Jackqueline + Jeremy = Married!

Jackqueline and Jeremy were wed on a yacht! On water! That moved! This was my first boat wedding and it definitely kept things interesting. You may remember this beautiful couple from their Griffith Observatory engagement session, complete with pinwheels.  I know how excited these two were to finally tie the knot and I was so excited for them that their wedding day had finally arrived! I was lucky enough to have my dear friend, Jen Berry, along for the ride. Thanks for the help, Jen! And thanks to Jackqueline and Jeremy for allowing me to be a part of your very important day. It was an honor and I’m so happy for the two of you!

Here are a few of my favorites from the day:

bride having makeup applied on wedding day

groom getting dressed on wedding day

Bride and Groom getting ready on wedding day

Unsurprisingly, Jackqueline looked STUNNING. She wore vintage jewelry, purchased especially for this day. It was a perfect choice for her.

Bride putting on jewelery

Bride putting on vintage necklace

The ceremony programs were designed using one of their engagement photos, which also matched their wedding invitations, as it turns out. I love when details are all tied together.

wedding program designed using engagement photos

Bride and groom during wedding ceremony

Bride and Groom first kiss, processional

After the Western ceremony, Jackqueline and Jeremy had a Chinese tea ceremony to honor her culture. I just adore the idea of tea service in general. There’s something so soothing about it.

Chinese Tea Ceremony at Wedding

Chinese tea wedding ceremony

I was finally able to sneak away with the newlyweds for a few portraits at the very top level of the yacht. One thing I hadn’t thought about before this wedding – where there’s a moving boat, there’s wind! But Jackqueline and Jeremy were total troopers and braved that cold wind like champs.

Bride and groom portraits on a yacht

Couple on a boat on their wedding day

When we headed back inside, everything was situated for the party to start. An enlargement of another engagement photo was used as a guest book, which is a great idea!

engagement photo guestbook enlargement

And the pinwheels from their session made another appearance in the form of place cards, which I LOVED.

Pinwheels place cards for wedding

cake and dance floor decals for yacht wedding

Bride and Groom first dance

Dan of DV Artistry was the videographer at this wedding and he and his team did a same-day edit to show at the end of the reception. It was fun watching Jackqueline and Jeremy’s face light up as they watched it.

bride and groom watching wedding video

Once the boat docked at the end of the night, guests were welcomed by a group of Shaolin monks who put on an amazing performance. They did crazy things like this… (don’t let the calm face of the sledgehammer guy fool you. He was using quite a lot of force and it looked painful).

Shaloin Monk breaking concrete block laying on needles

Also, this… Yes, that is a METAL rod that he is snapping like a twig over his head.

Shaolin Monk breaking metal bars over head

The look of concern on Jackqueline’s face and the look of awe on Jeremy’s says it all…

bride and groom watching shaolin monk performance

The happy couple had a fun send off with confetti poppers. While walking through the sprays of confetti I heard Jackqueline yell, “This is SO COOL!” I’d have to agree.

bride and grooom send off with confetti

Congratulations, Jeremy and Jackqueline! I hope you two are having the best time in Europe!!

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  • susie - These are really beautiful!!

  • Megan Welker - love love love love! Seriously! What a fun wedding!!

  • Jackqueline - Bonjour, Heidi, from France! We’re having an amazing time on our honeymoon, and seeing these photos made the trip so much sweeter! Thanks for the beautiful images and can’t wait to see the rest!!

  • Mark Leonard - Nothing cooler than including Shaolin monks in your wedding.

  • Laguna Beach Wedding Photography | Heidi Ryder Photography: The Blog - […] couple from their fun Griffith Observatory engagement session featuring pinwheels, or maybe their Newport Beach wedding on a boat. Because Jackqueline and Jeremy didn’t want to see each other before their ceremony […]

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