Such a lovely day to have a wedding by the Ocean. Oceano, you killed it again! Isabel and Dan wanted one thing, which is to be apart of their day as much as possible. Which, ultimately is right up my sleeve on how I orchestrate the flow of capturing. No one should miss key moments in a day that last once a life time. We made sure we captured all the ingredients that we could before hand and grabbing some great locations too… from the first look of the boat docks, to the moodiness of the enchanted forest for family portraits… and even a private moment for the last two minutes of sunset… we nailed it! And they had the time of their lives!
Its like rain on your wedding day…. This is the song that keeps playing in my head as I was capturing this mother nature induced unique wedding day. A May wedding. Should be sunny skies… or at least spring like temps… but not this day… this day decided it needed to dump all day long.
There are so many things I loved about this day though. The way the bride and groom weren’t even phased by this. The way the Oceano Hotel has so many options to get artistic and fun captures inside its glorious space.
Throw in a fun band and a twist to cutting the cake (they had a cheese cake…. A cake made up of different cheese rounds, crackers and a honey comb) some chair dancing and what more could you ask for!
It’s a story of fate. I had the pleasure of meeting Dan and capturing a glimpse of his world about 8 years ago when I was commissioned to capture his beautiful family at a very tender moment in their lives. Dan and Robert, his son, were soon to loose a very special woman in their lives, his wife and Robert’s Mother. Even though I don’t get to linger long in one’s life, I do come away feeling vulnerable to all the emotion that is within a family, and this particular moment left me feeling so fortunate to have been apart of this brief encounter.
Fast forward 8 years, I am contacted by this vivacious and wonderful woman who would love to inquire about my wedding services. You see, she met a wonderful man a few years back and she thinks I know him… thank goodness for small circles!
Their wedding vows were exchanged at Our Lady of the Pillar in Half Moon Bay and the celebration continued at the Oceano Hotel and Spa. Elegant Cheesecake did an exceptional job with helping these two celebrate a love that was meant to be!
As seen in Lucy Dylan Weddings
Half Moon Bay Wedding Venue: Our Lady of the Pillar
Half Moon Bay Wedding Reception Venue: Oceano Hotel and Spa
Half Moon Bay Area Wedding Cake: Elegant Cheesecakes
Half Moon Bay Area DJ, Photobooth, & Lighting: Golden State Productions; Wayne Noel