SAN DIEGO wedding photography

Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club Wedding


October 27, 2023


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Kaysha and Kordell’s Coto de Caza wedding was the perfect autumn celebration. Clear skies and lots of laughter set the tone for an incredible day. Kaysha was picture perfect in her customized lace and tulle gown by Essence of Australia. Kordell added timeliness elegance in his classic black tuxedo.

The couple chose a fall wedding color palette that perfectly captured autumn in Southern California. Deep red and orange, pale peach, sage green, and ivory were incorporated into the flowers and bridesmaid dresses, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

The ceremony took place at the picturesque San Francisco Solano Catholic Church. The church’s open space and stunning architecture provided the perfect backdrop for Kaysha and Kordell to exchange vows.

Whimsical Wedding Style

Kaysha’s keen eye for detail shone in the mirrored seating chart, greeting guests as they arrived for cocktail hour. The reception design was curated to the bride’s love of romance and whimsy with the help of her mother and grandmother. Fairy lights strung over the entire reception space set an elegant mood. One of the most touching elements were the little sprigs of dried flowers tucked into sage green napkins. Lovingly made by the bride’s grandmother, they added a sentimental touch to the tables. Gold accents were woven throughout the decor, from the wedding stationery trimmed in gold leaf to the charger plates. These details added opulence to the wedding day.

Clothing Change at the Reception

Bringing her Vietnamese heritage into the celebration, Kaysha changed into a traditional Ao Dai gown during the reception. She looked stunning in her red gown, which symbolized love, luck, and happiness. Kordell, celebrating his half Filipino heritage, also changed into a barong, representing his cultural background.

Coto de Caza Wedding Vendors:

Photography: Mirelle Carmichael

Planning & Coordination: Peachy Keen Weddings

Venue, Catering & Bar: Coto De Caza Golf + Racquet Club

Floral Design: Haus & Co

Videography: Natalie Weldon Films

Second Photographer: Montana Crumlish

DJ: Second Song

Bakery: Simply Sweet Cakery 

Specialty Rentals: Sundrop Vintage 

Linens: BBJ La Tavola  

Photo Booth: Hidden Gem Photo Booth 

Makeup & Hair: OC Beauty by Elizabeth 

Wedding Gown: Essence of Australia via Bella Lily Bridal 

Men’s Wear: The Suit Co. 

Invitations: Deus 

Calligrapher: Sam Cruz

Mirelle Carmichael is an award-winning fine art photographer based in San Diego and Santa Barbara County. She specializes in high-quality publication-worthy photography for weddings, special events, and editorials. Mirelle Carmichael Photography also offers year-round family photography and portraits throughout Southern California.

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