If you missed it you should mosey on back and see the first blog post of Dustin & April's wedding. OK now that we are on the same page let's move forward. The Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch was such an awesome venue and I was very excited to shoot there. So let me first show you a little from the beautiful location in Carlsbad...
Did I mention there were peacocks? Everywhere!
Let's move on to what we came here for. The wedding and April!
April's Grandmother found this beautiful vintage purse in an antique shop for her to use on her wedding day. It was perfect for the peacock theme.
Dustin & April chose to do a first look. If you haven't heard of this it's when a couple decides to see each other prior to the ceremony. I love a first look because it gives the bride and groom a few moments before the ceremony to spend some time together and also takes a little of that pressure off during the actual vows. It also gave us time to do some pictures of the couple prior to getting married which allows them to go straight into the reception. Win-win!
Let's move on to the ceremony. It was presided over by one of April's college professors and this guy was amazing. He conducted the entire ceremony by memory and even quoted full poems. Quite amazing and such a personal experience for the couple.
Have you seen a more gorgeous bouquet?
Dustin & April had a photobooth at their wedding for guests to go in, take pictures and then they would put the images in a sign in book for the couple to keep. SUCH a fun idea. If you are getting married I would highly suggest looking into it.
Congrats to the happy couple and thank you again to Carey Clay of Bellagracelynn Photography for asking me to shoot this awesome wedding with you!
Caterer Garcia's Creative CateringLinens Allie's Party Equipment Rental, Inc.Florist LA Jarden FloralsDJ Beverly Hills DJ CompanyCake Aletha AndersonOfficiant Arthur Seamans "Doc"Foto Booth The Foto BoxCoordinator Lisa McGinnis