Julissa + Benjamin | Emotional and Vibrant Nature Wedding | San Diego


Julissa + Benjamin

Emotional and Vibrant Nature Wedding | San Diego

I’m thrilled to share with you the magical story of Julissa and Benjamin’s outdoor nature wedding. Their special day unfolded against the backdrop of La Hacienda Outdoor Venue, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of San Ysidro, San Diego. As soon as Julissa contacted me, I knew their celebration would be something truly extraordinary. With a color palette that danced with vibrancy, an emotional ceremony, and a reception brimming with riotous fun, their nature wedding was an unforgettable spectacle where love and laughter took center stage.

A Vibrant Ceremony for a Nature Wedding

When Julissa first reached out to me, she was excited that I had shot at their chosen venue before — for her cousin’s wedding! Julissa knew exactly what she wanted for her special day. She wanted to be surrounded by nature’s beauty, so she chose La Hacienda Outdoor Venue in San Ysidro, San Diego. And she made a brilliant choice! Undoubtedly, this hidden gem of a venue provided the perfect backdrop for their love story.

The ceremony was certainly nothing short of beautiful. Everyone was seated in a shady grove surrounded by trees, facing bright mountains. As Julissa walked down the aisle in her stunning gown, the vibrant colors of the bridesmaids’ dresses added a touch of whimsy to the scene. Benjamin, looking dashing in his blue suit, couldn’t help but be moved by the sight of his beautiful bride.

A Reception Bursting with Energy

The emotion didn’t stop with the ceremony! The energy at their reception was contagious, with smiles and laughter filling the air. A live mariachi band entertained the crowd for the wedding party’s grand exit and during dinner hour.

But wait… let’s not forget about the stunning decor! Patricia of San Diego Planning Events waved her magic wand and transformed the tented reception space into an impressive scene. Lush centerpieces adorned each table while twinkling lights overhead created a dreamy atmosphere. It was a visual masterpiece that infused this natural venue with a touch of elegance.

As the night progressed, a cart full of shots and shooters made its way onto the dance floor, turning the celebration into a joyful carnival of flavors. It was a riotous and spirited affair, a testament to the couple’s love for vibrant gatherings.

Julissa and Benjamin’s outdoor nature wedding was a vibrant celebration of their love. From the emotional ceremony to the vibrant bridal party and energetic reception, every detail made their special day uniquely theirs.  Their commitment to embracing nature’s beauty and infusing their own unique style created an experience that will be cherished forever.


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The Awesome Vendor Team:

Venue: La Hacienda Outdoor Venue

Planner/Coordinator: Patricia of San Diego Planning Events

Officiant: Bill Martinez

Makeup Artist: Make Up by Junior

Florals: Flores Romanticas

Videography: Walter A Media

Catering: La Hacienda Outdoor Venue

DJ: DJ Touch

Jewelry: The Diamond Connection

Dress: Brides of San Diego


Your story matters to me, and it's at the heart of my process. I believe in a personalized approach, getting to know you and your story to capture your wedding authentically while ensuring you can truly enjoy your special day.