Here is our story with the Westin (San Diego) wedding photography and video, and it begins with Las Vegas Buffets! OMG!! Gavin and I love Vegas buffets; the Wicked Spoon at Cosmo to be specific!! =) And after learning about Diolisa and Dave’s love story… all the more reasons for us (all) to love Vegas buffets.
Once upon a time, a group of girls went to the happiest place on earth (aka Las Vegas) for a girl’s weekend get-away. It was also in celebration of Diolisa becoming a registered nurse. And while they were in the buffet line, a brave gentlemen from a group of guys approached them to initiate a conversation. He then introduce them to his group of friends. Diolisa and Dave’s eyes met and there was instant connection, but chemistry didn’t work it’s magic until later that night on dance floor of a nightclub. Little did she know that, that night was forever gonna change her life. Little did he know that her crazy dance moves swept him off his feet. =)
Weeks went by since they parted but they can’t stop thinking of each other. They were incomplete without each other, and they knew this since that night. Diolisa and Dave decided to give it a shot with a long distance relationship. And a couple months into that, Diolisa went with her gut feeling and made the bold move out to Chicago to be with Dave. What a great choice she made!! Their love story surely teaches us the lesson to, “go where your heart takes you” doesn’t it? =)
Their wedding at the Westin, San Diego was nothing short of fun and amazing. Don’t believe me? Watch their wedding video (by yours truly — Gavin Holt) and see for yourself! It’s the first wedding reception where Gavin edited to a dubstep song. The dance floor was always packed with people, very much resembling that of a Vegas night club. They passed out glow sticks, it was such a great idea!! And thanks to the amazing Vanessa Vazquez (of V3 Weddings & Events), everything came together so beautifully and flawlessly. So sit back, increase your volume and enjoy their wedding video. +)
Preparation at the Westin San Diego
Of course if they are having their wedding reception at the Westin, they would have their wedding preparation in the same hotel.
Dave and his best man, his best wing-man ever!! =D
I love the look on her dad’s face as he witness his daughter getting ready for church.
St. Vincent Catholic Church Wedding Ceremony
They had their catholic wedding ceremony at the St. Vincent Catholic Church, in Paseo de Mission Hills (north of San Diego).
Balboa Park Wedding Party Photos
We hopped over to the iconic Balboa Park for wedding party photos (or bridal party photos). Balboa Park is a landmark of San Diego and it just feels like the culture of San Diego.
Wedding Photography at Balboa Park
The Westin San Diego Wedding Photography
Wedding Reception at The Westin San Diego
And since they met in Vegas, their escort cards where made of poker chips. Their table names were that of Casino’s. Such a sweet and fun idea.
The Grand Entrance
The Father Daughter Dance (with a surprise)
Their father-daughter dance got me all teary-eyed. It reminded me so much of when I danced with my own father at my wedding. =)
Diolisa’s dad!! He is one awesome dad! He and some of her other family members surprised them with the Harlem Shake. I kid you not, the most random dance moves I’ve seen. Now we know where Diolisa got some of her crazy-awesome dance moves from. LOL
And Reception Dancing Starts!
And while these guys were downing beer…
the best man is chugging a 1/2 gallon milk!! Buzz?? I don’t know… maybe just a little!! LOL
This article shows a really fun Filipino Catholic wedding at the Westin San Diego. Wedding photography also covers a St. Vincent Catholic Church ceremony. We also did wedding party photos and wedding photography at Balboa Park in San Diego.
Make sure to look around our blog to see more examples of weddings we have shot, including more weddings in San Diego. We also have much more recent work displayed on our Instagram account. For example, here’s a San Diego wedding we shot in Carlsbad that had the most amazing sunset:
If you are interested in booking us for wedding photography or video, make sure to check out our San Diego wedding prices page.