The US GRANT Wedding
I was pretty excited to start my November wedding schedule with a US GRANT Wedding. The hotel has been going through some remodeling, and we got to use the new backdrops in Natalie and Marco’s wedding photos.
The day began with some wedding preparation photos. Natalie got ready on a remodeled level of the US Grant. While I enjoyed the dark teal accent colors from before, the new black and white walls with ruby red accent furniture is a great touch. I used it to photograph her getting ready details. The guys got ready in Chaffee Court, located on the Historical Lower Level of The US GRANT. It’s a beautiful perfectly symmetrical room with white walls, wood molding accents, large mirrors, and chandeliers. It does not get much classier than that.
Once they were both dressed for their wedding day, we went down to the lobby to do the first look. I liked this time during their wedding day, because by doing a first look we created some time to hang out alone on their wedding day.
The church for their ceremony was in La Jolla which brought us close to one of my favorite beaches in San Diego. After the ceremony, we took a limo to the beach to do couple, wedding party and family photos. Natalie wanted to make that happened and put a great plan together to get us down there and make these pictures easy as possible.
We returned to The US GRANT just in time to capture the details of the reception in the Crystal Ball Room. One of my favorite moments of the day was when Natalie and Marco walked into the reception room to get a look at it before guests entered. It must have felt great looking at the beautiful celebration that they had put together for their friends and family. I also enjoyed watching their practice dance in the empty room. It’s one of those small but beautiful moments of the day.
The rest of the night was just mostly laughing and dancing. The guests had a fantastic time it was celebrating their love.
Vendors that made their wedding day a success include:
Ceremony Venue: All Hallows Catholic Church
Reception Venue: The US GRANT – Crystal Ballroom
Day of Wedding Coordinator: Holly Kalkin Weddings
DJ: Mike Thomas