Here I am, in my office, underneath a blanket dreaming of the warm rays of sunshine that I experienced during my time in San Diego a few weeks ago. This trip was a whirlwind of sites, and colors, and experiences and I only have happy memories. The point of traveling to San Diego was to visit my dear friends Rachel and Rico, they are rad photographers based out of San Diego that I had the pleasure of meeting in Vegas last year. They took our pictures in the desert and became fast friends with Jordan and I and oh boy do I wish they lived closer. They graciously took me and my travel buddy, Abbey, in for five days and helped us to experience all that San Diego has to offer...believe me...if I didn't love my clients and family here in the Midwest so much, I wouldn't mind packing up a car and moving there ASAP! It's probably one of my new favorite cities, and the people I met there definitely contributed to that. But I am going to stop talking now and let the photos speak for themselves. Rachel and Rico...thanks for being amazing friends and thank you for letting me experience your amazing city, no wonder you love it so much. I will end with these words and memories: Acai bowls, day drinking, long walks, the warmest sunshine I've ever experienced, the best food I've ever tasted, Lou is the coolest dog ever and Weenie is my new favorite cat, late night craft parties, food trucks, Ocean Beach, Sunset cliffs, succulent heaven, dinner under lights, the best vegan cheese dip on the planet, pour over coffee, Pho, The Cream Event, dance parties, confetti, laughter, and oh man...I can't wait for the next visit :)
Last month I had the privilege of working with a ton of amazing vendors on this wonderful shoot. I created a styled shoot for all you Midwestern brides for some inspiration for the dreary months of winter...now you don't have to be scared to have your wedding in the winter, it too can be strikingly beautiful! Enjoy the photos and be sure to check out the feature on the Ruffled Blog for more information on the DIY projects!
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL THESE WONDERFUL VENDORS!!! And thank you to Michael, Margaret, Suzanne, and Deb for braving the cold with me!