Sarrah and Tim

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Aaron Willcox Photography

Sarrah and Tim

I have two weddings to share with you today! The first of today’s weddings is the wedding of Sarrah and Tim is a beautiful beach side celebration! Formal attire on the beach is something I’ve recently grown to love! Beautiful ballgowns against the beautiful beach can look fantastic!

Sarrah and Tim while working together in a San Diego restaurant, after dating for five years they hiked together  to Havasupaii Falls the Grand Canyon. They set up camp at the bottom of the balls and went to swim. The falls with their beautiful blue green colours and little cascading pools provided the perfect backdrop for when Tim proposed chest deep in the water. The couples isolation meant it was two days before they were able to contact their families to share their good news.

Sarrah enjoyed the pre wedding parties just as much as the wedding!

“My shower was held at a family member’s house (I debated between house and mansion, as it’s HUGE!) in Olivenheim, CA.  My Sister, maid of honour, threw it.  It was AMAZING!  Martha Stewart Weddings should have been there to photograph it.  She had hand made all the table linens, centrepieces, food, everything!  The theme was colour – yellow, my favourite.  There were yellow lanterns hanging from the centre of the tent, yellow linens in all different, yet corresponding, patterns, beautiful yellow flowers everywhere.  She made a big sign out of wood that said “Sarrah loves Tim,” and hand painted it and put it near the guest book.  She had yellow candies, cakes, everything.  On each place setting she had a yellow fan and a little square of paper that she had hand written a love quote (from books, poems, movies, etc.) on.  She put each quote on nice paper and then put pretty yellow paper behind each one.  It was utterly gorgeous!

For the bridesmaid luncheon we went to “Tea Upon Chatsworth,” which is a wonderful little tea parlour in point Loma, CA.  We enjoyed tea and a light lunch, and they had hats and boas for those of us that were feeling fancy.   Then, we went to Sarah’s Smash Shack!  It’s a place where you go in, get dressed in jumpsuits and goggles, put on some loud music, pick your glass pieces (plates, bowls, vases, glass flowers, etc.) and throw things, and smash them and have a blast!  It was sooo much fun!”

Photos today come to us courtesy of San Diego photographer Aaron Willcox Photography.



Sarrah’s dress was from Bride America while her bridesmaids wore gowns from the Jasmine Bridal B2 Line.





Sarrah and Tim made a lot of the wedding details themselves, they created everything to decorate their ceremony- from  a bamboo runner for the ceremony to the bamboo archway they stood under as they said their vows. Sarrah made the ceremony programs and collected 150 stones. She painted “Love” on each one and set them into a basket at the ceremony asking people to make a wish as they cast their stone into the ocean. Guests received bamboo fans to relieve themselves from the heat and the aisle was lined with galvanized buckets and potted beach grass from Home Depot. Sarrah also made the flower girls basket and signs to direct guests to the locations. The wedding flowers were by Nantucket Florals.


Sarrah and Tim are both avid surfers and held their ceremony on Luscomb’s Point on Sunset Cliffs in California. Sarrah’s father had grown up a few blocks away from the cliffs and had surfed there his entire life. Sarrah walked down the aisle to the traditional bridal march played by a classical guitarist Miles Moynier.







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Sarrah and Tim held their reception at The Thursday Club in Point Loma. Sarrah and Tim chose the venue for the historic nature it had. The venue overlooks the ocean and has beautiful detailing like stained glass windows and exposed beams. The venue only allowed beer, wine and champagne, so Sarrah and Tim came up with a signature cocktail called the “Maui Sunset,” as Maui was their honeymoon destination.


Sarrah and Tim’s DIY details didn’t stop at the ceremony! For the reception they put together a slideshow of their lives from birth to their wedding. They also created the table numbers, place cards, cake topper, bathroom baskets, kissing bells and even a sparkler send off!



Sarrah and Tim are both dancers and have taken ballroom and swing dancing lessons together before. They danced a rumba for their first dance to “Everything” by Michael Buble.




Congratulations Sarrah and Tim on your beautiful wedding day! May your marriage together be just as beautiful! Thank you also to Aaron Willcox for sharing Sarrah and Tim’s wedding day with us!

Photos courtesy of Aaron Willcox Photography


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  • Sara Phillips says:
    August 19, 2010 at 1:23 am

    These are amazing photos!! I was so excited to see them because my fiance and I are getting married at this same location in two months! I am curious if you know how the bamboo runner was made? That is a great idea.





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