Sophisticated Celebration at The Grand Del Mar in San Diego

Bonnie and Gabriel

Photographed by: Paul Barnett PhotographerLocation: Encinitas, California, United States

One of the qualities that inspired Gabriel Mauser to propose to girlfriend, Bonnie Lowery was the way in which she always reminded and encouraged him to value his relationship with his family. “She has helped me strengthen that aspect of my life,” he explains, “And that’s something I decided I wanted around forever.”

It’s no surprise, then, that family played a central role in the couple’s autumn nuptials, beginning with the selection of a venue that offered plenty of luxurious accommodations and an excellent culinary selection. “Because both families were from out of town and would have to travel, we knew the people willing to make the trip were those who were absolutely excited to celebrate with us,” shares Gabriel. “We wanted nothing more than to make the day a special celebration and for them to have a wonderful time.”

The wedding respected the customs of a traditional Jewish service starting with a ketubah