When we sat down to share some beers and meet Kim and Brad for the first time, they immediately made us feel like we were long-time friends. They didn't have any specific wedding scheme besides a big no-frills party by the beach. But they WERE excited to describe how they met, and their mutual experience of love at first sight. They admitted it sounds corny, but the way they light up whenever they tell the story, I'm convinced it was real.
The rain moved the "first look" and ceremony inside, but that had no hindrance on the love and excitement radiating from these two and everyone around them. The clouds gave us some beautiful soft light for photos on the deck, and we could see the ocean mist through the windows as they exchanged vows. Kim surprised everyone by turning to Brad's daughter, one of their bridesmaids, during the ceremony - and reciting vows to her too (cue the tears - taking pictures while crying is one of my favorite challenges in this job!)
After the ceremony, the rain had slowed to a drizzle, so they got adventurous and wandered the beach with us for some moody, wind-swept photos and quiet moments alone. It was a great segue into a night of unruly fun and downright dirty dancing. After dark, a huge storm was whipping against the windows by the dance floor, but the celebration rocked on.
We laughed, we cried, and we had a blast. Congrats to this incredibly sweet and genuine couple!
Venue & catering: Wynchmere Beach Club / Dress: Watters (found at Nordstrom) / Hair & makeup: Heather's Hair Port / Wedding party dresses & vests: Dessy / DJ: Five Star Events / Florals: Designer's Touch