When I knocked on Mandy’s hotel room door on the morning of her and Dustin’s wedding, the door swung open and Mandy stood before me with a huge grin on her face and squeaked, “It’s my turn, it’s my turn!” Mandy’s smile is infectious, so if I wasn’t already excited enough for the day I was about to embark on, my energy and excitement was turned up to 11 at that point.
Mandy and Dustin have been together for something like 10 years. Together they’ve been to a countless number of weddings and she’d always ask herself, “When is it going to be my turn?” That time was finally here and Mandy was living in the moment and enjoying every second. It was such a treat to witness!
After spending the day in Catalina with Mandy and Dustin for their engagement session, I knew I could expect their wedding day to be non-stop fun. Their families are so close and obviously care so much about this couple. Weddings like that make my heart happy. Big thanks to Mandy and Dustin for allowing me to be a part of their amazing day! Here are a few of my favorites.
Mandy did her own hair and makeup that morning. Yes, you read that correctly – the bride did her own hair and makeup!
The beautiful bouquets and bouts were created by Kerim of My Wedding Blooms. Kerim never disappoints.
Some of Mandy’s friends made these awesome TEAM BOWEN rings and surprised Mandy with one right after the ceremony. She proudly wore it thing the rest of the night!
Before their wedding I has asked Mandy and Dustin what they wanted their wedding day to be like and they both agreed they just wanted it to be a fun party for the people in their lives whom they loved the most. I can assure you, they were successful!