Andrea & John were recently wed at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden in Long Beach, California. When I was asked to photograph their wedding I was SUPER excited to shoot one of my closest friend’s big day!
We met early in the morning as Andrea had her hair and make-up done with her bridesmaids.
And she was, one of the most calm brides I have ever seen.
After a smooth drive and a tight timeline we headed to the beautiful Japanese garden Andrea & John would finally see each other. Andrea snuck in and put on her beautiful town while John waited anxiously.
Check out Andrea’s bouquet. She made all the flowers, bouquets and boutonnieres out of felt! That’s definitely some mad sewing skills!
John kept his cool as he patiently waited for Andrea. And I managed to get the guys to strike a pose while we waited. :)
And then it happened. The beautiful march down the aisle and the sweet exchange of words. John’s best man was even the wedding officiant which made the ceremony that much more special. And their vows to each other, well, if you were there, you would definitely fall in love with both of them.Did I mention that you need to check out the girl’s shoes? I kind of love Andrea and all her super hip and quirky ways!We took a few minutes to walk around the beautiful venue. And just like in their engagement session, they’re love for each other just kept oozing out every frame. Seriously, oozing.
Sweet holy locations. How I love Japanese gardens. :)
We stopped for a few more photos at their beautiful hotel room. A beautiful luxurious view of the ocean ensued….as well as many “ohs” and “ahs” coming straight out of my camera.
I kind of love Andrea’s bridal portraits. Seriously, can her eyes bea any more gorgeous.
The party continued as we headed to a lovely room inside the Cheesecake Factory in Redondo Beach filled with so many of their close friends and family.A few of my favorite black & white photos.And a lot of the dance floor photos. Yep, these folks like to dance!
Thank you so much Andrea & John for inviting me to share your special day with me! I can’t wait to see you in a few weeks!