I knew that this was going to be an amazing wedding to be a part of the moment I talked to Charlsey on the phone. She told me a little bit about herself, her fiancé, and her vision for their destination Don Cesar wedding. She wanted elegant, but not arrogant, coastal, but not beachy, classy but not overdone. And while beautiful details mattered, it was the people and the moments that were most important to her. I LOVE that. I never had a chance to meet her before her wedding, however we exchanged a great big hug as soon as we saw each other. I felt like I had been helping my friend plan her wedding and we were finally getting a chance to celebrate together. Charlsey and Andrew opted for the first look prior to the ceremony. They wanted to alleviate wedding day jitters as well as accomplish some of the family and bridal party photos. The first look was absolutely priceless. Andrew started tearing up before even seeing Charlsey, and as soon as he took one look at her, the water works started from both of them. I loved their style for the wedding as well. They went with golds and greens. Classic, timeless colors that compliment the Don Cesar perfectly. 2 Birds events did an amazing job with the greenery in the bouquets as well as the baby gold pineapples for the guys boutonnieres. The sunset pictures of the two of them were unreal, can you say supermodels?! It was just such an amazing wedding to be a part of and Charlsey and Andrew, I can’t thank you enough for entrusting me to photograph your day.
Below are some of my favorite images from their destination wedding at the Don Cesar, along with the list of vendors who made it possible.
Wedding Ceremony :: Don Cesar Wedding Reception :: Don Cesar Wedding Planner :: Bri with Cheers Events Wedding Dress :: Nicole Miller Dress Store :: Che Bella Boutique Bridesmaids Wedding Veil :: Che Bella Boutique Dresses :: Nordstrom Jewelry :: R & M Diamonds Groom & Groomsmen Attire :: Hugo Boss Wedding Cake :: Don Cesar Invitations and Programs :: Vista Print Hair and Makeup :: Rose Johnson of Style Hair and Makeup Floral Designer :: 2Birds Events Wedding Photographer :: Stephanie A Smith