December 6, 2022
This joyful, warm, and stunningly designed outdoor wedding at the Botanica wedding venue in Oceanside, California was all you could want and more out of a laid-back SoCal summer wedding. The bride and groom, Kelly and Chris, were absolute visions, and this wedding day and night was full of so much love and happiness, you can feel it through the photos.
The day started off with bride Kelly preparing for the wedding ceremony while surrounded by her gorgeous group of bridesmaids and her mama. The getting-ready wedding photos came out so sweet, and all of her bridal details were perfect! She wore a strapless, lace, mermaid-style wedding dress, and she looked absolutely unreal. In another area of the venue, groom Chris was getting ready with his closest friends (and getting in a quick round of golf!) Chris and his groomsmen all matched in beige suits. Everyone looked wonderful!
Kelly and Chris then did a first look, which is always one of my favorite moments. After first look wedding photos and a few wedding party shots came the big moment! The outdoor wedding ceremony was a simple, classic setup with light wooden chairs and details, and the prettiest backdrop of trees and other greenery. One of my favorite details was how each bridesmaid had a bouquet of neutral florals that matched the bride.
After the ceremony, it was wedding reception time! The reception details were stunnnnnning. Simple baby’s breath and rose centerpieces and a soft neutral color palette with all the greenery surrounding it… just perfect. The reception was so much fun and went well into the night. The bride and groom and I snuck away at some point for golden hour wedding portraits, then it was back to the party.
The wedding night ended with lots of dancing, food, and drinks, and I can’t think of a better way. Cheers to you, Kelly and Chris, and many more happy memories and husband and wife.
Videography: Amari Productions
DJ & photobooth: Metric DJ Danny
Invites & stationery: Revel Honey Party Co.
Signage: Type League Press
Dessert: Yummy Cupcakes
Groom suit: Generation Tux
Wedding dress: Made with Love Bridal
Bridesmaid’s dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Wedding florals: Stem Floral Co.