“I sought him whom my soul loves… and when I found him, I held him, and would not let him go.” (Song of Solomon)
Koree chose these words to be read during her ceremony with Chris, and she meant every word. Because for these two, getting married isn’t just about finding a lifelong partner to share your days with. Getting married is about committing with your soul’s partner to further your legacy – together.
For Jeff and me, there are weddings that just beat with our same heartbeat, step into our same lockstep, and flow with our same flow in every way possible. And this was one of them. Over the past year, we’ve spent hours with these two talking about the families they’ve come from, their histories apart, and their history together.
And legacy is abundant in their lives.
I love that Chris’ grandfather helped Chris get ready on the morning of his wedding, and that he wore a perfectly tailored tartan coat. I adore that Koree carried a family bible down the aisle that women in her family have carried on their wedding day for generations.
I love the bible passages they chose for the ceremony and that they said “I do” at the chapel at The Bishop’s School, where Koree was educated before heading off to college.
And finally, I just love that everything about this breathlessly timeless wedding day at The Lodge at Torrey Pines made our classic Youngren hearts come alive in every way possible.
But an especially grand thanks goes to Susanne Duffy of Crown Weddings, who crafted a magically flawless day for a magically flawless couple. Friends, Susanne is so much more than a wedding coordinator – she loves on her couples more deeply and wholly than anyone else we know in this industry!
We began the day with Chris and Koree at The Lodge as they were prepping to see each other at their emotional First Look.
Part Two of Chris and Koree’s beautifully classic wedding at The Lodge Torrey Pines is chock full of timeless details and emotional moments. This wedding is pure Youngren style – every single bit of it!
Wedding Photography : The Youngrens | Ceremony Location : The Bishop’s School | Reception Location : The Lodge at Torrey Pines | Event Design : Crown Weddings | Floral Design : Jennifer Cole Florals | Cake : Michele Coulon Dessertier | Shoes : Badgley Mischka | DJ : Still Listening Productions | Catering : The Lodge at Torrey Pines | Wedding Videography : Quixotic Weddings | Linens : APR Fine Linens | Rentals : Cheri’s Vintage Table | Hair & Makeup : Juna Beauty | Invitations & Lettering : Wendy Ware Designer