Tropical Beach Wedding at The Dana at Mission Bay | Tracy & Dave

tropical beach wedding at the dana at mission bay

The Dana at Mission Bay was the perfect location for Tracy and Dave's celebration! They are both from the east coast, so the large majority of their guests were from out-of-town. Tracy said she wanted it to feel like a tropical destination wedding - and the Dana was the perfect location to pull that off! The ocean views on the beach, the palm trees framing the ceremony, the outdoor reception space surrounded by the tropical garden... it was incredible. Studio Palma's florals created the perfect vibe and added sooooo much to the already lush and tropical greenery around the property!

I really love their story, the bits and pieces I’ve picked up so far. Tracy and Dave met in San Diego playing soccer. What's crazy is that they are both from New England and moved to San Diego within 3 days of each other (whaaaat?!)! I love how this city brought them together! :D San Diego is the perfect place for these self-proclaimed relaxatrarians to enjoy their Cali life together with their golden retriever Lucy (who made an appearance at the wedding!!!!). They are the kind of couple who instead of taking one of their last names, they just made their own new last name to start their family: The Aronlee’s! Ugh I love them!

You could really feel the love surrounding these two, and it was truly an honor to capture. A wedding I left feeling soooo close and bonded to them and their friends and fam. It was so special seeing everyone coming from all over to celebrate! The Dana couldn’t have been a more perfect place to bring all their people together and show off their new home!

Photography: Kami Olavarria
Venue: The Dana at Mission Bay
Planning + Coordination: Events Inspired
Videography: Black Shutter Media
Hair + Makeup: Thorne Artistry
Florals: Studio Palma
Dress: BLHDN