Samantha and John’s Maderas Golf Club Wedding Day

These two have so much pure love for one another, the way they look at each other, laugh together and just feel comfortable in each other’s arms.  Fate brought them together through a few website clicks and they haven’t looked back since!  John surprised Samantha by proposing with her grandmother’s wedding ring, bringing marriage full circle for three generations.  And their wedding day was an absolutely perfect SD day, blue skies, not too hot, not too cold, birds, flowers, simply divine.  And both getting ready suites were a buzz with laughter and positive energy leading right up until the moment of their intimate first look.  The afternoon sun and the beautiful outdoor setting was just a dream for all their photos.  The ceremony was officiated by Sam’s childhood pastor and her sister serenaded the guests with her violin, love these kind of personal touches!  After thoughtful vows, exchanging rings and their first kiss of the day, we ventured around the Maderas Golf Club to take in all the gorgeous scenery on the course (to die for photo ops)!  As the sun started to set and the day turned into evening, it was time to celebrate with all their family and friends.  It was truly an dream wedding day and we feel so honored to have witnessed their journey from engagement to husband and wife!

Venue: Maderas Golf Club

Florist: Inn Florals – Elena & Jan at Rancho Bernardo Inn Florist 

Cake: Edelweiss Bakery

DJ: Dancing DJ Productions – Mitch Rodin

Hair and Makeup: Jessica Steingard 

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.