Seconds after stepping onto the grounds at RANCHO BERNARDO INN, high-school sweethearts Lauren & Jonah knew it was the perfect venue for their wedding. Whilst the property itself is lush and breathtaking, it remains neutral enough to serve as the most incredible blank canvas and they worked with EVENTS BY TALISSA who created a whimsical and romantic celebration that was the best reflection of them. "Jonah and I wanted the day to feel like us and when it came to planning, we were able to nail down our overall vision but left the specifics open to our vendors and to be honest, that was the best possible decision we could've made." Southern California wedding photographer MALLORY DAWN captured their beautiful day. 

Gorgeous bride Lauren shares with us, "We are truly so grateful to our incredible team of vendors who were instrumental in creating our perfect day. From our seating chart to the bar signs, Kaylyn of PIROUETTE PAPER COMPANY crafted some of the most incredible details that tied everything together. Within one phone call, Hannah of MODERN BOUQUET was able to completely read my mind and create the most beautiful arrangements, installs, and bouquets with just the right amount of whimsy. ARCHIVE RENTALS provided exceptional service and beautiful pieces that set the tone of our ballroom. Taylor Kelly's table number designs were the perfect finishing touches to our tablescapes. EVENTS BY TALISSA delivered beyond every expectation; without her expertise and guidance, our day wouldn't have been the same. Not to mention, her chevron wall recommendation resulted in the sweetheart table of our dreams. We are so incredibly grateful to both MALLORY DAWN PHOTOGRAPHY and DEAR LOVERS FILMS for capturing every sweet moment as a work of art. Their work on our wedding day will forever be near and dear to our hearts and we are so thankful that we're able to re-live every second."

A huge thank you to Southern California wedding photographer MALLORY DAWN for sharing this beautiful wedding with us. Mallory is passionate about shooting weddings and prides herself on making her couples feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera, so they can truly enjoy their wedding day! "I would describe my style as bright, soft, romantic and elegant. I can honestly say that I value the relationships I create with my clients. I only photograph a limited number of weddings each year to ensure my couples receive the best service possible. I am so passionate about what I do and I would be honoured to document your love story." If you're a bride looking for a Southern California wedding photographer be sure to check out our vendor guide of which MALLORY DAWN is a valued member. You might also want to check out this Elegant Summer Wedding inspiration at Sunstone Winery.