Last year, I met Mallory and Damian at their Balboa Park engagement session. The next time I would see them was at their Estancia La Jolla wedding this fall. I can hardly express how much of a delight they both are. Positive, bubbly, always grateful, and inspiringly kind, Mallory and Damian set the bar very high for dream clients.

Ivory and cream invitation letterpress suite. White flower with greenery envelope liner styled with flowers. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Custom metal engraved ring box and velvet oval ring box with bride's rings and monogram silver braceletIvory and cream invitation letterpress suite. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Ivory and cream invitation letterpress suite. White flower with greenery envelope liner styled with flowers. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride's gown from Stella York hanging outside her home. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride's round solitaire engagement ring and pave band in oval velvet ring box on top of floral envelope liner. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in white silk pajamas with bridesmaids in floral pajamas. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride in white silk pajamas laughing with bridesmaids in floral pajamas. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in Stella York gown and veil for a classic bridal portrait. San Diego wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride wearing monogram silver bracelet. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in Stella York gown and veil with her mother in a blush cocktail dress. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography. San Diego wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in Stella York gown and veil for a classic bridal portrait with her sister in a blush off shoulder gown. San Diego wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in Stella York gown and veil for a classic bridal portrait. San Diego wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in Stella York gown and veil for a classic bridal portrait with her mom and sister in blush gowns. San Diego wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride in Stella York gown and veil for a classic bridal portrait with her bridesmaids in blush off shoulder gowns. San Diego wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in Stella York gown and veil for a classic bridal portrait. Bridal updo with hair loose and curled in front. San Diego wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in Stella York gown with eyelet bridal sneakers. San Diego wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom in black suit with pale blush tie and ivory rose boutonniere with eucalyptus leaf. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
White single rose boutonniere with greenery and ivory wrap. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom in black suit with pale blush tie and ivory rose boutonniere with eucalyptus leaf. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
 

First Look and Portraits

After traveling to Estancia La Jolla, I set up the first look for this sweet couple. The excitement they had for the first look perfectly shows how exuberant these two always are. I couldn’t help but smile behind the camera during these joyful moments.

. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in white vintage Rolls Royce with dahlia and rose ivory bouquet with silver dollar eucalyptus. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in white vintage Rolls Royce with dahlia and rose ivory bouquet with silver dollar eucalyptus. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom cute first look. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom cute first look photo of them tightly hugging. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom in black suit and blush tie posing with bride in Stella York gown with dahlia and rose ivory bouquet with silver dollar eucalyptus. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom in black suit and blush tie posing with bride in Stella York gown with dahlia and rose ivory bouquet with silver dollar eucalyptus. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom in black suit and blush tie posing with bride in Stella York gown with dahlia and rose ivory bouquet with silver dollar eucalyptus. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyGroom in black suit and blush tie posing with bride in Stella York gown with dahlia and rose ivory bouquet with silver dollar eucalyptus. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom in black suit and blush tie walking with bride in Stella York gown with dahlia and rose ivory bouquet with silver dollar eucalyptus. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom in black suit and blush tie with rose boutonniere. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom in black suit and blush tie walking with bride in Stella York gown with dahlia and rose ivory bouquet with silver dollar eucalyptus. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom in black suit and blush tie posing in front of white wall with bride in Stella York gown with dahlia and rose ivory bouquet with silver dollar eucalyptus. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in Stella York gown with blush nails and sideways diamond necklace. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
 

With a small bridal party (which I love!), Mallory and Damian were fully able to spend quality time with each bridesmaid and groomsman. Everyone was so wonderful to work with during the photos, including the cutest ring bearer!

Bridal party portrait with black suits and blush gowns. Groom in black suit and blush tie walking with bride in Stella York gown with dahlia and rose ivory bouquet with silver dollar eucalyptus. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBridal party portrait with black suits and blush gowns. Groom in black suit and blush tie walking with bride in Stella York gown with dahlia and rose ivory bouquet with silver dollar eucalyptus. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Bridal party portrait with blush gowns with dahlia and rose ivory bouquet with silver dollar eucalyptus. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Ring bearer with ranunculus boutonniere and blush bow tie. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bridal party portrait with blush gowns. Bride in Stella York gown with dahlia and rose ivory bouquet with silver dollar eucalyptus. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBridal party portrait with blush gowns from the back. Bride in Stella York gown with dahlia and rose ivory bouquet with silver dollar eucalyptus. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom and ring bearer in black suits and blush ties with eucalyptus and rose boutonnieres. Bride holding her newborn nephew. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom and groomsmen in black suits and blush ties with eucalyptus and rose boutonnieres. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom, groomsmen, and ring bearer in black suits and blush ties with eucalyptus and rose boutonnieres. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography 

Estancia La Jolla Wedding Ceremony

Their ceremony took place on the Olive Lawn and had a dreamy, luxe organic style. Don’t you just adore those Louis chairs? And those ferns!? The textures of the chairs, ferns, and circular arch perfectly complemented the lush garden setting. I am utterly in love with the design! Plus, the ceremony itself couldn’t have been more adorable. Mallory and Damian were all smiles and laughs.

Circular ceremony arch with silver dollar eucalyptus, white dahlias and roses. Olive Lawn ceremony with cane back Louis chairs and ferns along the aisle. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Circular ceremony arch with silver dollar eucalyptus, white dahlias and roses in front of a well and cypress trees. Olive Lawn ceremony. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Circular ceremony arch with silver dollar eucalyptus, white dahlias and roses. Olive Lawn ceremony with cane back Louis chairs and ferns along the aisle. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Tray pass champagne glasses before the ceremony. La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Child attendants holding ceremony programs in front of a circular ceremony arch with silver dollar eucalyptus, white dahlias and roses in front of a well and cypress trees. Olive Lawn ceremony. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Ivory ceremony program with taupe ribbon. Advice for the bride and groom cards styled with ring box, vow book, and flowers. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Father walking the bride down the aisle with bridal bouquet of eucalyptus, white dahlias and roses. Olive Lawn ceremony wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyCircular ceremony arch with silver dollar eucalyptus, white dahlias and roses. Olive Lawn ceremony with cane back Louis chairs and ferns along the aisle. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride smiling during ceremony. Circular ceremony arch with silver dollar eucalyptus, white dahlias and roses. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride smiling during ceremony. Circular ceremony arch with silver dollar eucalyptus, white dahlias and roses. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom smiling during ceremony. Circular ceremony arch with silver dollar eucalyptus, white dahlias and roses. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom smiling at each other during ceremony. Circular ceremony arch with silver dollar eucalyptus, white dahlias and roses. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom first kiss. Circular ceremony arch with silver dollar eucalyptus, white dahlias and roses. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride walking up the aisle after the ceremony. Circular ceremony arch with silver dollar eucalyptus, white dahlias and roses. Olive Lawn ceremony with cane back Louis chairs and ferns along the aisle. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom smiling at the camera. Circular ceremony arch with silver dollar eucalyptus, white dahlias and roses. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom smiling at each other. Bride's hair in low bun with veil. Circular ceremony arch with silver dollar eucalyptus, white dahlias and roses. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
 

Estancia La Jolla Wedding Reception

For their reception, which took place inside the Grande room, lush greenery covered the chandeliers and soft linens on each table created a cozy environment. Warmth from candles and uplights made the space feel so welcoming for guests. Each table represented a marriage anniversary milestone, such as gold, paper, and coral. Sentimentality wove throughout the room, including the dessert table. Mallory had her favorite cake, in addition to a large local cake, in San Francisco carried all the way down for her wedding. How fun!

Elegant cocktail hour on a croquet lawn with cane back Oak Louis chairs and tables draped in ivory linens. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Meat tray pass during cocktail hour shot on film by Cavin ELizabeth.
Ivory menu styled with wedding cookies, stir sticks, and custom initial napkins. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Croquet lawn cocktail hour wooden bar with custom cocktail sign. Shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth.Round suspended cocktail menu color pencil sketch with the real life drinks in front. Whiskey and coke and lemonade martini with lavender. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Caricature art of the bride and groom for their wedding cocktail hour. Turn guests into cartoon characters for a fun and unique activity that's interactive. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Children at wedding having caricatures drawn of themselves. Estancia La Jolla wedding shot on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Cane back Oak Louis chairs surrounding a long natural wood farm table topped with green and ivory centerpieces built around a black metal hoop. Chandeliers with hanging greenery and roses. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Ivory pearl linen on a cake table. three tier ivory buttercream cake topped with porcelain doll figurine in front of a greenery hedge backdrop. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Cane back Oak Louis chairs surrounding a long natural wood farm table topped with green and ivory centerpieces built around a black metal hoop. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Cane back Oak Louis chairs surrounding a long natural wood farm table topped with green and ivory centerpieces built around a black metal hoop. Chandeliers with hanging greenery and roses. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyClear chargers with gold rim and ivory places topped with ivory napkin and menu with eucalyptus sprig on a long natural wood farm table topped with green and ivory centerpieces built around a black metal hoop. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Worn metal chargers and ivory places topped with ivory napkin and menu with eucalyptus sprig on a long natural wood farm table topped with green and ivory centerpieces built around a black metal hoop. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Cane back Oak Louis chairs surrounding a long natural wood farm table topped with green and ivory centerpieces built around a black metal hoop. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
three tier ivory buttercream cake topped with porcelain doll figurine in front of a greenery hedge backdrop. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Slice of banana cake with cream cheese icing on a long natural wood farm table topped with green and ivory centerpieces built around a black metal hoop. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Wedding dessert flatlay with eucalyptus and heart shaped cookies: powdered sugar, chocolate dipped, and icing with pearls. Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom first dance in front of band stage lined with ivory and green centerpieces. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom first dance in front of band stage lined with ivory and green centerpieces. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom first dance in front of band stage lined with ivory and green centerpieces. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyFather of the bride toast in front of band stage lined with ivory and green centerpieces. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Backlit champagne toast. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Best man toast in front of band stage lined with ivory and green centerpieces. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom reacting to wedding toasts. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyGroom reacting to wedding toasts. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Father daughter dance showing off bride's white sneakers. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Father daughter dance. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Mother son dance. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Ring bearers lounging on a sofa at the end of the wedding. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride dancing with her baby nephew. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Wedding band jamming out on stage. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth Photography 
Thank you to Mallory and Damian for having me capture their beautiful day. I adore you two.

Bride and groom cutting their three tier ivory buttercream cake topped with porcelain doll figurine in front of a greenery hedge backdrop. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Bride and groom cutting their three tier ivory buttercream cake topped with porcelain doll figurine in front of a greenery hedge backdrop. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom cutting their three tier ivory buttercream cake topped with porcelain doll figurine in front of a greenery hedge backdrop. Estancia La Jolla Grande Room reception by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

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