Margaret and Dom, whose engagement photos took place at Mission San Juan Capistrano, hosted their Westgate Hotel wedding this August with over one hundred of their closest friends and family members. With beautiful weather and such a sweet couple, there’s no mystery how this day turned out so stunning.

Rooftop Elegant Westgate Hotel Wedding in Downtown San Diego, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Rooftop Elegant Westgate Hotel Wedding in Downtown San Diego, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
 

Details + Getting Ready

Margaret’s accessories featured a lovely amount of rose gold, which looked beautiful with her dark hair. Her shoes featured similar pink tones and were a perfect fit for her Stella York gown. Let’s talk about that gown for a second. It’s detailing looked fabulous and sparkled every time Margaret turned and walked. Such a show stopping gown for a gorgeous bride!

White blush and gold wedding invitation suite with laser cut envelope styled with flowers, film by Cavin ELizabeth Photography
Blush bridal peep toe heels with jewel embellished heels, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Wedding rings in velvet ring boxes styled on a jewel veil with blush heels and beautiful fine art ring dishes, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Diamond engagement ring with halo and wedding band with pave diamonds in an ivory oval velvet ring box, Cavin ELizabeth PhotographyMiss Stella York sweetheart neckline wedding gown, Cavin ELizabeth PhotographyBride and bridesmaids in pajama tank tops and polka dot shorts, Cavin ELizabeth Photography
Bridesmaids in blush sequin gowns helping bride into her wedding gown on a rooftop at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego, Cavin ELizabeth Photography
Bridesmaids in blush sequin gowns helping bride into her wedding gown on a rooftop at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego, Cavin ELizabeth Photography

Meanwhile, Dominick got dressed in a navy blue suit and opened his gift from Margaret that was covered in glitter (they’re probably still finding glitter in that room!) Groom getting dressed for wedding at Westgate Hotel, Cavin ELizabeth PhotographyGroom opening gift with glitter for wedding at Westgate Hotel, Cavin ELizabeth Photography 

The Immaculata Wedding Ceremony

Dom and Margaret said their vows at the Immaculata on the USD campus. This is a church that I’ve had the pleasure of shooting for Krista and Will last year and Patrick and Veronica earlier this year. It features remarkable architecture and an iconic dome under which the couple had their first kiss.

Immaculata USD wedding ceremony, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyImmaculata USD wedding ceremony, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Immaculata USD wedding ceremony, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Immaculata USD wedding ceremony, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Cute idea for weddings with dogs, Bride and groom with their two dogs after their wedding, Cavin Elizabeth Photography 

Bridal Party and Bride and Groom Portraits

Not only does the Westgate Hotel offer a number of gorgeous interior options for portraits, it also has a rooftop with soft neutral backdrops that I love. You can truly have such a large variety of portrait looks at this venue. Plus, if you love the more urban environment of downtown, you could always explore the streets around the hotel.

Bridal party portrait with chairs, Westgate Hotel Wedding in Downtown San Diego, Cavin ELizabeth PhotographyBridal party portrait with chairs, Westgate Hotel Wedding in Downtown San Diego, Cavin ELizabeth Photography

Bridal party portrait of bridesmaids in pink blush sequin gowns, Westgate Hotel Wedding in Downtown San Diego, Cavin ELizabeth Photography
Bridal party portrait of ivory and blush bouquets with bridesmaids in pink blush sequin gowns, Westgate Hotel Wedding in Downtown San Diego, Cavin ELizabeth Photography
Bridal portrait of a bride in Stella York with blush and ivory bouquet, Westgate Hotel Wedding in Downtown San Diego, film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBridal portrait of a bride in Stella York with blush and ivory bouquet, Westgate Hotel Wedding in Downtown San Diego, film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groomsmen in grey suits and groom in navy suit, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bridal party portrait of ivory and blush bouquets with bridesmaids in pink blush sequin gowns, Westgate Hotel Wedding in Downtown San Diego, Cavin ELizabeth Photography
Groomsmen in grey suits and groom in navy suit, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyWestgate Hotel wedding groom in navy suit, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyPortrait of bride and groom on Westgate Hotel rooftop, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Film portrait of bride and groom on Westgate Hotel rooftop, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Film portrait of bride on Westgate Hotel rooftop, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Portrait of bride and groom on Westgate Hotel rooftop, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyPortrait of bride and groom on Westgate Hotel rooftop, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyPortrait of bride and groom on Westgate Hotel rooftop, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyElegant Westgate Hotel Wedding in Downtown San Diego, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bridal portrait on staircase for Elegant Westgate Hotel Wedding in Downtown San Diego, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bridal portrait on staircase at Elegant Westgate Hotel Wedding in Downtown San Diego, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom on a vintage sofa under a fine art painting at the Elegant Westgate Hotel Wedding in Downtown San Diego, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom portrait in the hallway at Elegant Westgate Hotel Wedding in Downtown San Diego, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom portrait in the hallway at Elegant Westgate Hotel Wedding in Downtown San Diego, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
 

Westgate Hotel Wedding Reception

Their reception featured large ivory and blush flower arrangements that sat beautifully within the French-inspired ballroom of the Westgate Hotel. I adore this ballroom and actually photographed an editorial based on The Crown in this space. Knowing that Margaret fell in love with the chandeliers, textured walls, and mirrors of the space, I included as much detailing of the ballroom in the background of my detail images as possible. Knowing why couples love their venue is so helpful to my shooting process, as I will always make an effort to highlight their favorite elements in their gallery.

Reception with tall ivory and blush centerpieces, gold chairs, French ballroom, Westgate Hotel Wedding in Downtown San Diego, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Reception with tall ivory and blush centerpieces, gold chairs, French ballroom, Westgate Hotel Wedding in Downtown San Diego, film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Reception with tall ivory and blush centerpieces, gold chairs, French ballroom, Westgate Hotel Wedding in Downtown San Diego, film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Sweetheart table Reception with tall ivory and blush centerpieces, gold chairs, French ballroom, Westgate Hotel Wedding in Downtown San Diego, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyReception with tall ivory and blush centerpieces, gold chairs, French ballroom, Westgate Hotel Wedding in Downtown San Diego, film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyReception with tall ivory and blush centerpieces, gold chairs, French ballroom, Westgate Hotel Wedding in Downtown San Diego, film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyGrand entrance for reception at Westgate Hotel in San Diego, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyToasts for reception at Westgate Hotel in San Diego, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyToasts for reception at Westgate Hotel in San Diego, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyToasts for reception at Westgate Hotel in San Diego, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Margaret and Dom, you two are so gracious, kind, and loving. Thank you for choosing me to photography your wedding. I’m so happy that I’ve gotten to know you two and that I also met your sweet dogs twice. You four make the sweetest family!
First dance for reception at Westgate Hotel in San Diego, Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyFirst dance for reception at Westgate Hotel in San Diego, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

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