Michael Svoboda Weddings: Blog http://www.michaelsvobodaweddings.com/blog en-us (C) Michael Svoboda Weddings info@michaelsvobodaweddings.com (Michael Svoboda Weddings) Mon, 04 Jun 2018 16:21:00 GMT Mon, 04 Jun 2018 16:21:00 GMT http://www.michaelsvobodaweddings.com/img/s/v-5/u745725788-o160657589-50.jpg Michael Svoboda Weddings: Blog http://www.michaelsvobodaweddings.com/blog 120 80 Jennifer and Anthony - Vista Valley Country Club - Wedding - Escondido http://www.michaelsvobodaweddings.com/blog/2018/6/vista-valley-country-club---wedding---escondido

WEDDINGS AT VISTA VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB

Among the enchanted tree lined community of Vista Valley and overlooking the golf course, Vista Valley Country Club combines breathtaking views, gourmet cuisine, and old world charm to create a picture perfect ceremony and reception venue. A great place for Weddings & Private Events.

This was one of those days where everything lined up just perfectly for a wedding photographer. The best team of vendors, great weather, a gorgeous venue (I mean, those gates!) and the most amazing couple. 

Vista Valley Country Club is the perfect private meeting location for inspiring a company team, working on confidential meetings topics or simple building and forging lasting business relationships with colleagues. Our unique property features beautifully appointed small business meeting rooms to hosting large corporate events and company golf tournaments

Jennifer and Anthony sure do know how to pick a beautiful wedding venue for their special day.  It was a great contrast from their beach engagement shoot, at the L'Auberge in Del Mar.

 

Venue: Vista Valley Country Club

Planning & Coordination:  Tre-Media

Florist:  Holly Flora

Wedding Dress: Panache Bridals

Bride’s Shoes:  Jimmy Choo

Cake:  Flour Power

VideoJoe Park Films

DJPromotion Entertainment

Wedding and Portrait Photographer | San Diego, Carlsbad, Southern California

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Park Hyatt Resort Aviara - Wedding Photography - Sara and Robert http://www.michaelsvobodaweddings.com/blog/2018/5/park-hyatt-resort-aviara---wedding-photography---sara-and-robert I am in love with Sara and Robert's intimate wedding at the Park Hyatt Resort Aviara.  We had so much fun capturing images for this adorable couple.  They were so full and love and joy.  It's apparent in their photos.  Congrats guys!!!  Oh and thank you for all the amazing vendors that made this day happen.

Coordination - A Diamond Celebration

Floral Design - Jenny B Floral Design

DJ - San Diego DJ

Musician - Innocenti Strings

Linens and Rentals - Concepts Event Designs

Make up - Flawless Faces

Venue -  Park Hyatt Resort Aviara

 

On California’s sun-drenched Pacific coast, in the seaside community of Carlsbad, Park Hyatt Resort Aviara lies on the north shore of Batiquitos Lagoon (a great place for a engagement shoot) – a vast protected wildlife sanctuary and an enclave of natural beauty. From atop the highest ridge, overlooking the ocean and the lagoon, the San Diego resort provides a respite from the ordinary.

Secluded amid 200 acres of verdant hillsides and rolling valleys, within the master-planned community of Aviara, our San Diego luxury hotel and resort provides an appealing setting for any function. The resort’s Spanish colonial architecture welcomes with a sense of casual elegance. Each of the 329 spacious guest rooms – including 44 suites – features a private balcony or landscaped terrace offering magnificent views. Expansive facilities for meetings and special events are enhanced by complete resort amenities, from acclaimed dining to a full-service spa, swimming, tennis, a fitness center and an Arnold Palmer designed 18-hole championship golf course.

 

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Calamingos Ranch - Malibu - Wedding Photography http://www.michaelsvobodaweddings.com/blog/2018/5/calamingos-ranch---malibu---wedding-photography FOR A RUSTIC, ELEGANT WEDDING AT CALAMIGOS RANCH IN MALIBU 

If you’re looking for the best alternative to wedding experiences offered by five-star hotels in the Los Angeles area, choose to tour Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. Find out why this spectacular event venue is the number one choice of couples who embrace an elegantly rustic style. 

Stretching on 130 acres of land in the Malibu Wine Country, Calamigos Ranch will steal your heart from the very first second with its warm ambiance, enchanting rural touches, impeccable service and excellent attention to detail. As one of the most desirable event spaces in Southern California, this superb ranch ensures easy access to four sites for laidback ceremonies and receptions. 

We are particularly fond of The Redwood Room, a lovely space featuring a stone wall fireplace, merry go round, Ferris Wheel, flagstone pathways, soothing waterfalls and old oak trees that create the ideal backdrop for stunning photos

We also love the Pavilion at North Point, a breathtaking site that can accommodate up to 500 guests. This tranquil environment gives you the chance to hold a romantic ceremony under a century-old oak tree with a cascade of twinkling lights hanging from its branches. While leaving the ceremony site to get to the reception hall, you and your guests will enjoy a nice stroll on a sycamore-lined pathway bordered by a plethora of lit candles.  Hidden Garden Floral Designs did an amazing job with the flowers

A white tent lined with shimmering lights and white drapery will complete this pretty picture, allowing our Michael Svoboda Elite Photography to take advantage of the ideal backdrop for your photos. Rely on our affordable services to capture scenic views of local vineyards and meadows, and rely on Calamigos Ranch to turn your wedding into the most acclaimed event of the year.

Check out Calamingos Ranch on Weddingwire and YELP

 

VISIT THEIR WEBSITE

CALAMIGOS RANCH

 

Calamigos Ranch

327 Latigo Canyon Road
Malibu, CA 90265

(818) 889-6280 ‎

 

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Estancia - La Jolla - Wedding Photographer http://www.michaelsvobodaweddings.com/blog/2018/5/estancia---la-jolla---wedding-photographer Nestled in the heart of Torrey Pines and sprawling across ten acres of award-winning gardens and Spanish-style architecture is Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, one of San Diego’s top wedding venues, celebrated for its personalized service and unparalleled beauty. Brilliant bougainvillea and olive trees, winding pathways, and water fountains set an enchanting stage for romantic outdoor wedding ceremonies. Inside, elegant ballrooms and world-class resort accommodations are designed to host the most memorable of celebrations as Estancia staff attend to every last thoughtful detail. Exchange your vows in the Garden Courtyard, where you can walk down a grand staircase to meet your adoring guests amidst over 100 different flowers and plants. A perfect complement to the Garden Courtyard, the La Jolla Ballroom offers earthy tones and wrought iron chandeliers that crest the perfect ambiance for the reception. For a more intimate ceremony, say “I do” while surrounded by olive trees at the Olive Lawn, and choose to have your reception in the newly enhanced Grande Room or in Adobe El Restaurant's intimate dining room overlooking the gardens. For details on current packages and promotions, including how you can earn a Hawaii honeymoon at Estancia's sister property, visit www.EstanciaLaJolla.com.

Today was Erin and Scheafer's wedding and don't they look incredible!  They were such a sweet couple, it was our pleasure to capture their day.  Melissa of Sweet Blossom Weddings made sure the day went smoothly.  

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Outdoor Rancho Valencia Wedding with First Comes Love - Catherine and Paul http://www.michaelsvobodaweddings.com/blog/2018/5/outdoor-rancho-valencia-wedding-with-first-comes-love---catherine-and-paul I love this couple and love Rancho Valencia.   Catherine and Paul’s sweetly intimate wedding at Rancho Valencia was my last wedding of the year, and there was no better way to end a beautiful season than with a gorgeous couple, a stunning location, and the best vendors in the industry.  AMY ULKUTEKIN of First Comes Love is a rockstar consultant that kept this day flowing with ease and precision, and classy florals by Flora Glamour that took my breath away. This was a dream team for them.  You can see it in the photographs!

Hair and makeup by: Glam Dolls Makeup

Music by: Positive Energy

Party rental and decor by: Concept Event Design

Cake by the amazing: Sweet Cheeks Bakery

Catherine and Paul: We are so thankful for the two of you and enjoyed every second of sharing in your special day. You welcomed us into your celebration wholeheartedly, and we felt like instant friends! Thank you for everything, and here’s to many blessings for your family!

Sincerely,,
Michael

 

 

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San Diego - Corporate - Team Building - Event Photography http://www.michaelsvobodaweddings.com/blog/2018/5/corporate---team-building---event-photography This was a two day corporate team building event at the Bahia Hotel, Mission Beach, San Diego. All the top sales reps for a medical device company, Bemer which manufactures a device that can boost the blood flow, thus benefiting the body’s cardiac system, regenerative abilities and even mental acuity. The day started in the Mission Bay Ballroom.  The next day we started off with a lunch cruise on the Bahia Belle. and then headed down to the beach for some fun team building exercises coordinated by Out of Ordinary Group Adventures.  They create various team building opportunities and group adventures. With over 40 specially design programs for your corporate group, class or friends.   Book your event now!

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Immaculata - Balboa Park - US Grant - Wedding - Photography http://www.michaelsvobodaweddings.com/blog/2018/4/immaculata---balboa-park---us-grant---wedding---photography Are you kidding me?  Sandy and Apollo were a photographers dream come true.  They quite possibly love photography more than me and you will see it in there photos.  We started off with getting ready at the classic, US Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego.  Hair and makeup by Brides By Brittany.

Then it was off the magnificent, Immaculata nestled in the University of San Diego's campus.  They chose not to see each other before the ceremony so we took turns and utilized the nearby and interesting architectural elements around the church for some very classical style portrait photography.

The Ceremony was full of love and stunning candids.

After ceremony is my favorite part of the weddings photography, where the nervousness and gone and the magically energy of the day takes over.  We started off at the church and then cruised over to Balboa Park.

Sandy and Apollo US Grant WeddingSandy and Apollo US Grant WeddingA variety of romantic wedding photography at the, US Grant, Immaculata, and Balboa Park.     Seriously, how stunning is this couple?  It was hard to put the camera down with these guys but we had a reception party at the Crystal Ballroom, US Grant.  The day was coordinated by Diamond Celebration.   Flowers by Organic Elements  

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La Costa Resort - Golf Tournament - Event Photography http://www.michaelsvobodaweddings.com/blog/2018/4/la-costa-resort---golf-tournament---event-photography This was the 3rd annual Taylormade Golf European Ambassadors Cup held at La Costa Resort, Champions Course.  The Tournament of Champions was hosted at La Costa since 1969 and ended its final round in 1998. Long considered the Super Bowl of Golf, players had to win a PGA Tour event the preceding year in order to qualify. Champions included some of the greatest players in history like Gary Player, Tom Watson, Tiger Woods ...

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info@michaelsvobodaweddings.com (Michael Svoboda Weddings) carlsbad golf photographer golf photography la costa resort photographer photographer" san diego event photographer san diego event photography http://www.michaelsvobodaweddings.com/blog/2018/4/la-costa-resort---golf-tournament---event-photography Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:58:40 GMT
Golf - Sport - Photography - San Diego http://www.michaelsvobodaweddings.com/blog/2018/4/golf---sport---photography---san-diego I find when you combine your passions the results can be incredible.  Growing up playing basketball is where my interest in being active was born.  It taught me that with discipline, sacrifice and hard work you can achieve whatever you set your mind to.  So when basketball was finished I had to find other things to be training toward and progressing.  This was the same philosophy I applied to my photography and to golf.  Now combining the two gives me such a condensed sense of accomplishment and joy.

The assignment:  Capturing the lifestyle and overall reason why so many love golf!

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Ponto Beach - Family Portrait - Session http://www.michaelsvobodaweddings.com/blog/2018/4/ponto-beach---family-portrait---session We chose this location, Ponto Beach in the springtime in hopes for wild flowers.  I photographed Krystal and Andrews wedding at the Estancia Hotel in La Jolla over 8 years ago and have been shooting their family portraits every year since then.  

Carlsbad has so many great locations for family photography but this place is one of my favorites.  There is so much to choose from in a small area so you get a lot of variety in your photographs.  

We started in the flower field and just let the kids be kids and let them explore and have a great time.  This is a great time for me to capture those natural moments sneaking in posed portraits here and there. 

After the field we headed over the beach and I set up some sand dune shots with the dramatic sky behind.

The kids love playing with the stones on the beach.

We finished off with some moody sunset silhouettes which make for great prints hanging on your walls!

Please inquire to book your Carlsbad Family Portrait Session.

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Fairmont Grand Del Mar - Wedding Photography - San Diego http://www.michaelsvobodaweddings.com/blog/2018/4/fairmont-grand-del-mar---wedding-photography---san-diego When we first met Kathryn and Adam I knew this was going to be an amazing wedding at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar.  

Wedding Planner, Lisa Lippe, of Details Defined delivered a stunning celebration for Kathryn and Adam. The ceremony and reception took place at the stunning Fairmont Grand Del Mar.  The Capella Chapel served as the ceremony site and on to the Terrace for cocktails.  Next the guests were seated on the lush Aria Lawn for a sunset dinner set to a Caprice String trio with Danielle Tucker of The Mighty Untouchables emceeing and singing special solo pieces with the strings. The celebration lasted all night long dancing the night away to The Mighty Untouchables live band in the Manchester Salon.

Check out their wedding photography!

 

Special thanks to the amazing wedding vendoring that made Kathryn and Adam's wedding an unforgettable day.

Wedding Planner: Details Defined
Venue: Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Tuxedos: Gentleman’s Tuxedo
Transportation: Sun Diego Charter
Rehearsal Dinner: Pacific Coast Grill
Linens: APR Fine Linens
Florist: Kathy Wright
Videography: It’s Personal
String Trio: Caprice Strings
Candy Table: Sugar Mammas
Emcee: Danielle Tucker of The Mighty Untouchables
Music Band: The Mighty Untouchables

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Yoga Photography Anza Borrego Desert State Park http://www.michaelsvobodaweddings.com/blog/2018/4/yoga-photography-anza-borrego-desert-state-park Yoga has the ability to heal. Yoga has the ability to bring about peace.  Combine it with nature and you'll be free!

 

 

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Corporate - Professional - Business - Headshots - Portraits - San Diego - Photography http://www.michaelsvobodaweddings.com/blog/2018/3/corporate---professional---business---headshots---portraits---san-diego---photography A headshot is more than just a photo of your face. A headshot is your brand, your personality, and often your first impression to important people. It should communicate key characteristics about you without the use of words. It should capture an expression of confidence, approachability, and trustworthiness with a high quality photograph that will make people want to meet you and work with you. The quality of your headshot and how you appear in it will directly impact how people perceive you before they even meet you, so don't settle for a quick snapshot in bad lighting; give your best first impression with a professional headshot.

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Michelle & Hyatt - The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe Wedding http://www.michaelsvobodaweddings.com/blog/2018/3/michelle-hyatt-an-inn-at-rancho-santa-fe-wedding Michelle is from Rancho Santa Fe, she met Hyatt while at Yale and was living in the south while the two of them worked on graduate degrees.  Michelle wanted to find a venue that could accommodate up to 300 people, since they expected family and friends from all over the country, where everything could be outside.  So she hired the help of wedding planner,  Cynthia Katkin Events.  She pictured an outdoor ceremony, with a big wooden cross as a focal point, and a tented reception with hanging chandeliers.  She also pictured a décor that mixed in vintage elements with a very upscale look.  Michelle wanted vintage but not country!  The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe  had the outdoor space to accommodate her wishes and the venue carries a wonderful sense of high end comfort and care. 

Michelle and her beautiful bridesmaids and below, Hyatt and his team of groomsmen. The super hero shot is seriously one of my favorite wedding photos ever.  So fun!

The vintage-themed welcome area, with a birdcage for cards to the bride and groom, trunks to hold gifts, a basket of sunscreen since the ceremony was outside, and a vintage medicine trunk for programs.  Cocktails would follow on the adjacent green lawn so we had a gold and ivory bag toss game made to look like the couple’s invitation.  Also, to ward off the sun, we placed paper parasols in dark pink, light pink, and ivory on the ceremony chairs.

Below, the gorgeous ceremony on the lower lawn with the tree and wooden cross, constructed by Indulge Weddings and Events.  Michelle and Hyatt really wanted to do a unity candle ceremony but we tend not to do them for outdoor weddings due to wind.  Michelle and her mom cleverly figured out they could use lanterns, and did a mock up with a fan blowing on the lanterns, to ensure that the plan worked!

Below, the beautiful and super fun bride and groom and their wedding party!  We decided on blush pink dresses for the girls with mixed bouquets of pink tones and ivory.  For the guys, Hyatt really wanted a classic, modern look and the black tuxes were perfect.

The cocktail hour was an easy place to add in some vintage elements so we created a fun seating area from Found Rentals, a place card table of mixed vintage boxes and lanterns, and (my favorite), we had Its A Party Photo Booth provide their open air set-up and we rented a vintage settee and had Indulge provide old fashioned hat, parasols, fans, and mustaches to create a vintage style photo booth.  It looked amazing and everything was so fun!

The tent was absolutely my favorite part and where we got to truly create the upscale vintage feel that Michelle wanted.  We had Classic Party Rentals drape the ceiling, add the chandeliers, and provide 10 real wood tables, with mahogany chivari chairs.  The rest of the 16 tables were round with 2 different styles of candelabras (8 of each)–1 was a domineering metal piece, that Chris from Indulge adorned with crystal strands, and the other was a pure crystal  candelabra.  The rectangular tables had a runner that matched the linen on the round tables and collections of mismatched vintage glassware and florals.  Nic Roc Designs provided all of the custom place cards, table numbers, and menus to complete the look, fashioned in the same colors and fonts as the original invitations.

Finally, it was time to party!  Hyatt and Michelle started off the evening with their own choreographed dance routine. Then, Hyatt and his mom started out the mother-son dance in a typical slow song format, then cut to a hip hop dance they had choreographed.  Best mother-son dance ever.  Ever. J Soul kept the dance floor full the entire night.  We sent off the bride and groom through a glow stick arch and into a vintage car for their grand exit. It was truly a magical evening!   We love you guys!!!

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Hornblower Cruise - Event Photography - San Diego http://www.michaelsvobodaweddings.com/blog/2018/3/hornblower-cruise---event-photography---san-diego An event photographer corporate photographer based in San Diego, California specializing in capturing the feel of your event.  On this day we were photographing the Taylormade Ambassodors of Europe.  

Hornblower Cruises & Events is a treasured attraction on San Diego Bay for San Diego dinner cruises, San Diego harbor cruises, unforgettable weddings and corporate events. The San Diego Dinner Cruise departs every night of the year from docks located conveniently downtown and just minutes from San Diego Lindbergh Field. Hornblower provides exceptional customer service with 250,000 passengers enjoying a memorable cruise each year.

 

 

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L'Auberge Del Mar - Seagrove Park - Del Mar Wedding http://www.michaelsvobodaweddings.com/blog/2018/3/lauberge-del-mar---seagrove-park---del-mar-wedding United by the sea, Athena and Cullen were so full of love and joy on their wedding day at the L’Auberge Del Mar Hotel in Del Mar.  The premier wedding destination for California couples who are looking for a venue to host their beach-themed wedding.  Come on everyone, look at all the emotion in their photos.  They complimented the still photos with the classic video style of Jason, the owner of Taylorfilms

Their ceremony took place at Seagrove Park, set directly adjacent to the resort and offers a manicured lawn leading to stunning overlooks and sandy beaches.  Design and floral was Kathy Wright and coordinated by the amazing Merilee of Ever After Events and the ceremony site was dazzling.

After the ceremony we utilized our close proximity to the ocean, beautiful trees and manicured lawn to do a mix of Classical Portraitures, Romantic and straight up, straight out of a magazine editorial style portraits.  The bridesmaids all brought their parasols making for a stunningly graphic image of a moody beauty.  The heavens opened the gates and gave us an unbelievable sky.  Athena was glowing in her Atelier des Modistes dress and hair done by JDM Salon.

Then we cruised up to the Sunset Terrace for dinner and the most energetic grand entrance ever.  Located in the resort ocean view courtyard, the Sunset Terrace is aptly named providing gorgeous sunset views. It is the perfect fit for intimate ceremonies and cocktail receptions. The terrace can accommodate up to 120 guests for a ceremony and/or cocktail reception.

After a delightful dinner during an amazing sunset the party headed downstairs to the Platinum Ballroom where the dancing got hot to the jamming NRG Music and Production and they finished with cake cutting (Fabcakes) and bouquet toss.  It truly was an amazing day so saturated with pure JOY and LOVE.

Congratulations!

 

 

 

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The Lodge at Torrey Pines Wedding, Jennifer and Ryan http://www.michaelsvobodaweddings.com/blog/2018/2/the-lodge-at-torrey-pines-wedding-jennifer-and-ryan This wedding at The Lodge at Torrey Pines,  was a day full of romance, classical portraits, and the kind of true love you’d expect from two people as AMAZING as Jennifer and Ryan.

When you’ve got an amazing talented designer and planner extraordinaire like Susanne Duffy on your team, you find yourself in a photographer's dream along the coastline of La Jolla.

All of Jennifer and Ryan’s guests were welcomed into a gorgeous reception space, designed and produced by Susanne and the incredibly talented team at Organic Elements. Each linen and fresh floral was in place, and as these newlyweds had their first dance (while the talented Thomas Giglio serendaded them), we were basically in photographer heaven.

Positive Energy Productions kept the energy up all night long on the dance floor.

Every moment we spent with Jennifer and Ryan was full of joy, and we are so in LOVE with their classic portraits on the beautiful grounds at The Lodge. These two are stunning on the inside AND out!

 

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Kauai Wedding - Destination Wedding Photography http://www.michaelsvobodaweddings.com/blog/2018/2/kauai-wedding---destination-wedding-photography As a San Diego destination wedding photographer the Hawaiian Islands are just a hop, skip, and jump away.  

Jess and Dan decided on the south shore of the island, Poipu at the Sheraton Kauai    

Positioned amidst rustling palm trees with views of the crystal-blue ocean on the shores of Kauai, Sheraton Kauai Resort is a stunning location for a beach wedding.  Sheraton Kauai Resort features a variety of picturesque oceanfront and garden venues ideal for both grand gatherings and intimate receptions honoring you and your partner. If you prefer to have an indoor wedding, we also offer a range of oceanfront reception venues and can accommodate celebrations of all sizes and styles. 

When we first arrived on Thurs they had a cocktail party at Keokis Paradise.  Tiki torches adorn this kitschy option featuring Hawaiian fare & a bar serving aloha-hour drinks.

Friday morning we headed over to The Wine Shop for the marriage license.  Just a couple miles from the hotel, a warm, upscale wine store also stocking liquor, beer, gourmet items, gift baskets & marriage licenses!

The pool party at the Sheraton Kauai was a blast!

 

On Friday night they had the rehearsal dinner at The Eating House 1849.  History-minded Hawaiian spot by Roy Yamaguchi for traditional & modern fare with local sourcing a perfect place for a family gathering.

For the ceremony they chose The Beach House a Fine Dining Restaurant, beachfront eatery featuring Pacific Rim cuisine & cocktails, plus striking views during sunset the background for their wedding ceremony.

The reception was at The Plantation HouseSeafood Restaurant situated amid lush gardens, this classy eatery in an old plantation presents a seafood-driven menu.  The gardens on the property make for amazing hawaiian wedding photos.

The Hawaiian islands are the perfect place to celebrate your special day.  Wafting trade winds help keep the bride and groom cool. Fresh local flowers adorn the venue. The ocean methodically peeks into the ceremony, then slowly retreats. Here on Kauai, it’s as if you have the island’s blessing as well.

Say your vows under the North Shore sun, on the sands of the South Shore or on a historic estate like Kilohana. Perform a traditional ceremony or do something unique that speaks to you. The beautiful "Hawaiian Wedding Song" made famous by Elvis in the movie "Blue Hawaii" (which was filmed on Kauai) is often sung at Kauai ceremonies. Find more information about wedding venues and service providers

Arrange your wedding on your own or get help from Kauai’s wedding planners, the Kauai Wedding Professionals Association or resort specialists. Choose a ceremony at a beautiful resort, or select from unique sites throughout the island. Contact the Kauai Office of the State Department of Health for license information. Now that you’ve found that special someone, get married in a truly special place that will forever be etched in your memories. Think of it as Kauai’s wedding gift to you. Learn more about Kauai wedding photographers, planners and venues.

 

 

 

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Cardiff By The Sea - Encinitas - Engagement Photography http://www.michaelsvobodaweddings.com/blog/2018/1/cardiff-by-the-sea---encinitas---engagement-photography This is an engagement session from a couple years back.  Jessica and Dan decided to do their engagement session in Cardiff By The Sea, a cool and hip beach community in Encinitas, CA. They both live there and I wanted to capture their casual lifestyle in their town. We headed down to Best-A-Wan Pizza where they frequent. There are so many great colors, little nooks and crannies in this town for photographs. Then we headed down to Cardiff Beach, dressed to the hilt with a bottle of Veuve champagne for more romantic and stylized portraits.  

This was a destination wedding headed to the Hawaiian Islands of Kauai.  Getting ready photos took place at The Sheraton Hotel

Positioned amidst rustling palm trees with views of the crystal-blue ocean on the shores of Kauai, Sheraton Kauai Resort is a stunning location for a beach wedding.

When you host your wedding with us, you can relax knowing that our warm, knowledgeable event staff will ensure your special day in Kauai is flawless. In our experience, the most memorable celebrations are often the result of thoughtful preparation. Whether it's a wedding brunch, a rehearsal dinner or a bridesmaids luncheon, every element of your wedding weekend will be attended to with care. Select one of our wedding menu packages or contact our catering and event services team to craft a custom menu.

Sheraton Kauai Resort features a variety of picturesque oceanfront and garden venues ideal for both grand gatherings and intimate receptions honoring you and your partner. If you prefer to have an indoor wedding, we also offer a range of oceanfront reception venues and can accommodate celebrations of all sizes and styles.

The wedding took place at the scenic Beach House Restaurant on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, offers spectacular ocean and sunset views of the Poipu coastline, paired with innovative Pacific Rim cuisine created by Chef Todd Barrett.

and the reception at the The Plantation Gardens.  Plantation Gardens is the ideal location for your Kauai Wedding. Located within the Kiahuna Plantation Resort, the restaurant is nestled among award winning orchid gardens and tranquil koi ponds, and is just a few steps away from gorgeous white sand beaches. Invite your entire wedding party and guests to stay on property, exchange your wedding vows in the beautiful Moir Gardens and throw an unforgettable reception at our authentic Plantation style restaurant.  A hidden gem on the sunny, south side of Poipu, Plantation Gardens is the perfect venue for a casual yet elegant Hawaii wedding.

Check out their entire wedding here!

 

 

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