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audrey and chris’ summer camp wedding | girl scouts headquarters, san diego

two brides smile at each other during their outdoor summer camp wedding portraitsTHESE TWO!!! I’ve been looking forward to Audrey and Chris’ outdoor summer camp wedding at the Girl Scouts San Diego headquarters for quite awhile. I was totally smitten with them the minute I met them. They’re ridiculously in love and share such affection and mutual respect for one another. These things make me happy!  two brides getting ready during their outdoor summer camp weddingThey each took a few minutes for the finishing touches on their wine ceremony notes which will be stored away with a great bottle of wine for future enjoyment. two brides work on their vows before their outdoor summer camp weddingThe two of them shared one of the cabins as they got ready. It was quite the fun group! They were just separated by a soft wall. Which allowed for this ridiculously adorable moment they shared right before they got into their dresses for their first look. I mean, come on! How can you not love them together? Love. Love. LOVE! two brides exchange love letters before their outdoor summer camp weddingTime to get these lovely ladies in their dresses! I love it when both of my brides wear dresses. It’s so fun! bride gets in dress during her outdoor summer camp wedding All hands were on deck to help with the process and cheer Audrey and Chris on. What a rad group of ladies!! San Diego Summer camp wedding two brides getting into dressesAudrey wore a pendant on the inside of her dress that was a very important piece that Chris wore throughout high school. San Diego Summer camp wedding two brides getting ready photosTime for the first look. The two of them took this time really seriously ahead of time to ensure that it was private and just for them. And they were so emotionally honest and 100% themselves with one another, Annie and I were holding back the tears behind our cameras. GAH!!

I took a few minutes with Audrey to help prepare her for her time with Chris. Tears, laughter, and anticipation. San Diego Summer camp wedding two brides first lookSan Diego Summer camp wedding two brides first look back to backThey took a few deep breaths to get grounded with one another and turned to see each other. I don’t think I need to say anything else here…San Diego Summer camp wedding two brides first look react to each other with surprise best first looksSan Diego Summer camp wedding two brides first look close up details hands and kissesSan Diego Summer camp wedding two brides first look under canopy of trees san diegoAfter they got past the first round of the range of emotions, this happened and just cracked us up!! Chris was just beside herself! San Diego Summer camp wedding two brides first look reaction photos best first looksSan Diego Summer camp wedding two brides portraitsAudrey and Chris really share a tenderness that is inspiring. It’s been so fun to capture for them so that they can see how beautiful it is to the rest of the world. San Diego Summer camp wedding two brides kiss and snuggleSan Diego Summer camp wedding two brides portraits backlit sunshineAnd then we met their moms <3
Both of their moms were so ecstatic for the two of them to get married and there is nothing more awesome to see than parents who are jumping out of their skin waiting for all this to happen. All the feels!! San Diego Summer camp wedding two brides see moms on wedding day and crySan Diego Summer camp wedding two brides portraits in treehouseAt the Girl Scouts headquarters, there’s a gigantic treehouse, which of course, we had to play on. Perfect little getaway from the final party preparations going on below. These two really have a lot of fun and laughter with one another! San Diego Summer camp wedding two brides portraits in treehouseSan Diego Summer camp wedding two brides whisper in each others earsNothing will elicit a genuine smile like looking over at your future spouse doing a little pole dance for you. LOL. Good job! San Diego Summer camp wedding two brides smile for each otherSan Diego Summer camp wedding two brides practice first dance Audrey and Chris took a few minutes to practice their first dance before their hilarious and energetic wedding party joined them in the treehouse. We had such a blast with this whole group!!San Diego Summer camp wedding two brides with wedding partySan Diego Summer camp wedding two brides cuddle and take a moment to themselvesAudrey is a talented architect and designed the new cabin at the site, so we definitely had to capture a little of that flair. Love this upstairs loft! It’s the raddest! And their friends were nice enough to create a surprise honeymoon suite for them in a corner of the loft as they were planning to have a big sleep over with all their friends after the wedding. So sweet!

San Diego Summer camp wedding two brides surprised by honeymoon suiteCeremony time!! Everyone was beyond ecstatic to see these two tie the knot! Every person that came down the aisle was greeted with cheers and clapping. Now that’s the way to enter life together! San Diego Summer camp wedding two brides walk down aisle at ceremonySan Diego Summer camp wedding two brides walk down aisle at ceremonySan Diego Summer camp wedding two brides with momSan Diego Summer camp wedding two brides with parentsSan Diego Summer camp wedding two brides coming down aisle at ceremonySuch a unique and beautiful rustic setting right in the middle of the city. Brilliant!San Diego Summer camp wedding two brides ceremonySan Diego Summer camp wedding wine ceremonySan Diego Summer camp wedding bride smiles at her wifeSan Diego Summer camp wedding outdoor ceremony exchange of vowsThese two share the best sense of humor. So many laughs and genuine joy! San Diego Summer camp wedding bride laughs at her wifeAnd Chris’ mom was about ready to jump out of her seat with excitement <3 San Diego Summer camp wedding bridetwo brides exchange rings during their San Diego Summer camp wedding ceremonySeriously, so sweet. Bride kisses brideTwo brides exchange first kiss during their San Diego Summer camp weddingMARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Two brides walk down the aisle at their San Diego Summer camp wedding ceremonyTwo brides practice first dance at their San Diego Summer camp weddingI absolutely love the opportunity to hang back and see what unfolds in those private moments right before the grand entrance. There’s a unique energy during those moments and it’s so great when my couple takes this time to be present and take it all in! And then Audrey picked a daisy for Chris on the way in to the reception. Adorbs!!Brides exchange flowers at their San Diego Summer camp weddingParents cheer on two brides at their San Diego Summer camp weddingEveryone was so excited to be there and start the big celebration, starting with their official first dance and a huge Italian family style meal by the amazing Buona Forchetta. They even had a gelato truck later. The food was EPIC!! two brides first dance at their San Diego Summer camp weddingtwo brides spin each other at their San Diego Summer camp weddingtwo brides spin each other at their San Diego Summer camp weddingSomething I’ve noticed photographing these two is the depth of their relationship and those quiet little touches and interactions that exhibit that as all theirs and theirs alone. two brides share tender moment dancing at their San Diego Summer camp weddingtwo brides share tender moment dancing at their San Diego Summer camp weddingtwo brides look on at their guests during their San Diego Summer camp weddingTwo brides share tears during toasts at their two brides share tender moment dancing at their San Diego Summer camp weddingTheir toasts were so meaningful, hilarious at times, sweet and a great reflection of how important they are to their peeps. two brides tenderly hold hands during their two brides share tender moment dancing at their San Diego Summer camp wedding receptionAnd of course, some really wonderful parent dances are a must! sweet parent dance moments during two brides share tender moment dancing at their San Diego Summer camp weddingtwo brides cut the cake during their two brides share tender moment dancing at their San Diego Summer camp weddingAnd that’s how ya get a cake cut, people!! Then their wedding party started a ‘cake song’ processional. Too much!! Annie and I were just looking at each other cracking up while we captured the flavor of it. Such a hilarious group!!cake dance and procession during two brides share tender moment dancing at their San Diego Summer camp weddingLET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTEEEEEEEEEEED!! two brides dance and party at their two brides share tender moment dancing at their San Diego Summer camp weddingfun party reception photos at two brides dance and party at their two brides share tender moment dancing at their San Diego Summer camp weddingfun party reception photos at two brides dance and party at their two brides share tender moment dancing at their San Diego Summer camp weddingAudrey and Chris, thank you SO much for inviting me into your lives to capture your amazing love and big day! I have seriously enjoyed getting to know you two and hope to see you again for more laughs and real talk. You two are the bees knees!!! two brides dance and party at their two brides share tender moment dancing at their San Diego Summer camp weddingTo the friends and family of the happy couple, please be sure to sign their gallery guestbook to be privy to print specials and gallery release! 

Big thanks to the incomparable Courtney of After the Engagement too! Had to give a special shoutout to my gal!

Audrey and Chris’ wedding team: 
Photography: La Vida Creations 
Coordination: After the Engagement
Venue: Girl Scouts Headquarters 
Catering: Buono Forchetta
Florals: Native Poppy
Cake: Azucar
Hair: Mish Mucho
Makeup: Stacy Vizcarra
Gelato: Buono Forchetta
Officiant: Shelley, friend of the couple
Rentals: Platinum Party Rentals
Bartending/Staffing: Common Sense Events
Lights: Platinum Party Rentals
DJ: Brandon Noel

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