Intimate Backyard San Diego Wedding | Jen + Stan

What happens when you mix two Chicago natives and a gorgeous San Diego estate? A freakin’ party that’s what! Jen + Stan threw an epic bash at their uncle’s estate in Valley Center and it was unforgettable. The garden setting for their ceremony was magical, and we explored the whole property at sunset wandering through the orchards. It was everything dreamy and more! “What we loved most about our venue was how intimate it was. The atmosphere and vibe was exactly what we were looking for. My uncles truly live in paradise.”

I loved that these two danced to the beat of their owner drummer! Their first look was so special because Jen actually stepped out in front of all of her guests first, then Stan was the last to turn around and see her. “Getting to see Jen after all the anticipation and family and friends around made it that much more special.” It was so incredible seeing the surprise and excitement on all of their faces!

Jen + Stan truly made this day exactly what they wanted. “My advice is to remember it’s about you, your husband, and the love you share. We wanted the day to be centered around that, and I think it’s really easy, even though it’s your wedding, for everyone else’s opinions to get in the way of that. It’s okay to say no!”

Venue: Private Estate // Hair + Makeup: Blush + Adore // Cake: Peggy Liao // Rentals: More Rentals // Officiant: Intimate Ceremonies SD // Videographer: Michael Peters