Vanessa and Justin’s journey as a couple began before they knew each other. Mutual friends decided that they should connect and after several months of consideration, Vanessa decided to give her phone number to her friend to pass along to Justin. That small decision led her heart to Justin’s where a year later while soaring over Napa Valley in a hot air balloon, Justin asked Vanessa to marry him. He proposed to her with a beautiful, sparkly ring, and in that moment promised to be there to support and love her and her daughter Ariana. It was the moment she had always dreamed of.

Vanessa and Justin held their wedding at the gorgeous Wedgewood San Clemente. They had an incredibly fun group of family and friends celebrate with them. Vanessa put together a ton of cute DIY projects, and Lyndsay coordinated the day flawlessly and kept everyone relaxed and the day running super smoothly! We are in love with photographing weddings at Wedgewood San Clemente. The ceremony site is breath-taking and the sunset? Unreal.


We have NEVER seen this before. Justin, you are a rock-star! Justin had a message written to Vanessa on the tag of her wedding dress! SO cool: