Good evening everyone! I’ve been listening to some Templar documentaries on the History Channel while I put together a veritable cornucopia of some terrific Artistic Edits from Tina & Brian’s Lakewood Wedding today that I’ve been dying to share with you.
Tina & Brian’s wedding day started off with pleanty of rain early in the morning as I was up at 5:30 a.m. to meet up with Tina and her ladies at her home in Lakewood at 7:30 a.m. The drive over was like riding a snowboard as there was standing water on every highway and surface street. But once I arrived, that was when the fun started! With dresses from David’s Bridal for Tina and her ladies along with Tina wearing a beautiful charm bracelet from Brian on one wrist and another gold bracelet borrowed from Tina’s sister-in-law; Julie.
Since it was still raining out this morning, we managed to rearrange a few pieces of furniture to do some portraits of Tina along with her ladies & some of her family. It was the perfect situation & helped us avoid heading out into the rain which wouldn’t have been a good thing for the lady’s dresses.
Straight after the portraits at Tina’s home, I headed over to St. Cyprian Catholic Church in Long Beach where I caught up with Brain and his guys for their portraits. The guys looked great in their Kenneth Cole suits and with the break in the weather – we captured some GQ inspired portraits in front of the church.
Tina & Brian’s traditional Catholic ceremony was beautiful and if you were keeping up with their day today, you may have seen a sneak peek of their ceremony that I grabbed with my iPhone. With the stained glass, the light spilling into the church with the storm breaking, I couldn’t resist myself & shot upstairs in the balcony for one of my signature fish-eye portraits showing everything off.
After the classic portraits we did in the church, I stole Tina & Brian away for a romantic portrait of the two of them in front of the church and steeple, but only to be greeted by a new friend; Jessie – who is also a DJ that stopped to share a timeless tradition with them with their first dollar bill as a married couple. Can we say Awesome!!!
Their reception was held at The Centre at Sycamore Plaza in Long Beach where a delicious lunch was served by Candlewood Caterers along with a gorgeous and scrumptious red velvet cake from Rossmoor Pastries. I did break down & eventually have a slice & whoa – it was delicious with a cream cheese frosting too. Tina & Brian had two entrances too! They came down the staircase to their group of friends & family and then I popped up on the stairs to get a huge group photo of everyone. Awesome!
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So without further ado, here is a slide show that put together of Tina & Brian’s Wedding at the Center at Sycamore Plaza in Lakewood. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did capturing it & will be available on Pictage too – cheers!