When I first met up with Mary on our consultation session, I was dumb enough to pick Super Bowl Sunday to meet up with them… =) Obviously I’m not football fan and Mike logically made the choice every guy would – watch football instead of meeting the wedding photographer. Mary shared with me briefly of their wedding plans and a few of their special arrangements on their wedding day. For starters, both her and Mike aren’t very fond of cakes and so they decided to do an ice-cream bar that they enjoy; then it is their wine ceremony – instead of the now popular sand ceremony, they decided to pour a glass of white wine and a glass of red wine together which I think is both beautiful and brilliant; then there’s Mike’s parents who turn out to be videographers! Turns out they Mike’s dad managed to dedicate some of the cameras to a few volunteers while he continues to document the day and enjoying himself. =)
We started off the day at the Lux Sunset Boulevard Hotel where they’re getting ready in the morning:
Mary and Mike decided to do a first look at the hotel. Their flower girl was confused about what they’re doing, and started telling Mike that Mary’s coming and asked him to turn around.. cute haha =)
and their elegant and beautiful bouquets
Here’s the red and white wine they’re using for their wine ceremony
And the very lucky Cooper accompanied with two pretty flower girls
It’s a gorgeous day and a beautiful ceremony
we took the entire bridal party along, including the flower girls and Cooper the ring bearer to the golf course for some pictures. =)
hmmm….. ice-cream bar that everybody looked forward to. It’s a huge hit that night!
In the reflection, the boy couldn’t wait until Mary and Mike could finish so that he could get his ice-cream; and Mike’s dad working hard in the background.
and they crowd urged them to hurry up ’cause they were so anxious to get their ice-cream! =)
and on the first dance, Mike’s dad also was working hard making sure he captures the moment!
The entire wedding has been a blast and simply a treat to photograph.
And of course, huge thanks to all the vendors who made the wedding a awesome success!
- Jill Cuarto
Makeup by Jillz: http://www.makeupbyjillz.com
- DJ Steve Martinez: http://www.djstevemartinez.com/
- Mountain Gate Country Club Los Angeles: http://www.mtngatecc.com/