quinn is my brother’s brother-in-law. i have known him for a good number of years now. he is a great guy and has found a perfect and fitting match for his lifetime with caroline. i was excited just to be at this wedding, let alone photographing it. we had quite the whirlwind of the morning, as it was raining and we nearly had to completely switch to an alternate plan for the ceremony altogether. yes. raining in orange county in the middle of july. the middle of july that was in the middle of one of the hottest summers i can recall here in orange county. and it rained. and did it ever.
i told caroline much later… like days later… that 9 out of 10 brides (maybe even 10 out of 10) would not have come close to dealing with the odd craziness of that day as she did. she deserves awards, i tell ya. wouldn’t you know it: everything worked out wonderfully and it was a beautiful wedding, from ceremony through to the reception. here’s some proof:
literally, within a minute after i took that shot above, it started raining finally. hard. so, it was back inside for more details and photos of caroline and her girls.
i don’t always… or, let’s say i rarely blog photos of the groom with his groomsmen. but, these were too good to be withheld from y’all:
then, we got into a little homage to all of those “awkward family photos” posts you see now and again. i think we did pretty well. quinn and his brothers with a piano and a mirror:
quinn and his men, with some nuts:
and back to the normalcy as we prepare to get caroline into her brilliant dress.
these two, mother and daughter, clearly have an enviable and undeniable bond. with all of the time i have spent with the couple, i had never met her family and it was a genuine treat to see how much love was between them.
as i said, there was a while there that we thought we were going to have to move the wedding indoors, possibly even splitting up the guests into different areas. it wasn’t until the rain stopped that i felt comfortable taking more photos outside and documenting some of the dampened grounds.
for you collegiate fans, take note: it is possible for love to be forged between a bruin and a trojan.
having one of your best friends perform your wedding can bring a fantastic personal touch to the ceremony.
i cannot say enough about this couple, and the pairing that they make. thanks again, so much, for trusting me with your eternal memories from what is one of the biggest days in your lives. it was a blast and a great beginning to a marriage (not just a wedding) that people will talk about for years and years to come.
venue: the villa, san juan capistrano, ca
florist/stylist: lynne lucente
hair/make up: cindy with salon maison
dj: dj divel
catering: iva lee’s catering
cake: heidelberg bakery
videography: braven carver films
a huge thank you to my second photographer: larissa with love from larissa photography