Marissa + Danny Estancia, La Jolla

Every year, I really count my blessings! I feel I have the best clients one could ask for! You can always catch me saying “Oh, I just love that bride!”. But its not just the bride and groom I LOVE … Its also the great vendors that all work so hard to make the day so great and at the end the Bride and Groom are so thrilled, Im thrilled, the Venue is thrilled…Its one fantastic event.

Well, this is how I felt about Marissa and Danny’s wedding day! Marissa works for, so when hiring me ,I was (to say the least) SO NERVOUS! I wanted to do a perfect job for her, and meet all of her expectations. She came to me with some frustrations in planning, but we were able to really listen to what she wanted and execute it to a day she could call a fairy tale. We brought on some fabulous vendors (which we will attribute later) that all came together on this beautiful summer day to make it an event all enjoyed! The Estancia, La Jolla, is such a gorgeous property. So serene, and fung shwy. A beautiful spot for a union. And might I add, GORGEOUS for photographs!


The Getting Ready:


Gorgeous Bride!


Doing a “First Look” is always great, a special time and moment when the bride and groom get to see each other for the first time (before walking the aisle) and have some time to themselves. Such a great time for photos too! (Your not crying (yet!), your hair/makeup is still great, and calms the nerves before walking the aisle!) Although, I would call myself a traditionalist:)when it comes to most things “Wedding” … Doing a First Look is always a plus!!

The Ceremony:  In Jewish tradition, the Bride and Groom, their families, and the Rabbi actually do a ceremony before in a private and intimate space. It is here that the bride and groom sign their Ketubah and the Rabbi blesses the couple.  The Ketubah, for those that dont know Jewish tradition, is the Jewish marriage contract that explains the legal terms of marriage as well as the grooms obligations (financially) to his bride. Next comes the actual processional (The bride brought down the aisle by her parents to wed under the Chuppah).

The Reception: Marissa is a girly girl! She loved delicate and whimsical details! And her pallet lent itself to being just that! The soft pink and gray with champagne really made for a romantic setting for her guests to dine. Natasha, from Classic Creations, did an amazing job creating the vintage and whimsical look that Marrisa invisioned. And A Perfect Table made gorgeous custom linens for Marissa’s head table! (LOVED THEM!!) Although the traditions, emotions and romance of it all was a huge part of their wedding day experience, they were ALL also ready to PARTY!!! (like all bridal parties!!) The Custom Dancefloor provided by Platinum Pro was a perfect spot to do so! Nothing better than an exquisite setting, Great Food, awesome music to make it a FABULOUS PARTY!

Contributing Factors:

Thank you to all of the fabulous vendors: Estancia~ La Jolla, Natasha – Classic Creations, Platinum Pro (Dancefloor and Lighting), A Perfect Table, VOX DJ’s, Edelweiss Bakery, and of course Aaron Feldman from True Photography for all the gorgeous photographs!!

AND CONGRATULATIONS MARISSA AND DANNY!! We were thrilled to share in this special Day!


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