I met Brianna a few years ago when she traveled from Arizona to Colorado to visit her sister Danielle, who is a very good friend of mine. Danielle and I are neighbors and our kids love to play together. It was Christmas of 2019 when Danielle’s entire family came to Colorado and she told me that her sister’s Fiancé planned on proposing that night! We took some family portraits that afternoon and then later that evening, Liam proposed to Brianna under the Christmas lights in downtown Castle Rock!
Liam and Brianna had planned a June 2020 wedding but unfortunately had to reschedule. Finally, June 2021 came and they had their dream destination wedding at the Catamaran Resort Hotel in San Diego, California!!! Being from Arizona, Brianna planned an entire wedding from out of state which is just amazing.
The day started in the honeymoon suite of the Catamaran where the Bride, her sister and her bridesmaids were getting ready. The bride’s niece, Adalyn, who is only a few month old was there too and oh my goodness did we get the cutest pictures!!! I photographed Bri’s stunning details and her getting ready portraits. Then I met up with Liam and his groomsmen and photographed his details and getting ready portraits. The bride shared a first look with her father which was so incredibly sweet. After some family and bridal party portraits, everyone went to retouch before the ceremony.
The ceremony was on the bay at the resort. It was absolutely beautiful. Brianna’s father and mother walked her down the isle and the look on Liam’s face said it all. There was so much love and adoration in his eyes. Liam and Brianna shared their vows, did a sand pouring ceremony and shared an epic first kiss as husband and wife!
Bri requested a picture of the entire group, honoring everyone who traveled to be a part of their day. It was such a fun shot! After that, we jumped in a van and drove across the street to the beach. OH MY HEAVENS. Getting to take their Bride and Groom sunset portraits by the ocean was a dream come true. It was absolutely breathtaking!!! I was just in awe. The clouds were just perfect, letting that gorgeous sunset glow through while providing epic, dreamy detail in the sky. It could not have been more perfect!
We headed back to the hotel and joined everyone for dinner and the reception. Brianna and Liam shared their first dance, laughed and cried during the sweetest toasts given by the matron of honor and the best man, cut their cake and ate it too! They danced the night away and shared so many special moments with each other and their family and friends. It was truly a fairytale wedding and I was so honored to capture their beautiful day.
Brianna and Liam, congratulations. I am so happy for you two and I pray every blessing over you as you embark on this new adventure as HUSBAND and WIFE!!! I know without a doubt your love for each other will leave a beautiful legacy on this earth.
The lace around Bri’s bouquet was the cuff of her mother’s wedding dress! Her sister Danielle had the other cuff around her bouquet. I love sweet details like these.
Brianna shared a first look with her bridesmaids!
Brianna’s first look with her Daddy was so sweet.
After the ceremony we snuck away for some sunset portraits by the ocean. It was perfection.
Then it was on to the reception!
The Creative Team
Ceremony and Reception | The Catamaran Resort Hotel
Planner | Julie Scrivener
Dress | Matilda by Madi Lane Bridal
Hair and Makeup | Alyssa from Hannah Elisabeth Beauty
Videographer | Bryan McAdams – Blar Productions
Cake | The French Gourmet
Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie
Groom & Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Wearhouse
Mint Tin Favors | GreatLittleFavorCo
Invitations | Zola
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