I can’t think of enough nice things to say about these two and I am so honored to have spent time with them on the happiest day of their lives. Becca and Bryan are made for each other, it’s easy to see just from the way they look at each other.
Becca had confided in me a few months before that she was planning to dye her hair pink to surprise Bryan as she walked down the aisle. It was pink when they first met and he had always told her it was his favorite look on her. She did it and boy did she rock it.
It was overcast and drizzly on the morning of their wedding day- not common in San Diego, but obviously a sign of good luck for their future together. I met up with the girls as they prepped for the day at the Hilton Garden Inn in Carlsbad. Becca looked absolutely stunning from head to toe. She played hairstylist for all of her bridesmaids, including herself, and even made her own fern bouquet. Talk about impressive.
We all headed to the San Diego Botanic Garden where Becca and Bryan would exchange vows atop the waterfall deck in front of a small audience of close friends and family. As Becca walked down the aisle, you could see a knowing, loving smile creep across Bryan’s face. The butterflies they planned to release were still a little sleepy from the ice, but slowly fluttered out of the box and clung to Becca’s veil and dress.
Afterward, we wandered around the gardens for their bride and groom portraits. Everything was lush and green, almost luminescent under the overcast sky. Chauffeured by their good friends in a classic, vintage woody, the last stop before the reception was one of their favorite shared places overlooking the smokestack in Carlsbad.
When we arrived at their house, all of their friends were waiting, cheering them on to dance with applause and whistles. The rest of the night was an exciting blur, full of dancing lights, music, laughter and festivities.
Congratulations you two, I wish you nothing but joy in your new life together.
Credits: Bartender: John Geyer // Catering: VG Donut & Bakery, Gregorio’s, Sushi Bus // Hair & Makeup: Becca Greagrey // Florals/Fauna: Becca Greagrey // Music: DJ Extreme, Nick Covino // Monarch Butterflies: Swallowtail Farms // Party Rentals: Raphael’s Party Rentals // Shoes: Cathy Jean // Wedding Coordinator: Michelle Belanger, Encompass event planners // Wedding dress and veil: David’s Bridal // Venues: Hilton Garden Inn, Carlsbad, San Diego Botanic Garden