Desiree & Jeremiah-Rolling Hills Estates Wedding Part 2

This post is a long one.  But there were so many photos I loved, I couldn’t narrow it down!

I’ve already shown you photos of the beautiful bride, but I need to show you the rest!

This wedding took place in the beautiful backyard in the Palos Verdes area.

Desiree’s dress was the teeny tiniest wedding dress I’ve ever seen.  I mean… she’s almost 6 feet tall and wears a size 2.  A size 2!  Can you say model?

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She was determined to not have her feet hurt at the end of the day.

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Gorgeous.  Stop it.

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Even the guys were stylin’ in their personalized “Carolina blue” kicks.

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Rarely do we see shoe shots of the GROOM’S shoes.  But when he has Personalized Jordans… are you kidding me?  How rad is that?

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Jeremiah picked the right guys for his wedding party.  I mean, they ironed for him and everything! 🙂

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These two are just adorable and excited to be getting married.

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And now for one of my favorite moments of a wedding day.  The first look.

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This never gets old.

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I love these two photos.  I think this is when Jeremiah told Des, “You are wearin’ that dress!”

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Jeremiah is such a quality guy.  He’s driven, successful, a godly man, full of integrity and has a heart for the youth of Hollywood.  BTW, if you’re in Hollywood, stop by Chick fil-a.  That’s his restaurant.

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What a gorgeous couple.

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Three of these bridesmaids, Amy & Emily (the twins) and Jeanette (Des’s sister to the right of the bride) were also in the same youth group that I worked with.  They all made the day even more special for me.

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What a beautiful spot for a wedding.  The light was CRAZY amazing!

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Woo hoo!  They’re married!

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Taking advantage of the last bit of beautiful light and the first few moments of being husband & wife.

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I can’t even tell you how many photos I took of these two guys.  They were so hilarious.

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One of the coolest DJ’s I’ve heard in a long time.

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These two were in the youth group I worked with.  I remember when Josh & Amy started dating.  They were in high school.  Now they have 2 kids.  Crazy!  Time flies.

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Magic lights always make it…. well…. magical. 🙂

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Meet Desiree and Jeremiah.

They’re awesome.

I’ve known Des since she was in 7th grade.  I was her youth leader.  She’s always been amazing.  She went to Wheaton College in Illinois.  While she was in college she went to some sort of leadership conference where she met a guy named Jeremy.  Her impersonation of him goes like this: “Hi, I’m Jeremy.  I’m gonna own a Chick-fil-a some day.”

Fast forward 9 or 10 years.  Desiree moved back to California and got a job working with Young Life, pouring into the lives of young people in the heart of Hollywood.  Now she heads up Young Life in that area.  She has a bunch of volunteers that work with her ministering to students in the Hollywood area.

One of those volunteers is Jeremiah (formerly known as Jeremy).  Jeremiah opened a Chick-fil-a in Florida then decided to move to California to open the first Chick-fil-a in Los Angeles, by USC (since then he has opened another Chick-fil-a in Hollywood)  He wanted to find a place to serve young people in the name of Jesus so he decided to Volunteer with the Young Life in his area.

They remembered meeting each other years before.  They served alongside each other for a while, but Desiree had a rule that she wouldn’t date any of her leaders.  Well…. obviously she broke that rule.  They’re getting married next weekend and I can’t wait to photograph their wedding.  This one’s going to be an extra special one for me.

We did their engagement shoot in and around the neighborhood where they live, work, and serve.

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Gorgeous couple, right?

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I mean, really.

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I just love how Jeremiah makes Des laugh all the time.

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Next, we headed up to the Griffith Observatory for sunset.

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Seriously, Des.  YOU ARE GORGEOUS!!!!!

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Oh, my hotness!

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