Stacie + Michael’s Tropical Wedding at The Grand Tradition

Stacy and Michael were married at The Grand Tradition in Fallbrook, CA last Sunday and I think the best way I could describe it all is sweet and down-to-earth! As I see those adjectives written out now it also perfectly describes Stacie. She has such a kind heart and is also so real, fun, and joyful to be around! The two met while playing soccer. Michael and his mom both play and Stacie’s friend from college invited her out one time, and their Michael was. He spotted Stacie and added her on Facebook. From there they stayed in touch and eventually went on their first date, which was a memorable one! As soon as Stacie arrived Michael locked his keys in his car, so they sat and waited for AAA to come to their rescue and the whole fiasco that could have easily been awkward for them both turned into the cutest story and eventually marriage!

This was my first wedding of 2018, and I have a special place in my heart for January couples. I get to share the same wedding anniversary month with them! Justin and I had a rainy wedding day but these two had the nicest weather I’ve seen in a long time! There were sunny skies with the perfect little bit of cloud coverage and it was comfortably warm! Their venue was covered from inch to inch with perfectly landscaped tropical greens that shaded all of the different areas they had designated to celebrate with their guests. Stacie and Michael arrived to the guest suites nice and early to get ready on site and it was such a smooth day!

I love personal touches, and this sixpence was one of my favorites of their day! Stacie’s grandmother wore this exact same Irish coin in her shoe for good luck on her own wedding day and has since passed it down to other women in the family to do the same. Stacie carried on the tradition and wore it in her shoes as well, so it was really important to her that we got a photo to capture that. I love that she told me all about this prior to the wedding day, so that when I arrived I could immediately ask for it when I took her details for photos as she finished up hair and makeup!

While the ladies got dressed, the guys were next door getting their finishing touches on and looking sharp! Michael and his groomsmen wore deep navy suits from Friar Tux and his ring bearer Wyatt showed up looking so dapper in his own outfit with a top hat!

We wrapped up all of their portraits in time for them to have some time to relax and toast before the ceremony began. Then, the moment we all had been waiting for came before we knew it! They had such a beautiful ceremony surrounded by all of their favorite people.

Stacie and Michael took a moment to hand roses to each of their moms during the ceremony, a symbol of thanks for all they did to support them and help raise them to be the people they are today.

My favorite part of the day….


After we wrapped up photos they entered the reception tent with such a loud cheer from everyone they loved and danced the night away.

Everyone seemed to have such a good time together and the dance floor was always popping! During the last song I was capturing Stacie and Michael dance with the remaining guests surrounding them, and that’s when my favorite moment of their day happened. They leaned in really close and looked at each other. Michael got really close to Stacie, and with big eyes I could ever so subtly make out him say to her, “We’re married,” with an expression on awe. It was so sweet and reminded me how much I love marriage and seeing the joy it brings to people. These moments are always so special and fulfilling, and I deeply mean it every time I say, “I love what I do!”

Thanks to the fabulous vendor team for making it all possible!

Venue: The Grand Tradition
Florals: Finishing Touch
Photography: Jenna Joseph Photography
Officiant: Vows From the Heart
DJ: DJ Pros
Photo Booth: Photo Booth Rave
Wedding Cake: Briar Mist Cakes
Hair and Makeup: Courtney of Salon and Bridal
Wedding Gown: Allure Bridals
Bridal Boutique: Deborah’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Gowns: David’s Bridal
Mensware: Friar Tux

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  • Andrea

    Jeanna these pictures are simply AMAZING!  I cannot thank you enough for capturing this gorgeous day for my sister and new brother and in the epic fashion that these pictures show.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for capturing Mike and Stacie’s day so beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • Keith

    Awesome pictures.  You really capture the happiness and love they share.  Thank you for the beautiful job.  ReplyCancel

  • Brittaney

    You did such a great job! I am amazed at how perfectly you captured the moments of their big day!ReplyCancel

  • Pat

    These pictures are totally breathtaking.  I can’t wait to see what else you have done.  I could tell when you were taking the photos that they were going to be really special.  So beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany

    You captured such a beautiful day so perfectly! Love all the details shots of everything that made this day special! Fantastic job!!  ReplyCancel

  • Blanca

    These photos are amazing!  You did a great job capturing Mike and Stacie’s day. Great job!  ReplyCancel

  • Jolene

    It was such a perfect wedding ! And The photographers did an amazing job 😍 everything about it was so beautiful. ReplyCancel

  • Wynona

    These are great pictures! ReplyCancel

  • Dan

    Wow beautiful pictures.  Great job.ReplyCancel

  • Bernadette

    Precious moments captured for a lifetime. Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Kevin

    Amazif wedding and Amazing pictures! ReplyCancel

  • Greg

    Great series of pictures capturing the story from start to finish.ReplyCancel

  • Dennis Clark

    Absolutely Stunning photography!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Jo Gannon

    What beautiful memories you have creatived for all of us. You did a wonderful job! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy

    Beautiful coupleReplyCancel

  • Cyndi Harris

    What a beautiful wedding! Pics are gorgeous too.ReplyCancel

  • Carol

    Wonderful pictures of a beautiful wedding.  So happy to have been there for them.ReplyCancel

  • Janet Smith

    These pictures are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie

    What a beautiful ceremony! You captured the day perfectly. Best wishes to all!ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia

    Beautiful pictures!! All of the perfect moments captured.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth

    These are absolutely beautiful.  A stunning bride and wedding party.ReplyCancel

  • Angelica

    Amazing, amazing, amazing blog!  Very professional and elegant; looks like this is just came out of a magazine!  Bride is beautiful and groom handsome.  I like how pictures are coordinate in group order; great eye for details!!ReplyCancel

  • le

    Beautiful wedding pics…ReplyCancel

  • Tina

    Such a beautiful coupleReplyCancel

  • Barbara

    These are beautiful photos of a most beautiful day. ReplyCancel

  • Gail

    Enjoyed the photos.ReplyCancel

  • shandel

    what a beautiful wedding! these photos will be there to always remember! that’s awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Cecilia Barbabosa

    Thank you for sharing this special day Pat and the photos truly captured the special moments on this special day.  Congratulations to the newly wed and their families!ReplyCancel

  • Dalia Tovar

    Congratulations to the bride and groom.  The pictures are amazing! ReplyCancel

  • Carmen

    Photos are stunning! Whishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness!  ReplyCancel

  • Kia

    What a beautiful wedding! The photos are amazing and capture so much detail. The photographer did a wonderful job!Congratulations to the bride and groom and their families.ReplyCancel

  • Roberta Colvin

    Gorgeous photographyReplyCancel

  • Michele

    Amazing photos, capturing a beautiful wedding!! ReplyCancel

  • Cary

    Beautiful inside and out!  I am so happy for you both. Xoxo xoxo CaryReplyCancel

  • Caryn B

    What a beautiful wedding and amazing pictures! Congrats,  Mama Pat, on the new addition to your family! ReplyCancel

  • Kate Springer

    Such lovely lovely photos!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon

    Beautiful wedding !!!! Amazing photos!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol

    Truly fablous pictures!! Great rememberance of a beautiful wedding. ReplyCancel