Christina and Trish’s wedding day was beautiful in that there was lots of laughter, the weather was perfect, their ceremony was incredibly touching but filled with love and humor, too. The food was amazing and the dance party was super fun. But the real beauty in all of this is what was there before this day, what I believe comes through in these photos, and what Trish and Christina carry with them still. And that is this incredible, overwhelming and amazing light that they shine both as individuals and as a couple.

Through this wedding planning process, Christina and Trish have let me inside their lives with open arms, lots of text messages, hysterical emails, love, and that LIGHT. That thing that makes life worth living. That restores your faith in humanity and that there are really GOOD people out there in the world who want to stand by you. Who give you parts of themselves without expecting anything in return. Who are real. (And really, really funny.) I am blessed beyond measure that I have walked away with two people whom I truly think the world of who want to call me their dear friend. Deborah Young, I will always be in your debt for connecting us.

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The Behind the Scenes Team:

Photography: Laura Christin Photography

Hair: Audra Rene Studios

Makeup: Lipstick & Luster

Florals, Decor & Arch: Cherry Blossom Floral Designs

Officiant: Deborah Young

Coordination: Sabrina, La Dolce Idea

DJ: Chris, Tim Altbaum Productions

Venue: The Hilton Oceanfront Carlsbad

Linens: Sweet Ribbon

Cake: Eccentric International Chefs

Live Strings at Ceremony and Cocktail Hour: Vintage Strings