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Vinscena & Sean : Married : Ultimate Skybox, San Diego, CA

I’ve been excited for this wedding for what feels like ever. Not just because it was 9.10.11 – the most popular wedding date of the year – but mostly because of their story. Two people raised with a strong faith in God, very close knit families and the good fortune of many lifelong friendships. It was a match made in heaven with only one minor difference, Sean was born and raised in Canada, Vinscena in California. Two completely different worlds at the start, but not for long. As his parents recollected about the day Sean moved to the US, with only a small duffle bag filled with mostly hockey gear, they were nervous. Little did they know, he’d meet a girl. A girl that would change him, make him a better person and help him build a new foundation with her, here.

Vinscena and Sean ooze style. But more than that, they are humble and real. It’s what I love most about them, individually and as a unit. Their wedding was classic and chic and easy. Just a big party to celebrate life and love and family. It was one of those perfect parties where you want to put your gear down, pretend like you’re old pals and dance the night away with the rest of the guests. Huge thanks to Marissa for being my right hand lady and to Jamie Renfro from The Ultimate Skybox for keeping the night flowing so easily. Thanks also to the talented people that contributed to such a great day. 😉

hair Megan Dehaan /  makeup KC Witkamp /  flowers The Floral Department /  rentals Event Party Rentals /  catering Crown Point /  music DJ Rooster /  cake Azucar

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  • gladys jemSeptember 13, 2011 - 3:34 pm

    OMG i love her style. That veil is incredible. Gorgeous work, my friend!

  • Christina DelySeptember 13, 2011 - 3:45 pm

    Hands down, one of THE most gorgeous weddings I have seen all year! Brilliant work!

  • BecSeptember 13, 2011 - 3:54 pm

    Beatifully photographed, what a stunning couple (actually the whole bridal party was hot!)You did an amazing job.

  • Andrea B.September 13, 2011 - 3:55 pm

    This wedding has so much style!!!!

  • ElenaSeptember 13, 2011 - 4:38 pm

    Ala these photos are AHHH*MAZING!!! You did such a wonderful job!!! That wedding looks so Fabulous! And that couple? Gorgeous!!!

  • Heidi R.September 13, 2011 - 5:03 pm

    UGH! DYING! All of it. LOVE.

  • VinscenaSeptember 13, 2011 - 5:13 pm

    I’m are seriously AMAZING! TFJ – The Bride 😉

  • Marissa RodriguezSeptember 13, 2011 - 10:06 pm

    Why am I sitting here acting like as if I’ve never seen this wedding!? I’m like YELLING at my desk of how gorgeous it is! My gosh you did such an incredible job and I loved it all! Dying.

  • natashaSeptember 14, 2011 - 5:36 am

    I would love to know your lens setup! 😉

  • Adrienne GundeSeptember 14, 2011 - 1:07 pm

    Okay, her veil is pretty much the most fabulous thing I’ve ever seen. Love all of these, especially all those gorgeous portraits. Beautiful work girl!

  • erinSeptember 14, 2011 - 2:54 pm

    holy wedding ala. you really outdid yourself this time. this wedding is AMAZING. the bride is picture perfectly gorgeous, the groom (well, being canadian i DIE at his amazing cuff links), and the pictures. oh, the pictures. i love each and every shot.

  • MOBSeptember 14, 2011 - 9:57 pm

    The veil was hand made by

  • Pam FerreiraSeptember 15, 2011 - 10:16 am

    Oh My Goodness Thia! You out did yourself girl! Stunning Setting, stunning details, stunning pictures, stunning Bride and Groom! Grammy would have been very happy with Cena’s dress, veil, and Oh that necklace! Much happiness to you all!

  • Holly CromerSeptember 16, 2011 - 11:39 am

    Great photos… and what a stunning couple!

  • lisaSeptember 16, 2011 - 7:17 pm

    love. every. single. detail.
    {{especially the necklace. ah-mazing!!}}

  • NicoleSeptember 17, 2011 - 6:55 pm

    love that sash!!!!!!! where is it from?!

  • DebSeptember 18, 2011 - 8:51 pm

    Gorgeous!!! Love your dress! Where did you get that beautiful sash/belt?

  • laurenSeptember 19, 2011 - 4:12 pm

    my new favorite wedding ever of all time! gorgeous!!!!

  • LuSeptember 24, 2011 - 6:35 pm

    Ala, I LOVE your photography!

  • Courtney DellafioraOctober 28, 2011 - 3:24 pm

    OMG. STUNNING. Everything about this is perfection!!! I am jealous!!!! 😉 xoxox

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