So excited to finally be sharing this beautiful classical nautical themed wedding with you. Alison and Chris got married last year but all of us involved in this wedding have been patiently waiting to share the images because The Knot just ran it in their latest issue! Always fun to see images I took of vendors amazing work get the attention they deserve! Alison and Chris chose to get married at Alison's parents house on the coast in Newport Beach and it seriously could not have been more beautiful. I met the bride and groom at the house about two months before the wedding and when I showed up to shoot that day I was totally impressed by the work they had done in the backyard- they built the beach out to fit all of the tables! One of my favorite weddings to date .... :) Alison and Chris- hope you had a wonderful first year of marriage!!!! xoxo
Here are some words Carissa shared on her blog about her and planner extraordinaire, Courtney Toney of Joyful Weddings and Events, design choices, "alison and chris decided to get married at the bride's family vacation home on balboa island in newport beach, which they have owned for over a century - talk about history!! she knew she wanted something ocean inspired but nothing too "themey"...no starfish, no sand dollars, no messages in a bottle...based on the style of the family home, her planner, courtney toney, and i came up with more of a cape cod/martha's vineyard style affair...we wanted to highlight the more natural elements of the seaside while keeping it romantic and pretty..."
See tons of my detail shots on Carissa's blog! and check out the Fall/Winter issue of The Knot Southern CA.