From the moment Cindy & Pete’s Cape Rey Carlsbad wedding day began, we knew that it would be special. Walking into the bridal suite, we were met with laughter as Cindy sat surrounded by her bridesmaids and family. It wasn’t long before we were hearing stories about Cindy from her bridesmaids, who were friends Cindy had collected throughout her life; hearing stories from bridesmaids who had met her during middle school, college, and at work, where she had met Pete, we listened and laughed along as the air buzzed with excitement.
Meanwhile with Pete? The emotion and happiness was palpable as he celebrated with his groomsmen, happy tears slipping from his eyes as his best man tightened the knot on Pete’s bowtie. As the preparations began below with the Sweet Blossom Weddings team leading the way, beautiful florals were laid into place by Moments in Bloom and finishing touches were laid on the dessert bar with treats by Cakes by Frances M.
One of our favorite moments from this Cape Rey Carlsbad wedding was getting to hear about Cindy & Pete’s story from so many perspectives. During the sweet, hearing Cindy’s heartfelt vows and listening to Pete talk about the ways that they would complement one another in life and recount the way they met during the pandemic (and joking that it took her awhile to see his full face) during the vows he memorized and spent months drafting and touching speeches by the bridal party, we had the hardest time not tearing up behind our viewfinders.
During the funny moments, we had to make sure we kept our hands steady as we laughed during Pete’s father’s speech, meant to last a few moments but went twenty minutes long. At the end, we don’t think there was a single dry eye in the entire room as friends and family laughed alongside Pete’s father as he jubilantly finished his speech. Getting to learn more of their story had us fall even more in love with Pete and Cindy, and the story of how they came together.
There was one thing that had our hearts absolutely melting; that the two words we heard consistently throughout the night were “Thank You.” From taking the time to thank the vendors to going to every table or shouting it across the dance floor to their friends and family over the music played by TNT Entertainment, Pete and Cindy made sure that everyone who had traveled and came out to celebrate their day knew exactly how appreciative they were. It was something that only reiterated the way their friends and family had talked their kind hearts and the love that they not only had for one another, but for all that surrounded them.
We cannot thank the team at Sweet Blossom Weddings for pointing Pete & Cindy our way. A couple– and day– that we’ll truly never forget, this Cape Rey Carlsbad wedding is one that will forever remain one of our favorite moments of the year. Getting to join them along this journey was such an incredible treat,
To Pete & Cindy; we are so incredibly honored that you chose to have us accompany you along your journey. From your sweet Balboa Park engagement session where we got to hear even more about your story to your Cape Rey Carlsbad wedding & every moment in between, getting to know you has been a true blessing. We know that with every day and challenge you two take on together, you’ll tackle it with ease because Pete’s vows ring true; you complement one another and we know you’ll make an incredible team.
Interested in hearing more about Pete & Cindy’s story and want to see their beautiful engagement session? Take a peek at their Balboa Park Engagement blog!
Wedding Photography : Clove & Kin | Venue : Cape Rey Carlsbad | Event Coordinator : Sweet Blossom Weddings | Floral Design : Moments in Bloom | Cake : Cakes by Frances M. | Dress : Blush Bridal Couture OC | Make-Up : Refined Beauty Inc | Hair : Refined Beauty Inc | DJ : DJ Troy Cook, TNT Entertainment | Rentals : Chiavari Chairs of San Diego | Linen Rentals : BBJ La Tavola |