Katie and Steve were my last wedding of 2011 and they couldn’t have helped me end the year any better! Their wedding day was heartfelt and beautiful from beginning to end and I left feeling really great about what it is I do for a living. That’s how I know I just left a really great wedding.
Their day started out with the ceremony at one of the loveliest churches I’ve had the privilege of shooting in so far, St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church. The interesting wood beams and large windows that let in tons of natural light had me swooning through the entire ceremony. If I’m going to shoot in a church, I love one that has lots of windows, and that’s hard to come by. The reception was held at Malibu West Beach Club, and had a lovely wintery theme, perfect for a December wedding.
Katie’s mom really put this wedding over the top when she surprised everyone (including me!) with an appearance from the USC Trojans marching band. Katie is a die-hard Trojan and comes from a long line of Trojans, so needless to say, this got the party started. It was an amazing night for an amazing couple and I’m so happy I got to be a part of it! Congratulations, Katie and Steve!
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Coordinator: Whitney Wing-Drake, Wish Wonder Dream // Florist: Greenwich Floral Design // Ceremony site: St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church // Videography: Jakfoto Productions // DJ: M&T Entertainment // Reception Design: CFS Design // Rentals: Ventura Party Rentals // Catering: Monrose Catering // Reception site: Malibu West Beach Club