This Fairmont Grand Del Mar Wedding has been a day that we looked forward to photographing for months! Beautiful, sentimental, and sweet, Ally & Kyle’s big day is one that you won’t want to miss.
Both silly, ambitious, fun, and driven, the start to this day was filled with laughter and excitement as Ally and Kyle both got ready across the Grand Del Mar. With excitement, Kyle danced as he got ready with his friends and Ally sipped champagne as her hair and makeup were done by the talented Meagan Brown.
One of the moments at this Fairmont Grand Del Mar Wedding that had us tearing up a little behind our viewfinders? The moment that Ally & Kyle got to see one another for the first time. As Ally stepped into Kyle’s view, there wasn’t a single person in the room who wasn’t misty eyed. Walking together throughout the hotel grounds and across the Aria lawn of the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Ally and Kyle took the time to step back and savor the moment– and crack a few jokes.
The two of them continue to exude joy throughout their family portraits, and into their ceremony. After a last minute change of plans, Alyx & the team at Ever After Events created a beautiful indoor area for Ally & Kyle to exchange their vows– and Ally & Kyle didn’t bat a single eye despite what was going on around them.
Just focused on finally getting to say their “I Dos”, it was clear that as they finally stood at the altar of their Fairmont Grand Del Mar Wedding, there wasn’t anything that would distract them. Officiated by one of Kyle’s closest friends, Matt Murphy, the two recited their vows– and in between winked and whispered how they loved one another.
It was during the reception that we witnessed a moment that made us love Ally & Kyle even more– and showed how they thought of every single person at their wedding. While DJ HevRock spun tunes, the two of them danced and weaved their way through the hall to hug and say thank you for coming to their friends and family– and then proceeded to pull one of the waitstaff onto the dance floor when they saw her singing along to the music!
Getting to see Ally & Kyle to not only treat everyone with kindness and respect on their big day, but also make sure that everyone was having just as much of a good time as everyone was so special for us– and just reminded us even more of why we absolutely adore them.
But what we were also so lucky to see during the reception (and fully cemented them as a truly iconic couple in our eyes)? Amongst the throwback songs to the early 2000s played by DJ HevRock at Ally & Kyle’s Fairmont Grand Del Mar Wedding, we got to witness Ally belting out what we could describe as the MOST passionate performance of Stacey’s Mom that we have ever seen. And THAT is something we wouldn’t trade for the world.
To Ally & Kyle; thank you, thank you, thank you for choosing us to capture your day for you. Your warm, welcoming hearts– and your taste in early 2000s jams– makes us feel so incredibly lucky that we were a part of your journey. we’re looking forward to hosting you in our studio soon to design your album and relieve this day once again!
Did you adore Ally & Kyle’s story? Hear more about it– and how Kyle surprised Ally with the album when he proposed to her– by reading our blog about their beautiful Balboa Park Engagement Session. If you absolutely adore their venue, we recommend you check out Hasan & Haya’s elegant Grand Del Mar Wedding.
Wedding Photography : Clove and Kin | Coordinator : Alyx, Ever After Events | Ceremony & Reception Location : Grand Del Mar | Desserts and Baked Goods : Sweet Cheeks Baking | Hair & Makeup Stylist : Meagan Brown | DJ : Travis Banister, DJ Hevrock | Florals : Flowers Annette Gomez |