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Coronado Wedding: Annie and Frank, Part Two


Coronado Wedding: Annie and Frank, Part Two

Annie and Frank's wish for a sunny, fall wedding was granted: their San Diego destination wedding with their ceremony and reception held a block from the Coronado beachside, and as seen in Part 1, was magical. With the ceremony complete, portraits ensued followed by an amazing reception.

Frank was a ridiculously happy groom, and why wouldn't he be? He just married his best friend.

Lola is family too, so she absolutely needed to be included in portraits. These three are the cutest!

Annie's veil: she worked it! 

Back at the house, they prepared for their grand entrance into their reception with a stroll down the winding staircase.

With speeches from Annie's Dad, the Main of Honor, and Best Man, Annie and Frank were all smiles and laughs even when some shed tears.

The Father-Daughter dance had both Annie and her Father in ear to ear smiles on the dance floor.

Annie and Frank sweetly cut their wedding cake and as soon as they concluded the cutting with a kiss, the dance floor opened and no one held back their dance moves!

At the end of the night, Annie and Frank wished their guests and sweet Coronado a very good night.

Annie and Frank: you are meant for each other. You are both kind, calm, and as you each said in your vows, you allow each other to be their own individual. I wish you two (and Lola, your dog) an eternity of happiness. - Evelyn

A very special thanks to the all of the vendors that helped make this day so fantastic!

Venue: Coronado Private Home / Getting Ready Venue: Hotel Marisol / Planner: Creative Affairs Inc. / Florals: Cherry Blossom Floral Design / Rentals: Event Party Rentals / Hair & Make-Up: Rare Birds / Photo: Evelyn Molina Photography


Coronado Wedding: Annie and Frank, Part One


Coronado Wedding: Annie and Frank, Part One

Annie and Frank first crossed paths at work, and after a lucky seven years of dating, Frank popped the question by taking Annie on a scavenger hunt within their home. Based in Denver, they wanted to wed in a place with almost gaurenteed sunshine in the fall located a stone's throw away from the beach. Boom! The idea of a San Diego destination wedding was born, with a stunning private home in Coronado serving as the ideal place for their ceremony and reception. The groom's only request: beachside portraits. Frank asked, Frank received!

The day began with something I love: things that sparkle. Champagne, beautiful jewelry, and the prettiest headpiece that slipped perfectly into Annie's do.

As Annie was given her last touches of make up...

...her bridesmaids looked on in amazement and approval as she transformed into a bride.

The girls moved to Coronado's Hotel Marisol to dress, where Annie took a moment to herself to soak in the day and moment. I have to say it: Annie, you're stunning!

And so, putting on her wedding dress began, included the placement of an stunning broach, and her Grandmother's earrings, her something borrowed.

Back at the venue, Frank and his groomsmen were in full preparation mode.

These gentleman were not playing around! They were quick to get suited up and were ready for this wedding!

Creative Affairs Inc. transformed this Coronado private home into the ideal San Diego wedding and reception venue with beautiful florals from Cherry Blossom Floral Design and rentals from San Diego based Event Party Rentals.

With the venue ready, guests having arrived, and Annie and her bridesmaids on their way from Hotel Marisol, Frank patiently sat and awaited for the ceremony to begin.

Annie's parents beamed as they walked down the isle with Annie and Frank's dog, Lola, in hand, while Frank's Mom gave her son a strong hug before he head up to the alter.

Accompanied by her Father, Annie walked down the isle as Frank looked on as if the clouds had parted and a ray of sunshine was peering through.

With all of their friends and family, including Lola, in attendance, Annie and Frank wed.

Their vows were both emotional, with Frank right there to wipe Annie's tears... well as downright hilarious, with both of them cracking up in laughter!

With a first kiss to seal the deal, Annie and Frank were pronounced husband and wife!

Because the only appropriate thing to do after getting married is toast!

Stay tuned for Part II of Annie and Frank's Coronado Wedding!

Venue: Coronado Private Home / Getting Ready Venue: Hotel Marisol / Planner: Creative Affairs Inc. / Florals: Cherry Blossom Floral Design / Rentals: Event Party RentalsHair & Make-Up: Rare Birds / Photo: Evelyn Molina Photography


Coronado Family Portraits: The Valles


Coronado Family Portraits: The Valles

Alejandro and Suzette Valle, parents to two smart young adults, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary as well as had their daughter in town from New York City: this marriage milestone and full nest created the ideal time to have family photos taken near their home in Coronado, San Diego. We began our session in front of the iconic Hotel del Coronado and moved onto the beach as sunset approached.

I absolutely loved that they wanted to incorporate their 'third child' Bella into the family photos, because pets are absolutely family too!

Thank you Suzette for organizing this shoot for your beautiful family and cheers to another 25 years of marriage!