There is no place more iconic in San Diego than Balboa Park. Balboa Park is a very popular destination for engagement, wedding and family photos but on this one incredible day we had the entire park to ourselves for Keri and Noah’s wedding.
It was not your typical sunny San Diego morning, Nick was hunched at the wheel trying to see the road through the downpour and I was ripping tags off of every umbrella we had just purchased on our way to the courthouse. Keri and Noah had come to San Diego to elope and no amount of rain was going to stop them.
We dodged puddles as we ran into the oceanfront San Diego courthouse looking like freshly showered photographers. Keri walked in and stopped us in our tracks, it was as if she walked straight out of vogue and completely avoided the weather. She was glowing and it was her wedding day.
The small courthouse elopement ceremony was one of the sweetest things I’ve ever witnessed. Being invited into someone’s beginning was really remarkable. We all cried, we all laughed, we all face-timed their families and it felt like we had been friends all our lives.
When we walked outside it felt like the whole world was celebrating their wedding right alongside of us. The rain had cleared, the clouds were scattering and the whole city was ours.
Balboa Park set the perfect scene for some incredible wedding photos and when we arrived we found out we had the entire park to ourselves. We spent hours exploring all of our favorite gardens, capturing photos in the historic archways and dancing in the streets. It was a dream and Keri and Noah said “it felt like the red carpet was laid out just for us today.”
One of our favorite places in Balboa Park for photos is under the archways in front of the arboretum and these walkways clearly do not disappoint. It feels like you’ve been transported to a different time in history just standing beneath these beautiful coverings.
The Organ Pavilion is always a highlight and one of the most iconic places in Balboa Park and makes for the perfect photography backdrop.
The Alcazar Gardens are one of Balboa Park’s gems. They are always lush, quiet and full of promise. This is one of my favorite places for photos in Balboa park and walking through these gardens makes you feel like you’ve stepped into a romantic Spanish oasis.
It wouldn’t be a visit to Balboa Park without seeing the Moreton Bay Fig Tree. Balboa Park is full of these incredible beauties and they make for a fun and unique place to capture a few moments!
This Balboa Park destination wedding was romantic, remarkable and breath-taking, just as every wedding day should be!
If you loved this wedding in Balboa Park check out these incredible engagement photos taken here as well!