I shared the story of my friendship with Lindsay here, but just to recap, this gal and I have been besties since eighth grade and have walked through so many experiences in life together.  Linds was in my wedding a loooong time ago when we were both living in Central CA, and as fate would have it, she and her man, Mike, moved to San Diego shortly after he popped the question.  I was so excited when they decided to have a San Diego wedding!  I had the honor of not only helping them plan their wedding but I was also IN the wedding and my company coordinated the event.  Whew!  It was a big undertaking, but you do things like that for the people you love.

Here is part one of Lindsay and Mike’s wedding: getting ready, first look, wedding party images.

Linds was so excited to see her venue, the El Cortez, from her hotel suite.

With blue being her favorite color since childhood, she just had to have blue stiletto’s.

Us girls getting ready (yes, it was strange being IN the wedding).

She was surprised to see Mike get emotional!

Pinning Mike’s boutonniere.  I couldn’t help but do what I do.

How adorable is Lindsay’s nephew, Bennet?!

Her niece, Grayson, is so adorable too!

Weren’t we just a couple of 13 year olds, listening to Green Day, sharing secrets, and planning our lives?  Here we are now, 17 years later…

 So gorgeous!  And my favorite bride of 2012!

Gorgeous images by Brett & Emily Photographers.