Yustine and Chris have been two of my favorite people since the day I met them over coffee to discuss their wedding. Yustine is bubbly and cute and Chris is quiet and kind but knows how to be a part of the fun. Together they are adorable and so much fun to be around. I had a great time getting to know them better during their San Juan Capistrano engagement session, and I was really looking forward to their wedding day. That day finally arrived this past Saturday and I was lucky enough to have my friend Ala Cortez along to capture the day.
We started off at the Mission Inn where the wedding party was getting ready. Yustine and Chris opted to do a First Look and left tons of time for portraits before their ceremony so we were never in a hurry and got to explore and use the entire hotel (which is HUGE). The day’s schedule was ideal and I loved having so much time for portraits!
Yustine and Chris, thank you for inviting me to be a part of your wedding day. I think you guys are meant for each other and I’m so happy you’ll get to spend the rest of your lives together. Hope you’re having an amazing honeymoon!
Getting Ready Venue: Mission Inn
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Castaway Restaurant, San Bernardino
Makeup: All Made Up Team
Flowers: Rosebud Floral Design
DJ: California Sounds
Lighting: Inlight Lighting
Cake: Michelle’s European Bakery
Videographer: All Because He Asked
My camera likes Yustine. Clearly.
The wedding ceremony was very emotional. I definitely cried behind my camera a little bit. I’m such a sap.
I have so many photos of Yustine and Chris looking at each other just like they are in this next shot of their first dance. It’s so sweet and genuine. I just love it.
Chris made a surprise slideshow for Yustine that was played during the reception. Love these shots of them watching it.
Yustine is Chinese and Chris is Korean. They had a tea ceremony that combined traditions from both cultures. Very unique!
Chris demonstrated his ability to figuratively support his bride by carrying her on his back around the ballroom. Traditions are fun!
After the tea ceremony, I stole the happy couple away for a few minutes for some night shots of them in the simplified versions of their traditional Korean outfits.
Perfect way to end the night!