The San Diego Temple, to me, has always been a beautiful landmark on the way from Los Angeles to San Diego. On this day, however, it was a place of unity, tradition and love. Rachel and Taylor invited me to capture the celebration of their marriage outside of the majestic temple with all of their friends and family.
The party was moved over to a private home in Newport Beach where the festivities continued in a lush, floral backyard decorated straight out of an Anthropologie catalog. Details and photographs covered every inch of the party and guests chowed down from the overflowing dessert table. Beautiful indie music set the scene and the newlyweds started off the dancing with one of my favorites, "XO" by John Mayer.
The rest of the night was filled with even more dancing, freshly prepared BBQ treats and an exciting sparkler exit toward a sweet new sports car. We snuck over to the Palos Verdes Cliffs a few days before the wedding to get in some perfectly lit portraits and to ensure that Rachel and Taylor had enough time during their day to visit with their friends and family. It was an absolutely beautiful day!
Be sure to join Rachel by rooting Taylor on as he brings the USA Men's Volleyball team to the 2016 Olympic Games! Congratulations to a wonderful pair!
Photography by Jes Workman
Videography by Phillip Goodwin
Check out their awesome video here: https://vimeo.com/137406190
Vintage Rentals by Party Pieces by Perry
Desserts by Society Sweets
Locations: San Diego California Temple & private home in Newport Beach
Reception styling & florals by the bride & groom's family