Max and Sarah met when they were standing in line at JFK. Fate brought them together in a chance meeting of souls, and now they are married. Max’s father stood up at their wedding in front of friends and family, and said that he had experienced a fairytale love with his wife, and he worried that he had passed down too much of a romantic heart to his son. But apparently, there was nothing to worry about – fairytale love seems to run in the family.
Max and Sarah’s story is one for the movies – they met at JFK, fell in love while traveling Israel and Thailand, and dated from opposite coasts – knowing they had both found their soulmate. They chose Bommer Canyon to say ‘I do’, a breathtaking natural park in the hills of Irvine, and they wanted nothing more than to have a wedding saturated with real moments, authentic joy, and heartfelt celebration. From the emotional First Look, to the beautiful Jewish ceremony under a canopy of willow trees, to the dance party that raged late into the night, they definitely achieved every bit of what they wanted!
Max is a pure romantic at heart, and my favorite part of the wedding day was when Jeff and Max were walking to the First Look, and they passed the ceremony site that had just been set-up. Max stopped in his tracks, breathless, and tears flooded his eyes. The day had suddenly become real and he was overwhelmed with joy. Then, as he waited to see his bride, he picked a small flower for her – a small token of his deep affection for this beautiful girl. (Melt my heart!)
A big thanks goes out to Kristin of Stop and Stare Events for designing and coordinating a flawless day – it was wonderful working with her team! Let’s begin the story with the Max and Sarah prepping for their First Look.
Stay tuned for Part Two of Max and Sarah’s wedding at Bommer Canyon in Irvine with all of the sweet details, emotional moments, and lots of gorgeous portraits of these two in the hills of southern California. You will definitely get your fill of lovely tomorrow!
Wedding Photography : The Youngrens | Ceremony Location : Bommer Canyon | Reception Location : Bommer Canyon | Event Coordinator : Stop and Stare Events | Make-Up : Design Visage | Hair : Design Visage | DJ : DJ Sota | Wedding Videography : Fiske Film | Florist : My Mother Loved Flowers