March 11, 2020

San Diego Editorial

Beach Wedding

Wedding Couple- Classic Car-Beach Portraits

f you are in search of some ideas for a small wedding gathering then look no further, Smith James Events along with Laura Murray put together this whimsical beach escape perfect for a small wedding and reception perfect for any beach location that allows small gatherings.

With all of the recent changes to weddings and events across the world, micro weddings or minimalist events are a hot trend for couples to consider for the next few years.  Trust me you can still have an elegant event with all your must-haves but just on a smaller scale. 

Some of the best weddings I’ve attended were with 50 or fewer of your closest family and friends.  The awesome upside is you will have more time to mingle with everyone and catch up on life, and you “could” have a small-ish bill (depending on your must-have ideas, menu, details, etc) compared to a 200+ wedding night. Some venues in metro areas are a bigger price tag of $300 per person.  Which may or may not include all the things you hoping for. The downside to smaller weddings is fewer guests which means hard decisions have to be made with the invite list. 

Just remember this day is for the two of you. Don’t be persuaded by unwarranted opinions (mine included but I would still love to be your photographer if you let me 😉) from what is most important to you guys. The world is crazy and we are not guaranteed tomorrow so build the event that brings you joy.

Enjoy this collection of images to inspire you for a beautiful elegant small beach wedding. 

San Diego Beach Wedding- Christian Dior Shoes- Beach Wedding- Intimate Table- Blue Wedding Invitations

A special thanks to all the vendors and our host Laura Murray

that made this shoot possible on a beautiful sunny California day.

Hosted by: @lauramurray

Fashion Stylist: @gabriellehurwitz

Planner & Stylist: @smithjamesevents

Wedding Dress: @costarellosbridal from @thedresstheory + @thedresstheorysandiego

Menswear: @theblacktux

Dress: @zimmermann

Shoes: @dior

Models: @kaylajeangarvin, @parkerheath_, @anna_khanzhina

Floral: @plentyofpetals

Hair and makeup: @danielleryanbeauty

Rentals: @theark_ and @witty_rentals

Paper goods: @isidore_augustine

All shot on 35mm film

Photolab: @goodmanfilmlab

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