Terranea Wedding : Sonya + Eric

Photography

She complimented her bridesmaids as she rushed through the casita. That dress looks great on you…oooh, I love your hair…you look stunning. So often the day was made about others that her friends took the time to stop Sonya and remind her that the day was about her. And Eric. About them together, but it took getting used to because she’s only ever been about everyone else. Selfless, that’s how she’s described by those who know her best and love her most.

Eric is equally as loved and deeply respected. Not only playing for powerhouse NFL teams, Eric served as captain for most of them, drawing the affection and loyalty of his teammates. He’s lauded for his warm embrace anyone who crosses his path, be in on the field or one of his favorite beach hangouts.

Last Saturday, Selflessness and Warmth married at Terranea Resort…Sonya and Eric vowed their lives to each other in front of their friends and family, creating a day just as much about their guests as it was about them…and they wouldn’t have wanted it any differently.

Sonya and Eric, words can’t express how thankful I am to be a part of your love story. It was honor getting to know you and documenting your wedding day. Your friends and family are amazing and I have no doubt you’re destined for abundant success with them at your sides. Much Love and Appreciation… j*

The day started brilliantly at Terranea Resort…I was thankful to have Messex Industries letterpress map to personalize the ring shot…

The day was gorgeous and every corner was a backdrop for photos…especially Sonya’s Vera Wang wedding dress…

…and a pair of fabulous Jimmy Choo’s!

Sonya and Eric opted to see each other before the wedding ceremony for a private moment together…and seeing his stunning bride brought tears to Eric’s eyes…

Many thanks to JD for capturing moments and details that personalize a wedding…

Sonya is beautiful on the inside and out…and many thanks to Contour Foussa for makeup and Sarah Daly for hair…

Just after the First Look, the bridal party headed to the wedding ceremony…obviously looking their best…

The day was slightly overcast, but the Terranea Resort always offers a gorgeous background…

The most evident thing about their love is how they make each other happy…they’re always making the other laugh…

…see what I mean?!?

Officially official…

While guests enjoyed cocktail hour…

…Eric and Sonya snuck away for a few more photos along the gorgeous coast at Terranea

Eric joked that Sonya was getting all the photo attention, but little did he realize JD had his back with photos like this one…

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention just how amazing Erin + Angela of Sterling Social were in making this wedding truly perfect….their hard work, dedication, and professionalism made the day lovely and I was incredibly lucky to be alongside such a great team! Annnnnd if that wasn’t enough, they suggested sparkly and sequence tablecloths from La Tavola for the reception…love them!

Like always, working with the ever fab R. Jack Balthazar for florals and design makes my heart happy…they’re artists and incredible at what they do!

The First Dance from JD’s perspective…

…from my perspective…

I’ll end on this note because the party was epic, especially with DJ Tendaji Lathan mixing the night away…

To see more of Sonya and Eric’s Terranea Wedding, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slidshow with Andrew Belle music provided by The Music Bed…or you can watch it here: