It really is sunshine and roses for these two…
February 1, 2020 marked a momentous moment for my clients Elena and Kevin: they tied the knot in the midst of a beautiful, fun-focused wedding. On top of having a blast photographing these two, I also got to hear all about their adorable love story and their rosy engagement.
The start to a bright future
Kevin, a graduate from USC, and Elena, a UCLA alum, set up a date through a dating app, instantly hitting it off during their first experience with each other. Between poking fun at whose team would win – Bruins or Trojans, and placing bets on the future of the rival universities, sparks flew for these two and they would never look back since. One of their first dates was in San Diego, which would come back to play a part in their future (hint, hint!)
A budding romance
Elena and Kevin discovered how much they love just being a couple together. Whether Elena put on House Hunters or Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, or Kevin played The Office or Seinfeld, the pair enjoyed watching the best things on TV with their soulmate by their side. They also discovered their love to meal prep, to peruse Costco and Target, and to travel.
When Kevin was courting Elena, she mentioned her love for the Berkeley Rose Gardens, and how she always dreamed of a romantic date there. Well, Kevin took note, and when the time felt right and they were visiting the area, he bent down his knee to propose to her in her dream date location! He also surprised her post-proposal with a celebration lunch between them and both their parents in San Francisco.
A sunshine-filled wedding
One year after the proposal, Elena and Kevin celebrated their wedding at one of my favorite San Deigo gems, Prado at Balboa Park. Their top-of-class wedding planner, Lindsay Johnson of First Comes Love Weddings and Events, did a masterful job coordinating their navy, hunter green, blush, dusty rose, and mauve wedding colors, along with executing what seemed to be a flawless event. To top it all off, Elena and Kevin made sure their wedding was a joyous, carefree party for their guests, all of which seemed to have an amazing time throughout the celebration!
Elena and Kevin, whenever your honeymoon is, I hope you both have an amazing time. You’ll have to throw your own “ragers” at local markets and bazaars, depending on where your destination winds up! It was an honor to be your wedding photographer, and I’m excited for what great things lie in your future together! Cheers to you both!