When I first met with Kristen and Adam they told me the only thing they wanted to do on their wedding day was to have fun with their closest friends and family, and that they did! The couple were married at the beautiful church of St. Augustin and the reception took place at the Newport Beach House!
Before we started the day with the couple’s private first look, each of them opened the gifts from each other. Each were very surprised with the thoughtful gifts. Kristen received her anniversary band to match her wedding band and engagement ring. It was GORG! <3 Kristen gifted Adam his personalized cufflinks but best of all she has been keeping a journal of memories and thoughts since they got engaged. It was the sweetest thing and there are still many blank pages left to fill in throughout their first year of marriage. After that we headed up to the roof deck where we had some killer clouds for a quick first look before we all headed to the church.
Kristen’s grandmother has been a huge influence in her life and she was a very important person at this wedding. It was important to have a church wedding married by Kristen’s family priest. During the ceremony the priest shared a lot of loving stories about Kristen growing up and some funny stories of Adam and his catholic experience as a child. It was a beautiful and heartfelt ceremony. After they said “I do” it was time to party on the beach.
The couple’s favorite “thing” at their wedding was their Irish band, who were excellent, that played all through their cocktail hour. They played new Irish pop music as well as the classics. “Danny Boy” was one of the last songs and it had everyone in tears. Just before sunset we headed out to the beach to get some awesome shots!
The rest of the evening was filled with lots of stories and of course dancing. Victor & his band had the dance floor packed all night long! Congratulations Kristen & Adam!
Venue: Newport Beach House | Church: St. Augustin’s | Flowers: Cherryhill Florals | DJ & Band: VictorEvents | Cocktail Hour Band: Boxty Irish Band | Videography: Summer Wind Wedding Films | Hair & Makeup: Jennie Kay Beauty | Wedding Planner: Sherri Dressler Klein | Transportation: Viking Tours | Wedding Live Wedding Painter: Mark DeSilva | Rentals: Pranzi