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paige & dane’s wedding, part 1 | levyland estate in carlsbad, ca

Hello faithful blog-stalkers! πŸ™‚

I am so proud to present another beautiful wedding that we shot last Saturday over at Levyland Estates in Carlsbad. Paige and Dane found us last year in San Diego Style Weddings magazine, and we are so glad they did! Betsy and I had the most incredible time getting to know these two, and very much enjoyed shooting their engagement session in Coronado back in December.

They had a huge, but insanely FUN bridal party! Everyone was such a joy to be around all day. So pleasant, joyful and easy going. Thanks, guys and galsβ€”you rocked!! And with pro beach volleyball players on both sides, it was seriously the tallest bridal party EVER πŸ˜‰

Dane and Paige are beautiful people, from the inside out. And they’re incredibly into each other which makes our job SO RAD!

Paige was super excited to share her beautiful dress by Chez Bride Moderne with us early on in the planning process. We knew she was going to look absolutely stunning in it!

Paige and her ladies… beautiful and a blast! There was a lot of laughing, dancing, and joking around all day. Paige rockin’ it down the stairs to get into place for photos with her bridesmaids. This girl cracks us up!!

She and her Mom really had a great time planning this wedding together. Can’t you just see the joy and excitement on both of their faces as she helps Paige get into her gown?!

This Bible has been in Paige’s family for several generations and the readings at the wedding were taken from these very pages…so many personal touches throughout the day that told a lot about Paige and Dane. Love it!

There are so many great images of the unforgettable moments we captured during their big day, it was really hard to narrow it down for a slideshow! Enjoy the story as it unfolds below πŸ™‚

The ceremony was held down on the beach in Carlsbad, just steps away from Levyland. And you wouldn’t believe the sunshine they had for a March wedding. Nothing like So Cal sun coming out for an appearance! And their excitement of seeing each other for the first time just beams in these photos!

Paige and her Dad have a special bond, as does the entire family on both sides. We love to capture special moments showing that special Father-Daughter bond. EVERYONE at the wedding knew just what a perfect match Paige and Dane are for each other…so much joy and tears!

LOVE this image of the two Dads giving each other propsβ€”the perfect illustration of two families joining together πŸ™‚

A special moment for just the Mr. & Mrs. They were totally in their own world…

YAY!! We did it!!!! Those coming down the aisle images are always a favorite of ours!

We have a soft spot for warm backlit portraits. πŸ™‚ And the shoes…perfect!!

They decided to kick off the transition from cocktail hour into the reception with the bouquet toss off the balcony at Levyland. There may or may not have been a rumble down in the bouquet pit πŸ˜‰

We want to go on record to say how the entire grand entrance with all the bridal party was an absolute riot!!! One of the best we’ve ever seen! Everyone had their own introduction along with a little bio of their best traits or things Paige and Dane love about them. The cherry on the sundae was Paige and Dane’s entrance below. Seriously, the whole thing was absolutely classic and we were all laughing behind our cameras πŸ™‚

Romantic and fun, all at the same time. I think that’s how you can sum up these two…Classic first dance split up with a get down and get funky mash up. And of course, everyone was cheering them on like mad!!!

Parent dances are so special…especially when you can just watch and appreciate how incredible their relationship is. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house!
(Every time we see these images, we tear up all over again. Y’all are so sweet with each other!!)

LOVE this moment that our good friend Sara France caught of Paige and Grandpa! Sara was such a great help for us, capturing a bunch of the details (which we’ll be highlighting in a separate post). Thanks, my friend!

Seriously IMPRESSIVE work, Dane!!! Managed to completely remove the garter with no hands πŸ˜‰ And the crowd went WILD!

It was super important to Paige and Dane to have an epic day filled with an awesome party where they’d be surrounded by all their favorite people in the world. So we were stoked to pull them away for a few minutes of twilight for a few more beautiful wedding portraits. We had about 2-3 minutes before all of us got eaten alive by flying critters πŸ˜‰

Paige and Dane, a sincere thank you from the bottom of our hearts for inviting us into your lives to document your love story!! We’ve enjoyed getting to know you and capturing your unique relationship immensely! And a special thank you to all your wonderful friends and family for making us feel so welcome too at your wedding. We will always cherish the kind words and hugs we received that day!

Stay tuned for PART 2 of Paige and Dane’s wedding photography later this week when we highlight all the special details they put into their wedding day to pay homage to Paige’s Texan heritage!

To Paige and Dane’s friends and family: Have you signed in to their Pictage Event Page yet? You will be notified as soon as the individual images go live in a few weeks, and you will receive a gift certificate toward your first print purchase!

Paige and Dane’s fantastic vendors:
Photographers: La Vida Creations Photography
Support Photographer: Sara France Photography
Ceremony Venue: Levyland Estates
Reception Venue:
Levyland Estates
Paige’s Dress: Chez Bride Moderne
Paul Bott
Catering: Paul Bott
Cake Artist:
Paul Bott
Event Planner: Paul Bott
DJ: KC with Vox DJs
Custom-designed programs & invitations: Dani’s Details
Hair and Make-up: Sara Kilburn

  • evelyn peelle - i can’t even begin to tell you how touching and beautiful each and every one of these shots are. you captured these moments in their truest form. thanks for sharing! can’t wait to see the next installment!

  • Kelly and Wes Wofford - What amazing pictures!! What a great wedding … it went by way too fast. We love you Paige and Dane with all our hearts! You make an AMAZING couple!! Can’t wait for the next set of pictures!

  • Ashley Daniell - Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I absolutely love the one of Dane as he sees his bride walking down the aisle. What a great emotion-filled moment. Love it.

  • Katie Neal Photo - Um, Epic is right! Gorgeous shots capturing a stunning wedding!

  • Evan Bishop - Great images and beautiful wedding! Love the shoes … you guys get the coolest couples!

  • jenna rowe photo - stunning. you guys are a freak of photo-nature. you continually amaze me with your images. i am never without my mouth open and my head shaking. beautiful work.

  • pippy - Beautiful photos that tell a wonderful story from start to finish! So glad yall were there to capture the many many moments…thank you for your great talent and skills!

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  • Catherine Saxton - These are INCREDIBLE photos and tell a wonderful story all over again!!! Paige was a goddess in her dress, lovely people, where were you photographers when I got married? πŸ™‚ Nicely done.

  • Album Boutique Team - Beautiful photos and a stunning couple! Thanks for sharing all the details, it’s fun to learn about Dane and Paige and their wedding details.

  • Bobbie O'Connell - These pics are awesome and I was hoping someone could let me know who the groom got his suit from?


  • Paul Bott - with me it is always personal…it is all about the bride, the groom and the families…….you guys captured the best “personal” experience i have ever seen.Paige, Dane, and their parents are all amazingly beautiful people..they are fun, they are soulful, they are real……..you nailed it! i tear up and get goose bumps everytime i look at you photos…

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