Christie and Nate are an amazing couple with crazy chemistry. I knew when I met them, on their brief visit from Brooklyn, that their wedding would be adorable. I was not disappointed. The whole wedding, from start to finish, was filled with Nate-and-Christie-goodness. Special thanks to Marla Lackey of Cheers to You Events, who did a great job making sure everything ran smoothly!
Now time for some photos!
The Monique Lhuillier dress -
I love when grooms write sweet notes to their brides to read before the ceremony (so romantic!) -
Nate and Christie chose to see each other before the ceremony so that we had more time for photos. I always love setting this up for couples – it’s such a nice time to have a few private moments before everything gets crazy -
Some portraits of the happy couple -
Not quite a portrait, but a sweet little moment -
Two of my favorite things: Jimmy Choos and Jack Purcells -
Nate and Christie put so much time in to the fun details at this wedding. Here are custom letterpress coasters with their silhouettes, their darling cake-topper, the programs and their “advice jars,” complete with little cards with their snapshots on one side and room for guests to write marriage advice on the other side. So cute! -
I love this shot of Christie walking down the aisle, captured by Nic
A couple of ceremony images -
I love this one -
A sweet little moment right after the ceremony -
A few more portraits of the beautiful couple -
Lots of cute little touches! The cake and invitation -
Nate and Christie sat their guests at two super-long tables in the outdoor courtyard -
Since Nate and Christie are from Brooklyn, they wanted to infuse some of that flavor in to their California wedding. They had sodas, their favorite micro-brew, and fresh-baked treats flown in from Brooklyn! -
The grand entrance -
Christie’s father said a beautiful prayer before dinner -
Instead of traditional champagne, Nate and Christie passed out Sofias for their toast (p.s. I love these for the beach!) -
A nighttime shot of the beautiful Casa Romantica -
The first dance -
And a sparkler exit -
To Nate and Christie: You’ve treated me like family since Day One. Thank you for your support, for welcoming Doug and Max and me into your lives, and for letting me capture your beautiful wedding.