{Real Wedding} Lisa + Manu's Stunning San Diego Beach Wedding

From Rustic Engagement Shoot to Gorgeous Beach Wedding!

The thing I love about having a wedding blog, is the connections made. Tonight I had a "this is why I have a wedding blog" moment.  

A few months back, in June to be specific, I shared a rustic engagement shoot of Lisa & Manu, by Photography by Verdi.  If you missed this, check out the shoot here.  

Lisa  & Manu married July 1, 2011.  After posting their engagement shoot, and before the wedding, I wished Lisa much luck to her wedding, and offered to share her wedding photos, if she was up for it, after the blessed event.  I wasn't sure if I'd here back, and I was so overjoyed to receive an email from Lisa, sharing her wedding photos & video!  I was truly touched.  

Originally I had reached out to Lisa, after Rich, from Photography by Verdi, suggested I get in touch with her for any info about their upcoming wedding-a connection was made.  I think it has more to do with the fact that Lisa & Manu live in AZ, as do I.  I loved sharing an e-shoot of an AZ couple, which showcased an amazing Arizona photographer.  Their smitten looks at each other, and the passion in their eyes really stood out, which enhanced the beauty of their shoot.   

Lisa & Manu wished to have such a unique engagement session with a Wild West look, because they were planning a beach wedding-loved this concept!  I love the fact they really thought out the difference their rustic western engagement shoot would pair with their sweet beach wedding.  

With no further ado, I present to you the wedding of Lisa & Manu, photographed and videographed by Sutography.

And, behold the wedding video!  Love the opening with the groom's speech to his bride!  The song that follows is perfect for this lovely pair, "I Do" by Colbie Caillat.  

Such a cute couple, such a sweet wedding!  I'm in love with this video, the non-stop smiles, the heartfelt speech, it's all so touching.  Love the choice of soundtrack, it's really cute and sets a sweet tone!

I'm also in love with Lisa's dress & that veil!  Love the length whilst strolling along the beach when the sun is setting, so gorgeous!  Also love it that the groom wore flip flops!

Many thanks to Lisa & Manu for sharing your wedding photography & video with me!  Congrats on your marriage!  Wishing you both many years of blessed bliss!

Vendors & Reviews:
1. Venue: Paradise Point Resort located at 1404 Vacation Road, San Diego, CA 92109. Catering was done by them too and a big thank you to Rosanna Harrison, director of catering at the resort (she is the one to talk to if planning a wedding there). Resort website is: www.paradisepoint.com.

Also, our wedding planner that we had hire unfortunately did not come through so day of Rosanna stepped in and took care of everything (which is above and beyond what she needed to do).

Ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all took place at resort. They have complimentary golf carts for guests and provided discounted rooms for all guests staying at the resort.

2. Photography/Videography: Sutography Holly and Mat Sutor. Sutography website is: www.sutography.com and they can be contacted through their website.

Highlight Video from them of our wedding: http://vimeo.com/27354310 (I think this is really cool)

3. Flowers: Flowers By Erin Erin Kluzak. Flowers By Erin website is: www.flowersbyerin.com and email is: erin@flowersbyerin.com

4. Cake: Flour Power They have two locations in Califronia and Flour Power's website is: www.flourpower.com and they can be contacted through their website. They were highly recommended by everyone and all the guests absolutely loved the cake (if you book though Paradise Point the cake is included by this company in the hotel's wedding package).

5. DJ: Elite British DJ Mick Scrivener. Elite British DJ website: www.elitebritishdj.com and email is: mick@elitebritishdj.net. The day after our wedding, I recieved an email from him with a highlight video from the wedding it was such a treat and something he does as a sweet guesture after each wedding (http://vimeo.com/25906018).

6. Pastor: Jack Hawkins Jack Hawkin email is: jack@canyonsprings.org. he was highly recommended at all the wedding websites we googled.


  1. Kristen! So wonderful, thank you so very much for sharing our story on your beautiful blog. It has been such a treat connecting with you, you are the best. Thank you again! ~Lisa

  2. Oh, Lisa, you are so welcome! It is my pleasure! It is I to thank you for getting back in touch with your wedding images! So happy for you & Manu! Wishing you both continued wedding well wishes for years to come! xo


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