When your only sister gets married, it is a most precious time to celebrate. But even as Matron of Honor, it is hard to celebrate the occasion without sneaking a few shots, whenever you can. Here a glimpses of my dearest sister’s gorgeous La Jolla wedding, through my lens.
It was a beautiful and calm morning as we readied for the wedding with the girls at the Lodge At Torrey Pines. Seeing my sister step into her gown was breathtaking, and I was nothing but honored to clasp the necklace I wore at my own wedding ten years ago onto her wrist, transforming it into her bracelet on this special day. Looking into her eyes, I could see my mother, who we desperately missed that day. But knowing that tucked into her bouquet was a locket with her picture brought us comfort.
Lianne and Niall brought so much of their personality to their wedding, both individually and as a couple. Hearing them share their heartfelt vows in our presence brought tears to my eyes.
Lovers of literature, and writers in their own right, I loved the vintage typewrite that invited guests to leave their well wishes for the couple. What a lovely twist on a guest book!
Each place card was lovingly handmade.
Little ones always make a wedding even more special. Aren’t they so dapper?
As evening fell and the sun set into the ocean beyond the stunning cliffs, I lost myself in the company of family and dear friends. With the dance floor calling, I tucked my camera away to soak in the love, and to twirl with my husband and children on the dance floor, my beautiful sister and new brother steps away.
Congratulations Lianne & Niall. I love you both.
Ceremony & Reception: Martin Johnson House