Darcy + Josh | Luce Loft San Diego Styled Shoot


Downtown San Diego is almost completely empty on every street. It’s Monday afternoon as we finally find parking and walk past a few business people on our way to the beautifully minimal Luce Loft. Heading into the shoot, I’m instantly in awe over the gorgeous and simple wedding details that surround me.

I don’t know about you, but it’s always been on my bucket list to live downtown in a loft! It just seems so intriguing! As much as I’ve wanted to live there, shooting in Luce Loft was a dream come true. The delicately modern cake by Autumn Deanda and the intricate florals and bouquets by Fox and Flora were the ideal accent for the cement walls and antique lighting.

I’m definitely a sucker for anything white, grey, and mint … that simply elegant style gets me every time! The bride and groom stand out like a glowing light because nothing steals your attention away from them. The details can’t don’t compete with their genuine smiles.

Genuinely in love. Such a perfect way to describe Darcy and Josh feel toward each other! This sweet bride and groom smiled, laughed, and joked the entire day away. As he whispers in her ear, she erupts into a graceful giggle and elegantly leans toward the camera. When a couple is this in love, it makes my job too easy!

Darcy and Josh, thank you so much for spending your day in front of my camera. What a privilege it was to be able to give you photos that you didn’t get on your actual wedding day! This shoot was incredible because of the way you look at each other, laugh with each other, and love each other. And I love that you were so free to be yourselves! Your joy is apparent to anyone who sees you.

Tilly and Janita, thank you for putting together this elegant, classy, timeless styled shoot at Luce Loft. You styled everything so beautifully and I can’t wait to work with you again!

See below for the list of incredible vendors who helped make this shoot a reality!

P.s. if you’re looking for a cake that looks amazing AND tastes amazing, I’d recommend Autumn Deanda 100%! I don’t even like frosting, but tasting the frosting on the cake she made…love at first bite.

Designer: Tilly Mestre

Planner/ coordinator: Janita Mestre Photography

Venue: Luce Loft

Groom and Bride: Joshua and Darcy Cowgill

Bridesmaids: Mattie Taylor and Alexis Ruan

Furniture and Table Rentals: Adore Folklore

Decor/ linens: Antiqueology

Florist: Fox and Flora

Stationary and Calligraphy: Blush and Blue Designs

Bridal gown: Elle Bridal Boutique

Bridesmaid Dresses and Accessories: Bella Bridesmaid

Men’s Suits and Accessories: Friar Tux Shop

Cake and Sweets: Autumn Deanda

Beauty Concierge Service or Luxury Beauty Planning / Hair: @elwynnandcass

Makeup: Samantha Genido

Videographer: Isaiah Adona

Groomsman Details: Groomsday (Instagram: @thegroomsday)

Signage and Decor: ZCreateDesign

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