Beaches. Cliffs. Tropical islands. Wedding 'I do's' overlooking the water.
The moments following Dan and Marilyn’s ceremony at Seagrove Park were positively serene. While their guests went off to enjoy their cocktails, these two stood together, overlooking the ocean, completely settled into the moment. They felt the breeze on their smiling faces and squeezed each other tight, and for a moment, they forgot about everything
Marilyn exudes joy. She is a fashionista who laughs effortlessly and often… and on her wedding day, Marilyn was nothing but grace and beauty and bubbly smiles as she thought of walking down the aisle to her man. Dan is a quiet, loyal guy who chooses his words wisely and intentionally, but he never smiles
We watched Jeff and Elena soak in every second of their wedding day with hearts wide open. Jeff and I could actually feel the love poured out from their families and guests and their seriously amazing wedding team… from the beginning of their processional at Mary, Star of the Sea, to the very end of
Jeff and Elena are connected in every way possible – with their hearts and souls and emotions. It’s a love that goes beyond the surface, but way down deep to their core. Jeff and Elena truly see each other – the most raw and unedited versions of themselves. And it’s their crazy-kind-of-connection that makes them
The flowers. The sparkles. The seaside views. WOW WOW WOW! We’re finally here at Part Two of Marc and Tricia’s Hotel Del Coronado Wedding, and friends – this beautiful day is just beginning! With every moment that lead up to their ceremony (see all the lovely portraits here in Part One), Marc and Tricia were
She’s a believer in soulmates – because how could she not be, after meeting him? Tricia originally met Marc at a conference for work, but then two years later, they crossed paths again, serendipitously, at LAX. It turned out that both of their flights were delayed, so they sat and caught up… and the timing
Imagine walking into your wedding reception and having absolutely NO. IDEA. what to expect… That’s exactly how Makenna and Daniel were feeling, because they gave Emily Smiley (Makenna’s godmother) complete creative control over everything. The decor. The flowers. The layout. It was all a HUGE joyful, tearful, INCREDIBLE surprise! From the beautiful ceremony on the
Daniel and Makenna never shy away from big dreams… in fact, they run full-force after them. Makenna is a girl who wears her heart on her sleeve – she laughs full-out and she conquers her fears (and her friends LOVE her for it!). She’s chasing after becoming a chef, and her oh-so-contagious smile has been
Even surrounded by the most gorgeous blue sea, Jason and Kathy couldn’t take their eyes off each other! Their wedding day at Scripps Seaside Forum was every bit as joyful as these two hoped. One of Kathy’s deepest wishes for her wedding was that she would be smiling all day long, and that if she ever
Kathy almost wasn’t accepted as a chemistry tutor that semester at Berkeley. There wasn’t the exact slot open that she applied for, but the director really wanted her in the program. She was smart, ambitious, and wholehearted. So Kathy agreed to a slightly different type of tutoring, and she was in. And thank goodness, too,
Eric and Liz are the kind of people that you take one look at and can’t help but think “Those guys are just two peas in a sweet little pod.” Because they are. These two brilliant ER docs not only have sharp minds but sweet-as-can-be souls. They’re thoughtful, kind, and supportive of each other while
I look through these images and I see JOY. Pure, full, lovely JOY. Adrian and Valerie had a wedding that was not only gorgeous in every way – the sunset, the scenery, the decor, the dress, the tux – but it was also a wedding where I could laugh, cry, dance, and express my joyful
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