Chelsey and Danny : Wedding

© Jasmine Star. This post cannot be republished without permission. Stealing makes me sad.
T
here's something about the way they look at each other. A look of knowing, time, and trust. A look of I've been kissing you since junior high school...and I still want more. Danny and Chelsey married last weekend at Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, but the wedding was merely a formal declaration of what existed in their hearts. Commitment and love. They spent the day surrounded by friends and family and danced until the night turned to morning. And remained in each others' arms the entire night.

Each wedding entry is dedicated to my perspective of a couple's special day, but when I received an email from Chelsey a little over a month ago in response to this blog post, I felt her voice set the tone of the beauty of their love...
If I wasn't so reserved; believe it or not, I would have left this comment on your beautiful blog. It almost makes me mad when the alarm goes off at 5:45am every morning and I have to get ready for work and the two most beautiful creatures on the planet get to continue to snuggle arm in arm under 1200 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and a luxurious duvet as I rise to jump in the shower! Of course by "two most beautiful creatures" I mean my gorgeous future husband Danny, and my sweet baby, seven pound poodle Presley. Every morning I open my eyes, reach down to the foot of my bed, grab my sweet baby girl, kiss her little cotton top head and say, "good mornin' love bug." When I jump out of bed and hit the shower, turn back to get one last glance at pure comfort and relaxation and see my little bundle of fluffy champagne goodness and the sweet latin tattooed flesh of Danny, I realize... "Life is Good"

Chelsey and Danny, I hope you're living it up in Costa Rica and enjoying your honeymoon! You are two of the most special people and I'm honored to have spent more time with your families and celebrated your love. Yes, I could go on and on about the details and how everything came together perfectly for your wedding, but I'll save that for another email. I, however, just want to express how happy I am for you and I know the future is bright because you have each other at your side. Much Love and Appreciation...J*

Something old, something new...something borrowed, something blue...




I loved Chelsey's Unveiled birdcage veil for her wedding...such a cool retro vibe...


The thing I love most about Chelsey and Danny is their open emotions. They're always laughing, hugging, or kissing and when they opted to see each other before the wedding ceremony, I was beyond thrilled! Having a First Look provides plenty of time for photos and offers such a smooth layout to the wedding day. Here are there first moments together on their wedding day...




Work it out, Chelsey, work IT OUT!


Chelsey brought along pennies so they could make a wedding wish at a nearby fountain...so cute!


We ventured inside Rancho Bernardo Inn for a few more wedding pictures and I loved the earthy environment of the hotel...








One of my favorite wedding photos of the day...all five girls on the left are My Girls. We met at Taeler's wedding last year and I couldn't lurve Taeler, Liz, Chelsey, Lindsey, and Shannon more than I do! Jennifer (on the right) was trying hard to fit in, but My Girls were giving her a hard time. Heckling and ostracizing was involved, but it all ended on a good note...the proof is in the photo! ;)


A few wedding details...


Many, many thanks to the fabulous Jennifer of Jennifer Renee Wedding Planning...she and her team did an amazing job with orchestrating the day and I couldn't have been more pleased! One of my favorite aspects of the coverage was that the bride was assigned a personal assistant all day to ensure there was constant communication and the day flowed perfectly. I LOVED it! :)






The vintage car is actually Chelsey's dad's car and it was such a special element to their wedding day!














Chelsey sure knows how to make a Grand Entrance...




Look at this fabulous couple...aren't they hot?! ;) Some of my blog readers may remember Taeler and Dana from their wedding last year, and their love is only growing. Literally. Taeler is pregnant and is due this November...I'm thrilled for their family! (I'm also thrilled for this wedding referral, but we won't mention that here!) ;) Love you T+D!


The First Dance...




This photo just makes me so happy, so I'll end this post here. With Danny's smile and love written on his face...


To view more photos from their fabulous wedding, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!
Comment (101)
Share on


Thank you! Your comment has been saved.
Jason Grubb - Amazing work. Love the shoes.  09.20.09 - 8:27am
nico - Beautiful wedding + beautiful b&g + beautiful photography = awesomeness. :)  09.06.09 - 3:31am
Greg moss - I really love how you used the light in the room for back lighting for the first dance, It works great for her hair light. Beautiful. I am always impressed with your photos!  09.03.09 - 10:42pm
"Peter" Lopez - Chelsey is one of my best friends and I was so very lucky to be a part of this amazing day. I don't think I've had this much fun in a long time. Thank you so much for the blog and for capturing them in such a natural and real way. You are awesome!  09.01.09 - 12:53pm
Life with Kaishon - What a fabulous wedding. That veil is SO cool. Oh my gosh, cool! And what a sweet note she sent you. It made me smile : ) They are a gorgeous couple and their wedding was so pretty. Wowza!  08.31.09 - 3:52pm
Dajuan - I love her blue shoes! Oh, and yes Jas, superbulous!  08.30.09 - 8:44pm
arielle joy - Oh Jasmine. You are amazing. I love each and every image. I really love the composition in the set of them outside (under the photo of their feet.) Its really beautiful! :)  08.29.09 - 8:34am
Brenda Kokenos - Wonderful shots!! Love it.   08.28.09 - 10:49am
ohana photographers - mmm....those drinks look really good about now. 10 am and it's like a gazillion degrees!  08.28.09 - 10:22am
andrea scott - I am in love with this shoot! The images are fantastic and the colors are popping!!! Thank you for posting!!  08.28.09 - 9:56am
Stephanie - I loved these photos. I knew Daniel when we both worked as interns at WPD. Small world. Congrats to the happy couple!   08.28.09 - 9:04am
Steven Chellappa - Jasmine! Amazing job as usual, and the car!!! Wow! Whenever it is I get married... I totally hope you will shoot my wedding? haha... now to find a girlfriend? ;D  08.28.09 - 8:12am
Bedazzled Photography - The Yellows make me smile. I love picture 6 and all the pictures with the vintage car. Great job as always Jasmine*  08.28.09 - 8:09am
Corlis Gray - absolutely stunning!!!  08.27.09 - 4:15pm
julie - The couple, the one you photographed earlier, they are even more radiant now. Blessings to the two of you as you enter parenthood. We have four!!  08.27.09 - 2:42pm
Bobbie Brown - I LOVE that last picture! They are all amazing though!  08.27.09 - 10:49am
Elena - Really beautiful session! Love the detail shots! It makes me even more exited, as at our wedding, that is a week away, I will have 2 veils, one of them birdcage, and blue shoes.   08.27.09 - 8:28am
Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com - What a beautiful wedding! It has a sort of sexy glamour thing going on =)  08.27.09 - 7:51am
a home far away - Gorgeous, just gorgeous! Hugs Gunilla in Singapore  08.27.09 - 5:08am
Paweł Słowik - WOW!!! Gorgeous! i saw you photos today for the first time and i love them, will be waching your blog :)  08.27.09 - 4:02am
Lynne Rogers - I am just so in awe of your talent, both photographic & verbal! Girls Rock!  08.27.09 - 3:07am
Kirsten - SOOO truly beautiful Jasmine!! [as always]  08.26.09 - 7:38pm
Jamie - These are beautiful, as usual! I love how you can see all of the wedding party's personality! And I also love that you caught us up on some of your previous blog couples.  08.26.09 - 2:32pm
Katelyn James - Yay for birdcage veils and old fashion cars!!! beautiful beautiful job!!  08.26.09 - 1:27pm
Marissa Rodriguez - The entrance shot rocks!!!! Beautiful job as always! :)  08.26.09 - 1:00pm
Lola - Precious moments!! Love your work!   08.26.09 - 12:25pm
Hallie - Absolutely STUNNING! You're work amazes me! LOVES IT!  08.26.09 - 10:48am
Jessica - Gorgeous as always! My favorite is the shot framed by the car door. And I absolutely LOVE the add-on to her dress that she wore for the reception!  08.26.09 - 9:33am
Ginger Murray - We came to San Diego and stayed at Rancho Bernardo for our honeymoon.. so I loved seeing these photos:) Makes me feel warm fuzzies. Love the heckling one, haha.  08.26.09 - 9:33am
Jasmine* - @CMARX: I don't crop my photos in post, but, rather, I crop in-camera. Thanks for your kind words! :) @Taeler: You're the bestest evah! Let's get The Girls together for dessert before your daughter gets here! :)  08.26.09 - 9:23am
CMARX - How much of what you post/edit is cropped in Post Production or do you crop in the shot itself, your black and white has breat punch to it....  08.26.09 - 8:59am
Tim May - That is probably the best wedding car i have ever seen. Great photos too!  08.26.09 - 6:45am
melissa - Jasmine, your work is simply beautiful. I love everything that you do! I don't comment very often but I have to say that I am on your blog daily! You are a very talented photographer as well as a good person :) Thanks for sharing all of your work, thoughts and life stories with us! xxo  08.26.09 - 6:16am
Véronique El youssfi - Good,goog, good.....pretty atmosphere well showed.....   08.26.09 - 12:56am
Arika - OK, I know it will sound crazy, maybe even slightly stalker-ish, but I gotta say it. Every time I read a blog entry where you have visited San Diego, I feel like I'm missing out!! Not that we've ever met, or would hang out, but I just feel like, "DANG! she was HERE?! and I MISSED IT?! aaarrrggghhh!!" Just to be a fly on the wall... oh well. I guess reading your fabulous blog daily will have to do! :)   08.26.09 - 12:48am
denise karis - wow! what an awesome looking couple! Jasmine, youll have to do a post about how the heck you get your clients to 'work it' wow - they always look so killer and so natural. wow.   08.25.09 - 9:47pm
Katie - This wedding looks like so much fun...I especially love the blue accents the bride wore. Another thing I love about the bride is instead of changing dresses, she changed little aspects - her hair, the veil, a "collar"...so creative and beautiful!  08.25.09 - 9:40pm
Brian Fletcher - Nice shots as usual, Jasmine!  08.25.09 - 9:27pm
lynn daly - You have such a voice. Your composition, framing and lines.. thank you!  08.25.09 - 8:43pm
Melissa Oholendt - That shrug! Jasmine - your brides have such amazing personal style; I love it! Gorgeous pictures - I love how you make sure to include the bouquet in certain shots.  08.25.09 - 8:26pm
Theresa McDonald - Oh I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how excited I get when I see new photos on your Blog! You really are able to make the viewer feel that they know your clients personally!  08.25.09 - 8:01pm
Erica Velasco - How many times did she change her hair?! Awesome...I love the change of the veil for the car shots.  08.25.09 - 7:41pm
Anh Ma-Nguyen - Love the expression you captured on the last shot of the groom! It's like ' ohhh baby i want you ' hehehe Makes me happy .. I'm from sydney and I'm amazed at how beautiful american wedding set up is!! Simply stunning! Your brides and grooms certainly have styles :)   08.25.09 - 6:56pm
Holly - Jasmine! You two totally have the same profile... take a good look at the pic's with her hair up.... !!   08.25.09 - 6:46pm
Sherry - GORGEOUS photos. I adore their aisle! It is just fantastic!  08.25.09 - 6:29pm
Christine - beautiful, gorgeous, stunning wedding! your bokeh is always so dreamy and buttery - i LOVE IT!!! :) i love her two veils and dress accessories! what a fab bride!!!  08.25.09 - 6:26pm
Angel Canary - Stunning! All of them are perfect!  08.25.09 - 6:25pm
Carrie LeighAnna - I absolutely ADORE the chandeliers with the yellow roses! They took my breath away!  08.25.09 - 6:18pm
Cory Lane Anderson - Beautiful photos! That bride sure knows how to accessorize! :)  08.25.09 - 4:49pm
Tamara - Absolutely love the chandelier decorations down the isle. Those are awesome.  08.25.09 - 4:23pm
Julie Cruz - Fantabulous as always!! :D  08.25.09 - 3:55pm
corey - JasMINE, youve done it again its like majic when i view your work your on FIYAA!  08.25.09 - 3:23pm
Nori - What gorgeous pictures...  08.25.09 - 2:59pm
Daniel - The Grand Entrance...classic full of joy and emotion....amazing!  08.25.09 - 2:19pm
Melissa - What amazing photos! This couple is gorgeous! LOVE the blue shoes!  08.25.09 - 2:09pm
Brittney - as always... love love love!  08.25.09 - 1:22pm
Kristin Rasmussen - Great pictures as always! Love the blue shoes!  08.25.09 - 1:07pm
Stefanie - This is my first time commenting on your blog and I'm a little nervous!! Your pictures are fabulous and, as a new photographer, I am finding so much inspiration in your style. You're the first blog I look at every day because you're kind of my hero :) Thanks for always inspiring the little guys...  08.25.09 - 12:55pm
Autumn - I love how she rocked 3 different looks with the birdcage veil, that gooorgeous mantilla veil, and then that super cute ruffle bolero. Beautiful pictures as always.  08.25.09 - 12:06pm
Sue McFarland - What a gorgeous couple. I love the photos of all the details of their wedding. Such a great day for them and you will make it possible for them to relive it again and again with your lovely shots!!  08.25.09 - 11:53am
Jessica Shae - oooo...just beautiful!  08.25.09 - 11:42am
amanda thiessen - love the penny shot!  08.25.09 - 11:36am
oneshobeyond - I like that they chose yellow...it's so under used! Classy photos!  08.25.09 - 11:26am
Stephanie Stewart - GORGEOUS wedding and details! This couple looks so happy and in love, and I love that! Great work!!! Oh, and love what the bride wrote...so sweet!  08.25.09 - 11:15am
B - Fabbbbulous! I LOVE the pictures in front of the car. Cool vintage feel :)  08.25.09 - 10:23am
Tacey - Jasmine...I lurve you. I did my first 'wedding' (it was a vow renewal-but 3 months into owning a DSLR-I'll take it!) The whole while I had your images running through my head like a slideshow...Thank you for the constant inspiration...  08.25.09 - 10:22am
jesi haack weddings - Jasmine, you are so LEGIT. just sayin....  08.25.09 - 10:07am
Navy Sou - Classic and timeless images! Stellar work, J*!  08.25.09 - 9:59am
Becky - I love all the brides different looks. She ROCKED each one!  08.25.09 - 9:48am
Taeler - The photos are beautiful...as always! I don't know when I am going to see you again and get to hang out :( Maybe I will have to start showing up at your workshops ;)  08.25.09 - 9:48am
Michelle - You just amaze me!!! So stunning! I think I may get married again just so you can be my photog...ok, well not really, but I considered it for a second. :)  08.25.09 - 9:45am
Ian Andrew - Another rockin wedding with amazing imagery. I love the pics with car! Excellent job!  08.25.09 - 9:39am
Deyla Huss Photography - guuuuuuuuuuurl the last few shots of the dance are stunning! Fo real!  08.25.09 - 9:32am
Nicole Glenn - Sigh...beautiful Jas!! My top 3 (since I know you are waiting for MY top 3) Chelsey workin' it in front of the bench w/Danny, bride and her girls, annnnd the grand entrance. Chelsey is an excellent writer too!  08.25.09 - 9:29am
Nicole Benitez - Just gorgeous!   08.25.09 - 9:28am
ashley - Beautiful Jasmine!   08.25.09 - 9:26am
Dennis Bullock - Jasmine I love your comments about your clients! They are truly beutiful people!  08.25.09 - 9:18am
Brandy Burridge - Love the emotion in the last shot! Beautiful job as always :)  08.25.09 - 9:05am
Katelin Wallace Journigan - I absolutely love these photos. The emotion and personality that you captured is touching! I enjoy checking out your blog! I am a newbie wedding photographer and it is inspiring to see the success and passion in other photographer's careers.   08.25.09 - 9:04am
Wayne Bradt - They looked fun, or you made them fun! I'm sure it's a little of both:)  08.25.09 - 8:49am
Yuka photo art - Jasmine, every single image is amazing! Amazing details and beautiful couple!  08.25.09 - 8:40am
Patti Mustain - You capture such vibrant and crisp photos...yet they have such a dreamy feel to them. Simply Wonderful!  08.25.09 - 8:38am
Kia Gregory - Beautiful. Your bride was such a fashionista. She had like three different looks in one night! Great job, Jasmine Star!  08.25.09 - 8:37am
Mapuana - These are beautiful! Love the one of her making her grand entrance.   08.25.09 - 8:33am
Shannon K. - 2 dresses, 3 headpieces,cool shoes, amazing decor, a marvelous couple and one brilliant photographer!   08.25.09 - 8:15am
JulieLim - I love her reception wedding dress!  08.25.09 - 8:06am
Fredrik Setterberg - Amazing photos as always! / Fredrik  08.25.09 - 7:50am
Weddingistas - These are gorgeous! That aisle is just stunning :)  08.25.09 - 7:50am
Anda - Whoa. THIS is your best wedding to date, Jasmine. I can't stop looking at it! My favorite is the series with the vintage car.   08.25.09 - 7:42am
Nelly Soares - I don't know how you do it, but you can always tell that it's a "Jasmine Star" image, YET all your posing never looks the same. Simply beautiful as usual!  08.25.09 - 7:42am
Jakob Granqvist - Beautiful as always Jasmine! The dance pics are great! Good job!  08.25.09 - 7:41am
Karin - I love how the bride changed looks for the reception! What a hot wedding! Awesome job as always!  08.25.09 - 7:40am
Jakob Granqvist - Beautiful as always Jasmine! The dance pics are great! Good job!  08.25.09 - 7:38am
Jakob Granqvist - Beautiful as always Jasmine! The dance pics are great! Good job!  08.25.09 - 7:38am
Cathy Crawley - How sweet is that shot in front of her Dad's car!!! I love that she wore a birdcage veil and a mantilla! Expect to see at least one of these at your Sydney workshop :)   08.25.09 - 7:34am
brittney hale - you totally knocked it out of the park... uber fabulous!  08.25.09 - 7:28am
Candace Prokopets - These are so beautiful Jasmine. I especially love the pictures with the car and the first dance photos really stir up some emotion. They will be thrilled to see their pictures. Thanks for sharing.  08.25.09 - 7:26am
Ann Christine - WOW!!!!! you sure did rock it Jasmine. Enjoy you're Tuesday:) Loveyaalot's   08.25.09 - 7:25am
rich mattingly - Wow - simply gorgeous as always - every little thing is juuuuust right. Congrats to your couple!  08.25.09 - 7:24am
Rob Kemp - You have some of the best looking clients and locations... I wanna come second shoot with you and JD one day  08.25.09 - 7:22am