When I think about Carly and Alex, I think of all of the build up towards the mini events prior to their wedding day as well as the build up for the big day! See, when Carly and I first spoke over the phone, we had to make plans to meet a few weeks later as we were both going on international vacations the following week. I already knew these two loved to adventure and the build up to meet to talk all things wedding (and talk about our trips!) made me so very excited.

For their engagement session, I remember sitting in my car, texting with Carly about different outfit combinations, knowing that I would later ask them how adventurous they wanted to get. I said, "Tell me if at any point you want me to stop" as I climbed large rocks and stepped into the ocean with shoes on at Sunset Cliffs with Carly and Alex saying, "Keep going! We are good!" I knew they would be in!

A few weeks prior to their wedding day, Carly and I spoke on the phone, talking honeymoon plans and gushing over photos of her dress that she had just texted me. The build up was only growing for their wedding day!

We began the day with each Carly and Alex getting ready with loved ones - Carly's niece was simply the cutest when putting Carly's shoes on for her - and Alex, completely touched by Carly's wedding gift was completely enchanted with her as she walked down the isle at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church.

As the ceremony ended, Tom Ham's Lighthouse transformed to what Carly and Alex envisioned to have for their reception was completed: overlooking the water and Downtown San Diego, gorgeous pieces from Rickety Swank Vintage Rentals, beautiful florals from Blue Bell Florals, and careful coordination from Details, Darling brought the space together!

As their guests headed to the reception, Carly and Alex smiled on as they headed to the place and time we had all most built up: their portraits at Sunset Cliffs!

Part Two of Carly and Alex's traditional Greek orthodox wedding and Tom Ham's Lighthouse wedding reception will include all of their dreamy cliff side, ocean facing portraits! Stay tuned! - Evelyn!

Photography: Evelyn Molina Photography | Ceremony Location: St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church | Reception Location: Tom Ham's Lighthouse | Event Coordination: Details, Darling | Floral Design: Blue Bell Florals | Furniture Rental: Rickety Swank Vintage Rentals | Cake: Cathy Leonard Cakes | Dress: Pronovias found at Elle Bridal Boutique | Hair & Make up: Vow Studio 101 | Wedding Videography:  Dis Moi Oui Films