Kristina and Ryan’s La Jolla Woman’s Club Wedding Day

We connected with Kristina and Ryan first at her brother’s wedding in 2016 and we were beyond excited when they reached out to us to document their summer wedding day!  This amazing couple started out as co-workers first and it didn’t take long for the two of them to realize they had so much in common, sports, travel, hiking and of course, family.  And they couldn’t wait to bring all of their family from coast to coast to La Jolla to celebrate the start of their new journey as a married couple.  Our day started at a private residence overlooking the ocean and La Jolla, the house was a buzz with energy and as soon as these two transformed into a bride and a groom, they absolutely were beaming to see one another for their first look.  Now spending their entire day side by side, their entourage joined them for a trolley ride to the cliffs in La Jolla, it was absolutely gorgeous, a perfect So Cal Day.  After some fun and romantic photos by the water, we all made our way to their venue for their ceremony and reception, La Jolla Woman’s Club.  Their ceremony was held in the lawn with touching yet funny vows from each of them and after they were officially announced husband and wife by Kristina’s uncle, it was time to celebrate!  After some cocktails, a special slideshow and toasts, it was time to hit the dance floor, and that’s another thing these two have in common, is dancing!  Their day was everything they had imagined and it was such an honor to document every dreamy moment!  Congrats to these newlyweds, please enjoy some of our favorite images and their highlight wedding video!

Wedding Coordination:  Summer with Sublime Weddings

Venue:La Jolla Woman’s Club

DJ: Will from Dancing DJ Productions

Catering and Decor: Personal Touch Dining

Cake: Flour Power

Florist: Tara from Moments in Bloom

Hair and Makeup: The Vanity Belle

LeeAnna and Jake's Wedding Day

Ah, LeeAnna and Jake... where do we start with this fabulous down to earth fun-loving couple and their dream wedding day...

(and it seems serendipitous to us that their wedding is the first we have posted since the pandemic began in 2020.)


Words at this point don't necessarily have to be spoken anymore to share the emotions and patience that 2020 required from the world.

We very much recall all the conversations with couples as the news hit about shutdowns and specifically remember talking to LeeAnna and Jake 60 days out from their original June 2020 wedding date and all of us coming to terms with the fact that another year of waiting seemed inevitable. LeeAnna and Jake focused their energies together on enduring this journey with the hopes that one day their dream would come to fruition... in the words of the bride, there were a lot of lows with very little highs during the shifts and pivots of COVID-19.

Patience prevailed...

To witness them celebrating with their family and friends was like watching a dream come true.

What we would have taken for granted pre-pandemic magnified the fact that their wedding day was here.

This journey we have all been through is a personal one and left us feeling amiss and made it hard to share any "highs" we may have experienced through a global pandemic.

Jake and LeeAnna's wedding day meant as much to us as it meant to them!

A true symbol that love is the strongest bond and if you can hold on tight and never let go of your dreams, there is a rainbow on the other side.

Congrats Mr and Mrs Thompson, you are one of a kind and we will always remember the laughter, joy and DANCING that you never for a moment took for granted.