SAN DIEGO wedding photography

Luxury Spring Wedding at Rancho Valencia Resort in San Diego


May 11, 2024


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I photographed the most beautiful luxury spring wedding at Rancho Valencia, with some of the San Diego wedding industry’s most incredible talent. The bride and groom paired beautifully in an ethereal gown designed by Neta Dover, and a modern cut tuxedo from Friar Tux.

Olive Grove trees at Rancho Valencia

The day began with a little fog among the olive trees and lavender. As the sun came out we explored the property together. The Spanish-colonial style architecture with earthy tones, tiled staircases and full gardens are the perfect backdrop for wedding photography here in San Diego.

Bridge at Rancho Valencia Resort

An abundance of white, ivory and pale pink florals and cane backed chairs set the stage for the perfect intimate ceremony in the rose garden.

Wedding Ceremony at Rancho Valencia San Diego

Being a tennis enthusiast, the editorial photographs at Rancho Valencia’s tennis courts were among my favorites from the day. Honestly, if I could play everyday, I would! To create a an aura of retro, the bride wore a short satin gown by Hera Couture, and we used vintage racquets and white tennis balls for the shots.

My happy place is anywhere the people I treasure in my life are. I’ve been lucky in my career to make friendships with some of the loveliest people in our industry. Any opportunity where I can work with my friends, I will jump into!

Sweet Paper La Jolla Invitation Suite

Luxury Spring Wedding at Rancho Valencia Vendors:

Venue: Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

San Diego Wedding Planner: Valentina Weddings & Events

San Diego Photographer: Mirelle Carmichael 

Florist: Mai Floral Design

Videographer: Natalie Weldon Films

Rentals: Adore Folklore

Rentals: Catalog Atelier

Textiles: Nuage Designs Inc

Makeup and Hair: KC Witkamp

Serpentine Tables: Bright Rentals

Stationery: Sweet Paper Weddings

Bridal Gown: Neta Dover via àLouise Bridal

Short Bridal Gown: Hera Couture via àLouise Bridal

Tux: Friar Tux

Cake and Desserts: Rancho Valencia

Content Creator: Keepsake Content Co 

Flat lay mats, backdrop and props: The Flat Lays Styler

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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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!

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

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