Casa Del Mar Wedding Photography, Santa Monica | B & W

This is our little story about a couple that one day lead to us doing Casa del Mar wedding photography. It was just an ordinary Saturday in Manhattan Beach where Brianna & Weston met not by just chance alone but also by fate as well.  Brianna didn’t feel like going out that night, but one of her girlfriends convinced her to go to Shades for a birthday party.  “I don’t really want to go…I mean, it’s not like my future husband will be at Shade,”  Brianna said.  Little did she know… 

As she stood in line (waiting to get a bottle of champagne for the table) she started up a conversation with a tall and handsome guy in front of her.  And what did they talk about??  What men love most… Football!!  Brianna loves football.  And Weston, he knew football; he actually played in college!!  They talk about Tim Tebow, a football player from Bri’s college (University of Florida), who happened to be picked up by Weston’s favorite pro-football team (the Denver Broncos).  They shared many laughs that night and Weston asked for Bri’s number!!  And well… the rest is history!!

Wedding Preparation at Casa del Mar

Picture this:  A romantic wedding in a beautiful glass chapel, on a cliff, over-looking the Pacific Ocean! It’s every girl’s dream!!  It was a beautiful sunny day when Brianna and Weston vowed their lives to each other in front of their family and friends at the gorgeous Wayfarer’s Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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I love the colors that Bri picked out!!

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Groom at the Huntley Hotel Santa Monica

Our groom got ready a little up the Santa Monica Beach shore at the Huntley Hotel. Look closely at the picture and you’ll see that the two groomsmen are mocking Bri & Weston’s engagement photos.  LOL.  Which by the way… are stunning!!  Don’t forget to check out their engagement photos in Manhattan Beach. 

Huntley Hotel Wedding Preparation
Huntley Hotel Wedding Preparation
Huntley Hotel Wedding Preparation
Huntley Hotel Wedding Preparation
Huntley Hotel Wedding Preparation

Back to Casa del Mar with the Bride

Casa del Mar Wedding Preparation
Casa del Mar Wedding Preparation

The reaction of all her bridesmaids as they see her for the first time!!  SOOOOO cute!!

Casa del Mar Wedding Preparation
Casa del Mar Wedding Preparation
Casa del Mar Wedding Preparation

Such a gorgeous bride!!

Casa del Mar Wedding Preparation
Casa del Mar Wedding Preparation

Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Ceremony

Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Ceremony
Wayfarers Chapel
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Party
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Party
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Party

What a stunning group!!

Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Party
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Party Photo

They had a “first look” without seeing each other.  They held hands and exchange “i love yous” just minutes prior to the ceremony.

Wayfarers Chapel Wedding First Look
First Not Look
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding First Look
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Ceremony
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Ceremony
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Ceremony
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Ceremony
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Ceremony
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Ceremony
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Ceremony
Wayfarers Chapel
Wayfarers Chapel
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Ceremony
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Ceremony
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Ceremony
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Ceremony
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Photography
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Photography
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Photography

The newly weds…

Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Photos
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Photos

Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Photography

After the wedding ceremony, we had time with just the couple in the Wayfarers Chapel.

Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Photography
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Photography
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Photography

What a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos!!

Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Photography
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Photography
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Photography
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Photography
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Photos
Wayfarers Chapel Wedding Photography

Casa del Mar Wedding Photography

After the wedding ceremony, we drove back to Casa Del Mar, Santa Monica where they hosted their wedding reception.  Gavin and I looooove doing wedding photography at Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica.  This luxurious Hotel by the Sea is literally right on the beach and Santa Monica Pier is just minutes away.  We were so stoked to get there just in time to catch the beautiful sunset.

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Santa Monica Wedding Photography
Santa Monica Wedding Photography
Casa del Mar Wedding Photography
Santa Monica Wedding Photography
Santa Monica Wedding Photography
Casa del Mar Wedding Photography

Can I please get a “WOW.”  heheehe  =D

Casa del Mar Wedding Photography

Casa del Mar Wedding Photography
Casa del Mar Wedding Photography
Casa del Mar Wedding Photography
Casa del Mar Wedding Party Photos
Casa del Mar Wedding Party Photos
Casa del Mar Wedding Party Photos

Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception Dinner

A huge thank you to the amazing Constance Curtis for a perfectly planned wedding!!  It was a joy working with you! And check out this gorgeous wedding reception ballroom at Casa Del Mar.

Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception Dinner

Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception Dinner
Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception Dinner

Babys Breath… simple and elegant!! What a perfect representation of the bride and groom!

Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception Dinner
Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception
Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception
Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception

I absolutely LOVE that Brianna added a personal touch (and in honoring their guests) by having photo of her and/or Weston with each guests at the table!!

Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception
Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception
Grand Entrance

These guys don’t kid around!! They really know how to throw a party!!  The dance floor was packed!

Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception Dancing
Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception Dancing
Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception Dancing
Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception Dancing
Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception First Dance
First Dance
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Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception
Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception
Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception
Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception
Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception
Casa Del Mar Wedding Cake
Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception
Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception
Bouquet Toss
Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception
Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception

They also had karoke during the last hour of the reception.  Brianna and Weston rocked it with “I Just Called to Say I Love You”

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Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception
Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception
Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception
Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception
Casa Del Mar Wedding Reception

And more Night Wedding Photos at Casa Del Mar

We took our lovely couple out for more lowlight night wedding photography at Casa Del Mar and out on Santa Monica Beach (with a view of the Santa Monica Pier lit up at night).

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Casa Del Mar Wedding Photography
Santa Monica Pier Wedding Photography
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier Wedding Photography
Casa Del Mar Sparkler Send Off
Casa Del Mar Sparkler Send Off

Sparkler Exit… what a perfect ending to a perfect day!!

Casa Del Mar Sparkler Send Off
Casa Del Mar Sparkler Send Off

This wedding takes place at Casa Del Mar for the wedding preparation and wedding reception. The wedding ceremony took place at Wayfarer’s Chapel, one of the most picturesque churches ever. It’s enclosed in glass panels all around and is an amazing sight. We also had a grand exit sparkler send off. We did wedding photos on Santa Monica Beach, with the Santa Monica Pier in the background (even at night with it lit up).


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