Jessica + Casey Wedding: Wayfarer's Chapel + Mar'sel at Terranea Resort

Terranea Cove Wedding Photoshoot

Jessica and Casey's fateful encounter occurred (thanks to her sister) when they were introduced at a casino club in their hometown of Mississippi.  No doubt, sparks flew instantly and their hearts connected but the universe had its own agenda and the timing just wasn't right.  Before they could explore their curiosities + possibilities of this connection, Casey moved to Nashville and Jessica remained in Mississippi to complete her college degree.  But like the truest of love stories, fate took it's course and after three long years the two agreed to hang out in Nashville.  They quickly discovered that the sparks had remained and their connection aflame.  Casey returned back to their hometown and the two have been inseparable every since.

Jessica and Casey chose to have a destination wedding away from their hometown and in the breathtaking glass church of Wayfarer's Chapel nestled in the hills of Palos Verdes Estates, California.  Following their ceremony, they held a small and intimate reception dinner at the romantic Mar'sel at Terranea Resort, with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean.

Jessica + Casey, standing amongst your family and friends made me realize that what the two of you share is nothing short of magical.  Your warm and inviting personalities draw people in and we just can't get enough.  For this and so much more, thank you for allowing me to document your wedding day.

Ceremony Venue: Wayfarer's Chapel
Reception Venue: Mar'sel @ Terranea Resort
Getting Ready Location: The Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach
Make-up Artist: Dana of Cheek to Cheek Artistry
Second Shooter: Alexander Scott Sun

Redondo Beach Shade Hotel Wedding
The two got ready at the Shade Hotel located in Redondo Beach.  They had a HUGE tub on the balcony of their ocean front room!

The two got ready at the Shade Hotel located in Redondo Beach.  They had a HUGE tub on the balcony of their ocean front room!

Ocean front view from their room!

Ocean front view from their room!

Jessica getting her make-up done by the talented Dana of Cheek to Cheek Make-up.

Jessica getting her make-up done by the talented Dana of Cheek to Cheek Make-up.

Redondo Beach Shade Hotel Wedding
Not only were Jessica's sisters/bridesmaids GORGEOUS...they were also so fun and full of life!

Not only were Jessica's sisters/bridesmaids GORGEOUS...they were also so fun and full of life!

Jessica had EXCELLENT taste.  These two piece bridesmaid dresses AND her wedding gown was AMAZINNNGGG.

Jessica had EXCELLENT taste.  These two piece bridesmaid dresses AND her wedding gown was AMAZINNNGGG.

Chick-fil-a and champagne...YESSSSS

Chick-fil-a and champagne...YESSSSS

Redondo Beach Shade Hotel Wedding
Redondo Beach Shade Hotel Wedding
Jessica and her sisters <3

Jessica and her sisters <3

They were just full of laughs and giggles!

They were just full of laughs and giggles!

Redondo Beach Shade Hotel Wedding
They LOVED Dana (I mean who wouldn't) and insisted on a photo with her but could hardly contain themselves!

They LOVED Dana (I mean who wouldn't) and insisted on a photo with her but could hardly contain themselves!

Redondo Beach Shade Hotel Wedding
Such a gorgeous bride inside and out!

Such a gorgeous bride inside and out!

Redondo Beach Shade Hotel Wedding
Redondo Beach Shade Hotel Wedding
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You can see where Jessica gets her looks :)

You can see where Jessica gets her looks :)

Redondo Beach Shade Hotel Wedding
Redondo Beach Shade Hotel Wedding
Meanwhile, Casey getting ready close by. 

Meanwhile, Casey getting ready close by. 

Pretty sweet cuff!!! Loved this photo (taken by my second shooter, Alex Sun)

Pretty sweet cuff!!! Loved this photo (taken by my second shooter, Alex Sun)

Such a handsome groom!

Such a handsome groom!

Last check before heading to the chapel!

Last check before heading to the chapel!

Wayfarer's Chapel Wedding
My favorite wedding venue!

My favorite wedding venue!

The glass structure of the chapel allows the perfect amount lighting to enter in.

The glass structure of the chapel allows the perfect amount lighting to enter in.

Wayfarer's Chapel Wedding Venue
Wayfarer's Chapel Wedding Venue
Even her toes are perfect! UGH.  And these shoes!!!

Even her toes are perfect! UGH.  And these shoes!!!

Wayfarer's Chapel Wedding Venue
Wayfarer's Chapel Wedding Venue
Best man looking as proud as ever to be standing by his brother with these pretty rings

Best man looking as proud as ever to be standing by his brother with these pretty rings

Casey looking as fly as ever

Casey looking as fly as ever

Oh hey, that's me running around everywhere.  Thanks for the capture, Alex!

Oh hey, that's me running around everywhere.  Thanks for the capture, Alex!

Casey and his brother.  Good looks run in the family it seems!

Casey and his brother.  Good looks run in the family it seems!

The two being silly which gave me some pretty great shots!

The two being silly which gave me some pretty great shots!

Casey getting ready for his bride to walk down the aisle

Casey getting ready for his bride to walk down the aisle

Okay, cue the waterworks.

Okay, cue the waterworks.

Wayfarer's Chapel Wedding Venue
Lighting the unity candle at Wayfarer's Chapel

Lighting the unity candle at Wayfarer's Chapel

Wayfarer's Chapel Wedding Venue
I'm dying.  Look how happy they look!

I'm dying.  Look how happy they look!

Wayfarer's Chapel Wedding Venue
Wayfarer's Chapel Wedding Venue
Wayfarer's Chapel Wedding Venue
Wayfarer's Chapel Wedding Venue
After the ceremony, we made our way to Mar'sel at Terranea Resort where they held their small intimate reception dinner.

After the ceremony, we made our way to Mar'sel at Terranea Resort where they held their small intimate reception dinner.

Jessica and and her bridesmaids decorated this beautiful dinner area all by themselves.  So beautiful.

Jessica and and her bridesmaids decorated this beautiful dinner area all by themselves.  So beautiful.

I always focus on capturing all the details of the wedding day including the small ones because I know how much every piece means something to the bride and groom.

I always focus on capturing all the details of the wedding day including the small ones because I know how much every piece means something to the bride and groom.

Mar'sel at Terranea Resort Wedding Reception
Mar'sel at Terranea Resort Wedding Reception
I was hoping the whales would come by during their reception but I don't think they were in the entertaining mood. 

I was hoping the whales would come by during their reception but I don't think they were in the entertaining mood. 

During cocktail hour, I stole the bride and groom for a more intimate couple session down towards Terranea Cove.  Love taking couples to this spot!

During cocktail hour, I stole the bride and groom for a more intimate couple session down towards Terranea Cove.  Love taking couples to this spot!

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Head throwback laughter from Jessica because Casey insisted on being twirled too!  I love it when my clients get comfortable and goofy!

Head throwback laughter from Jessica because Casey insisted on being twirled too!  I love it when my clients get comfortable and goofy!

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Mar'sel at Terranea Resort Wedding Reception