it all started with a simple wink. two actually.
jason winked at allison and she winked back.
that’s all it took for two strangers to become friends.
those two friends then exchanged emails and, after a few weeks, phone numbers.
jason called allison and a date was arranged.
a date that would take them to see the harlem globetrotters at the honda center, starbucks in playa del rey, and finally to dinner in fullerton, making one quick stop along the way to fall in a puddle :)
it was a wonderful date where two friends would first see the face of true love.
i love allison and jason’s story because they didn’t grow up together, they didn’t go to school together, they didn’t work at the same job, and they didn’t see each other pass by on an elevator going the opposite direction and then randomly meet up at a kegger.
allison and jason met on match.com
who knew just winking at a pretty girl in cyberspace would do the trick?
memo to all the single people, drop the sad pick-up lines and start winking! ;)
ok, so now you know how jason and allison got together, now i’ll show you how they got married and who helped make their day amazing.
annie at the bernardo winery provided the great venue.
ashley from ac make-up somehow made all the ladies look even hotter than they already are with her make-up mastery.
leanne stroman had the script and made everything official.
brittany at in the now weddings helped get everyone on the same page with her coordinating skills.
joyce at j and l pots and posies brought some incredible floral arrangements.
cafe merlot provided the delicious meal.
david patrone kept everyone’s toes tappin.
the scrum-diddily-umptious cake was baked at bon bon bakery.
and on hand to cover all the action were top san diego wedding photographers, ohana photographers.
psst. that’s us :)
ok, enough of the shameless plugs. on with the photos!
allison looked absolutely stunning! i love the way she lights up a room.
it’s all about tha shooz! we loved allison’s yellow wedding shoes from calvin klein. super sweet!
as allison was getting ready to put on her shoes i noticed something different. something cool.
if you look closely you can see what i’m talking about. allison and all her bridesmaids had something on their heels called Solemates. they are little rubber footies that slip onto heels to keep them from sinking in the grass or dirt. they totally work!
now, i’ve seen allison’s smile before, but i think she smiled a little brighter on her wedding day. all she had to do was think of jason and…
we all had a laugh when allison and her sister jennifer did a little tribute to our favorite trio, the three stooges. we love the three stooges, and these two lovely ladies!
the rancho bernardo inn was such a wonderful host to all of us. they let us temporarily take over their lobby so we could get these shots of allison and her posse (aka jane, felicia, and jennifer). we heart everyone at the rancho bernardo inn!
if you mix sunlight with allison you get awesome. and that is a scientific fact!
checking in with the boys side of the camp i found jason looking like a page out of gq.
grooms usually have a special bond with the guys they ask to be their groomsmen…
jason has that kind of bond with joe, jeremiah, and brandon.
a really special bond :)
after having a little fun with the guys it was time to get jason and allison married. everyone took their places and allison’s father walked his beautiful little girl down the aisle.
jason was absolutely busting with happiness. if it were socially acceptable i think he would have done a backflip.
one of the first things jason ever told us was that he loves allison’s big smiles. so do we jason :)
these two are the definition of “the happy couple.”
after their ceremony we snuck off with allison and jason so they could have a little “alone-time” and we could practice our paparazzo skills :)
apparently a brittish tagger got one of the wine barrels at the bernardo winery. allison is definitely a “happy” gal.
this shot is a depiction of something allison once told us. she said jason makes her feel safe and that he is her home.
we absolutely love all the details that allison and jason had “perched” around their wedding and reception, like all these amazing little birdies.
speaking of birds, these two lovebirds landed on a wire during the reception and had a bird’s-eye view of all the festivities.
meanwhile, these two lovebirds were getting cozy to the mating sound of glasses tinking in the background.
i am not afraid to admit that i love the whole birdie theme. they’re so cute!
the bride and groom birds were my favorite.
here’s one of our favorite shots from the album / guest book of allison and jason’s engagement session in laguna beach.
i could take pictures all day long of allison’s smile :)
allison’s dad gave a very touching speech that had everyone crying and smiling at the same time.
as the evening was winding down we rustled-up the wedding party for one last night time portrait at the bernardo winery.
we brought the light. they brought the awesome.
well, jason and allison, what can we say. we’ve been looking forward to your wedding for quite a while and now it zipped past us like a lamborghini gallardo. we truly enjoyed doing your engagement session and your wedding. you are such an awesome couple. we are so thankful for the time and friendship you have shared with us. hope your honeymoon in canada was fun and relaxing! congratulations you two! we wish you a lifetime full of fun and happy memories together. we love you guys!!
and of course, a wedding at a winery needs some ice…
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