Weddings Archive

San Diego Elopement – |Colby + Greg|

Colby is one of my oldest friends – I won’t say how long we’ve known each other but we met in 6th grade! I wasn’t able to attend her wedding reception so I offered to cover their courthouse elopement a few weeks prior. I had met Greg once before and always loved how much he makes her laugh. Colby wore a gorgeous boho gown from Kite + Butterfly and even their pup Indie got to attend! Now, I just need to talk them in to inviting me to their wedding celebration in France next year – back to Greg’s home country!

Todos Santos Day before the wedding session – |Paloma + Gavin|

I hope you got a chance to look at Paloma + Gavin’s beautiful Mexico wedding in the post prior. We had not met in person so we opted to meet up the day before for a little photoshoot around the beautiful streets of Todos Santos! The colors were mind-blowing! And it was great to get these two in front of my camera for the first time! We started at our little hotel pool which Julie + I spent the whole day after the wedding relaxing!

Todos Santos Mexico Destination Wedding – |Gavin + Paloma|

todos-santos-destination-wedding-mexico-01I’m so excited to share this amazing Mexico destination wedding I photographed earlier this year! This couple was a referral from a sorority sister and I had so much fun meeting and getting to know Paloma and Gavin down in Mexico. I traveled to a new place – Todos Santos. Wow, the town stole my heart. Paloma and Gavin are two of the most kind-hearted and caring people I have ever met. The second we met, they treated me as a friend. I’m so lucky to have so many amazing couples!

This wedding was featured on Every Last Detail blog today too! Head on over there to see a few different images from the day!

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Photographer: Melissa McClure Photography // Catering: The Groom & His Team! // Venue: The Groom’s Parents’ home // Getting Ready Venue: The Hotelito // Event Coordination: Martha Ponce // Sound/DJ: DJ Ricardo Patiño // Minister/Officiant: Richard Strozzi Heckler // Ceremony Music Antonio Castro // Chefs: Gavin Parsons (Executive chef & groom), Jake Frances (Chef de cuisine for event), Pancho & Lupe Herrera (cooks) // Flowers: Cabo Flowers // Beauty: Abigail Vegas, Aviva Salon // Cake/Dessert: Baja Beans

Park Hyatt Aviara Wedding – |John + Kathy|

park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-01 When I got one look at Kathy’s blush dress and Louboutins, I knew it was going to be an amazing day! Kathy and John, along with their kids and close family and friends tied the knot on a gorgeous February day. It was intimate and heartfelt – just how they intended their day to be. I was so grateful to share a part in it! park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-02 park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-03 park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-04 park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-05 park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-06 park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-07 park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-08 park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-09 park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-10 park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-11 park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-12 park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-13 park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-14 park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-15 park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-16 park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-17 park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-18 park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-19 park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-20 park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-21 park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-22 park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-23 park-hyatt-aviara-wedding-24Ceremony + Reception Venue: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
Photographer: Melissa McClure Photography
Florist: Matteson’s Florist
Hair + Makeup: MK Bridal Artistry
Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bridesmaids dresses: Badgley Mischka

McMenamins Edgefield, Portland Destination Wedding – |Dan + Cailtlin|

mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-01 At my first meeting with Caitlin + Dan, I felt like we had been friends for years. We talked beer, mutual friends, ComicCon and their plans for an amazing destination wedding in Portland. I was so excited we hit it off, I love when clients turn in to friends! Plus they were getting married at a bucket list venue for me – Mcmenamins Edgefield. It’s an old Poor House turned in to a hotel with a brewery, distillery, winery & event space!

On their wedding day, it called for rain. Lots and lots and LOTS of rain. They say rain on your wedding day is good luck right? Well these two hit the good luck jackpot! Regardless of Mother Nature’s plans, they both had the biggest smiles on their faces all day long. We did a twist on the normal first look, they exchanged love letters back to back before actually seeing one another. I also love that their wedding contained just the right amount of nerd details, including both unknowingly having The Walking Dead references in their vows! And best of all, they trusted me. I made the call to wait on wedding portraits because I had a feeling we would get a break during the reception – and we did! Nothing phased these two, they were just so thrilled to be husband and wife! mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-02 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-03 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-04 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-05 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-06 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-07 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-08 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-09 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-10 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-11 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-12 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-13 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-14 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-15 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-16 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-17 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-18 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-19 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-20 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-21 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-22 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-23 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-24 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-25 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-26 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-27 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-28 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-29 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-30 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-31 mcmenamins-edgefield-portland-destination-wedding-32

Ceremony + Reception Venue: McMenamins Edgefield
Photographer: Melissa McClure Photography
Florist: Bluebell Florals

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