Maria and Xerxes are a sweet, fun and loving couple–which is definitely reflects in their fun wedding photos. They married this past spring at the Torrey Pines State Reserve, with an intimate reception at Pacifica Del Mar. They wanted to rely on the natural beauty of Torrey Pines and Del Mar, and keep their celebration simple, but with lots of personality.

Like most couples, Maria and Xerxes wanted an incredible photographer. So, they brought on True Photography. But, because their group was small, Team True was on hand for six hours. So in order to capture the day on film, we decided to go out of the box. Because they got beautiful at their hotel suite, which was several miles away, we opted to make the best use of our photo time. I came up with the idea to have the getting ready photos done outside! The newlyweds brought furniture and a mirror from home, and I brought several props to help covey the feel of getting ready photos. The bride arrived in her robe, and we hung her gown from a tree. This also gave us some time to do a private first look before guests arrived. I also loved how we used Del Mar Plaza for some of the portraits. I love this space for the view and the ambiance!

Instead of dancing, a guitarist came to provide vocals throughout the day. The day ended with an after party in La Jolla. Maria and Xerxes, it was a pleasure!

To see more images from the day, please visit True Photography’s blog.

Vendors that made up this celebration:

Photography: True Photography

Venue: Pacifica Del Mar and Torrey Pines State Reserve

Florals: Jolie Fleur

Baker: Flour Power

Music: Isle Entertainment