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melissa + scott’s coronado beach wedding | loews coronado, silver strand

wedding couple on Coronado beach along silver strand, san diego photo by la vida Melissa and Scott’s big day finally arrived! And it was a beautiful San Diego day for their destination Coronado beach wedding!bride getting ready at Coronado Loews before her weddingOf course, the day started off with Melissa and her gals, enjoying mimosas and getting spruced up for the day.

bride getting ready at Coronado Loews before her weddingbride getting ready at Coronado Loews before her weddingbride getting ready at Coronado Loews before her weddingMeanwhile, as usual, the guys had a relatively relaxed day involving football updates and video games before getting suited up. groom getting ready at Coronado Loews before weddinggroom getting ready at Coronado Loews before weddingOh, the prettiness! wedding dress and details at coronado loews san diego photo by la vida wedding bouquet and details at coronado loews san diegoSince Melissa and Scott opted to wait and see each other at the ceremony, we took the guys out for a bit solo while the gals finished up their preparations… Can you believe how clear it was that day?! You could see all the way to downtown without much haze at all. That doesn’t happen very often 🙂 dramatic groomsmen photo of San Diego bay from coronado loewsgroomsmen group photo before the ceremony at coronado loewsportrait of groom at coronado loews photo by la vida Time to give the guys a break for a bit as we popped back over to see what the girls were up to!Bride gets into wedding dress at Coronado Loews. Photo by La Vida. Bride getting into wedding dress at Loews Coronado photo by la vida Slipping into Cinderella’s slipper… Bride has shoes put on at coronado wedding photo by la vida Love how much these girls make Melissa smile and laugh <3Bridesmaids wedding party in coronado wedding photo by la vida Bridesmaids wedding party in coronado wedding photo by la vida Gorgeous!! And thank you, conveniently timed Hollywood breeze! Bride portraits in coronado wedding photo by la vida Time to head to the beach and get ready to get these two married!! sand dollar lantern details on beach in coronado wedding photo by la vida Big ol’ smile on Scott’s face as he watched his wife-to-be approach. Eyes locked. Huge smile. groom sees bride at coronado wedding photo by la vida bride sees groom at coronado wedding photo by la vida Melissa had a bit of a moment here as she joined Scott up front. One of her favorite things about Scott is how he always makes her feel calm when she gets stressed out. I’m sure she felt that wave of positivity wash over her at this moment!
bride sees groom at coronado wedding photo by la vida groom sees bride at coronado wedding photo by la vida couple exchanges vows at coronado wedding ceremony photo by la vida Soooooo dreamy out there on Silver Strand Beach that day! couple exchanges vows at coronado wedding ceremony photo by la vida couple exchanges rings at coronado wedding photo by la vida couple exchanges vows at coronado wedding ceremony photo by la vida couple exchanges vows at coronado wedding ceremony photo by la vida couple exchanges vows at coronado wedding ceremony photo by la vida couple exchanges vows at coronado wedding ceremony photo by la vida MARRIED!!! Love how much both Scott and Melissa adore their little nieces. Adorbs!

Couple exits wedding ceremony at the silver strand beach in coronado san diego. Photo by La Vida.Bride with flower girl at silver strand wedding ceremony. Photo by La Vida.Wedding party walks along silver strand beach in coronado san diego. Photo by La Vida.This whole group is pretty athletic, so they spontaneously decided a running match was in order. Wedding party walks along silver strand beach in coronado san diego. Photo by La Vida.After they crossed the finish line, Annie and I had a few minutes with the newlyweds for some fun on the beach. That photo on the right makes me happy!Wedding couple walks along silver strand beach in coronado san diego. Photo by La Vida.And even fit in a little first dance rehearsal in the lobby at Loews Coronado. Sweet moves, you two! Wedding couple dances in lobby of coronado loews silver strand beach in coronado san diego. Photo by La Vida.Love this peek-a-boo shot Annie captured through the staircase ironwork! Wedding couple dances in lobby of coronado loews silver strand beach in coronado san diego. Photo by La Vida.All the beachy goodness. Time for dinner and dancing under the stars. Pretty beach details for Coronado wedding at Loews. Photos by la vida. Wedding couple dances at their outdoor reception at coronado loews silver strand beach in coronado san diego. Photo by La Vida.Wedding couple dances at their outdoor reception at coronado loews silver strand beach in coronado san diego. Photo by La Vida.Melissa was so excited about the market lights in this space. It really does MAKE it! Wedding couple kisses under the market lights at their outdoor reception at coronado loews silver strand beach in coronado san diego. Photo by La Vida.Some great toasts from family and friends. Always so fun to hear these stories of our couples! Wedding couple shares moments during toasts at their outdoor reception at coronado loews silver strand beach in coronado san diego. Photo by La Vida.Candid moments during toasts at their outdoor reception at coronado loews silver strand beach in coronado san diego. Photo by La Vida.Even if they are a little embarrassing… 😉 Wedding couple shares moments during toasts at their outdoor reception at coronado loews silver strand beach in coronado san diego. Photo by La Vida.And HILARIOUS!!Candid moments during toasts at their outdoor reception at coronado loews silver strand beach in coronado san diego. Photo by La Vida.Time to get the dance floor moving—starting off with a few quiet moments with their parents. Parent dances at outdoor reception at coronado loews silver strand beach in coronado san diego. Photo by La Vida.Parent dances at outdoor reception at coronado loews silver strand beach in coronado san diego. Photo by La Vida.Adore how much fun both Melissa and Scott have with their nieces!Groom dances with nieces at outdoor wedding reception. Photo by La Vida. Couple dances with nieces at outdoor wedding reception. Photo by La Vida. PARRRRRRRRRTAAAAAAY!Candid reception dancing at outdoor reception at Coronado Loews. Photo by La Vida. Candid reception dancing at outdoor reception at Coronado Loews. Photo by La Vida. And then the paper towel roll came out… I’m sure there’s a great story behind this but it turned into a very entertaining limbo contest which involved pretty much every guest at one point or another. It was a HOOT!! Candid reception dancing at outdoor reception at Coronado Loews. Photo by La Vida. Candid reception dancing at outdoor reception at Coronado Loews. Photo by La Vida. Candid reception dancing at outdoor reception at Coronado Loews. Photo by La Vida. Couple dances with nieces at outdoor wedding reception. Photo by La Vida. Candid reception dancing at outdoor reception at Coronado Loews. Photo by La Vida. Grandma dances with granddaughter flower girl at wedding. Candid reception dancing at outdoor reception at Coronado Loews. Photo by La Vida. Candid reception dancing at outdoor reception at Coronado Loews. Photo by La Vida. Couple cuts the cake at their wedding reception at Loews Coronado. ADORBS!!! Groom feeds wedding cake to adorable nieces. Photo by La Vida. The dance floor really started to pick up! Party dancing at outdoor reception at Coronado Loews. Photo by La Vida. Party dancing at outdoor reception at Coronado Loews. Photo by La Vida. Get it, you two crazy kids! Party dancing at outdoor reception at Coronado Loews. Photo by La Vida. Melissa and Scott, thanks so much for sharing your day with us! Really couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful Southern California day. Cheers to many years of sharing time with your dogs, Netflix and chillin’, and sports galore! Nighttime twilight photo of couple at outdoor reception at Loews Coronado. Photo by La Vida. Wedding ring photo with sand dollar and beach elements. Photo by La Vida. Melissa and Scott’s wedding pros:
Photography: La Vida Creations
Wedding Planner: Sweet Blossom Weddings 
H&MU: Three Ways Beautiful
Florist: Haydee’s Creative Flowers
Cake Artist: Baby Cakes
Officiant: Pastor Mike
Ceremony Venue: Silver Strand Beach
Reception Venue: Loews Coronado
DJ: Positive Energy
Market Lights: Brilliant Event Lighting

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