The Wedding of Tristan and Brian at Ethereal Open Air Resort in Escondido California


Cast & Crew

  • VenuE: ethereal open air resort

  • photography: Plum & oak

  • DJ: san diego party time djs

  • florals: encinitas flower shop

  • catering: ethereal open air resort

  • cake: sweet cheeks baking co.

  • ceremony musicians: missy lukin

  • hair & Makeup: the hair & makeup box

  • videography: thomas wedding cinema

  • officiant: Ryan Sey


"Brian, your job is not to replace Eddie, rather you have been entrusted to care for these four amazing women that he has left behind." These words spoken by Ryan Sey, Lead Chaplain at Rady Children's Hospital and officiant at Tristan and Brian's wedding, were part of a beautiful ceremony full of emotion. It's safe to say there wasn't a dry eye, nor a face without a smile.

Last year I received an inquiry from Tristan about her upcoming wedding. The message she wrote left me speechless - "Brian & I met two years ago in March online. Back in 2013, my husband was killed in a car accident on his way to work, leaving me with our three young daughters. I never thought I'd be lucky enough to have a second chance at love & doubted I'd be able to find someone that be able to come into our lives and be what the girls and I needed. Boy was I wrong. To say Brian is amazing is an understatement. He loves not only me, but the girls so fierce and completely. He never tried to fill Eddie's shoes, he just brings his own perfect shoes to the table. He has two great kids of his own & we can't wait to blend our families together. We would love for you to capture our special day & tell this story for us :)"

It truly was an amazing day, and such a privilege to tell their story. 

Thomas O'Hara