August 10, 2011

Where do we start? Wowzers!

Christina’s a successfull coordinator with Bliss Events, one of San Diego’s premier wedding and event coordination, design, and planning companies. As well as the founder of A Sweet Addition, one of the most requested event candy company’s in San Diego. So to say she knows the wedding industry is an understatement!

Christina and John chose to have their Wedding at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, California. An amazing resort hidden right here in our very own backyard.

Being so involved in the industry, she knew who would be the best people for the day. With this in mind, their wedding was dripping with talented people and companies:

from custom jewelry and accessories by Justine M Couture and The White Flower, to a great cause and wonderful way to find your favorite wedding dress Brides Against Breast Cancer, to Anthony Garcia’samazing strumming,
to the multi-master-talented skills of Tim Altbaum, to a giant flower Lollypop (as well as tons of other floral designs) by Organic Elements, to fun and unique paper goods by Brightly Designed,
to beautiful opaque charger plates and super fun table settings by Concept Event Designs, and finally we can’t forget the beauitful hair styled by Bri Vaughn and magical makeup by Melissa Rae & Co.

Wheeeew! That was a mouth full. We don’t usually do a shout out like this, but everyone was so spectacular, that we had too!

But more importantly, Christina and John, plain and simple, you two took our breath away. Love is a tough emotion to explain sometimes, but the eyes never lie and always reflect with honesty. We could see with every blink that you two are madly in love with each other. Again – breathless.

Thank you for sharing this special day and moments with us….

And one last shout out, we have to mention Peter Ho and his team at Aviara – they took absolutely great care of us and all of those involved. Thank you Peter it was refreshing!

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And as always, if you enjoyed our hard work, please ‘Like” us below. Cheers!


  • Christina

    Chris and Bri, you are so gifted at what you do!!! The photos are so fun, candid, creative, artistic and SWEET!:) We can’t thank you enough for capturing all the beauty of our special day! I always LOVE working with both of you… Having you photograph my own wedding was pure joy as you both are so warm and comforting to be around! John and I were so VERY lucky to have you both there capturing all the real emotions of the day and giving us something we will cherish for a lifetime!
    Love you both!!:)
    Christina Tolpa

  • Gina Tagliapietra

    These pictures are AMAZING. There is no other word to describe them. It doesn’t hurt that you had a very photogenic stunning bride, either! So gorgeous. The whole day, simply beautiful!

  • Amazing! Your work is amazing! Great team, great shots, thanks for posting!!

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  • Bri

    Not only did the pictures turn out wonderful, but Chris and Bri were the friendliest photographers I have ever been around. For all my future photo needs I know who I will be calling. Great times and great photos! Thanks you two!

  • michael j tolpa

    Christina and John The photos are GREAT! You look like two models! Love,Uncle Michael