Jessica + Steven's Wedding: Wayfarer's Chapel + Michael's Tuscany

Wayfarer's Chapel Wedding

Despite the villainous reputation of Tinder, the modern dating app, lover's like these are my reason of why I still believe in it.  Jessica + Steven swiped right on Tinder which eventually led them to their first date.  To make it unique and interesting, the two dressed up in 80's attire.  They've been inseparable ever since.  

Their wedding day was just as beautiful and unique as the couple.  These two kept me on my toes ALL day and gave me plenty of moments to capture including a proposal!  The ceremony was held at the beautiful glass Wayfarer's Chapel nestled in the hills of Palos Verdes Estates followed by a romantic and dimply lit reception dinner at Michael's Tuscany in San Pedro. 

Thank you so much Jessica + Steven for giving me the opportunity to capture so many powerful moments.  It was so beautiful to witness you two surrounded by the power of love on your wedding day.  I can't wait to see what the future holds for people as amazing as the two of you.

Second Photographer: Sarah Block Photography

Jessica + Steven chose to get ready at the Double Tree in San Pedro.  Loved photographing the small romantic details and these cute pigeons!

Jessica + Steven chose to get ready at the Double Tree in San Pedro.  Loved photographing the small romantic details and these cute pigeons!

The back view from the Double Tree.

The back view from the Double Tree.

How beautiful is Jessica's emerald ring??

How beautiful is Jessica's emerald ring??

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A gift from her mother :)

A gift from her mother :)

Jessica preparing for the big day.  I captured this moment of her while she was reading over her vows.

Jessica preparing for the big day.  I captured this moment of her while she was reading over her vows.

A touch of gold.

A touch of gold.

Such a beautiful gown to photograph

Such a beautiful gown to photograph

To match her ring (and her favorite color), Jessica chose shades of green and a touch of gold for her bridesmaids dresses. 

To match her ring (and her favorite color), Jessica chose shades of green and a touch of gold for her bridesmaids dresses. 

Loved her laughter.  There were a lot of these moments!

Loved her laughter.  There were a lot of these moments!

Just opening a bottle of champagne :)

Just opening a bottle of champagne :)

Cheers!!

Cheers!!

Mom helping Jessica get in her dress.

Mom helping Jessica get in her dress.

Meanwhile, the groom and his men (and woman) were getting ready next door.

Meanwhile, the groom and his men (and woman) were getting ready next door.

To calm the nerves??

To calm the nerves??

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Loved these bobble heads!  Really shows their humor and fun personality!

Loved these bobble heads!  Really shows their humor and fun personality!

Their gorgeous getaway car.

Their gorgeous getaway car.

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I love photographing at this glass chapel.  The light shines through so radiantly.

I love photographing at this glass chapel.  The light shines through so radiantly.

I asked Jessica to play with her veil and here are the images we created together.

I asked Jessica to play with her veil and here are the images we created together.

Wayfarer's Chapel Palos Verdes Estates Wedding
Wayfarer's Chapel Palos Verdes Estates Wedding
Jessica being the sweet friend that she is gifted each of her bridesmaids with these beautiful emerald gold bracelets.

Jessica being the sweet friend that she is gifted each of her bridesmaids with these beautiful emerald gold bracelets.

Wayfarer's Chapel Palos Verdes Estates Wedding
I loved this candid moment that my second shooter captured. Beautiful.

I loved this candid moment that my second shooter captured. Beautiful.

Wayfarer's Chapel Palos Verdes Estates Wedding
Wayfarer's Chapel Palos Verdes Estates Wedding
Wayfarer's Chapel Palos Verdes Estates Wedding
Wayfarer's Chapel Palos Verdes Estates Wedding
Wayfarer's Chapel Palos Verdes Estates Wedding
Wayfarer's Chapel Palos Verdes Estates Wedding
Wayfarer's Chapel Palos Verdes Estates Wedding
Wayfarer's Chapel Palos Verdes Estates Wedding
Following the ceremony, we arrived at Michael's Tuscany for the reception dinner. 

Following the ceremony, we arrived at Michael's Tuscany for the reception dinner. 

All the details were put together by Jessica herself.  She's such a creative and so talented!

All the details were put together by Jessica herself.  She's such a creative and so talented!

Didn't even want to miss out on these little details. 

Didn't even want to miss out on these little details. 

Michael's Tuscany Dinner Reception Wedding
The first dance as husband and wife.

The first dance as husband and wife.

A beautiful moment between father and daughter.

A beautiful moment between father and daughter.

The mother and son dance was to die for!  They are so much fun!!

The mother and son dance was to die for!  They are so much fun!!

Michael's Tuscany Dinner Reception Wedding
A surprise at the catch of this bouquet toss!

A surprise at the catch of this bouquet toss!

Jessica's younger brother proposed to his girlfriend as soon as she caught the bouquet.  Such a beautiful moment.  I was in tears!

Jessica's younger brother proposed to his girlfriend as soon as she caught the bouquet.  Such a beautiful moment.  I was in tears!

Happy tears :)

Happy tears :)

Let the dancing begin!

Let the dancing begin!

Michael's Tuscany Dinner Reception Wedding
I love messing around with the exposure and lighting when people start letting loose.  I feel like it really captures the moment well.

I love messing around with the exposure and lighting when people start letting loose.  I feel like it really captures the moment well.

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Such a beautiful night! 

Such a beautiful night!