Scripps Seaside Forum | La Jolla | Amanda + Dan’s Wedding Photography

April 12, 2019

Amanda and Dan met via their mutual friends’ engagement. Dan was living in LA at the time and he came down for the proposal. His best friend was marrying a work friend of Amanda’s! They hit it off that day and exchanged numbers! They soon started dating and found that they share similar goals and morals, and have tons of fun together. Dan knew that Amanda was the “one” and he planned a hot air balloon ride on Super Bowl Sunday! Amanda said “yes” of course! These two can’t wait to start their life together as one unit! Currently their dog is the center of their world, but they always like to take advantage of all California has to offer!

Venue: Scripps Seaside Forum

Coordinator: Holly Kalkin Weddings

DJ: Ryan Girgis

Catering: Brother’s Catering

Florist: Posies Flowers

Hair & Makeup: Flora Makeup and Hair


We loved working with the talented Holly Kalkin! Her is what another client thought!

“We are so happy we chose Holly as our wedding planner! Our wedding venue was in a different location from our reception venue, so in addition to handling set up and break down she also helped manage our shuttles from the locations. We also had our exit planned on a gondola which she helped execute. Everything went off without a hitch! It was a lifesaver (and grey-hair saver) to have Holly as our wedding planner/consultant. She also has a lovely calming presence where you feel like you are in good hands and she executed flawlessly and from the looks of it, effortlessly.

My mom and I are definitely on the more detail-oriented side so as you can imagine, leading up to the big day we had a lot of questions. It was a stress-free planning process with Holly as she answered every one of my tedious questions quickly and thoughtfully. She did a nice job keeping both my mom and I in the loop as we would often tag team with all of our questions. Holly is a true consultant, offering guidance when we felt stuck and asking us questions that we hadn’t thought about or knew to ask while planning. We purchased the month of vs day of services, which we would do again in a heartbeat. One huge bonus of this was we were able to use Holly’s gold chargers at no cost while rental companies are quite expensive. This is something inclusive with the month of package that ended up really sprucing up our table-scape beautifully. We cannot thank this wonderful woman enough. I enthusiastically recommend Holly Kalkin and team to be a part of your big day. 

Thank you again, Holly!”

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