I walked into the San Diego Marriott, camera gear in hand, ready to see the normal, hustle and bustle of a wedding day morning.
If you've been a bridesmaid in a wedding you know the scene... curling irons and hair straighteners plugged in all over the room, shoe boxes and overnight bags piled in every corner and the inevitable scatter of half finished Starbucks drinks next to a half eaten tray of room service. Someone is frantically searching for a missing lip liner while the maid of honor takes a selfie.
It's a fun type of organized chaos that gets each wedding day going right off the bat! It's high energy and why I have that second cup of coffee! :)
But this day... this day was different.
I walked in to see a cool and collected bride. Amanda had a huge smile on her face. Hair and makeup were finished ahead of schedule (which rarely happens!) The room was immaculate. This is how our day began and it led us into an entire stress-free and non-rushed wedding day.
The big window let in the perfect amount of natural light, to give Amanda the most beautiful glow to her skin and even though the hotel room was on the smaller side, being tidy really added to the polished look of the getting ready photos. It was the perfect start to the day Amanda had been dreaming of for 10 years.
Her high school sweetheart was on his way to see his stunning bride...
I absolutely loved Michael's reaction when he saw his bride for the first time. These are the moments that I live for.... weddings have so many of them. When Amanda's sister teared up as her veil was set in place, when Dad turned to see his little girl in her wedding dress and when I catch a sweet embrace or soft kiss when the happy couple thinks nobody is looking. These are the best moments of a wedding day.
Photography: Little Blue Bow Photography
Wedding Coordinator: KJoyous Occassions
Florist: Flora Glamor
Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking Company
Hair: Victoria Garcia
Makeup: Jessica Lopez
Catering: Continental Catering
Assistant Photographer: Jamie Grant
To see Amanda and Michael's engagement gallery click here.
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Please contact Kellie@LittleBlueBowPhotography.com for details.
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