December 20, 2016

Gorgeous Winter BRICK Wedding in San Diego’s Liberty Station

Gathering the words to represent the stunning BRICK wedding of Amanda and Jeff is proving the hardest task, not because of a lack of words, but because finding the right words to do this day justice is so difficult. Remember these two from their gorgeous Balboa Park engagement? Who could forget? Jeff and Amanda are utterly showstopping lovebirds.

How Amanda and Jeff Chose Their Wedding Photographer

Amanda first met with me earlier this year and had such a clear vision of her winter wedding. She wanted a deep and moody color palette with a lot of modern touches. With regards to her photography, gorgeous candid images and natural, genuine posed images. It was music to my ears to meet with this sweet gal who shares many of the same decorative preferences as me. Plus, she put 100% trust in me to document the day as I saw it. No shot lists. No Pinterest requests. Just pure Jeff and Amanda magic exactly as it happened. 

US Grant hotel bridal suite, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Bloom Babes large bridal bouquet with pink red green and white, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Jimmy Choo pointed toe pump bridal shoes in champagne beige, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Sweetheart lace Lazaro bridal gown on gold sequin hanger, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

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Amanda has such an admiration for photography. She soaked up every educational piece of advice I gave her about lighting, timing, and every other tidbit of the day that would create a gorgeous canvas for me to work with. Her suite at the US Grant had the most fabulous lighting and modern, clean walls. Surrounded by her bridesmaids and family, Amanda got ready in one of the most beautiful getting-ready rooms I’ve ever seen. 

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The First Look

When it was time for the first look, Jeff absolutely beamed with excitement. As Amanda approached him, I saw their emotions heighten, giving way to the sweetest tear-filled first looks. Completely absorbed in powerful feelings of love, Amanda and Jeff were in their own world. Nothing to distract them. No noticing anything happening around them. Just love.

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After leaving the vibrant downtown scene around the US Grant, we all arrived at BRICK for portraits during which the ladies all carried the most gorgeous bouquets from Bloom Babes. 

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Ceremony

With a sweet ceremony at the North Chapel, one of Jeff and Amanda’s family friends officiated their ceremony. Gorgeous pashminas were passed out to the ladies for warmth on the walk over to BRICK. 

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The Reception

Walking into the BRICK reception space felt like what I imagine Alice experienced after going down the rabbit hole: a magical scene with the most stylish and adorable details. Gorgeous woodbacked chairs framed the two different variations of tables, while either greenery and candles or tall, lush centerpieces adorned the tabletops. Christy from To La Lune worked her magic with this large space and made it feel completely intimate and incredibly chic.

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Toasted by siblings and best friends, Amanda and Jeff had smiles on their faces all night. When it came time for dancing, moody uplights and a greenery adorned chandelier set the tone for this party vibe.

Bride and groom at their BRICK wedding under the mistletoe, Cavin Elizabeth Photography Bride and groom first dance at BRICK in Liberty StationHey There Cupcake groom's black wedding cake with deer and heart on a bar cart, Cavin ELizabeth Photography Bride and groom first dance at BRICK in Liberty StationHey There Cupcake groom's black wedding cake with deer and heart on a bar cart, Cavin ELizabeth Photography Wedding toasts at Brick in San Diego, Cavin ELizabeth Photography Wedding toasts at Brick in San Diego, Cavin ELizabeth Photography Wedding toasts at Brick in San Diego, Cavin ELizabeth Photography Bride and groom thank you speech at a luxury high end wedding in San Diego, Cavin ELizabeth Photography Bride and groom cake cutting of a three tier white wedding cake with gold acrylic cake topper at a luxury high end wedding in San Diego, Cavin ELizabeth Photography Bride and groom cake cutting of a three tier white wedding cake with gold acrylic cake topper at a luxury high end wedding in San Diego, Cavin ELizabeth Photography Bride and groom in wedding lounge with greenery wall backdrop and candles, Cavin ELizabeth Photography

Jeff and Amanda, I have adored having you two as a Cavin Elizabeth couple. While I will miss you dearly when you move to Portland, I look forward to all of the many wonderful things you will do in your careers and lives…and also to me flying to Portland to photograph you two in your new city. Best wishes and the most happiness to you both! 

Bride and groom in a limo with dramatic light, Cavin ELizabeth Photography

BRICK Wedding Vendors

Photography: Cavin Elizabeth Photography | Getting Ready: US Grant | Ceremony Venue: North Chapel | Reception Venue: BRICK |  Event Design + Coordination: To La LuneFloral Design: Bloom Babes | Invitations: Wedding Paper DivasGown: LazaroGown Shop: JLM Couture in Beverly Hills | Groom’s Attire: Jos A. Bank | Makeup: Beauty by Stacey | Hair: Whitney Hubby | Desserts: VGs Donut | Groom’s Cake: Hey There, Cupcake!Catering: Drew McPartlin | Videography: Audrey Alba | Officiant: Joe Hoffman | Ceremony MusicCaprice Strings | DJ: DJ David Cutler Rentals: Adore Folklore (farm tables, lounge, and bar) | Abbey Party Rentals (round tables and chairs) | Hostess Haven (Plates and flatware) | Custom Stationery, Signage, + Laser Cut Design Elements: Peanut Press CreativePhoto Booth: The Heart BoothLinens: La TavolaWedding Bands: Robbins BrothersHoneymoon: Hawaii

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