St Regis Monarch Beach Wedding : Katelyn+Ryan

Photography

Katelyn and her mom often talked while Katelyn was away at college. They’d have long conversations over the phone, and her mom would pester Katelyn to see if anyone caught her eye. For months Katelyn said no until one fated conversation with her mother. Katelyn confessed she’d her eye on Ryan for a while, but he told her he didn’t want a relationship. Ryan was determined to focus on school, enjoy time with his fraternity brothers, and soak up his college experience for everything it was worth.

On the other end of the line, Katelyn’s mom shook her head and felt badly for Ryan. No matter his determination to stay the course he plotted, Katelyn’s determination to get what she wanted made every other effort seem in vain. She’s one of those girls who sets her mind to something and then–poof!–magically makes it appear.

As Katelyn’s mom recounted his story during her reception speech, the entire room erupted in cheers and applause. Ryan and Katelyn smiled so big their smiles looked like one big one. Their determination has morphed over the years into the determination to love. Love their family, love their friends, and love each other. For all eternity.

Katelyn and Ryan, I wish you nothing but happiness and joy. Being surrounded by your friends and family made me feel lucky to have documented your first day as a husband and wife. Your wedding was a perfect reminder of how to love and cherish each moment before it’s gone. Much Love and Appreciation… j*

The wedding day started at the St Regis Monarch Beach with a Casablanca dress and Badgley Mischka shoes…

Katelyn enjoyed a fun afternoon of prep with her sister, cousins, and friends…

What a stunning group of bridesmaids…

While I was with the bride, JD enjoyed his time with the groom…they were basically a party all day long…

I met up with the groomsmen for more photos before the ceremony…

The wedding ceremony was perfectly officiated by a dear friend and it made everything personal and real…

It was a perfect wedding ceremony at St Regis Monarch Beach

We roamed the property of St Regis Monarch Beach during sunset and captured the last bit of golden light for wedding photos…

Of course what are wedding photos at the St Regis without showcasing this stunning staircase?

The First Dance…

…now this is a dip!

Some amazing toasts were made…

…lots of dancing ensued…

…selfies were taken…

…and lots of happiness ensued…

To see more wedding photos from Katelyn and Ryan’s wedding, feel free to click HERE for to view their wedding slideshow!

Many thanks to the amazing wedding team who made this day come to life…
Wedding Venue: St Regis Monarch Beach
Coordinator: Jeannie Savage of Details, Details
Floral and Decor: Bloombox Designs
Hair and Makeup: Dapper Dolly
DJ: Peter Papadopoulos of Vive Inc
Videographer: Living Cinema
Photographer: Jasmine Star