Josh & Kristin- Part 1- Laguna Cliffs Marriott Wedding

Josh & Kristin’s wedding was beautiful!   So much thought and care went into every detail.  It’s really cool when you see a groom who is so involved in the whole process like Josh was.  It all come together into what was a perfectly classy affair, full of family and friends.

You might remember their super cool engagement shoot with the vintage airplanes.  They used one of them in their invitation, in fact.

What is it about Badgley Mischka’s?  So pretty!

As I was taking photos of the dress I was admiring all of the beautiful detailing.  It wasn’t until hours later, when we were doing family portraits, that I found out Josh’s grandmother made Kristin’s dress!  What??????!!!!!!!  I couldn’t believe it!

Josh & Kristin had decided to exchange gifts before the wedding.  She waited to get her make up done until after she received her gift from Josh, knowing that she would probably cry. Speaking of gifts, the couple had originally planned to make the wedding halloween-themed, and knowing the the history of Halloween in the US, it was imperative that the gifts be halloween-themed too, but things didn’t pan out as planned, in the last moment.

She did. 🙂

Josh had saved all sorts of ticket stubs and other tokens from many of their dates, even from the very beginning.  He put them all together in a scrapbook of memories.

He also surprised her with a necklace from Tiffany & Co.

Once she opened her gifts, it was safe to get her make up done.

Simply gorgeous, Kristin!

Just like an angel.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the hotel…..  Kristin had a special surprise for Josh.

I love this shot that the fabulous Kate Noelle, my second shooter that day, got.  Such a sweet, emotional moment.

And then… surprise!  Kristin had gotten some boudoir photos done by my good friend Jess and had an album made for her soon to be husband.  I think he liked it.  😉

Quite dapper!  They joked that these were Josh’s watch ad photo.

Alway one of my favorite parts of the day.  The first look.

It’s because of moments like these.

Pure joy and beauty.

Such a fun bridal party!

This was my first Jewish ceremony I’ve photographed.  We had the Ketubah signing before the ceremony.

I love the tradition of the huppah.  It symbolizes the home that the couple will build together.  This was a beautiful one.

Not to mention the nice diffused light that is provides!

The day couldn’t have been more gorgeous.

Showing everyone what marriage is really all about. 🙂

Married!!!!

Time to celebrate!  More to come from their gorgeous reception.

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