Leslie + Jared – Prado San Diego Wedding

Leslie and Jared had such an incredible wedding day! They have been married for a while, have had three lovely children and finally got to have their big celebration! They all traveled down to San Diego from Alaska in January to escape the freezing temperatures and enjoy some lovely SD weather. They got to have a little family vacation and renew their vows at the same time!

They got ready at the U.S. Grant in downtown SD and the kids were so incredibly adorable. I loved how the boys were investigating all the makeup supplies and little boys in suits are always the cutest thing ever. Their daughter was so sweet as well and it was so fun seeing them be all excited about the day with their parents.

Leslie and Jared had a first look with each other and with the boys in front of the hotel, it was so cute and special. We all went to the Prado after that for photos and preparing for the ceremony. They held the ceremony inside the Prado and then flipped it during the cocktail hour into the reception space. It was so pretty. I LOVED the stationary. It was all beautiful watercolors that were themed to reflect where the couple lives in Alaska. All the table names/pictures were different animals and just so beautifully done. The flowers and cake were also amazing!

They had a sweet ceremony officiated by the friend who officiated their vows the first time as well and they had lovely personal vows that were so deep encompassing the last 6 years of their life together. The cocktail hour was so nice in the courtyard of the Prado with live music and amazing food. After the ceremony area was flipped into the reception area, the party started. The grand entrance was so fun and just got the energy started off right! They had a live band for the reception, and just so much fun energy for the whole night. They had so much fun. Hope you enjoy!!

From the couple: “I’m a pretty dumb guy and wedding videography hadn’t really registered in my brain as a thing until the missus and I started planning our big to do. I confess I was hesitant a bit at first . . .I have zero regrets. Videography is critical to capturing and holding onto the vibe of the big day. Jared and Danielle are a fun couple, so they know how to get the fun of the day into their work. Sometimes the fun is a glance between bridesmaids or a sideward remark from a groomsman. Along with the laughter they also capture the pauses, the silence when it’s most meaningful. The capture the environment, the friends, the family, the memory. There is no better team.”


Music – Licensed through Soundstripe

Venue – U.S. Grant and Prado

Planner – Bliss Events

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photographer – Brant Bender Photography

Flowers – Thistle and Dew

Stationary – Love Notes Stationary

Cake – Cake San Diego