So happy these photos are in! Thank you to Whittaker Portraits again for a job well done. Sam and Christina Whittaker captured Kirsten and Ryan perfectly on this beautiful May 18 day in Santa Cruz. Man, did we get lucky with the most perfect weather for a wedding on the beach or what? You never know what you’re going to get in Santa Cruz! It was such a perfect day.
This wedding is a little extra special to our entire team here at Something Blue. Our Assistant Coordinator Cassie just so happens to be the cousin of the bride and made a beautiful bridesmaid. And Jennifer and the Whittaker Portraits photographers grew up attending the same church as Kirsten’s family, her dad was the pastor when we were kids! So needless to say we all go way back with Kirsten and her family.
Kirsten is one of the the kindest people you will ever meet. She is so sweet and loving, you just want to be with her all the time. She is one of those people that makes you feel so good about yourself because she is always complimenting you! Such a sweetheart. And Ryan is equally sweet. His first impression is that he is just an all around sweet guy, and that never changes! I just love how you can see how much he loves and adores Kirsten from these pictures. It was so clear that day to all the guests that these two were special, it’s extra special to see it translate into their wedding photos. :)
And one last note: take a moment to peek at the special moments between Kirsten and her sister and matron of honor Courtney. When Kirsten was a toddler she had a terrible disease that almost took her life and required a bone marrow transplant; Courtney happened to be a perfect match and ended up saving her little sister’s life. Courtney’s speech had me crying in the back of the room! I can only imagine how amazing it would be to have a sisterly bond like that.
Credits for this beautiful event go to the following! :
Venue ~ Dream Inn, Santa Cruz, California / Flowers, event design, decor, photobooth and props, planning & coordination ~ Something Blue (us!) / Photography ~ Whittaker Portraits / DJ ~ Sound in Motion / Dress ~ David’s Bridal / Menswear ~ Men’s Wearhouse