Lauren and JR’s Great-Gatsby-style wedding was full of pomp and circumstance, and I just loved attending and having a front-row seat for the beautiful ceremony which engaged all the senses. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar was the perfect venue for the service, and Lauren’s dad Richard filled it with amazing bouquets which were echoed in the reception hall.
Rebekah and Brandon tied the knot at beautiful Paradise Point Resort this past weekend, and Heather Starr and I enjoyed photographing the festivites! Since Rebekah’s dad is a floral designer with over 30 years of experience, I had a hunch that there would be some flowers going on at this wedding. I was right!!
It’s only been about 48 hours since the end of Rebekah and Brandon’s wedding, but a very important person, Rebekah’s sister Sarah, couldn’t be there, so I thought it would be nice to have an extra-long sneak-peek for her benefit. Sarah actually sent a long-distance Matron-of-Honor toast via video! You can see Rebekah’s reactions below.
Congratulations to Meredith and Mathew! Their life together is bound to be marked by lots of laughter and dancing. I loved their ceremony on the beautiful campus of Point Loma Nazarene University. The pastor’s comments began with their parents’ words about their personalities and funny memories of their childhoods, and then both dads got up to read scriptures directly relating to marriage. It is a ceremony I will remember for a long time – very personal and touching. The reception venue, Tango Del Rey, was the perfect setting for Meredith and Mathew to dance the night away with their close friends and family (including Meredith’s seven brothers and sisters!). There was some serious celebrating going on! Thanks to Melanie Monroe Photography for partnering with me on this wedding.
At first, I was like . . . WHERE ON EARTH AM I?? And then, I was like . . . THIS IS THE BEST WEDDING VENUE EVER!! Hidden Oaks in Ramona is definitely hidden, but it is well worth finding! Our nephew Ben and his bride Danielle (see also: proposal and engagement photos) tied the knot here on a beautiful July day, and Melanie Monroe Photography and I had a blast photographing the occasion. The rustic scenery was the perfect setting for lots of burlap, lots of lace, and a big red truck. Congratulations to Ben and Danielle!
What a joy to watch these two get married! It was an international affair, with lots of guests flying in from Thailand, and with Thai elements incorporated into the ceremony. Ryan’s love of sailing also played a key role in the decor and colors, and we created their bridal images right on a sailboat in San Diego Bay with San Diego Sailing Tours. Perfection!
Flowers by www.thirdbloom.com
Make-up by www.glamtrashmakeup.com
Wedding Coordination by www.josefinaevents.com
I enjoyed this wedding SO MUCH! It was a great big celebration of God’s faithfulness in joining these two amazing people, and, doubtless, it was the beginning of something even more wonderful. Welcome back from your honeymoon, Amanda and Brent!!
It is such a joy to see two awesome individuals joined in a beautiful ceremony to become a family. It’s even better when they are part of your own extended family. That’s what I got to photograph a few weeks ago, when my niece Hannah married her handsome beau, John. (Check out their PROPOSAL and ENGAGEMENT photos too!) Please forgive the over-the-top flower girl coverage. She’s mine. 🙂
** Thanks to Melanie Monroe Photography for her assistance and, in particular, the amazing ring shots.