Top Budget Friendly & Affordable San Diego Wedding Locations

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Affordable & Budget Friendly San Diego Wedding Venues

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I am frequently asked if I can suggest wedding locations around San Diego that are affordable, unique and will help a couple stick to a wedding budget. With no affiliation or ulterior motives, below are a few spots that offer beautiful views, are considered the most popular and top wedding locations in southern California for planning a wedding on a budget.

1) San Diego Beaches, including La Jolla & Mission Bay

2) Bahia Hotel & Resort and their Sternwheel Paddle Boat

3) Balboa Park Weddings

4) The Thursday Club

5) Marina Village Weddings & Receptions

6) Admiral Kidd Club overlooking downtown San Diego Bay & Coronado Island

7) Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens

8) La Jolla Cove – Bridge Club at Scripps Park

9) La Jolla Cove and Suites

10) Cuvier Wedding Bowl La Jolla Coast

11) Pala Mesa Golf Resort in North County Fallbrook

12) Hotel Del Coronado Beach Ceremony

13) Soledad Club overlooking Downtown San Diego, Mission Bay & The Ocean

14) Coronado Community Center Wedding

15) Bali Hai Restaurant overlooking San Diego Bay, Downtown and Coronado

16) San Diego Botanical Garden

17) The Prado Balboa Park Wedding & Reception

18) Sunset Cliffs in the Ocean Beach/Point Loma area

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Catamaran Resort in Pacific and Mission Beach offers access to their Paddle Wheel Boat

20) Temecula Creek Inn in the North County Wine Region

21) Rancho Bernardo Inn

22) Wilson Creek Winery in North County San Diego

23) Stone Brewery Private Event & Wedding Reception

24) Coronado Destination Beach Wedding

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Fun family portraits at Belmont Park and on the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster

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Fun family portraits at http://www.belmontpark.com/ in Mission Beach, and on the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster with a warm glow of the fall sunset.

Hotel Del Coronado – Family Vacation Portraits

Wondering what the best, top things to do in San Diego while on vacation are? Below is one great idea – have some family portraits taken on the beach!
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Garden Setting Family Portraits

~ Family Portrait “Mini-Session” on Mission Bay at Paradise Point Resort ~

Family Portraits at Paradise Point Resort, Mission Bay

I just loved these guys! Such a perfect example of a fun family’s portraits at Paradise Point Resort on Mission Bay, San Diego. I always laugh a bit inside at the difference (and sometimes similarities) of taking portraits for teens and young adults, versus babies and toddlers.

Soledad Club ~ Kate Sessions ~ Windansea Beach

Ryan & Karin’s celebration ~ from the first look at Kate Sessions Park, the Soledad Club (with its amazing views of Mission Bay, Downtown San Diego, and the Pacific Ocean), and the quick jaunt we took down to Windansea Beach in La Jolla for some photos in between the ceremony and reception. One of the highlights of the night was the view of the SeaWorld Fireworks Show from the deck of the Soledad Club! How awesome is having a fireworks show to end your reception?!?




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Balboa Park Wedding – Administrative Courtyard and Spanish Village

Matt & Barbara’s romantic, rustic and ROWDY wedding in Balboa Park. The ceremony was at the elegant Administrative Courtyard, with whispers of Spain and Santa Barbara that set the scene. Act two was when the party got really jump’n, over in the Spanish Art Village. Don’t take my word for it, just see Matt in action below…





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Wedding at the Catamaran Resort on Mission Bay

It might have rained in the days leading up to their beach front wedding at The Catamaran Resort, but like clockwork, the skies cleared for Amanda & Lynx. The sun was shining brightly as we did the first-look and group photos in the Gazebo Garden, taking full advantage of the lush tropical landscape. After the ceremony, these guys even found time to sneak in a quick round of volleyball with some of the locals!

Featured Photographer in Bridal Magazine

Hey~hey ~ what a day! I was chosen as one of the featured photographers for the current issue of Nuptials Bridal Magazine! The publisher had seen my work at a bridal show and said the my use of colors really caught her eye. There are so many amazing photographers out in the market place, and I’m just really awed that she thought that her readers would like seeing my work.
Check out my images on Pages 6, 12 and the full page spread on 13/14!

VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner)

A fun morning shoot in my own neighborhood. With the remodeling and interior decorating nearly done, it was time for the VRBO slideshow photos!
5141 Cass St. ~ San Diego, CA 92109 (3 bedroom ~ 3.5 bath ~ Ocean View)
Check out their listing right here: http://www.vrbo.com/411268