A Manhattan Beach Wedding: Stephenie + Aaron
This love story is about trust, surrender, and divine synchronicities in love. Stephenie first met Aaron in the workplace at her New York City advertising agency. Aaron, a South Bay California native, accepted an opportunity to work temporarily at the same office--for one short month to be exact. The second Aaron entered into the office, his laid-back California vibe and style caught Stephenie's eye. She learned quickly that Aaron had been renting an apartment not far from hers. Without skipping a beat, Stephenie audaciously asked him to walk her home. One walk turned into every day walks, then dates, then a lifetime of memorable romantics. This love went so well, Aaron even extended his stay by a couple of weeks.
Of course, reality set in and the two were separated--Aaron returned home to California, Stephenie remained in New York City. Despite the 2,441+ miles between them, the two continued their relationship. Their love, patience, and trust were tested but never broken. Seven months later, Aaron surrendered all that he had, packed up his belongings and moved to New York to be with Stephenie. And that's their story...a love grounded by trust, surrender, and divine synchronicities in love.
Stephenie + Aaron now reside in Hermosa Beach, California. The two chose to marry amongst loving family and friends at their family church, American Martyr.
Thank you Stephenie + Aaron, for welcoming me to document such a momentous and beautiful occasion. To witness the love that the two of you share was refreshing + breathtaking--a true testimony to the kind of love we all dream + fight for. I can't wait to see what the future hold for people as amazing as the two of you.
Second Shooter: Jesus Chuy Rodriguez
Wedding Venue: American Martyr Church in Manhattan Beach
Reception: Whiskey Reds in Marina Del Ray
Wedding Coordinator: Jessica Lynn
Florals: Stems by Kate
Make-up Artist: Erica Pennings
Hair Artist: Stefanie Duarte
DJ: Vox DJ's Diego Terry