Danielle + Geoff Wedding: San Diego Botanical Gardens

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This wedding really was so special for me to photograph.  Geoff and Sean met in the 1st grade and have remained best friends ever since.  I can't tell you how many reckless stories I've heard of the two.  Many of these stories not suitable for my PG-rated website so I'll refrain from explaining them.  But they're the kind of stories that tell you just how great and undeniably close their friendship really is.  But the real love story here is of course when Danielle entered Geoff's life so unexpectedly yet with so much purpose than anyone ever initially expected. 

Geoff moved from Colorado to Newport Beach, California soon after graduating college and very easily adapted and fell in love with the beach lifestyle and surfing culture.  It was in Newport where Geoff first met Danielle through his neighbor, Taylour.  Taylour and Danielle had relocated together from New Jersey for a sunny and happenin' California.  Of course, fate took it's course and Danielle and Geoff soon began dating despite Taylour's warning to Danielle that he was "not boyfriend material."  The two fell in love and with time learned they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together.  Forever. 

Danielle and Geoff chose to have their wedding at the beautiful San Diego Botanical Gardens which fit their personalities so perfectly.  Danielle and her dear friends planned everything on their own.  And might I add, so perfectly.  If something doesn't go right, it'll be okay.  Just go with it she said right before the start of her ceremony.  And that's exactly who she is--the most sweetest, kindest, laid-back person you'll ever meet.  Their ceremony was so very magical thanks to Taylour, who despite his earlier misjudgement ended up officiating the wedding and married the two.  But that's just it.  That's why this story is so magical.  Geoff saw something in Danielle that changed him in the best ways possible.  He was not only "boyfriend material" but now "husband material."  Their love story proves that what was meant to be will always find it's way. 

Make-up Artist Amber Silva doing her thing on the already gorgeous bride

Make-up Artist Amber Silva doing her thing on the already gorgeous bride

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How gorgeous are these bridesmaids in their pastel creamy blue dresses?!

How gorgeous are these bridesmaids in their pastel creamy blue dresses?!

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Doesn't this make you want to hang out with Danielle?  Like I said...so sweet and chill.

Doesn't this make you want to hang out with Danielle?  Like I said...so sweet and chill.

The perfect bouquet of flowers

The perfect bouquet of flowers

Just so gorgeous from head to toe.

Just so gorgeous from head to toe.

They were even so gorgeous from the back.  Seriously.

They were even so gorgeous from the back.  Seriously.

Such a cute garden and cute little door

Such a cute garden and cute little door

So gorgeous

So gorgeous

and sweet <3

and sweet <3

Studly, is he not?

Studly, is he not?

Too much studly-ness here. 

Too much studly-ness here. 

Cheers!

Cheers!

Taylour wearing his officiant outfit so perfectly.

Taylour wearing his officiant outfit so perfectly.

Taylour had just asked if anyone had any objections to this marriage and the reactions are priceless

Taylour had just asked if anyone had any objections to this marriage and the reactions are priceless

Taylour had some jokes :) 

Taylour had some jokes :) 

Exchanging their vows and saying their I Do's

Exchanging their vows and saying their I Do's

Exchanging some saliva too :)

Exchanging some saliva too :)

Happy bride

Happy bride

Love these two

Love these two

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Personalized Danielle + Geoff cups!

Personalized Danielle + Geoff cups!

The perfect table numbers.  D + H have a tradition of taking these back photos everywhere they travel.

The perfect table numbers.  D + H have a tradition of taking these back photos everywhere they travel.

Breath-taking setup

Breath-taking setup

Is this not the cutest, most greatest photo booth you've ever seen??? I loved it.

Is this not the cutest, most greatest photo booth you've ever seen??? I loved it.

Doing the tunnel

Doing the tunnel

Personalized utensil packages for the delicious tacos they served us!

Personalized utensil packages for the delicious tacos they served us!

First dance as husband + wife <3

First dance as husband + wife <3

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My favorite piece of the wedding. Hands down. My favorite wedding dessert...EVER.

My favorite piece of the wedding. Hands down. My favorite wedding dessert...EVER.

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Thank you, Danielle and Geoff for giving me the opportunity to capture the love the two of you share.  I can't wait to see what life has in store for you guys and Sean and I are so excited that we get to be apart of your journey together forever and ever.  Wishing you all the best.

Love,
Hannah and Sean