Yustine + Chris = Married!

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
Coordinator: Celebrations
Videographer: All Because He Asked

wedding dress and michael kors wedding shoes

wedding make up by All Made Up Team

bride getting ready at mission inn

bride getting ready at mission inn, riverside

bride and groom first look at mission inn

bride seeing groom for first time mission inn

wedding party portraits mission inn

pink bridesmaid dresses, parasols, wedding party

My camera likes Yustine. Clearly.

bride and groom portraits, mission inn

bride hugging groom, mission inn

bride and groom portrait sitting

bride and groom with parasol

Castaway San Bernardino Wedding Photos

The wedding ceremony was very emotional. I definitely cried behind my camera a little bit. I’m such a sap.

emotional bride during wedding ceremony

wedding ceremony the castaway restaurant

pink flower wedding cerpieces, candy apple favors

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.

first dance, castaway san bernardino

Chris made a surprise slideshow for Yustine that was played during the reception. Love these shots of them watching it.

bride and groom watching slideshow

bride and groom watching wedding slideshow

Yustine is Chinese and Chris is Korean. They had a tea ceremony that combined traditions from both cultures. Very unique!

chinese korean tea ceremony

chinese-korean wedding tea ceremony

Chris demonstrated his ability to figuratively support his bride by carrying her on his back around the ballroom. Traditions are fun!

Korean-chinese tea ceremony

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 theirĀ  traditional Korean outfits.

bride and groom in front of fireplace

bride and groom in traditional korean outfits

Perfect way to end the night!

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  • gladys jem - i wish i looked that pretty when i laughed! gorgeous photos heidi!

  • Catie Ronquillo - Pretty! I love how they infused Chinese and Korean tradition in!

  • Megan Welker - she has to be the cutest thing EVER! Clearrrrrly your camera loves her, who/what wouldn’t!? I love this wedding girl! You did a fantastic job capturing each moment! I feel like I was there :)

  • jen berry - Heidi. you are wicked talented. Really. I have worked with you (as if you don’t know this) and you are calm and collective. Smooth. Fast and awesome. That make up shot is gorgeous. Love the lens choice and the centering.You caught amazing emotional moments.

  • Shayla - Wow! That second image is GORGEOUS!!

  • Ala - loved her and love you more! thanks for having me along! =)

  • Featured in the LA Times, Ever Ours and Smitty by Weddings blogs | Heidi Ryder Photography: The Blog - […] finally, Chris and Yustine’s super sweet Castaways wedding was featured on a UK wedding blog called Smitten by Weddings. I’m International, ya’ll! […]

  • Vivian Tran - These photos are AMAZING Heidi, I can’t wait to work with you again!

    -Vivian Tran

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