I think I would describe Raul & Nora’s wedding as a sun brewed iced sweet tea on a hot summer day. Not the overly sweet tea you get that kind of makes you sick, and not the stuff that’s too strong and leaves the dry taste in your mouth. It was that crisp cold flavor with the genuine taste and a little bit of sugar that leaves you refreshed, smiling and thinking that life is good. The spontaneity and flow which I’m sure would be stressful for some people was delightfully refreshing at their wedding.
Due to a broken cell phone and faulty internet connection somewhere on Raul and Nora’s end I didn’t even know when the wedding was until about 10pm the night before when Raul texted me and said to come around 11am. I arrived at the beach to find the setup in full swing. Raul greeted me with a hug and told me the ceremony would probably be around 1pm and then maybe we would do a some photos followed by dinner, a lot of dancing, and other such wedding festivities. So I went to work and just started shooting whatever I saw. I think the ceremony actually started sometime around 2:00, and we did end up taking some incredible photos, dinner was great, and and the party turned out to be a lot of spontaneous events lined up in a way which left you feeling outside of the box of the normal timeline. I know that wouldn’t work for everyone, but for Raul & Nora, on the beach in Ventura on their night it couldn’t have been better!
They each wrote their own vows out. So sweet!
I want this interior designer for my living room! Love the colors in the hotel lobby!
Yes yellow was the theme of the day!
That hug had so much love in it! The first dances are always so cute!