Updated: Mar 23
For bride and groom Ariana and John, their marriage was nothing short of a joyous celebration filled with friends and family. This couple was one of many who had to push the date of their big day due to Covid, but the smiles evident throughout the day showed the evident love between the two, one that not even a pandemic can separate. Ariana and John share a long and special history of dating for over 12 years, and stories heard from friends and family attest to their strong bond that has impacted not only their own identities but also the lives of those around them.
The personalities of Ariana and John had a big influence on the joyful atmosphere, with John’s steady and open character complementing Ariana’s bubbly and bright manner. Described by the bride as seemingly part of a movie, the ceremony and reception were captured on video to show the true happiness between the bride and groom and their guests. Little moments with bridesmaids and groomsmen, carefree dancing on the dance floor, emotional speeches by family, and sessions with just the couple were all filled with smiles and laughter. Capturing authentic moments was an easy task for this occasion, with so many people supporting and loving Ariana and John on their day. One request by the couple was that everyone would have fun, which was certainly accomplished even before the end of the night.
The location was at a country club in Carmel, California, with a beautiful landscape with lots of greenery with trees and plants surrounding the couple and guests. Accents of flowers provided the perfect addition of color including a bouquet of a beautiful rustic mixture of reds, whites, and greens. With an afternoon ceremony, the sunset framed a gorgeous scene for the couple and led to a lovely night sky under which the reception was held outside. Speeches from the family were heard around the tables lighted by strong bulbs, creating an open and warm atmosphere.
Pure joy radiated from each person’s face as the evening continued full of laughter and love, commemorating the couple surrounded by those who support and love them most. Sprinkled throughout the ceremony and reception were emotional moments of serenity, from a voiceover of vows leading up to the first look to hearing from family how unique Ariana and John’s love is. This was a truly wonderful celebration of their journey leading up to this point and the one they have before them as husband and wife.
Ariana and John, you have celebrated a lifetime of experiences with many days leading up to this milestone in your lives, and it was a privilege to capture it.
Photography: molly hansen photo
Planning: paige events Venue: the club at pasadera Florist: Autumn Marcelle Design Live Music: greg jacobs jazz DJ: santa cruz dj company HMU: blush hair and makeup design Rentals: chic event rentals Cake: freedom bakery