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I'm Mandy - A San Diego wedding photographer specializing in fine-art wedding photography. When I'm not photographing my amazing clients, I'm busy as an overly obsessive dog mom, capturing life’s beautiful moments with my husband, Chris, and reveling in Teddy antics. 

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About Building 177 Wedding Venue

The Historic Building 177 wedding venue in San Diego is one of the most amazing spaces Southern California has to offer! Originally the Naval Library at Liberty Station, it has been newly renovated with airy wood floors and crisp white walls. The vaulted ceilings in the 7000 square ft. space display exposed beams and beautiful black iron windows. With attention to detail in every facet of the minimalist design, Bldg 177 boasts a perfect blank canvas. This gives you the option to truly create a one of a kind event.

Vendors:

Photography: Mandy Ford
Styling & Floral |Oak & Amble
Venue | Building 177
Hair | Bridal By Brooklin
Makeup | Faces By Lmae
Dress | The Dress Theory & Archive Bridal
Stationary | Every Little Detail
Cake and Macarons | Night Owls Baking Co.
Rentals | Rustic Urban Events and Signature Party Rentals
Models | @Lilsnoodie @_kimberlee_ @hailsyaaa

Oak & Amble Floral Design With Black Candles Building 177 San Diego Wedding Venue
Oak & Amble Floral Design With Black Candles Building 177 San Diego Wedding Venue
Oak & Amble Floral Design With Black Candles Building 177 San Diego Wedding Venue

From The Building 177 Wedding Venue Website:

Designed specifically with events in mind, guests flow naturally from our scenic outdoor patio, to our main hall. We also have designed bridal suite for brides and their bridal parties to enjoy. For corporate events, we have the option to add on break out rooms and conference spaces at the Command Center, just steps from Building 177.

Oak & Amble Floral Design With Black Candles Building 177 San Diego Wedding Venue
Oak & Amble Floral Design With Black Candles Building 177 San Diego Wedding Venue

Building 177 Bridal Suite

One favorite for me at Building 177 is the bridal suite. From a photography standpoint, I’m not always given a large, beautiful space to work with when we capture bridal portraits. This can prove challenging, especially with a light and airy style. Bldg 177 does not skimp out on their bridal suite. They provide the coolest space for the ladies to prep! The tall white walls and endless rays of natural light pair so well with the boho vibes and neon signage. Click here for more tips on finding the perfect bridal suite for your photos.

Lavender and Dusty Rose Florals By Oak and Amble Bridal Suite At Building 177 | San Diego Wedding Venue
Oak And Amble Floral Installation At Building 177 San Diego
Lavender and Dusty Rose Florals By Oak and Amble Bridal Suite At Building 177 | San Diego Wedding Venue
Bridal Suite At Building 177 | San Diego Wedding Venue
Lavender and Dusty Rose Florals By Oak and Amble Bridal Suite At Building 177 | San Diego Wedding Venue
Lavender and Dusty Rose Florals By Oak and Amble Bridal Suite At Building 177 | San Diego Wedding Venue
Lavender and Dusty Rose Florals By Oak and Amble Bridal Suite At Building 177 | San Diego Wedding Venue
Lavender and Dusty Rose Florals By Oak and Amble Bridal Suite At Building 177 | San Diego Wedding Venue
The Dress Theory Bride | San Diego Wedding Venue Building 177

San Diego Florist | Oak And Amble

Erin, of Oak and Amble was the designer and florist for this amazing styled shoot. I loved watching her vision take shape as she earnestly positioned each delicate flower into position. The first of Oak & Amble’s designs was a lush greenery floating installation. I always love photographing hanging floral decor. It adds a whimsical level to the entire event. Our model wore a beautiful fitted gown from The Dress Theory. I love the pops of blue with attention to detail down to the monochromatic, velvet ribbons.

Bridal Bouquet Inspiration With Blue Velvet Ribbons Building 177 San Diego
Building 177 Wedding Venue San Diego | By Mandy Ford Photography
Bridal Makeup Inspiration Building 177 San Diego Wedding Venue
Building 177 San Diego Wedding Venue
Building 177 San Diego Wedding Venue
Bridal Hair Inspiration By Bridal By Brooklin San Diego
Building 177 San Diego Wedding Venue
Building 177 San Diego Wedding Venue Dress Theory Dress
Building 177 San Diego Wedding Venue Bridal Low Updo Inspiration
Building 177 San Diego Wedding Venue Night Owls Baking Co.

Creative Vendors

I loved this bold statement black cake by Night Owls Baking Co. Their sweets taste even better than they look! I have sworn to hate macaroons until the end of time, but with Night Owls Baking Co., I ate about 5! She makes lavender flavored macaroons that came straight from heaven!

Hair and makeup were all perfection and I highly suggest working with Bridal By Brooklin and Faces By Lmae for your San Diego Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist!

Lastly, the stationary was heavenly to photograph. I always urge my brides to invest in heirloom stationary and no one does it better than Every Little Detail! Check out some of her suites below, styled by Oak & Amble!


San Diego Wedding Photographer – Mandy Ford Photography

If you like what you’ve seen and you’re interested in booking a wedding photographer, please contact Mandy to learn more.  Mandy specializes in fine-art film hybrid photography. With this in mind, she aims to produce bright and airy, timeless images in a relaxed setting. Presently, Mandy resides in San Diego, California, and documents love stories nationwide.

Did you like this Building 177 Wedding Venue styled shoot in San Diego?

You can view the wedding below and more recent work by clicking below to view this Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Wedding in San Diego, California! 

Bride and Groom At Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Wedding

I'm Mandy - A San Diego wedding photographer specializing in fine-art wedding photography. When I'm not photographing my amazing clients, I'm busy as an overly obsessive dog mom, capturing life’s beautiful moments with my husband, Chris, and reveling in Teddy antics. 

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