San Diego Wedding at The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe by Michael Svoboda Elite Photography

January 12, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

As a Wedding Photographer these are the kind of of wedding photos you dream to create from the inception of your photography.

From the Bride...  We wanted it to be clean, classic, and beautiful with a little vintage feel thrown in. We also had a "frames" theme, with the photos, escort card display, the centerpieces in the reception were in empty frames, our frame tree in the ceremony and the favors. We liked the idea of empty frames symbolizing all the future memories we are going to make, and the people who "framed our lives" helping us fill those frames.  I don't think anyone got that but me, but that's ok, the frames were pretty. 

We put great thought into everything! My sister (Jessica Wheeler Bailey) and I are very crafty.  We made everything for her wedding and almost everything for mine. We are started a decor, design, and lifestyle blog and company called "Linen, Lace, and Love" because we had so much fun creating our wedding decor. The signs, which my artist sister made, were a cute way to direct the crowd across the Crosby to the reception. The car is a 1930 Packard that my dad and his father restored together. My grandfather passed away three years ago, and it was our way of including him in the ceremony. The Packard was also in my parents' wedding and my sister's, so it's become a family tradition. The escort display was amazing and was a joint effort with Amorology (our wedding planners). Amorology built it, and "Peanut Press" did the graphic design. Our original concept was to do a canape of ribbon with the escort tags woven through the ends that were coming down — my sister and I are drawn to the labor intensive. Amorology came up with the giant frame idea and I loved how it tied into our theme. My sister and I made the guest book table by wrapping books we had in the house with navy paper and then gluing doilies onto them and then stamping books with was a labor of love, and it turned out really well I think. The table numbers were another labor of love. They took three days, as we hand-stenciled numbers on them, and then glued doilies, put buttons up the backs of all of them, and tied them with a gingham bow. 

The wedding day was the most beautiful day at The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe. We didn't do a "first look" because we are old fashioned like that, so we waited to see each other. It was the perfect choice. I will never forget walking down the aisle to Brandon.  I was in a dream the whole day. We tented a tennis court (thanks to Classic Party Rentals) for the reception, due to the fact that we needed a larger space for all the people and dancing, and it looked beautiful! Our band Atomic Grove was amazing and the night was perfect!

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