On Sunday I photographed Becky + Bernadette’s fabulous wedding at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens. The day was so beautiful and it was brilliantly planned and coordinated by my lovely Paola of Just Chic Events! I absolutely adored the beautiful late-summer color palette of orange, purple, brown and golds. I loved that Becky and Bernadette chose to have long communal tables, and the long tables were dotted with beautiful stems of flowers arranged by the fabulous Little Branch. It was so nice to see all the guests– family and friends– come together as a big community to support these two in marriage. Everyone was so warm, inviting and just happy to be celebrating this big moment that had been a long time coming!
There were so many touching moments about this wedding– The First Look, the smile on Bernadette’s face watching Becky walk down the aisle, the way the two laughed and smiled all the way through their first dance, and the amazing toasts by friends and family. There were many many moments that I nearly choked up with happy tears. But to me the most touching thing was seeing all the ways that Becky + Bernadette were already a family. How they were totally there for each other all day. How they can anticipate just what the other needs at any given moment. And how they just feel comfy with each other. I saw this at the engagement session, but I saw it even more on the big day. I saw it in their families too– their two families already seemed like one big happy unit. It is always such a gift to witness love and commitment like this. I could not be more honored to document it.
Also, big thanks to Candice for shooting with me and helping capture all the lovely moments of the day!
Without further ado… pictures!!
It was so much fun capturing Becky + Bernadette getting ready! I always love the transformation of watching a woman go from “everyday girl” to BRIDE. Always fun to document that moment!
The first look! These two were so so happy to see each other!
Work it you two!!!!
The picture on my left is my FAVE PIC OF THE DAY! Becky + Berna look FIERCETACULAR (yes I said it again!)!! And Bernadette, you look smokin’ in this picture on the right my dear!
La-la-love! Becky you are gorgeous!!!
Bernadette beamed as her brother walked her down the aisle!
Becky looked pretty happy walking down the aisle too!!
The ceremony was beautiful! It was officiated by a friend, and also close friends gave readings. There was not a dry eye in the courtyard!
Pretty reception details!!!
LOVE the long tables and use of chalkboard signage!!
The newlyweds toast each other!!!! I adore this photo sooooo much!!!