Cat and David’s beautiful L’Auberge Del Mar wedding is one that will be hard for us to ever forget. The energy throughout the day effervescent, we’re so excited to share their beautiful day with you so you can fall in love with it, just as much as we have.
Beginning at Cat’s childhood home, Cat, her mother, and her bridesmaids began the day as they danced throughout the living room to Shania Twain and belted out the classics while they waited to get their makeup done by Triplow Beauty. With champagne, coffee, and M & Ms fueling the excitement, the girls celebrated and got ready to head out via a fleet of golf carts to the beautiful day that waited ahead.
A thoughtful touch we loved? As they got ready alongside their friends, Cat and David both chose to commemorate the day for their bridal party by handing out customized sneakers accompanied by handwritten notes— a fashionable gift for them to change into during the reception so they could dance the night away in comfort and style.
And soon enough, the time had come for their ceremony. The aisle and venue decked out in beautiful pink and white floral arrangements by Nancy Lobo Designs and the chairs filled with their loved ones, everything was set for Cat to walk down the aisle to David. Every detail meant to make the moment more sentimental, Melissa of Sweet Blossom Weddings worked in touches like a sign in book featuring images of the Del Mar beach nearby where Cat had grown up visiting, and where we got to spend their beautiful Del Mar Engagement session with them.
As Cat floated down the aisle on the arm of her mother, we had the hardest time keeping our eyes from tearing up behind our viewfinders, watching the way that Cat and David looked at one another as they met at the end of the aisle. And what we’re totally unashamed to say? We may or may not have shed a few tears as we listened to their vows to one another, hearing how their relationship had evolved to become a beautiful love and support system for one another. And at the end of it all, the air was alight with cheers— especially one from Cat, as she looked at David, the biggest beautiful smile covering her face as she cheered alongside them all.
One of our favorite things was the different ways that those who loved Cat and David chose to celebrate the day. Whether it was hearing their friends and family jokingly cat call Cat as she walked down the aisle to David, their guests waving their napkins up in the air to hype up the couple as they entered to Tolan Shaw’s “Let’s Go”, or one of their closest friends DJing— and David hopping in the booth for a guest appearance, there was hardly a moment that their friends and family didn’t take a chance to celebrate Cat & David’s love.
This love was reciprocated in full by Cat and David; throughout the day and evening, we think we saw them go up to every single guest and vendor to express their gratitude for making their day go off without a hitch. As they made their rounds throughout their L’Auberge Del Mar wedding, each encounter reminded us how lucky we were to have gotten a chance to be there alongside such a kind and wonderful couple for their journey.
We cherished getting to capture the moments alone that Cat and David had. From getting a few martinis at the bar and chatting to the hotel guests about their wedding to their couples portraits where David twirled Cat around, we loved how they took the time to savor and enjoy the small moments of their day before they rejoined their reception.
It was not just this time to themselves they took to appreciate; as they enjoyed their L’Auberge Del Mar wedding, the little touches perfectly planned by Melissa of Sweet Blossom Weddings like pink crystalware to match their color scheme were noticed and appreciated. Getting to see the way they enjoyed every last bit of their day gave us alllll of the warm and fuzzy feelings— and reminds us why we love working alongside such incredible couples, coordinators, and vendors to capture these days.
To Cat & David; we feel so incredibly lucky that you chose us to capture this part of your story, and your stunning L’Auberge Del Mar wedding. As we’ve gotten to know you these last few months, we thank our lucky stars that L’Auberge Del Mar recommended us to you and you found your way into our little family. Your kind hearts and charming personalities made us feel like we gained two friends along the way. We can’t wait for all the adventures that lay ahead for you two because we know the love is deep and all-encompassing. Here’s to years filled with Shania Twain songs and love!
Want to fall more in love with David & Cat’s story? We think you’d love their stunning Del Mar engagement session where we got to explore Cat’s childhood hometown. Did you absolutely fall in love with the details of their wedding and their venue? Check out Jack & Hannah’s L’Auberge Del Mar wedding, which was also planned by Melissa of Sweet Blossom Weddings!
Wedding Photography : Clove and Kin | Coordinator : Sweet Blossom Weddings | Ceremony & Reception Location : L’Auberge Del Mar | Hair & Makeup Artist : Triplow Beauty | Desserts and Baked Goods : Susie Cakes | DJ : DJ Danny | Rentals : Adore Folklore | Florals : Nancy Lobo Designs |