AARON + ANNA // LEO CARRILLO RANCH // CARLSBAD, CA WEDDING
We had the greatest honor to shoot Anna and Aaron's wedding and was referred by their sweet friend and fellow wedding vendor Melissa Ward of Whimsique Invitations & Stationery. We are so happy that we were able to produce their Highlight Film, be a part of their special day, and witness the genuine adoration they share for one another.
We began the day at the beautiful Park Hyatt Aviara Resort filming both Anna and Aaron's preparation. We had a quiet moment to sit Aaron down and film a quick interview, which ended up being the most adorable recount of the rainy day they first met and how unprepared and disheveled Aaron felt while meeting the love of his life and future wife. Aaron seemed so calm and relaxed on his big day, and talking about all the reasons he loved Anna seemed so effortless and natural for him. He continued to open up about a serious injury he suffered during their relationship and Anna's selfless care and devotion during that time becoming a defining moment for him.
From the moment we arrived at Anna's suite to film, there was a lighthearted and fun energy that didn't let up for the entire day! There was just something so warm, bubbly, and contagious about Anna's personality. It was refreshing to see a bride willing to be a little silly and have loads of fun!
I loved seeing all the beautifully coordinated details tie together from the burgundy of the bridesmaids dresses to Anna's deep wine lip color, to the wine colored wax seal of their invitation suite! Their reception was adorned by many gorgeous elements gifted by family and friends including absolutely stunning hand-lettered tile place cards, DIY terrarium centerpieces, and an amazing ombre wedding cake baked by Anna's mother! Leo Carrillo Ranch provided the perfect setting and rustic charm for their intimate wedding. They even immortalized their union with a personal wood branding ceremony!
We were blown away with how vulnerable, brave, and heartfelt Anna and Aaron's carefully prepared personal vows were. Both reflected on times of struggle that ultimately became a testament of their unwavering love for eachother. It was easy to see that despite having such a fun loving and lighthearted demeanor, these two shared a deep and serious bond of unconditional commitment and love.
Congratulations Anna and Aaron! It was an absolute pleasure and honor to share in your special day!
CHECK OUT THEIR HILARIOUS BLOOPER REEL!
Please enjoy their beautiful wedding photos by our talented and awesome friends Sergey and Dilyara from Red Trolley Studio! They never fail to deliver top notch images and it always feels like a fun husband-wife-team double date when we get to work together!
Getting Ready Venue // Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
Ceremony & Reception Venue // Leo Carrillo Ranch
Coordination // Leah Durfey and Nikka Santos of Leo Carrillo Ranch
Cinematography // At Last Wedding Films
Photography // Red Trolley Studio
Bride's Dress // Poppy & Rose Bridal Boutique
Bride's Shoes // Blue by Betsey Johnson - "Stela" in champagne glitter
Bridesmaids Dresses // Morilee
Groom & Groomsmen Suits // Men’s Warehouse
Makeup // Wenonah Olguin
Hair // Ashley Hughes from JDM Salon
Invitations // Melissa Ward of Whimsique Invitations & Stationery
Floral // Debbie Morales
Wedding Cake and Signage // Mother of the bride, Anne Santangelo
Tile Place Cards // Daniel Rouse
Mariachi Band // Mariachi Real De San Diego
Catering // Personal Touch Dining
Photo booth // Pixster Photo Booth