Alex and Zach make me smile every time I see them, and so it was no surprise when on their wedding day that both of them were smiles the entire time we photographed them. These two have a fun, laughter filled love, and their joy was contagious!! Not to mention they chose the most beautiful place, the point lawn of the Loews Coronado Bay Resort, to marry each other. They had a very intimate wedding, and a heck of a party, and Phil and I were honored to be there to capture it. Melissa and her team at Sweet Blossom Weddings did an amazing job coordinating the day, and the team of vendors were all a joy to work with (check them out at the end of this post).
I always love to see what Phil is going to bring back from the guys getting ready. True to form, he captured the basketball that everyone was watching as Zach got ready. Hope you guys enjoyed the game!!
Zach's sister was his best man. I absolutely loved this. Just because your sibling is a different gender from you, it doesn't mean you can't include them in your wedding party. It's all about having the people who are nearest and dearest to you, and if that means that they stand on your side of the aisle, I think it's beautiful and wonderful!
As Zach's sister was fixing his boutineer, Alex's two sisters and mom were helping her into her BEAUTIFUL wedding gown. I mean, princess vibes for sure!
Such special, heart-filled moments happen on a wedding day, and I am so honored and amazed every time that I am trusted to capture them for families. Alex's older sister was so overwhelmed when she saw Alex in her dress, and this moment was so beautiful between them.
Okay, Alex, you are stunning... STUNNING!!! Those peonies, too... Snowberry Studio went beyond on these florals.
That first look.... AHHHHHHH!!! I love it so much!! Mine on top, Phil's on bottom ;-)
Alex lost her father a few years ago, so her big brother walked her down the aisle. I love this moment between the two of them before he gave her away to Zach.
Zach's dad married them, and as requested by Alex he opened with the famous "Mawage" line from Princess Bride. The reaction was priceless and it was perfect for these two to open with a great laugh.
I cannot even handle all of the joy in this photo. Let your eyes wonder for a second to the cheering bridesmaids, clapping groomspeople, smiling father of the groom, high-fiving mother of the groom, and beyond-happy-wedding couple. This is the stuff, guys, this is the stuff.
Gorgeous cake by Babycakes.
Just a beach princess and her prince dancing the night away...
After dinner and the formal dances, I got to steal the bride and groom away for a sunset session on the beach... it was EPIC!! If there is a location like this, and we get a good sunset, it can be so worth it to let your wedding photographer steal you away for an extra ten minutes during dancing. I am in LOVE with these sunset photos!