So. now the world is in love with Sarah and Bobby. Awesome! (and, I told ya so.)
Onto the wedding. The forecast was for partly sunny skies, with a chance of showers…so said the bride! The ceremony was set up on the lawn of Ocean Cliff, and we just kept our fingers crossed! There were a couple of sprinkles during the ceremony, but nothing to be alarmed about…and the cloud cover made for some nice diffused light…sorry for that photographer-speak, but you photogs out there know what I’m talking about! (Seriously, did you ever think a cloudy day would be so wonderful?)
Sarah’s surprise for the day was that she had not one, not even two, but THREE DRESSES. She had two gowns, and one for the sunset cruise. She told me that she just fell in love with these two dresses, and couldn’t decide between them, so she opted not to choose at all! That’s my kind of girl! The reception was decorated so beautifully, the flowers were amazing. I had never had the chance to shoot at Ocean Cliff, and now I can’t wait to get back there!
The ceremony was lovely–she walked down the aisle to “American Honey” by Lady Antebellum…now one of my favorite songs ever, thank you very much. I admit that I was a little weepy during the ceremony, as has been known to happen. And it was a GREAT party. Which didn’t even stop just because the reception ended…we headed to the Schooner Aurora, a three masted ship docked in Newport Harbor. Sarah, Bobby, and 60 of their closest friends (and two of their favorite photographers) sailed around newport harbor, once again in threatening skies. Not only did it not rain, but just as the sun was setting, the skies cleared and we had a glorious sunset. A perfect end to a perfect day….