Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Khris-Liane & Santiago ~ 8.08.08 Wedding!

Ok, as promised, I'm finally getting caught up on some of my blogging! I had two weddings again this past weekend, so there is A LOT coming your way! Let me backup to the day of the Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics (seems like forever ago now somehow...). I had the pleasure of working with Khris-Liane and Santiago down in Redondo Beach at the lovely Crown Plaza Hotel. Khris-Liane and Santiago had a beautiful wedding ceremony on top of the hotel on the Harbor Terrace overlooking the gorgeous marina and bay in Redondo. It was a great location and the weather could not have been better.

Here's Khris-Liane getting into her dress before the ceremony. Now, if you haven't been inside of a wedding dress before, let me tell you, it is WAY more work than it looks like. It takes a lot of maneuvering, a lot of people, a lot of breath-holding, and a whole lot of laughter & patience.
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Khris-Liane was all laid back and smiling until she saw herself in the mirror for the first time. Then the tears start. There is something sort of overwhelming the first time you see yourself as The Bride on your wedding day. The girls tried to help save her makeup. ;)
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A moment of calm before the wedding storm...
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They made a smart choice to use tiki torches instead of candles for an outdoor ceremony overlooking the beach - they actually staid lit during the entire ceremony!
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More details...
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The MEN:
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That happy newlyweds
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What a ring!
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Ok, that's all for now! Best wishes to Khris-Liane & Santiago! More wedding stuff (from 8/9, 8/16 and 8/17) coming your way!

~B

2 comments:

Khris-Liane S. said...

hi brienne! these are some awesome pictures...i can't wait to see the rest! thanks for capturing our priceless wedding moments (many of which are a blur for me!); we'll treasure them forever!

Sandra Diana said...

Wow, that "moment of calm" picture is beautiful! What a pretty bride and a touching moment to capture!