I hope everyone’s holiday went well and you all were able to spend time with family and friends! Aside from receiving an awesome coffee maker from my Secret Santa, I spent the bulk of my holiday with friends, family, and cooking. =)
Kristina and Grant’s wedding brought Danny and me back to San Diego where they hosted their grand wedding at US Grant Hotel located in the heard of San Diego. Since these two love birds are both naval officers, their itinerary were in military time and they were on time for everything! Grant and his boys started their morning early at Vince’s barber shop for a nice straight razor shave. Fortunately, the Farmer’s Market was less than a block away, so Grant and his wedding party got some fresh orange juice and breakfast burritos! These spur of the moments in between the wedding events make the greatest photos!
Vince’s Barber Shop
San Diego, CA
While the Grant and his boys prepped up for the wedding, Kristina and her ladies were at a local salon getting their groove on. Kristina chose blue as her eye shadow to represent the Navy. I thought it was a really nice little detail in their wedding and definitely in their wedding photos.
I stole one of their cupcakes that was meant for their wedding cake table for this wedding ring photo. I am sure they did not mind. =P
Since Kristina was ready a bit ahead of schedule, we photographed a couple solos of Kristina during her wedding portrait session at US Grant Hotel.
US Grant Hotel
San Diego, CA
Grant and the boys took a quick drive to the nearby church right next to US Grant Hotel for their wedding ceremony. It was a beautiful church filled with all their family and friends. Best of all, they got the military salute with all the sabers after they concluded the wedding ceremony! It made such an awesome wedding photo!
Instead of driving back to US Grant for the reception, the fresh San Diego air was nice enough for the entire wedding party to stroll down a few blocks to the venue. We took so many fun wedding pictures along the way from the church to US Grant Hotel.
After we finished the wedding party’s photography session, I concentrated on just Kristina and Grant at a local Museum that offered beautiful architecture for their wedding pictures.
Once Kristina and Grant made their grand entrance at US Grant Hotel, the party just rocked on all night long! An awesome side note was they used their saber to cut their wedding cake. Who needs a cake knife when you walk around w/ a sword, right? =D
It was time to conclude the night, so all the guests lined up to see these two love birds off on their grand exit from the venue.
Congratulations again to the both of you. It was a pleasure to be your wedding photographers.
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