Nathan and Cassandra have one of those better-than-fiction love stories that has my heart doing flips! They met online while Cassandra was back in California visiting her parents, but never got the chance to meet in person before she returned home to the east coast. They kept in touch… and before they ever met
A magical ceremony dripping in romantic florals and covered in twinkling lights… followed by the most rockin’ New Year’s Eve dance party ever?! Oh yes, that’s the type of party a Youngren loooooves. #signmeup We’ve been eagerly anticipating Dan and Jen’s New Year’s Eve wedding at Rancho Valencia for a while, and it did NOT
Is your heart ready for this one, friends?? Greg and Courtney’s wedding day was so full of joyful surprises and romance and sweetness that our hearts can BARELY handle it!! Jeff and I were melting into puddles of happiness all day long! We knew from early on (especially at their sweet engagement session) that Greg
What we love about Anna and Lucas is that their hearts radiate JOY. Every step together is soaked in deep happiness and perfect contentment, and we just LOVE them for it. (PS – do you recognize these newlyweds?!? If you’ve been paying attention on the bloggy-blog, you may remember their sweet faces from when we
There are so many sweet parts of Jackson and Kimberly’s La Jolla wedding day – how can we choose a favorite? Their guests were treated to a seaside ceremony just steps away from the ocean (see it all here in Part One!)… and the view was uhhh-mazing. Kimberly and her darling dad *rocked* a choreographed
As individuals, Jackson and Kimberly are both grounded in kindness and confidence, and put a lot of stock into caring for the people around them. Their love for each other came on fast, because not only are they deeply rooted, but they saw a spark in each other that left them genuinely curious. That spark
Welcome to Part Two of Garrett and Jacquie’s oh-so-gorgeous wedding at Rancho Valencia! This one was dripping with so many #TYdreamie details that Jeff and I were truly giddy! It was a SoCal wedding with strong East Coast vibes (and lots of East Coast guests!), which is totally our favorite! I mean… seersucker and Sperry
When Garrett met Jacquie, he was enamored and persistent and very sure of one thing: he had never met anyone quite like her. Jacquie was confident and charming and had this “it” factor that piqued his curiosity… and even with several attempts to get her to notice him (and some ignored text messages), he kept
Welcome to Part Two of Patrick and Miranda’s uhhhMAZING wedding at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar! Part One of their wedding day showed off all the beautiful portraits before the ceremony, but just wait until you see their beautiful ceremony and reception here in Part Two! Patrick and Miranda wore their hearts on their sleeves
Patrick and Miranda have known each other since they were just ten years old, but it wasn’t until years later that they reconnected and fell madly in love. He saw how she had grown into someone incredibly gracious and passionate, and she couldn’t get enough of his positive energy and inclusive and kind heart. With
Hello, my friends, and WELCOME to Part Two of Nick and Hilary’s beautiful, breezy L’Auberge Del Mar Wedding! (And if you haven’t already seen the gorgeous getting ready moments and portraits in Part One, go do that right now!) We simply adore the way Nick and Hilary made their wedding day feel like a big
From their very first date, it was clear that Nick and Hilary would bring out the adventurous side in each other. Their connection was instantaneous – it took just a few dates to know this was going to be something different and something oh-so-very-special. And so it was an easy “yes” to jump in to
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