Pelican Hill Wedding : Christina+Chris

Photography

It was a common theme throughout the day: They were meant to be. And while it could be said of almost any couple on their wedding day, it was different for Christina and Chris. That’s what their friends and family said, insisted, and toasted to. Their belief in their unadulterated love was staggering and their day was filled with support and love.

They met in high school and Christina’s mom had a soft spot for Chris. Christina’s mom saw his heart of gold…and later told her daughter he was handsome. On the inside. Christina listened to her mother’s advice and later realized–like much of her childhood–mom’s always right. Oh, and it helped he was handsome. On the outside.

They’re paths intersected as teenagers and as life ushered them into a new arena on a gorgeous day in Newport Beach, Christina and Chris are assured of their love and that they’re meant to be. Forever.

Christina and Chris…you are two of the most incredible people and I felt incredibly lucky to document your wedding day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart of sharing your lives (and amazing families) with me and allowing me to see just how promising your future is together! Hope you’re enjoying every minute in Hawaii and working on your tan! Much Love and Appreciation… j*

The day started just outside of the Pelican Hill Bridal Suite, where Christina’s Priscilla of Boston wedding dress was looking extra stunning…

Something Blue…

One of my favorite things about Christina is her ability to completely be herself, refreshingly candid, real, and raw…

I was super excited to see Melina of Reign of Beauty on hand to do the makeup…lovvvvve her!

Just before the wedding started, we snuck out of the bridal suite and she grabbed a sneak peek of her ceremony site at Pelican Hill

Officially official.

Chris is kind of guy who’ll put you at ease with his confidence and charm…and he clearly knows how to make Christina melt.

Christina, you’re breathtaking. F’real.

We walked to the Pelican Hill portico and the light was simply divine…I’m so lucky to have clients who’ll set time aside for pictures and enjoy a quiet moment together…

A special thanks to Erin and Kellee of Pelican Hill for ensuring the wedding day was perfecting and always taking such great care of us!

Did I also mention Chris was a charming gentleman as well?

I mentioned in the past that while I shoot with flash during the First Dance, I also take artistic freedom to shoot with ambient light (many thanks to Side by Side Videography for the video light!) and the off-camera flash…

…and JD will remain shooting with flash to capture moments like this…

What a perfect way to end a perfect night…a sparkler exit! Here’s my view…

…and JD’s view…

If you’d like to see more of Christina and Chris’ Pelican Hill wedding pictures, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow or watch it here: