Words can barely describe how much fun I had with Lauren and Kyle during their Ethereal Gardens wedding in San Diego! I have been dreaming about this romantic, whimsical wedding day FOREVER. This incredible wedding day seriously came straight out of my DREAMS. Ethereal gardens has definitely become one of my FAVORITE venues in California. Every single wedding I shoot here absolutely blows my mind, and always leaves me feeling inspired. Lauren and Kyle are such a special couple, and I am so excited to show them off!
Why I Adore This Venue!
Ethereal Gardens in San Diego California has genuinely become one of my top picks for wedding day venues. If you and your person love the feel of romantic, elegant and naturally stunning settings, this is for you. Hidden away in the rolling hills of Escondido California, this venue effortlessly combines romantic and natural beauty. This venue is a naturally beautiful spot, with lots of natural, blooming photo opts, allowing you to be really creative with your vision. Ethereal Gardens features a huge, wide-open meadow, brick and timber chapel, a lush open vine greenhouse, a rustic orchard barn, dreamy twinkling lights, and more…the sky’s the limit. Lauren and Kyle took a TON of inspiration from the natural beauty of this venue, and kept their decor perfectly romantic and earthy.
Lauren and Kyle’s Wedding Day!
Kyle and Lauren both spent the morning with their favorite people, and this bridal party was SO fun! Kyles dad tragically passed away 3 years ago in a motorcycle accident, and they went above and beyond to incopratore his memory in their day. Lauren and Kyle both has his dads fingers prints on some of their details, including a bracelet Lauren wore. I couldn’t get enough of Laurens bridesmaids blush, pink robes especially when paired with her bridal robe. Their bridal suite had the cutest, hanging lounge chair that was so fun to photograph. Lauren had the cutest first look with her bridesmaids, and I love when brides opt for that! First looks are always SO special, and I love the look on her bridesmaids faces when they see her. I love how her bridesmaids wore satin, sage green dresses. They tied SO well into the venue, especially the lush greenery. Lauren’s dress was BREATHTAKING, and perfectly her. I loved all of the luxurious beading, and it honestly fit her flawlessly.
Ethereal Garden’s outdoor garden ceremony space always leaves me speechless. There was so much incredible, natural beauty surrounding the altar. I love how Lauren chose to incorporate lots of floral, modern and bohemian details. Lauren and Kyle’s ceremony was romantic and sentimental to say the least. These two share such a sweet love, and it felt so surreal to finally be watching them promise forever! During the ceremony, they incorporated a special unity ceremony that almost had me crying. This detail was such a simple way to add a really personal touch to their ceremony, and it was downright adorable!
One of the best parts of my job is all the crazy fun receptions that I get to be a part of. Lauren and Kyle both have pretty massive families, and this dance floor was packed from start to finish. They kept their decor super romantic and earthy, with lots of floral details. When it came to the dance floor, nobody was left behind. This group pulled out ALL the stops, from huge conga lines to crowdsurfing. I love being able to capture the moment when my couples let loose, and really celebrate their love with family and friends. This was an absolutely unforgettable reception, complete with huge sparkler fountains. The energy was electric, and I love how these photos came out!
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