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Martin Johnson House Wedding


October 22, 2021


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Martin Johnson House Wedding San Diego Photographer Mirelle Carmichael

Billy and Fumiko’s Martin Johnson House wedding stole my heart for a number of reasons. The location was breathtaking, set on the cliffs of La Jolla. As a smaller San Diego venue, it was perfect for intimate gatherings and celebrations. But what I adored the most about this wedding was the couple. From their story, to their attire, to their amazing first dance, everything about them was lovable.

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Fumiko looked perfectly ethereal in the kimono that she wore for the ceremony. It had shades of ivory, blue and gold with red accessories. Fresh orchids adorned her hair. Billy looked dapper in his Naval officer’s uniform.

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The flow of the wedding day was less formal, and more celebratory. Guests arrived to a beautiful cocktail hour, and were invited to either remain standing or have a seat for the ceremony. Once the ceremony ended, cocktail hour continued as the sun set.

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For the reception, Fumiko wore a beaded, sparkly gown with a low-cut back. It was perfect for swing dancing the night away.

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Martin Johnson House Wedding Photographer: Mirelle Carmichael

La Jolla Wedding Venue: Martin Johnson House

Wedding Planner: Love Always Planning

Floral Design: Tularosa Flowers

Kimono Dressing: Yuko Niwa

Hair Stylist: Maki Victoria

Catering: Crown Point Catering

Bar: Giuseppe Bar Services

DJ: High Profile Entertainment

Signage: West Coast Laser Works

Linens: APR Boutique Event Rentals

Rentals: Archive Rentals

Lighting: San Diego Events Lighting

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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