follow these links for more detailed information on wedding sites and permits and applications for the city of San Diego. You can print and fill out the application form ahead of time, then take it to the Permit Center located at 2125 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101 or call 619.235.1169 for more details. Please view the General Park Use Permit Rules and Regulations and please note, they do not issue permits for city holidays.

    San Diego Regional Parks issues permits a year in advance for designated wedding ceremony sites in Balboa Park and the Shoreline Parks and Beaches. The opening day for permits is the first working Monday of each month, with all dates available for that month. Please call the Permit Center at 619-235-1169 for more information.

    Permit cost*: Residents $250, Non-Resident $500. 4 Hour Limit – up to 50 chairs and 1 archway provided by you.

    *Costs vary at some parks.

    Large Groups:
    The basic rule of thumb is that any gathering of over 75 people requires a permit from the Park and Recreation Department. A permit is also required for a voice and/or music amplification system, or use of special setup equipment (such as an inflatable party jump, dunk tank, canopy, etc.). For permit information call Regional Parks at 619-235-1169.

    County Parks & Recreational Department
    For locations within the County of San Diego, but not within of the City of San Diego, 858.694.3049. To make reservations call 877.565.3600.

    Mt. Soledad
    To reserve the grassy area to the right of the Cross, call the La Jolla Rec Center at 858.552.1658. Permit fee is $273 and you must rent chairs/archway through their approved vendors. If you want to hold it at the Cross or on the steps, please contact the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association at 858.459.2314.

    Old Town’s Heritage Park
    Saturday and Sunday weddings between 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Ceremonies performed by the County Park Ranger; $50 fee for civil ceremony. Call 858.565.3600 to see if reservations are necessary.

    San Diego County Clerk’s Office
    1600 Pacific Hwy, Room 273
    Fees: $100 for license and ceremony fees, plus $25 extra to put the ceremony on the World Wide Web.

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