SAN DIEGO wedding photography

Luxury La Jolla Shores Hotel Wedding


October 16, 2023


Learn more

I'm Mirelle and I'm so happy you're here. Here you'll find my favorite photos from events and sessions. Stay a while and say hello!

hello there!


things i love...

Long days at the beach, traveling the world, art museums, and family time.

follow me on ig

san diego photographer

I think of October in San Diego as a time of year with perfect weather and beautiful sunsets. It’s the ideal setting for an unforgettable wedding. Lissa and Nick’s luxury La Jolla Shores Hotel wedding was an ultra-romantic event. Their wedding blended coastal luxury with bohemian elements through light, texture, and color.

Designed by Valentina Weddings & Events, some of the captivating features included a charming seating chart display. A sign reading “We Took a Shot at Love” along ‘shot-sized’ drinks for each guest. Mai Floral Design created beachy bohemian floral arrangements with muted color palette. Terracotta, beige, and ivory hues created a warm and inviting atmosphere. The addition of bright white blooms and accents provided the perfect contrast to enhance the wedding’s elegance.

The use of texture added bohemian charm and coastal beauty. Where large dried palm leaves gave structure, delicate baby’s breath and pampas grass softened the design.

Asymmetrical floral arrangements on a gold metal arch was a beautiful focal point against the ocean backdrop. Lissa’s flowing white gown and Nick’s light suit perfectly fit the La Jolla Shores wedding design.

The reception design included the floral arrangements from the ceremony. Candlelight and crisp linens adorned each table. White cane chairs with rattan backs and hanging rattan fixtures added coastal charm to the elegant design.

La Jolla Wedding Vendors:

Planning & Design: Valentina Weddings & Events 

Venue, Catering & Bar: La Jolla Shores Hotel

Photography: Mirelle Carmichael

Floral Design: Mai Floral Design

DJ: Preston Foreman

Bakery: Sarah’s Dessert Bar

Specialty Rentals: Bright Event Rentals 

Adore Folklore

Catalog Atelier 

Makeup & Hair: Twirly Shears 

Invitations: Claudia Strenger Calligraphy

Flat Lay Mats, Props: The Flat Lays Styler 

Officiant: 2 Wed for Life

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.

Leave a Reply

reader faves

browse by category







Learn more

I'm Mirelle and I'm so happy you're here. Here you'll find my favorite photos from events and sessions. Stay a while and say hello!

welcome to my blog



Things I love...

Days with perfect beach weather, traveling, shooting with film, and family time.

follow me on IG

san diego photographer

© Mirelle carmichael 2023

photos by Mirelle carmichael