There is nothing I love better than a wedding that consists of the most gorgeous florals, cute decor and most importantly a phenomenal bridal party! This timeless Oceanside wedding at the Botanica was one for the books and boy did the bride and grooms wedding party (party of 20 what??!) know how to have themselves the most epic time.
Let’s first start out with the stunning details that the bride had for her special day-so timeless, romantic and the most gorgeous soft pastely tones (def not a word hehe) but you know what I mean. The dreamiest colors you could possibly choose for a timeless wedding day.
Her besties (all 10 of them) were truly the most amazing group of girls to work with. Generally when there is a larger group it can take some time to gather everyone given all of the different personalities, and the business of the morning but these girls were ON it- you truly couldn’t have asked for a better group.
The bride was glowing, so happy and excited for her special day. I love when you can genuinely feel the love she has not only for her hubby to be but everyone else surrounding her that day. It was so wonderful capturing these intimate moments before the big party started.
Down the road a bit at the Botanica in Oceanside was the groom and his groomsmen. They were just as kind and fun to work with, truly making for the most enjoyable day for all. It’s always such a blessing when a couple puts full trust in their photographer-it really allows the photographer to be creative, handle the wedding with ease and a perfect flow. Overall creating a wonderful vibe for the day.
The ceremony was put together so perfectly-from the decor, the words spoken and the love that you could feel everywhere, it was a joyous event.
Look at those big bright smiles from these two, can’t you just feel their excitement like you are standing right there with them!?
Since these two opted to wait for seeing each other until the ceremony, we captured family and bridal party photos immediately following the ceremony. Something I always make sure to organize with my couples for a big day like this is to plan out exactly which family photo groups you’d like to capture. It always makes this part of the wedding a lot smoother and stress free. Everyone is always so excited to get the party started at this point so making sure this is handled as quickly and effectively as possible is key for your wedding to be a success.
Although this group was mighty they were so fun and totally followed photo directions so perfectly. Proof below!
Everyone enjoyed themselves at cocktail hour with the tasty Hors D’oeuvres and the delicious cocktails they had for everyone to enjoy.
The reception was decorated so beautifully, I absolutely loved capturing all these well thought out details that made their day come to life.
These two were so cute with how much fun they were having. Their bridal party surprised them and sprayed money everywhere at the end of their grand entrance, it was so cute!
Next up were all the dances, all were so sweet. After that, we headed off to capture some amazing bride and groom photos.
The night ended with beautiful toasts to the sweet couple and an epic dance party with all their closest friends and family!
It was such a beautiful day capturing this timeless Oceanside wedding at the Botanica and I am truly so honored that they chose me to be their photographer. This wedding is the perfect inspiration for those dreamy timeless wedding visions and I hope it inspires you for your special day.
Photography: Lauren Dixon Photography
Videography: The Byrd Sisters
Florist: I Dew Flowers
Hair: Beauty for Ashes
Makeup: Ashley Tani
Dress: Blush Bridal
Tux: Friar Tux
If you’d like our studio to capture these memories for your special day, reach out below! We would be so excited to chat with you.