Rainy day wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay, CA

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!

Wedding Photography at Our Lady of the Pillar and the Oceano Hotel and Spa / Irene and Dan

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!

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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