Judi + Josh – El Cortez Wedding

We just loved Judi and Josh’s El Cortez wedding! They were just such a sweet couple and we loved getting to learn more about their story on their special day. Throughout the vows and speeches we got to hear, we learned how they met, got together, and fell in love. They knew each other for a long time and are best friends. That’s just the best!

While they were getting ready, the guys found out that the hotel was a PokeStop and they joked that the wedding would have to be on hold while they “caught them all”. It was great because later the best man joked that the groom would be playing Pokeman during the speech! I loved the gift that Josh got Judi. They have a favorite artist who did a lot of the animation for the Disney short films. He was at Comic-Con this year and Josh got her some prints and a book and had Pascal Campion sign them for her. So thoughtful!

They had their first look near Balboa Park and had a fun photo time with their wedding party. We just loved watching how much fun everyone was having, sharing so many laughs together. Then we headed to the ceremony and reception venue which was El Cortez down in San Diego.

The ceremony was inside and they accidentally said each others’ vows which was actually quite funny. They continued to laugh through their correct vows and it was just great. They had a little bit more photo time after the ceremony and then joined cocktail hour. The reception was full of great energy and they danced the night away! They had mentioned during the speeches that the bride had liked Backstreet boys and so the groomsmen came up to us during dancing and lip synced to I want it that way. So great.

We hope you enjoy this beautiful wedding!

El Cortez


Venue – El Cortez

Planner – Jessica Beiriger

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography – Eisenhower Photography

Catering – Continental Catering

Flowers – Elegant Touch Floral

DJ – Legacy Sounds

Photobooth – No ka oi’ Photobooth