claudette + cory | candelas coronado wedding

Cory and Claudette came from Arizona to have their San Diego beach destination wedding on February 18, with family and friends coming in from the East Coast and Arizona. Their full intention was to enjoy every bit of "70 degrees and sunny" as was possible. Every time they came to visit me for a planning meeting, it would pour rain or even hail! We always joked that they brought the bad weather with them, but always had hope that the wedding day would bring that gorgeous SD sun.

Leading up to the wedding day, the weather reports were not good, and I had a very stressed bride on my hands. We waited until the day before to make sure, and ended up ordering a large tent with no side walls. The bride and groom were worried that it would hinder the view and make their "beach wedding" an "indoor wedding". Up until the point she walked down the aisle, the bride was a little disappointed because not only did it rain, it POURED and was windy. As soon as she saw her groom, though, it all disappeared. This was one of the most fun weddings ever, and I think the pictures prove that you don't have to have perfect weather to have a perfect day!

Claudette and Cory had the most beautiful flowers from my fave, Sally at Exquisite Blooms. Dusty pinks, understated blues, and champagne completed the color palette and looked amazing in the candlelit room. Sweet Cheeks Baking Company provided the yummy cake and Viennese table filled with mini desserts like canoli and tiramisu! Loved working with all these amazing pros!!!

Photography- Dapper Images
Hair and Makeup- Gerine Coronado
Ceremony- Coronado Ferry Landing Park
Reception- Candelas on the Bay
DJ- Bill Calhoun
Flowers- Exquisite Blooms
Paperie- Fresh Invitation Studio
Cake and dessert buffet- Sweet Cheeks
Rentals and tent- Platinum Party Rentals
Officiant- Pastor Mike