On Saturday Sam traveled very early in the morning to help out her friend prepare to be married at Verandas in Manhattan Beach. Sam was a bridesmaid so we had to go separately and meet up at the venue. For the first two seconds I didn’t recognize Sam as she’d already changed and been fully make-up’d. Her hair and make-up was similar to how it was done at her friend Jay’s wedding last year, but I was in the make-up room for part of that so I was prepared. I’m hesitant to say Sam looked beautiful, only for the reason that she always does; but the way they did the make-up, hair and outfits (and accessories) for this wedding was very elegant and classy.
The entire wedding was color coordinated in yellow and fuchsia. The wedding ceremony itself was very succinct (which is a good thing!) and lighthearted; officiated by a friend of the groom. Unlike some weddings, this one had a more “breezy” comfortable feel; the bride and groom even surprised everyone with a taco truck visit at the end of the night, adding an interesting southern California twist.
I didn’t take a lot of pictures as I actually ended up lending my tripod to the groom’s uncle (the official unofficial photographer) and other than the ceremony, most of the festivities were in low light. I will share a few of the shots I did take:
Sam womanning the registration table until another bridesmaid took over
Sam walking out during the ceremony.
You may wonder why she’s walking alone…
At this particular wedding there were ten groomsmen and six bridesmaids.
So, for comedic effect, all ten groomsmen walked out one-by-one to start the ceremony, and the bridesmaids followed.
These photos were taken with my hand craning up over a lot of other heads, so that’s why they may seem cut-off.
The dinner was downstairs and every table had a crystal chandelier type thing with a spotlight. It might look small in this photo, but they were actually large, probably three feet high, with a large bowl of flowers on the top.
Needless to say – one of those flower bouquets is now on our dining table.
We were able to grab the bride for an impromptu photo on the balcony overlooking the dinner area on her way to the cake cutting ceremony.
These are all the photos I have from the event – but if you’re friends with Sam or I on facebook we’ll be getting tagged (especially Sam performing her bridesmaid duties) a lot very shortly I suspect.
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Lee!